Non-surgical procedures

Non-surgical

With Dr Alaina Taylor

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Antiwrinkle Injections

Antiwrinkle injections are one of the commonest non-surgical cosmetic treatments being performed all around the world. This is because they are a safe, effective way to soften lines and wrinkles on the face, caused by muscle movement. The procedure takes minutes, has minimal to no downtime and the onset of action is from 2-14 days and lasts 3-4 months or sometimes longer if a person has had previous treatments.

Antiwrinke injections are very versatile. Some but not all of their applications are listed below:

  •  Create a “non-surgical brow lift”
  • Treat crow’s feet
  • Treat forehead lines
  • Treat frown lines (between the eyebrows)
  • Treat asymmetry
  • Correct a “gummy” or asymmetrical smile
  • Paralyse the masseter (+/- temporalis muscles) thereby treating bruxism (jaw clenching, grinding) and preventing the associated headaches and pain, whilst shaping and softening the jawline and correcting asymmetry
  • Treat excessive sweating on the hands, feet and armpits
  • Treat upper lip lines and down-turned corners of the mouth
  • Smooth the neck and prevent
  • Component of a non-surgical lower facelift

Antiwrinkle FAQs

How long does the treatment take?

You will have a consultation to determine the areas you would like to treat and your idea outcome. The treatment itself then takes about 10 minutes.

When will I see results?

Peak results are seen after 14 days when you will be invited to return for a follow up appointment. A complimentary top up is offered at this appointment if required.

Is there any downtime?

After antiwrinkle injections you need to avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol on the same day. You must avoid lying down for 4 hours after the treatment.

How long does the treatment last?

3-4 months

What age do you need to be?

Each patient is assessed the treatment is used to treat wrinkles which do not usually start to appear on the skin till early thirties due to declining collagen Fine lines can be treated to prevent them becoming deeper over time. UV protection is always recommended prevent worsening fine lines, wrinkles and signs of aging on the skin.

Will I be able to move my face?

When antiwrinkle injections are are performed correctly, the natural movement and appearance of the face is preserved but simply appears refreshed and relaxed.

Fillers

Dermal fillers are smooth injectable gels made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring component of skin. Dr Taylor uses a range of fillers selected to address your particular concern and desired outcome. Whether it be to restore volume, treat lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, shape, sculpt or enhance your features, there are many options to achieve the effect you desire. When used appropriately, fillers rejuvenate the facial appearance whilst providing volume and hydration. Unfortunately, fillers have negative reputation these days due to the abundance of overdone puffy faces and disproportionate lips that we see in society and the media. This is not how fillers were designed to be used and most of these results were not generated by qualified Plastic Surgeons. Dr Taylor’s approach is to provide a beautiful, sophisticated and subtle result without looking “done.” Fillers are safe when performed by a qualified professional and can be used to hydrate the skin and stimulate collagen production and don’t always need to increase volume.

Fillers FAQs

What areas can fillers treat?

  • Soften lines and wrinkles
  • Enhance and hydrate lips
  • Volumise and define the cheeks
  • Refill volume loss in the temples
  • Non-surgical facelift (addressing perioral region, chin, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, jowls, neck)
  • Rejuvenate the hands, neck, decolletage

How long does the treatment take?

You will have a full consultation to understand your goals and develop a treatment plan that suits you best. The actual treatment can take around 30 minutes, depending on how many areas you are having treated. Prescription numbing cream is offered which takes 40 minutes to take affect so you will need to factor this into your day. Results are seen instantly.

Is it painful to have fillers?

Injections can cause some discomfort but this lasts for just a few seconds. Numbing cream is used to decrease pain associated with the injection. The filler product does not cause pain and contains numbing medicine. There may be some minor swelling post-treatment which will last for 1-2 days. It is best to allow at least two weeks before an important event to have the treatment so that any bruising and swelling has settled and the full results can be seen.

Will my face look unnatural after filler treatment?

The best results from fillers are those that cannot be identified as filler, by the untrained eye. Dr Taylor believes in aiming for natural, subtle and sophisticated results.

Microneedling

As we age the natural architecture of our skin deteriorates which leads to fine lines, wrinkles, large pores and uneven skin texture. Microneedling is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy, which can address these signs of ageing and deliver plump, glowing skin. It can also improve the appearance of melasma and scarring caused by acne and surgery. By creating thousands of micro-injuries in the skin, the body’s natural wound healing process is triggered. This assists in the promotion of collagen and elastin, the 2 proteins responsible for the structure of the skin.

SkinPen® Precision is one the very few TGA approved medical micro-needling devices in Australia and this is the device we use.

A pre-treatment consultation will determine your medical history, any medications you may be taking and determine whether or not SkinPen® Precision is suitable for you. Typically 3-6 sessions are recommended to achieve optimal results. Sessions are scheduled 4-6 weeks apart and you will provided with a recommend skincare regime to enhance your results.

Please get in touch for more information about pricing and to schedule your pre-treatment consultation.

Radiofrequency Microneedling

Radiofrequency energy produces a controlled rise in the temperature of the tissue. This causes thermal damage which in turn stimulates conformational changes in collagen and new collagen formation. Combining microneedling with radiofrequency, allows for collagen and elastin stimulation via two different processes leading to great capability to rejuvenate ageing skin and target specific skin concerns. Dr Taylor uses the Potenza microneedling system, the world’s first 4 mode microneedling device, making it highly versatile. This system can target of superficial and deep layers of the skin to tighten and revitalise and tighten the skin. It can used to treat rosacea, acne scars (as well as active acne, when used by a Dermatologist), melasma and fine lines and wrinkles

The advantages of the Potenza are:

  • Highly effective
  • Limited downtime
  • Minimal risk and side effect profile
  • Can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns
  • Can be used on all skin types
  • Can be used anywhere on the body

A pre-treatment consultation will determine your medical history, any medications you may be taking and determine whether or not Potenza RD microneedling is suitable for you. Typically 3-6 sessions are recommended to achieve optimal results. Sessions are scheduled 4-6 weeks apart and you will provided with a recommend skincare regime to enhance your results.

Please get in touch for more information about pricing and to schedule your pre-treatment consultation.

Non-surgical facelift

Dr Taylor has a great eye for aesthetics and understands patients want to look bright, refreshed and youthful without undergoing dramatic changes or surgery, when possible. She has developed an approach to the non-surgical facelift which is a personally tailored treatment program designed for each patient. The non-surgical facelift will involve a combination of a cosmeceutical skin care regime, antiwrinkle injections, dermal fillers and microneedling with or without radiofrequency. This strategy is a great way to give your appearance a boost whilst minimising risk, downtime and expense.

For more information and to have a non-surgical facelift call 1300 664 883 to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr Taylor.