Anti-Wrinkle Injection FAQs

Botox is used to treat lines and wrinkles related to movement; these typically include frown and forehead lines, and those around the eyes. Click here for information on Hyperhidrosis.

What results can I expect?

A more relaxed appearance with younger, smoother looking skin. The results typically last four months.
 

How does Botox work?

Botox works by relaxing the contraction of certain facial muscles, thereby smoothing out the overlying skin.
 

Is the treatment painful?

Botox injections involve such tiny needles that the treatment is virtually painless. 
 

Are there any side effects?

There may be some temporary redness, tenderness, swelling and bruising at the injection sites. Serious side effects and allergic-type reactions are extremely rare.

Skin Filler FAQs

Fillers are used to restore facial shape and volume loss. They lift and tighten the skin and can also be used to soften lines, wrinkles and folds. Common areas of treatment are lips, cheeks, temples, jaws, chins, under eyes and noses.

What results can I expect?

An instant lift with a younger, fresher appearance. The results look completely natural and typically last 9-12 months. Skin boosting fillers such as Profhilo also known as mesotherapy, will last around 3-6 months and simply hydrate the skin.

How do they work?

Fillers (such as Juvederm) are made of a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid, which hydrates and plumps the skin by improving its ability to retain water. Over time, the body loses hyaluronic acid and the skin starts to sag and forms wrinkles and folds. Fillers replace the lost hyaluronic acid to restore volume and shape. The fillers are available in syringes and are gently injected into the areas of the face where they are needed.

Is the treatment painful?

Juvederm fillers are injected with tiny needles and contain a local anaesthetic (Lidocaine 0.3%), so that the treatments are almost painless.
 

Are there side effects?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are safe and fully reversible. There may be some localised redness, tenderness, swelling and bruising but these tend to be very mild and temporary. As with all injections, there is a risk of infection, but this is very rare. More serious side effects and allergic-type reactions are extremely rare.

Skin Peel FAQs

Chemical Peels help treat acne, uneven skin tone (pigmentation), superficial scars and changes related to smoking and the environment (UV damage, pollution).

What results can I expect?

New skin that is tighter and smoother in appearance. For optimum results use in conjunction with the LA LAB™ skincare range.
 

How do Chemical Peels work?

Chemical Peels involve using non-toxic chemicals (e.g. TCA), to lift off the superficial to medium layers of skin. Used with clinically proven facial creams, this stimulates new skin growth.
 

Are Chemical Peels painful?

The peels are not painful but give a warm tingling sensation when applied. Sometimes cold air is used for extra comfort.
 

Are there side effects?

There is usually some some redness for an hour after the peel and there can be slight peeling of the skin 3-5 days after. There is minimal downtime; work and social engagements may be continued as normal. More serious side effects and allergic-type reactions are extremely rare.

Dermapen FAQs

Dermapen is used to tighten the skin and improve its texture. It can reduce deep pores, rough and uneven skin tone (pigmentation) and deeper scars from acne and/or trauma. It helps repair skin damaged by the sun, smoking and air pollution.
 

What results can I expect?

You can expect a lifting and tightening of the skin with a fresher, smoother appearance, and a reduction in scarring. For optimum results use in conjunction with the LA Lab skincare range. 
 

How do Dermapen treatments work?

Dermapen utilises a needle cartridge with very small micro-needles. They gently penetrate the skin (micro-needling) to repair it by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. The treatment normally lasts around twenty minutes with results lasting a year, or even longer (if taken as a course).
 

Is the treatment painful?

A topical anaesthetic (LMX cream) is applied to the face for 30 minutes before the treatment to ensure minimal discomfort.
 

Are there side effects?

Following the procedure, there may be some redness and swelling that can last up to 12 hours, but more serious side effects are extremely rare.

Dermaplaning FAQs

Dermaplaning is a method of facial exfoliation that uses a 10 gauge scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Sounds scary, right? It really isn’t, as long as you’re in the right hands. Dermaplaning requires handling a very sharp blade that’s used in surgeries.

What results can I expect?

You’ll immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture. All of your peach fuzz will be gone, which is why first-timers say their skin has never felt so soft before. For optimum results use in conjunction with the LA LAB™ skincare range. 

How do Dermaplaning treatments work?

Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except for acneic skin. Dermaplaning removes 21 days worth of dead skin cells, and also the facial hair, leaving the surface very smooth. It’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment. It also allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for make-up to glide on smoothly.

Is the treatment painful?

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs, but in this case, it’s on your face. First the skin is cleansed and thoroughly dried. Next, an area of your skin is pulled taut with one hand whilst the other uses a sterile 10 gauge blade at a 45 degree angle to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz with short, swift strokes.

Are there side effects?

There are no side effects and zero downtime. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may already look very pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.

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