5 TIPS TO FIND A COSMETIC CLINIC THAT YOU CAN TRUST | BRISBANE

5 TIPS TO FIND A CLINIC THAT YOU CAN TRUST

Not just anyone can provide an injectable aesthetic treatment in Australia. Treatments such as dermal fillers are typically prescription-only medications that may only be administered by registered healthcare practitioners.

But how do you go about finding an appropriate clinic?

Dermal fillers are a type of aesthetic treatment used to address the effects of facial aging, correct imbalances, and help individuals achieve the desired look. A filler containing anesthetic gel is placed under the skin, helping to achieve results such as lifting facial features, adding volume and filling lines or wrinkles. The procedure requires skill and training, and in Australia, dermal fillers are classed as prescription-only medication. Only a registered healthcare practitioner may administer them. If you wish to consult with a practitioner about a procedure, the following five steps may help you locate someone who is reliable and accredited.

1.    Start with a broad search

You may have seen a clinic spruiking their aesthetic treatments on Instagram or Facebook. However, booking an appointment purely based on a flashy advert is not advisable. Instead, make use of the digital age and conduct a thorough web search of clinics in your area. You may wish to use registers provided by healthcare professional bodies. A key prerequisite for any practitioner is that they are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, so visit their website to check.  If your friends and family have undergone aesthetic procedures, you may wish to ask them about their experiences. Would they recommend the healthcare practitioner they visited?

2.    Drill deeper

Once you have a shortlist of clinics, conduct some more research to see how they stack up. Thoroughly review the websites of potential contenders to find the areas in which they specialize and the qualifications of their staff. Make sure that the clinic strives for the highest standard by evaluating:

  • The level of education and qualifications at the clinic
  • The clinic’s focus on safety for the patients
  • That the products the clinic works with are registered in Australia

The clinic should also offer you a consultation before any type of treatment.

3.    Take a closer look at the products

It is important that the clinic uses products supported by strong clinical evidence and registered for aesthetic use in Australia. Such products will have gone through preclinical and clinical testing. Additionally, products that have been on the market for a number of years have additional safety margins, given they have stood the test of time.

4.    Make sure that the clinic’s view of beauty resonates with you

Beauty is to a large extent based on an individual’s personal sense of style, so it’s important that you evaluate a clinic not just on the qualifications of staff but also on its style and image. This should inform you about the practitioners’ approach to beauty. Make sure that you are comfortable with the clinic’s view of beauty and aesthetics.

5.    Book a consultation

Once you have found a clinic that feels right for you, book a consultation. Don’t rush your decision to proceed with a particular clinician. Only go ahead with the treatment if you feel comfortable with the environment in the clinic, the advice provided by the consulting practitioner, and the potential outcomes and risks.

At Harbour Medispa Hamilton we ensure our patients are well educated on any procedure, have had a thorough consultation and above all have an experienced cosmetic team that puts safety before profits.

The products we use are are the leading world brands that are approved by the Therapuetic Goods Administration Australia.

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Whats The Difference Between Standard Technique & Russian Lip Filler Technique?

Everything You Need to Know About Russian Lip Filler Technique

Pucker up baby! A new lip filler technique has gone global and is now serving as the go-to style for a plumper pout. Originating from Russia this technique has traveled all the way to West Hollywood and Los Angeles and beyond. This specialty technique is a must for anyone who’s looking to achieve a perfectly crafted baby-doll look. Keep scrolling to get the full rundown on Russian lip fillers and the spotlight difference between a Russian and standard lip filler technique!

What Is the Russian Lip Filler Technique?

Russian lip fillers are modeled after Russian nesting dolls and their uniquely coiffed lips that are painted to perfection. The Russian technique accentuates the cupid’s bow to resemble a heart-shape by injecting additional volume and lift into the center of the lips, while the sides still remain relatively in line with the face. The result is doll-like while still appearing naturally full and plump. This look enhances the center of the lips, instead of a widespread volume, thus giving you that desired baby-doll look.

Furthermore, if you are interested in trying out a pair of Russian lips, it is important to note that it’s preferred to have a fresh canvas to work with; meaning your previous lip fillers, if had, will need to be dissolved first, roughly two weeks in advance. This ensures that the injected volume will be solely based in the center of the lips. (Note: dissolving doesn’t apply if you already have Russian lip fillers, and are touching up and/or adding to them).

What’s The Difference Between Standard Technique & Russian Lip Filler Technique?

So what is the big difference between standard lip filler techniques and Russian lip filler techniques? Typically, standard lip fillers are injected horizontally into the lip, resulting in an evenly spread volume and fullness effect. However, in order to execute the Russian filler technique, your provider will opt for a smaller syringe and inject small amounts of filler vertically, focusing in on the center of the lips. Another key difference is that the Russian lip filler technique aims to heighten the lip, focused in on the center, rather than to add overall plumpness throughout the lips, thus providing that heart-shaped look.

Additionally, your Russian treatment may take longer than a standard lip filler appointment due to the necessary precision required to fill only a specific region of the lips. The procedure may last approximately between thirty minutes to an hour, and may result in additional bruising and swelling, which is completely normal and temporary. Your provider will also be able to relay an accurate timeline for the lifespan of your Russian lips, but generally, your Russian lip fillers will last as long as standard lip fillers do, being anywhere from six to twelve months.

Where Can I Get Russian Lip Fillers?

Russian lip fillers can usually be done at the same medispa or cosmetic clinic where you would get normally get fillers done. However, many places don’t offer them, even in Los Angeles. Harbour Medispa is one of the only places to offer the Russian lip filler technique in the Brisbane area.  See our service menu for a full list of lip filler treatments, or book a consultation.

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After Care For Lip Fillers | Harbour Medispa Hamilton

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LIPS AFTER A LIP FILLER TREATMENT

After a Lip filler treatment, you should take care of your lips to ensure a long-lasting result and prevent any unnecessary swelling or discomfort

GENTLE MASSAGE

1.  Give your lips a massage by gently pressing your lips between your thumbs and forefingers and roll your lips between your fingers

Massage your lips for the first 7 days

NATURAL ARNICA BALM

2.  After the treatment, we will apply a topical antiseptic balm containing arnica to the treated area

Arnica is a natural herb that grows mainly in Europe and Siberia and has traditionally been used to reduce swelling and pain.

It can be purchased from a pharmacy or supermarket

We recommend applying arnica for 7 days after lip injections

ICE 

3. The use of an ice pack for a few days after treatment is highly recommended to reduce any swelling or discomfort

You will normally see the final result of your lip filler treatment after one or two weeks

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us

Russian Lips | Harbour Medispa Hamilton

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EVERY INDIVIDUAL HAS A UNIQUE LIP SHAPE THAT LENDS ITSELF TO DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES.

ONE METHOD TRENDING ON RIGHT NOW IS THE RUSSIAN LIP TECHNIQUE.

What are “Russian Lips”?

This specific technique will shape the lips into a subtle heart shape with more volume near the center, much like a Russian doll. It tends to lift the lip rather than add excessive volume so it’s ideal for lip filler newbies or those seeking a natural finish. You will also notice a ‘flatter’ appearance as height is the goal, rather than plumpness. (Although both can be achieved if that is what you desire!)

The technique demands an artist’s touch so it’s even more important to find a trustworthy injector.

How is the Russian Lip technique different?

Unlike traditional lip filler, an injector employing the Russian Lip technique injects the product vertically starting at the base of the lip and drawing the product outward toward the lip border. Rather than starting from the lip border and working inward, the injector works the product from the inside out.

How much does the Russian Lip cost?

Russian lips cost a little more than traditional lip filler and depend on how much much filler is used.

How long does the Russian Lip technique take?

The Russian Lip technique takes anywhere from 30-45 minutes, including prep time.

How long do Russian Lips last?

At Harbour Medispa Hamilton your premium brand hyaluronic acid lip filler will typically last 9-12 months, with touch-ups recommended every 6 months on average but it depends on many factors both intrinsic and extrinsic. Ask for more information at your consultation appointment.

Ready to try the Russian Lip look?

Harbour Medispa experienced injectors are proud to offer this technique at our Hamilton location.

Book a consultation today to learn if the Russian Lip technique is right for you.