Cosmetic Injectable treatments are medical treatments and with any medical treatment (cosmetic based or otherwise) comes potential risks and side effects. It is important that you are given the opportunity to weigh up these potential risks with the benefits that injectable treatments can achieve for you before you decide to go ahead. At Peach Aesthetics, we will provide you with a complimentary consultation to allow you to discuss your aesthetic concerns during a full facial assessment. Nurse Lucy will provide you with information around the choices of products available to you, how they work, what the risks are, and how they can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Nurse Lucy will also perform a medical history screen and ask you questions around your past and current health status. You will be provided with instructions on aftercare so you are fully informed on what you need to do after you go home in order to help minimise any potential side effects.
We offer complimentary consultations however if you wish to have treatment on the day, we require a $50 deposit to secure your appointment time. This is rebated against the cost of your treatment on the day should you decide to proceed.
Everybody is different and every person has a different response and interpretation of pain. Your best friend will swear to you that they “didn’t even feel it” when they had a lip filler treatment – but the girl down the road thought it was extremely painful? Many injectors will convince you that it doesn’t hurt but the reality is for some people who are particularly responsive to pain, lip filler can be uncomfortable, however it should never be excruciating or unbearable.
You can rest assured knowing that at Peach Aesthetics, we apply medical grade numbing cream to your lips for 20-30 minutes prior to your treatment being performed which means for most people, any discomfort you feel is minimal and tolerable, with some people not even feeling it at all. The dermal fillers used at Peach Aesthetics also have a numbing agent included in them which means you’re going to have less discomfort as the anaesthetic works from the inside out. If you are particularly sensitive or hate the thought of injections to the lips, Nurse Lucy will work with you and at your pace to ensure you feel cared for and that your experience is positive.
Because we are a boutique space, it is Peach Aesthetics policy that we do not allow children to your appointment. Unfortunately, even though we understand it can be tricky to organise alternatives, having children in the room during sensitive treatments where needles are being used with precision in the face, there is too great a risk to patients and staff if there are distractions. We prioritise the safety of our patients above all else so please do not bring children to your injectable appointment.
You are welcome to bring an adult friend or family member to your appointment however we do ask because we are an appointment only clinic that you bring one friend or family member with you only.
Depending on the amount of filler used and the area of the face it has been injected, it is normal to experience bruising, swelling, redness and tenderness after your treatment. The level of bruising and swelling will vary depending on the individual, the area injected and whether you have followed your ‘before-care’ in the days prior to your appointment. Bruising can vary from no bruising at all to moderate-severe bruising or hematomas. If you are concerned with bruising or have an event coming up, we advise you plan ahead and allow for recovery time as you are likely to have bruising (whether it is mild or severe) for up to two weeks following your appointment.
Despite some of us loving that post-filler swell, your true results won’t be until two to four weeks after injection. You can experience firmness, lumps and bumps, and unevenness but please be patient as the filler will soften and settle over time.
Anti-wrinkle injections take four to seven days to begin working and two weeks to have their full effect. Immediately after your anti-wrinkle treatment, you may have small welts at the sites of injection but these will settle after about five minutes as the product is absorbed into your muscle. You can experience bruising from anti-wrinkle injections especially around the eyes and this can take up to two weeks to fully resolve. Some people experience headaches in the few days after treatment, and tightness as their anti-wrinkle starts to take effect but most people get used to this feeling quickly and grow to love it. It is important you stay upright for 6 hours after your treatment and do not exercise or sweat excessively for 48 hours after treatment.
In order to minimise the risk of side effects, it is important you follow some basic instructions in the days leading to your injectables appointment.
• Avoid alcohol for the week leading up to your appointment.
• Avoid coffee the day of your appointment.
• Avoid taking fish-oil tablets, aspirin, vitamin-E, ibuprofen (or other anti-inflammatory medications) unless prescribed by your doctor.
• Avoid exercise 24 hours prior to your appointment.
• Notify us if you have an active cold sore or feel you are getting a cold sore as we will have to reschedule your appointment. If you are prone to cold sores it is a good idea to take your preventative medication the day before as you will most likely have a cold sore outbreak post filler especially in the lips.
• Drink plenty of water and eat a nutritious diet.