Frequently Asked Questions

Anti-Wrinkle – What is it?

The formal name for anti-wrinkle is botulinum toxin. This is a prescription muscle relaxant and is used for the treatment of wrinkles via injection. Once injected into a muscle, it will reduce excessive contractions of that particular muscle – thus, preventing fine lines from becoming deep-set into the skin and maintaining your youthful glow.

 

Where is anti-wrinkle commonly used?

Anti-wrinkle is commonly used in areas such as the forehead, glabella (between the eyebrows) and crows feet (fan lines from the corner of the eyes).

It can also be used in the masseter muscle to temporarily treat bruxism, cosmetically slim the jawline, lift the eyebrows and minimise the presence of excessive gum tissue when smiling.

 

How long before it takes effect?

Post-treatment, the anti-wrinkle will usually start to take effect between 2-4 days and it reaches full effect by 14 days.

 

How long does it last?

This depends on the site of treatment. The average time before you will need to return for a top up is approximately 3-5 months, except in the masseter/jaw muscle w- which lasts 6-9 months.

 

Is there anything I need to do post-treatment?

Please refer to our aftercare instructions page for what to expect and do’s/don’ts post treatment. We love to follow up with our patients, so part of our service will be inviting you to come in 14 days post-treatment to check in.

 

What products are used?

We use market leading anti-wrinkle products which have been approved for safe use in Australia by the therapeutic goods administration (TGA). Listing names is not permitted by the TGA, but they come from major, reputable American and European pharmaceutical companies.

 

What happens if/when I decide to not continue with anti-wrinkle?

With muscle movement being stronger, you’ll find that the lines you’ve been preventing start to slowly crease again at the same rate your skin would normally age.
Even if you’ve decided not to continue with treatments and the benefits of your prior anti-wrinkle treatment diminish, you would still have gained all the wrinkle-free years from your prior treatments.

 

Dermal Fillers – What are they?

Dermal fillers are a naturally occurring, aesthetic gel-based treatment that are injected into the different layers of skin. It is used to restore youth, contour and create volume for a smoother appearance of the face where the skin begins to lose volume and elasticity with age.

 

Where are fillers commonly used?

Dermal fillers are commonly used in areas such as the cheeks, nose, nasolabial folds (lines running from nose to mouth), marionette lines (lines that run down from the corners of the mouth), lips and chin. 

 

How long before it takes effect?

After your treatment, results are instantly visible.

 

How long does it last?

This depends upon the site of the treatment and the type of filler used. Results can last anywhere between 6 to 18 months before being naturally absorbed by the body.

 

Is there anything I need to do post-treatment?

Please refer to our aftercare instructions page for what to expect and do’s/don’ts post-treatment. We love to follow up with our patients, so part of our service will be inviting you to come in 14 days post-treatment to check in.

 

What products are used?

We use the market leading dermal filler products which have been approved for safe use in Australia by the therapeutic goods administration (TGA). Listing names is not permitted by the TGA, but they come from major, reputable American and European pharmaceutical companies.

 

Why is there maintenance of filler and botulinum toxin?

Unfortunately, there is no permanent solution to both; however, just like your hair, nails and lashes, upkeep is required (every 3-9 months for relaxers, or 6-24 months for fillers) to keep you looking fresh.

 

When booking –

Does one booking slot include both consultation & treatment?

It certainly does. On the day of your appointment, we sit down to discuss your wants and concerns. A portion of time from your booking slot is set aside after your consultation to carry out the treatment if you wish to proceed.

 

Do you require a deposit to secure a booking?

Consultations are always complimentary at fresh aesthetics. We rely on the honesty and responsibility of our clients to let us know in advance if their plans change and if bookings need to be cancelled or changed. This way the spot can be offered to a client on the waiting list. Failure to do so usually results in not being able to make future appointments.

 

Is there a waitlist?

As spots are usually booked one month in advance, we do encourage clients to plan ahead and book early. Bookings are open two months in advance.
If you keep checking back on the online booking portal, time slots will always become available when there are cancellations. You may find better success this way as it is in real time.

 

Can I fly after my treatment?

We do have many visiting clients, however, we would absolutely prefer to follow the guideline below. This is so we can follow up and offer the best care that we can.
Interstate: we recommend staying at least 24 hours post treatment
Overseas: we recommend staying 1 week post treatment.

 

How long before my wedding/event should I have my treatment?

We recommend to have your treatment no later than 8 weeks prior to the wedding/event. This gives leeway for any bruising and swelling to heal. It also allows for the area to completely settle into the skin for a beautiful, seamless result.

 

Can numbing cream be used?

We offer one of the strongest local numbing agents on the market at our clinic and always use this for all lip treatments. For all other areas, it may certainly be requested.

 

Can I have a treatment if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Unfortunately we cannot provide you with any cosmetic services if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.