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Facial wrinkles and lines can be reduced with cosmetic injections into the skin. The two main types of injectable substances used are botulinum toxin type A and Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Dermal fillers. To treat deep lines, the responsible medical practitioner may decide to use both types of injectables to achieve the best result. 

Botulinum toxin type A is given by intramuscular (IM) injection to weaken muscles in the face and lessen the lines associated with facial expression. The toxin relaxes the underlying muscle and allows the skin to flatten out.  Most anti-wrinkle treatments will last on average 2-6 months and will require ongoing maintenance to achieve desired results.

HA Dermal fillers are piped by injection along wrinkles and lines to plump the skin. They are used to restore volume loss as we age and can be used to contour cheeks, chin, and jawlines.

HA Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected under the skin and are considered very safe when administered correctly. The FDA regulates HA dermal fillers as medical devices. Dermal fillers come in different formulas and have variable results which is why you need to discuss your expectations with our Registered Nurse, who will Inform you of the possible risks, side effects and complications of the procedure and be honest about your expectations. 

Most anti-wrinkle injections and HA dermal fillers are ‘prescription-only’ medicines that must be administered by a registered health practitioner. At Snatched Aesthetics we use only fully licensed and registered medical Professionals to administer Cosmetic Injectables.

The phrase ‘Vampire Facial’ may sound a little ominous and is often accompanied by a graphic image of a red-faced celebrity, but we can assure you that this treatment is not nearly as scary as it sounds!

In fact, it’s super popular with our clients who prefer a more gentle and natural approach to their skin treatments.

‘The Vampire Facial’ is the name often given to Platelet-Rich Plasma injections (or PRP), a skin rejuvenating treatment that allows us to harness your body’s natural power to regenerate itself.

Combining microneedling and PRP injections, we are able to revitalise the skin and improve overall skin texture, and treat issues like:

– Dull and dry skin
– Wrinkles and dark circles
– Hair thinning
– Skin laxity and pigmentation
– Scars and large pores

We use no synthetic ingredients in this treatment – just your body’s very own healing plasma!

What exactly is PRP?

PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. This is a concentration of one type of cell called platelets, which are crucial for clotting and contain growth factors that stimulate tissue regeneration.

By injecting PRP into the skin and using it in conjunction with microneedling, we can accelerate the process of skin healing and collagen production.

How does PRP benefit skin?

Platelet-Rich Plasma essentially supercharges the skins natural renewal process, and stimulates collagen and elastin to rejuvenate the skin and reduce signs of ageing. It can help to reduce lines, wrinkles and volume loss, improve skin tone and texture, tighten the skin and give you a healthy, glowing appearance.

It also works wonders on dark circles and the creepy under-eye area.

What does a PRP treatment involved?

A PRP treatment involves drawing a small amount of blood from the patients arm and placing it into a centrifuge which will spin the blood and allow us to extract the healing platelet-rich plasma. From here, PRP can be injected into areas of the face that we’d like to rejuvenate, such as the eye area or around the mouth.

We will also use the dermapen to deliver the PRP to all areas of the face, meaning you’ll get a session of skin needling with your treatment too!

Does PRP hurt?

Mild discomfort or stinging sensation can be expected with PRP injections and skin needling, however, we can apply a topical numbing cream beforehand.

How long does PRP take?

Depending on the areas treated, the procedure can take 30-60 minutes.

How many PRP treatments do I need?

We recommend booking in for 4 treatments, First and Second treatment 2 weeks apart, then 3rd and 4th treatments 4 weeks apart.

From here, 1 maintenance session every 4-6 months is ideal.

What is the downtime for PRP and how can I support my skin during this time?

You can expect some redness and puffiness for 24-48 hours post treatment. If the PRP has been injected, you may have some minor bruising at the injection site.

For the 24 hours after your treatment, avoid makeup, excessive exercise, sweating and heat, and use gentle products with no actives for 48 hours.

Some supplements and medications may increase bruising or swelling, so be sure to let your nurse know what you’re taking.

How long until I see results from PRP?

You will notice an immediate glow after your treatment and continue to see improvements over the next 3 months as new collagen develops.

Is PRP safe?

This treatment is very safe, as we are using platelet-rich plasma from your own body. As a results, there is very little risk of having an adverse reaction. As with all treatments, please let us know if you have a pre-existing issue or medical condition.

Can anyone book for PRP?

This treatment is suitable for almost everyone!

It’s not suitable during pregnancy, or those who have active acne (although it can be an effective treatment for acne scarring). We can, however, do this treatment while breastfeeding.

What is a PDO mono thread lift? 

The PDO mono thread lift consists of introducing multiple very gentle threads in an area with 2 actions in mind: a nice initial gentle tightening and a secondary improvement a few months later when the threads are replaced by collagen strands.

What can a PDO mono thread lift achieve for patients?

PDO mono threads tighten and subtly lift problematic areas, improving the skin texture and building collagen.

What patients are suitable and will benefit from this procedure?

PDO mono threads is best suited to those seeking natural, anti-aging results with minimal downtime. This is typically those aged between 28 to 65 years old, who have begun to show mild to moderate degrees of skin and soft tissue sagginess.

How long does the procedure take?

This will depend on the number of threads.
Typically a full face of threads requires 30-45 min.

Is the procedure painful?

Depending on the type of PDO mono threads that is chosen, pain can range from very minimal to moderate, it can become less painful with topical anaesthetic cream applied 20 minutes before the procedure or local anaesthetic injected. 

What areas of the face neck and body are these threads suitable for?

  • Mid-face lift
  • Lower face and jawline
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Undereye

     

What are the risks associated with this procedure?

Bruising and swelling are the most common. In rare instances, infection may occur.

What is the downtime associated with this procedure?

Mild swelling for 48 hours. Bruising if it occurs, is not in everyone and should resolve within 7 days.

How long will the results of the procedure last for?

The results should last for 12-24 months. That is the same with both types of threads. Because the PDO’s are versatile, in a small number, say 10-100 they can be topped up anytime.

Unlike the PLLA threads, The PDO’s are not anchored. They are called floating threads and their tightening effect is due to the small threads.

The idea is to create a tightening of the face through a lot of small threads, which will leave a lot of new collagen behind and achieve a natural look.