There can be some redness, stinging and burning within 15 minutes to 2 hours after treatment and later swelling and bruising which peaks between 6-72 hours.
Should any redness or a small limp be experienced, use warm compresses several times a day.
You may experience several post-inflammatory nodules. These indicate ongoing fat necrosis (a good thing) these will disappear within 30 days.
Results from treatment can often be noted about 4-5 weeks after your last treatment depending on your metabolism and body type.
This improvement may be more evident in a photograph than in your own estimation. Inflammation will be present up to 4 weeks after treatment, which will limit any visible result.
The inflammatory response continues and you may not see the final result for up to one year (rare).
Immediately following the procedure, ice should be applied to the area and may be applied as needed to reduce swelling for the first 48 hours.
Do not wash or take a shower for at least 4 hours after treatment.
Arnica cream (stocked at pharmacy or supermarket) can be applied three times a day for 48 hours to resolve bruising.
Do not take anti-inflammatories (aspirin) or Vitamin E for 24 hours after injections.
You can use painkillers (paracetamol) for any discomfort.
Hot tubs, saunas and massages are not recommended for 48 hours after treatment. After 48 hours, these ARE recommended to assist in healing.
Avoid direct sun exposure, tanning beds for two weeks post treatment. •
Massage the treated area for about 15 minutes per day for two weeks after treatment to aid the process of fat elimination.
Walking 20-30 minutes daily during the course of treatment will aid in effectiveness. Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours.
Drink lots of fluids (water) for the first 24 hours.
Avoid alcohol to facilitate hepatic handling of toxins.
CLINIC FOLLOW UP: Make a followup appointment for 4 weeks. If you are having more than one body part treated simultaneously, make an appointment in two weeks alternately. Failure to follow the above advice will result in less than desired results.
If you have any questions or concerns please call or SMS Nurse Jo’s mobile 0418180949 (24hrs). If no one is present (rare) and you are concerned at all please consult your GP.
Guide To Wrinkle Injections in your 20’s, 30’s & 40’s
In your 20s: Think prejuvenation
Prejuvenation refers to slowing aging before it sets in. The facial muscles that cause wrinkles can be trained to move less, preventing wrinkles from etching their way into the skin. Most aging prevention is in skin protection, skincare and collagen induction treatments but 72 percent of the industry saw an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectables in patients under age 30. This is a significant increase while injectables are increasing in popularity, many young patient procedures went for rhinoplasty or nose jobs.
In your 30s: Smooth fine lines
Your thirties are often marked by many personal and career milestones and it can be the decade you first start to see fine lines developing between your brows. Regularly receiving neuromodulator injections every 3 to 6 months will help slow the development of those pesky 11’s, softening them and preventing them from getting deeper.
“Injectables are the most impactful treatment when you have little to no downtime in your schedule. When performed by an experienced injector, the results can be subtle but transformative,” “The best part about injections is that they are safe and appropriate any time of year.”
In your 40s: Curtail crow’s feet
When in your 40s, for many, this means the appearance of crows’ feet around the eyes. People seek out cosmetic procedures to stay competitive in the workforce and to look as young as they feel. But a natural-looking outcome is paramount for patients, with 41 percent stating a fear of looking unnatural as their top concern when considering cosmetic enhancements.
There is one major warning. Avoid discounted daily deals and being treated by someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. “When it comes to any facial cosmetic procedure, including injections, always trust your face to a qualified and experienced medical practitioner who has additional training in cosmetic procedures,” says Dr. Langsdon.
Summer Is A Great Time for Skin Microneedling Harbour Medispa
Although the name of this procedure may sound a little painful – the needling part – it is only mildly uncomfortable. Just as the name implies, this procedure uses microneedle – a pen-like device with little needles – to create invisible, vertical, micro perforations into the top layer of skin. Your body responds to these microscopic injuries by activating the natural healing process, increasing blood flow to the area, and producing new collagen and elastin. Most patients end up with brighter, more youthful-looking skin after this quick, 30-60 minute treatment.
Skin needling can be used anywhere on the body – how exciting! Think scarring from cesarian or other operations. It drastically improves loose skin and wrinkles on the face and abdomen. We’ve also seen great evidence of stretch mark improvement in places like the hips. Acne scarring on the face also responds positively over several treatments.
Microneedling has become very popular with men and women of all ages, because it offers so many advantages:
It can turn back the clock by reducing signs of aging such as fine line and wrinkles.
It can improve the appearance of scars from acne, injury or surgery.
It can reduce the appearance of stretch marks
It is safe and effective for every skin color and type.
You can even combine microneedling with other treatments to further enhance results.
WHAT WILL IT FEEL LIKE?
Microneedling isn’t painful. Most patients report little to no discomfort, while some say the procedure feels something like having their skin lightly sanded. A high strength numbing agent is applied topically to your skin prior to the procedure, to further minimize any discomfort.
You may see a bit of redness in the treatment area for the first day or two, but as that subsides, you’ll notice your skin already looks healthier and smoother. As new skin production continues, your results will become even more pronounced.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Depending on the specifics of your procedure, it will probably take just 30 to 60 minutes. However, you should avoid the sun for a day or two, since your skin will be extra-sensitive immediately following your treatment.
This procedure is intended to work gently and gradually, so we will highly recommend multiple sessions to help achieve optimal results. You may need only 2 or 3, or if your goal is to improve deeper skin problems such as acne scars and wrinkles, it may take 5 or 6 treatments.
IS MICRONEEDLING RIGHT FOR ME?
While almost everyone is technically a good candidate for this procedure, the best plan is to schedule a personal, private consultation with Cosmetic Nurse Jo to examine your skin first hand, answer all of your questions, and work with you to develop a skin treatment plan that addresses your aesthetic goals.
Why not schedule a consultation with Nurse Jo right now? The sooner you get started, the sooner micro needling can help transform your skin so you can look your best this summer and all year long.
SUMMER IS A GREAT TIME FOR MICRONEEDLING TREATMENTS!
Summer Microneedling Rates Per Session Harbour Medispa Wilston
1 x Treatment = 299 each (includes 28 mins Heal Light _Post Tx)
2 x Treatments = 249 each (includes 28 mins Heal Light Post Tx)
6 x Treatments = 199 each (includes 28 min Heal Light Post Tx)
LipoDissolve® is a series of micro-injections developed to dissolve fat deposits of the face and body. It was originally discovered in Italy in the early 1980’s and modified and improved in 2002 as a more effective treatment option for treating localized fat reduction without surgery. LipoDissolve® is a procedure of injecting primarily a mixture of two naturally occurring chemicals, phosphatidylcholline and deoxycholate, into the skin. Phosphatidylcholine is made out of two fatty acid tails connected to a choline molecule. Phospatidylcholine, also known as lethicin, is one of the components of soybean oil. It is also a lipid or fat that constitutes 70% of cell membranes in humans. Deoxycholate is the most common occurring bile acid and its job is to help dissolve fats we consume. Normally, both are secreted by the gallbladder when we eat a high fat meal to aid digestion.
How do I know if LipoDissolve® is right for me?
You may be a candidate for LipoDissolve® if you have small areas of fat deposits that need reduction, or you are unable to undergo liposuction. During your consultation the physician will evaluate your condition and profile, and decide whether LipoDissolve® is the right solution for you.
How does LipoDissolve® work?
When the LipoDissolve® mixture is injected into fat tissue of the skin, the fatty tails of the phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate mix with the fatty tails of the lipids on the cell wall of the fat cell and the aqueous or electrically charged side of the phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate mix with water. The phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate are working as detergents causing the oily cell wall and other fats to be dissolved in the watery fluid around the fat cell. This causes the cells to burst and release their enzymes. The immune system, led by white blood cells migrating into the fat tissue, is then activated to clean up the debris from the dissolved cells. This inflammatory response of the body is responsible for some of the soreness felt after an injection. Soreness can last several weeks. The inflammatory response not only completes the destruction of the fat cells; it also causes some collagen and other proteins to be deposited in the area leading to the tightening and compacting of the subcutaneous tissue. Biopsies of sites show that the destruction of the fat cells is permanent. The fat and cellular debris that have been cleared are returned with the immune cells as waste into the normal metabolic pathways.
How effective is LipoDissolve®?
Results may vary depending on the site that is treated. Most patients can expect a reduction of two to six centimeters or one to two inches of circumference per treatment. :
Lower Belly (female) 6.2 centimeters Upper Belly (female) 5.9 centimeters Love Handles (male) 4.2 centimeters Lower Belly (male) 4.1 centimeters Saddle Bags (female) 3.5 centimeters Upper Thigh (female) 3.0 centimeters Knee (female) 2.6 centimeters * Data from 127 female treatment sessions and 14 male treatment sessions
Will the fat return after LipoDissolve® treatment?
The fat will return if you gain more weight in the future. Follow up observations of LipoDissolve® have shown that the fat deposits often stay off quite well in the treated area even if some overall weight gain is experienced.
Can results become uneven?
Different injection techniques can be used for either skin retraction or fat reduction. In procedures for fat reduction there have been no reports to date of unevenness in the injection areas. Often LipoDissolve® has been used to correct uneven effects from other procedures, such as liposuction, lipoplastymand coolsculpting.
Is LipoDissolve® supported by research?
Yes, LipoDissolve® is supported by clinical studies and monitoring of effects in Europe and the USA . Your clinic can provide you the details of these studies on request.
Yes, it is considered very safe. It is a mixture of naturally occurring substances that we eat every day. The mixture that is injected is primarily a combination of phosphatidylcholine also known as soy lecithin and B vitamins. Dietary supplements of phosphatidylcholine or lecithin are advocated for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Thousand of treatments have been given and no serious adverse event has been reported. Some of the medically approved uses of phosphatidylcholine include: Phosphatidylcholine is given intravenously to treat liver diseases such as fatty liver, also known as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Phosphatidylcholine is also given intravenously dissolve plaques in artery walls as a treatment for heart disease in Europe. It is also given in the US and Europe intravenously to dissolve fat emboli after trauma. Subcutaneous injection of the mixture is considered an off label use of the mixture. Many medicines we take every day are not labeled for all of the purposes for which we use them. For example, aspirin is not labeled for use to treat headaches, however it is generally considered safe.
What are the side-effects?
Common side-effects might include some light burning, bruising, swelling and aching in the area injected. Women should avoid treatment just before and during their menstrual period, as this may create a greater degree of discomfort and swelling. Cellulite treatment is generally is more uncomfortable but this can be reduced with topical anesthetics or ice.
Your clinic will explain during your consultation treatment reactions that are both common and rare and what side effects can be expected.
Do the injections hurt?
Most people experience very mild discomfort from the injections. The needle is very small the same size that is used to give an insulin injection. Some people report mild soreness at the injection after the shot is given. This soreness can last up to a week.
How long is the downtime or recovery?
Depending on the body area treated, patients often return to normal activity immediately after treatment. Patients having facial treatments for a double chin or facial fat may have extensive and unattractive swelling and may wish to stay off work for 3-4 days, although this is not necessary. The normal time for swelling to resolve is one week. Some minor swelling or soreness may persist longer.
How many treatments will I need?
This varies from patient to patient and body areas targeted. It is normal that results are seen in 1-4 sessions, although your case can differ.
How long does it take to work?
The treatments take about 30 minutes to perform. Initially there is some increased swelling for up to a week. It takes 6 to 8 weeks for the full body sculpting effect to occur and the inflammatory process to be complete.Treatments are repeated every 6 weeks. If you address large body areas, such as the abdomen, and require several sessions, you may notice minimal results between the first and second session. Many smaller areas, like double chin, often give satisfactory results two months after a single session.
Results vary from patient to patient. Sculpting can be very dramatic in some patients and have excellent cosmetic results, while minor in other depending on their body type and metabolic profile.
How does LipoDissolve® differ from mesotherapy?
Injection technique and medications are unique for LipoDissolve®. Mesotherapy is a slower imitation of LipoDissolve® with stronger medications and may require as many as 20 sessions and can become very expensive. LipoDissolve® contain a standardized mixture of pharmaceutical agents that has been monitored and researched for safety. The general response time is 1-4 sessions for results, depending on body type and metabolism and whether the patient is an appropriate candidate.
Can muscle be dissolved with Lipodissolve® ?
If the proper technique is followed the solution injected should not have any contact or effect on the muscles underlying the skin.
Why can’t the treatment be spread out over a larger area, or split between areas?
If the treatment is spread out over a larger area or split between 2 or 3 areas it will be less effective
Why does it take 3 or 4 treatments per area to get the results?
Sometimes dramatic results can occur after one treatment such as 2 or 3 inches lost in one area. This occurs in the minority of treatments. Most people see only small results in one treatment usually an inch or less. The majority of people respond after 2 or 3 treatment in one area. 95% of people respond with 2 or three inches of loss after 4 treatments. You must remember that the response also depends on the area treated and if there is any overall change in weight of the person treated. This is why we strongly recommend planning on treating each area 3 or 4 times to make sure you are in 95% who respond to the treatment.
Why do we perform tape measurements, weights and photodocumentation at every visit?
An obvious change in body weight can have a significant result on the success of the outcome. We use our data including photos [without identifying makers as much as possible] and measurements for research. The results are gradual and may not be appreciated until before and after comparisons can be made.