We understand that you may have a whole bunch of questions, queries and concerns in relation to the treatments offered at our clinic.
Are there risks involved with cosmetic treatment?
With any invasive procedure there are generally some risks and symptoms involved. During your initial consultation one of our skilled, friendly and expert team at Victoria’s Cosmetic Medical Clinic will discuss with you the possible risks and complications. This will allow you to be fully aware of what to expect with each treatment.
Are Dermal Filler treatments safe?
While there are risks associated with dermal fillers, severe complications are uncommon. Victoria’s team has over 20 years of experience in performing cosmetic injections, with over 10,000 dermal fillers performed since 1998 – so you can be sure that our experience minimises any risks involved.
Any potential risks will be explained to you fully at your consultation prior to signing your consent but they include:
- Acne-like skin eruptions.
- Bruising, bleeding from injection site, swelling
- Damage to the skin that results in a wound and possible scarring
- Infection at the injection site
- Palpability of the filler under the surface of the skin
- Skin rash with itching
- Skin redness
- Under or over correction of wrinkles
- Skin Necrosis (ulceration or loss of skin from disruption of blood flow)
Please be sure to familiarise yourself with the risks of Dermal Fillers before consenting to a cosmetic injecting procedure.
Risks are minimised in the hands of a good cosmetic injecting clinician with proper training and extensive experience. Sterile treatment conditions and the highest quality products can go a long way to help reduce risks.
What can Anti-Wrinkle Injections treat?
Anti-wrinkle injections are suitable to treat many types of existing facial wrinkles and reduce the severity of future wrinkles. They can be used for:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Active horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet or smile lines around the eyes
- Bunny Scrunch lines at the sides of the nose
- Smoker Lines – only some clients are suitable
- Chin Dimpling
Additional Uses of Anti-Wrinkle Treatments
In addition to their uses in treating wrinkles, the formulations we use can be used to:
- Lift the eyebrow and open up the eye for a more youthful appearance
- Re-shape your eyebrows – create a horizontal brow, arched brow or flared brow
- Reduce tight neck bands
- Relax the upper lip to treat gummy smiles
- Enhance the lip (Lip Flip)
How is the lip enhancment procedure performed?
A local anaesthetic will be administered which will numb the area and make the procedure relatively painless. A TGA approved filler will be skilfully injected into the area to give more shape, bulk and definition to the lip as discussed at consultation.
After the procedure you will be a little swollen and the lips will feel tight.
Some bruising and swelling may be present for a few days and gradually resolve.
You may use a cold pack intermittently over the next few hours to help with the swelling. The results may last between seven to eighteen months, depending on the product used.
How do non-injectable filler facials work?
Young and healthy skin consists of about 70% hyaluron, .
The body’s production of hyaluron decreases as we age, lessening the skins elasticity and leading to the development of wrinkles.
The non-injectable filler restores volume and elasticity of the skin by adding bounce to the natural hyaluron.
Until recently there was no way to replenish hyaluron without using an injectable. However, this technology uses a system that breaks into particles small enough to penetrate the skin without injecting so they absorb water and sit around the cells.
The results of the treatment are impressive and the effects are immediately visible.
What do laser facial treatments feel like?
Often described as relaxing and therapeutic you will feel gentle warmth on the skin as the laser is moved back and forth over the skin infusing multiple pulses of energy.
Who can benefit from Omnilux Light Therapy Treatment?
This treatment is beneficial and effective for both men and women of all ages and skin types. The different LED options are beneficial for a range of different skin concerns.
Omnilux Revive is useful to hydrate and plump the skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles, through the stimulation of the skin’s natural collagen production.
Omnilux Plus is useful to heal skin tissue and scarring associated with injuries, burns or acne-scarring.
Omnilux Blue is a specially optimised treatment for acne. The LED light kills acne-causing bacteria without any side effects on the skin.
What is a HydraFacial?
The HydraFacial procedure is performed with the use of a vacuum-based skin abrasion tip, which delivers the results of an advanced facial in less than 30 minutes. This abrasion tip removes dead skin cells via suction, and at the same time, infuses the skin with hydrating and moisturizing serums.
This innovative procedure makes use of hydra-dermabrasion to combine cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection in just one treatment.
During the procedure, dead skin cells and impurities are removed, while serums are applied to the skin to target a range of skin concerns. The serums that are used during the procedure increase the uptake of antioxidants in the skin when compared to manually applying creams to the skin.
In addition to instantly noticeable results after each treatment you will also experience longer lasting results with a short series of HydraFacial treatments.
How do Kleresca treatments work?
Before each treatment, your skin is cleaned and the Kleresca gel is applied. The gel is then illuminated for nine minutes using the multi-LED Kleresca lamp. The gel and the light energy work together to stimulate the skin’s collagen production, activating its natural rejuvenation, which starts the process to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, eliminate acne-causing bacteria, and repair symptoms of rosacea. In the final stage of your treatment, the gel is removed and the skin is cleaned and moisturised.
How does Plasma Skin Tightening work?
The plasma skin tightening treatment works by applying concentrated Plasma Flashes, a form of electrical arc, directly to the skin. This is applied in a symmetrical area of the skin to ensure even tightening. The application of the plasma flash to the skin stimulates the contraction of skin fibres, tightening the skin in the targeted area.
How does EpiBlading work?
Epi-Blading is a gentle method of deeply exfoliating the skin. A surgical blade is worked over the face removing the outer layers of dead skin cells as well as the fine hair which covers almost everyone’s face.
Any fine hair removed during the treatment will not grow back thicker or coarser, as the hair is cut off at the skin level, so it will grow back as it was before. The removal of these fine hairs allow for better penetration of skincare products, and make the application of make-up a breeze, helping you to look your best for the entire duration until the hairs grow back.
What is CoolSculpting? How does it work?
CoolSculpting® is a leading non-invasive fat-reduction treatment. It is a way to contour your body by freezing unwanted superficial fat. Most people have at least one area of their body which they feel they cannot shift stubborn fat from – whether it is their stomach, buttocks, thighs or upper arms.
The CoolSculpting procedure uses round, rectangular paddles that suction onto your skin and fat cells like a vacuum. This technology targets and crystallises (kills) fat cells and remarkably induces a 25% fat reduction in a single CoolSculpting® cycle.
The procedure generally requires 1 hour per area and patients report little to no discomfort. CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately.
Can Laser Tattoo Removal completely remove a tattoo?
Tattoo ink is deposited deep in the skin. In order to reach all of the ink in the skin, multiple treatment sessions are needed for clearance.
The total number of treatments varies depending on composition, depth and the colour of the ink, as well as the size of the tattoo. You should be prepared for multiple treatment sessions and your provider can give you a better idea of the total number of treatments needed during your consultation and once your treatments begin.
In many cases, we are able to completely remove tattoos.
However it is very important to know that some ink colours are more difficult to clear than others. With enlightens three wavelengths we are able to remove most colours except white. We can discuss this further during your consultation.
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
The laser handpiece cools and soothes as it glides along the skin. At the point where the light pulse is delivered, you may experience a minor pinching sensation, similar to the snap of a rubber band on the skin. Generally, no anaesthesia or pain medicine is needed; however, when sensitive areas are treated, some patients prefer to use a topical anaesthetic for a more comfortable experience.
Laser hair removal works to disable hair that is in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, it is recommended to continue treatments to catch all problem hair.
Most areas require 3-6 treatments. However, the number of treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors; for example, hair thickness, the area treated and your hair’s growth cycle.