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Skin Aging

Sun Exposure

Chronic sun exposure is one of the most significant causes of premature skin ageing and recent studies indicate Australian women show signs of aging up to 20 years earlier than Asian and European women due to our increased levels of sun exposure. Not only does increased sun exposure increase the risk of skin cancers and pigmentation changes but the top layer of the skin becomes quite fine due to the damage and loss of collagen which causes fine lines and wrinkles.

The number one treatment in slowing the signs of premature skin aging is wearing a hat and sun screen. Keep in mind that the UV rays during winter are equally as damaging and if you are in sun for extended periods you may need to reapply sunscreen multiple times to be adequately protected.

Wrinkles

Dynamic Lines
These lines are evident when muscles contract, when smiling for example. In your 20s and early 30s these lines can’t be seen when at rest however as we age, in conjunction with sun damage, volume loss and life style factors these lines start to settle in and are always present.
Volume Loss
As we age we lose fat from our face instead of where we want it. Around the eyes start to hollow resulting in deeper wrinkles, dark circles and that constantly tired look - even when you’re not. Cheeks start to sag towards the nose and causing folds and a heavier looking lower face.

Treatments

Do treatments hurt?
Everybody has a different tolerance to pain and there may be a little discomfort depending upon the treatment. Injections are performed with fine needles and give nothing but a little sting. Cold packs and anaesthetics are used to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. However, the results and the confidence boost last for months.
Are treatments safe?

Absolutely! Muscle relaxant injections have been used for cosmetic purposes for over 20 years and for medical purposes almost 30. In addition to its cosmetic use, these injections have been used to assist children with cerebral palsy and adults with movement disorders, excessive sweating, and teeth grinding.

All treatments are thoroughly investigated and approved to Australian health and safety standards. Along with Kay’s 25 years of clinical experience as a registered nurse you know that Kay will look after you before, during and after treatment, always prioritising your safety.

Are there side effects?

Kay takes particular care to minimise any side effects that may occur, by ensuring you have a thorough consultation including medical history, and allowing adequate time for treatment in consultation with the doctor.

Minor side effects that can sometimes occur include bruising which may last 5-7 days, and occasional redness or swelling that is usually temporary and gone within a few hours.

More significant side effects that are far less common include headaches lasting longer than two weeks (known as a tox headache). Persistent headaches usually occur on the first dose and suggest a slight sensitivity to the product. More often than not headaches are not experienced with subsequent treatments. Migraine sufferers often find their symptoms improve quite quickly post treatment.

A droopy brow or eyelid can occur due to injector inexperience, inappropriate dosing or placement of the product. Although confronting, these will spontaneously resolve over a couple of weeks.

Uneven results or lines that haven’t responded as anticipated are common side effects, but nothing to be concerned about. Kay offers complimentary reviews at 2-3 weeks enabling her to assess the muscle responsiveness to treatment and ensure your face is working harmoniously.

Can anyone have treatment?
No. If you are under 18 years of age without parental consent, or currently medically unwell you will not be safe to treat. It is advised that treatments not be performed during pregnancy or breastfeeding. If you have any significant medical history please let Kay know.

Pricing

Why do prices vary?

A commonly asked question Kay maintains a point of difference based on her extensive experience, knowledge and cosmetic excellence.

The industry has been flooded with pop up shops and franchises in leading shopping centres making treatments more accessible to everyone. However, this can come at the cost of quality customer service, rushed treatments, and lack of follow up. With Kay’s individually structured and measured treatment plans, her end goal is you being the best version of you.