treatments/


Whether you would like to prevent or treat the signs of ageing, or whether you would like to glamorise your look, by considering your budget and prioritising your needs, Dr Ansulette Kay will advise you on how to invest your money in the best way to achieve the look you will love! 


ANTI WRINKLE INJECTIONS/

As we age, our expression (dynamic) lines become deeper and stronger – and eventually, lines become permanent (static) – due to the forces of the muscle contraction on the skin over time.

Injectable muscle relaxants work by relaxing the facial muscles that contracts and cause wrinkles such as frown lines, forehead lines and lines around the eyes (crows feet). Or can be used in the lower face to relax the chin, tighten the jawline and prevent teeth grinding.

 

 

You are candidate if you are concerned about:


Forehead Lines >

Forehead lines can be tricky to treat as the muscle responsible for causing these lines is also responsible for raising the eyebrows. This means that too much relaxation can cause the brow to drop, a complication that can be avoided by experienced injectors. Dr Ansulette Kay assesses patients very carefully to determine their risk, and if suitable for treatment, she will place the injections very carefully in order to relax the lines without compromising the position of the brow. Depending on the starting position of the brow, the result to aim for in some might be more of a ‘softening’ of the lines, rather than a completely ‘smooth’ look. To achieve the best results without the brow looking or feeling ‘heavy’, Dr Ansulette Kay prefers to also treat the frown muscles, as well as the muscles under the eyebrow responsible for pulling the brow down, as this will allow the eyes to open up for a refreshed yet natural look.

Brow Lift/Eyebrow Shaping >

As we age our brows tend to droop over time, partly because of skin laxity and gravity, but also as a result of the action of the Orbicularis Occuli muscle around the eye, pulling the brow downwards. Carefully placed injections can relax the depressors around the eyes which in turn allow the brow elevators to lift the brow higher.

Frown Lines >

Frown lines are caused by 3 powerful muscles pulling inwards and downwards. For many people frowning becomes a habit ( some people even frown in their sleep!) – causing lines that make them look worried and stressed even when they are not. Treating the frown with muscle relaxing injections can help to break the habit, and relaxing these muscles results in softening of the lines as well as slight elevation of the brow medially – giving a fresh and relaxed look.

Crows Feet >

The Orbicularis Occuli muscle around the eye is responsible for the wrinkles around our eyes when we squint or smile. Dr Ansulette Kay can carefully place injections around the eye to relax this muscle, which in turn relaxes the lines, and creates a fresh look.

Bunny Lines >

The fine lines that develop over the bridge of the nose as we squint ( or in some people when they smile) can be prevented or relaxed with carefully placed injections on the nose.

Gummy Smile >

Does your top lip lift too high when you smile? By carefully relaxing the muscle responsible for the lift we can achieve a more natural, less gummy smile.

Dimply Chin and Mental Crease >

Relaxing the mentalis muscle will improve the appearance of the mental crease, and prevent the popply chin look.

Jaw Line Definition/Nerfertiti >

Carefully placed muscle relaxant injections on the jawline decrease the depressor effect (pulling down) of the platysma muscle and allows the skin to drape over the jaw bone in a more defined way.

Facial slimming/Prominent Masseters/Teeth Grinding >

If you grind your teeth the chances are that you will have hypertrophy of the masseter muscle (you can feel this muscle by biting down on your teeth and feeling the corner of your jaw). Large masseters can lead to a more masculine look by creating a square facial shape. Carefully injecting muscle relaxants into the masseter muscles will prevent or decrease teeth grinding and reshape the face to achieve a more flattering oval appearance.

Neck Bands >

Injections into prominent bands will relax them and soften the appearance of the neck.

Sweat Reduction Injections /Axillary Hyperhidrosis >

Many people suffer from excessive underarm sweating which can be embarrassing and debilitating. Injections into the armpits will relieve excessive sweating for 6-9 mont

Injectable muscle relaxants work by relaxing the facial muscles that contracts and cause wrinkles such as frown lines, forehead lines and lines around the eyes (crows feet).
 
Dr Ansulette Kay injects a purified protein into the muscles, which blocks the nerve signals that would normally make these muscles contract, resulting in a relaxed, youthful look. Fine lines will gradually smooth and ongoing treatments will help prevent wrinkles from forming again.

The result is not permanent because the nerve ending re-establishes it’s signalling by forming new nerve sprouts. This sprouting takes approximately 3-6 months, at which point the muscle regains its activity and the wrinkles begin to reappear.

Dr Ansulette Kay will use a tiny needle to do the injections, which only take a few minutes, and will cause minimum discomfort. There are generally no recovery period, the risk of bruising and swelling is very low. The treatment will take effect over 3 to 5 days, with full results visible at 2 weeks. 

Results last at least 3 months if correct dose is used.

Will the treatment hurt?

Discomfort is minimal, and no local anaesthetic is required.

Can I fly after having the treatment?  

Yes, after 12 hours.

Can I exercise after having the treatment? 

It is best to avoid moderate exercise for at least 12 hours.

Can I have a facial or massage after the treatment? 

It is best to avoid massages, facials or facial waxing for at least two weeks to avoid any pressure over the injected areas.

Can I drink alcohol after the treatment?

No, it is not recommended for 12 hours.

How long does the treatment take to work?
There is a noticeable wrinkle reduction in 3-5 days, and the final result appears by two weeks.

Is it safe? 

Antiwrinkle injections are safe if administered in the correct manner by a skilled medical professional in those without any contra-indications. Dr Ansulette Kay will assess your suitability for this treatment and discuss both the risks and benefits so that you can make an informed decision.  

What are the contra-indications? 

Anti Wrinkle injections cannot be used if you:

Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Allergic to any of the ingredients in the product

Have neuromuscular junction disorders (myasthenia gravis or Eaton Lambert syndrome)

Have infection at the injection site

FILLERS/

As we age, the underlying fat and bone of the face slowly starts to shrink and recede. As a result, our skin loses its support structure and sags. Strategic placement of fillers to address these underlying changes can help to “redrape” the skin and therefore lift the face.

You are a candidate if you are concerned about:  

Wrinkles and or Lines

The injectable gel is placed below the skin’s surface to literally ‘fill in’ or ‘plump up’ the static wrinkles and folds that are present at rest. This diminishes the depth of wrinkles and creates a smoother more refreshed facial appearance.

Feeling Saggy

Ageing affects all the layers of our face, not just the skin. Apart from changes in our fat pads (deflation, sagging), there is significant bone resorption (loss) which results in less support to the overlying soft tissues. So you effectively end up with a bigger tablecloth on a smaller table! By carefully choosing the right filler for the right area, we can provide strength in areas lacking support, and by reinflating the fat pads, we restore youthful curves for a fresh yet natural result.

Lack of definition and/or imperfections

Carefully placed injections can hide imperfections like a bumpy nose or a weak chin, whilst other injections can be used to add definition and/or create harmony – for a natural yet glamorous look.

Preventing Ageing

Small amounts of filler placed in the correct way can protect against the formation of permanent lines, especially around the lips and mouth. Don’t wait until it’s too late – protect your smile from the inside out.

Lip lines and/or volume loss

Carefully placed filler injections will volumise, restore and rejuvenate your lips so that you can keep wearing your favourite lippy without worrying about lipstick bleeding. The natural-looking results will also help maintain facial balance and harmony, often compromised by the signs of ageing.

Hand Rejuvenation

Apart from the face and neck, the hand is the most visible unclothed area of the body, and often the first area to show the signs of ageing.

Clients complain of pigmentation and thinning skin, but also notice prominent veins, joints and tendons due to the loss of soft tissue volume. Volume restoration can be achieved by carefully injecting dermal fillers into the affected areas, providing rejuvenation in an instant. Prescription creams can address the superficial skin concerns.

HA Filler is a gel made up of hyalorunic acid chains (like sugar chains) similar to the chains in the collagen of your skin. Injecting the gel correctly can instantly refresh and rejuvenate your appearance by smoothing unwanted lines, restoring natural contours and replacing lost volume.

 

Fillers can also be used to enhance some of your facial features, such as lips and cheeks. With subtle and strategically-placed injections, the gel will contour and define lips and cheeks, at the same time keeping your appearance natural-looking, symmetrical and well-balanced.


HA filler will naturally break down over time but can be dissolved if needed. There are a variety of HA fillers on the market with different properties and longevity, Dr Ansulette Kay will choose the most appropriate filler for your bespoke treatment plan.

There are many different fillers available and depending on the type of filler chosen, the area to be treated and some individual variation, they can last from 6 months to over 24 months.

Treatments with fillers are non-surgical, and generally quick, simple and comfortable due to the inclusion of lidocaine – a localized pain reliever. The treatment involves subtle and strategically placed injections under the skin to restore and boost individual facial features. Results are visible immediately but will settle in and improve over the following days as the gel integrates with the skin.

 

There is a small risk of bruising and swelling – Dr Ansulette’s general advice is to do fillers at least 2 weeks prior to any special event, to ensure the treatment has time to settle.

Will Filler treatment hurt?

Some patients may experience a mild stinging or burning sensation as the product is injected. This is reduced significantly by the application of a cooling device and/or anaesthetic cream before treatment.

Can I fly after having Fillers?

Yes, after 12 hours, but best to avoid international travel for at least two weeks.

Can I exercise after having Fillers?

It is best to avoid moderate exercise for at least 12 hours.

Can I have a facial or massage after Fillers?

It is best to avoid massages, facials or facial waxing for at least two weeks to avoid any pressure over the injected areas.

Can I drink alcohol after Fillers?

No, it is not recommended for 12 hours.

Is it safe?

Yes, administered in the correct manner by a skilled professional, the treatment carries little risk if there are no contra-indications to treatment. Dr Ansulette Kay will assess your suitability for filler treatment and discuss both the risks and benefits so you can make an informed decision.

What are the contra-indications? 

Filler injections cannot be used if you:

Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Have an infection at the injection site

Have untreated Epilepsy

Have a tendency to develop Hypertrophic Scarring

Have Porphyria

SKIN BOOSTERS/

Our skin contains collagen, elastin and reticular fibres that give the skin its strength and flexibility. Hyaluronic acid also plays an important role in the way our skin looks, feels and functions. It retains water like a sponge, helping to hydrate our skin, improving overall appearance.

As we age our hyaluronic acid and collagen production slows down – causing the skin to lose elasticity and hydration. This leads to thinning of the skin, fine lines, and enlarged pores. Skin becomes dull and might feel rough, dry and even leathery.

Skin boosters were specifically designed to address skin elasticity and hydration, to repair the damage and improve skin quality.

You are a candidate if you are concerned about:

Poor skin quality and elasticity
Rough skin texture
Dry, sensitive skin
Enlarged pores
Crepey skin

Fine lines

Skin boosters were designed to improve skin quality, but most of them don’t last longer than a few weeks. Dr Ansulette uses the latest skin booster to the market, an innovative injectable treatment that was designed to improve skin quality for up to 9 months after only 1 treatment session, by delivering hyaluronic acid directly into the dermis of the skin.

The Hyaluronic acid works as a magnet for moisture, which delivers improvements in skin smoothness (absence of fine lines), hydration and elasticity – resulting in plump and healthy-looking skin. It is suitable for the treatment of the face, neck, décolletage and hands of all ages and any skin types, including sensitive, breakout-prone or oily skin.

Skin boosters will not change your appearance, it is purely to improve skin quality – so its a safe entry point for those new to injectables who might feel a bit nervous about treatments.

One treatment lasts 6 to 9 months after which your treatment can be repeated

The treatment consists of a number of superficial injections administered with tiny needles across the treatment areas in a grid like fashion. Dr Ansulette uses topical anaesthetic to minimize discomfort, and lidocaine within the skin booster provide further comfort. The actual treatment typically is around 30 minutes, but appointment time is longer to allow for pre-treatment questions, numbing procedures, and post-procedure care.

There is a small risk of bruising and swelling, and some bumps might take a few hours to settle. Results will become visible around 10-14 days and will improve over the first month. Dr Ansulette’s general advice is to do skin booster treatments at least 2 weeks prior to any special event, to ensure the treatment has time to settle.

Will a Skin Booster treatment hurt?

Some patients may experience a mild stinging or burning sensation as the product is injected. This is reduced significantly by the application of a cooling device and/or anaesthetic cream prior to treatment.

 Can I fly after having a Skin Booster treatment?

Yes, after 12 hours, but best to avoid international travel for at least two weeks.

Can I exercise after having Skin Booster treatment?

It is best to avoid moderate exercise for at least 12 hours.

Can I have a facial or massage after Skin Booster treatment?

It is best to avoid massages, facials or facial waxing for at least 2 weeks to avoid any pressure over the injected areas.

 Can I drink alcohol after Skin Booster treatment?

No, it is not recommended for 12 hours.

 How long does the treatment take to work?

Results will become visible around 10-14 days, and will improve over the first month, resulting in plump and healthy looking skin.

 Is it safe?

Yes, administered in the correct manner by a skilled professional the treatment carries little risk if there are no contra-indications to treatment. Dr Ansulette Kay will assess your suitability for skin booster treatments and discuss the relevant risks and benefits so you can make an informed choice.

 What are the contra-indications? 

Double Chin treatment cannot be used if you:

Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Have an infection at the injection site

Have untreated Epilepsy

Have a tendency to develop Hypertrophic Scarring

Have Porphyria

DOUBLE CHIN TREATMENT/

Do you hate your double chin? 

Until recently, the only way of addressing submental fullness in Australia meant surgery.
But for those not keen on the idea of liposuction or scalpels, we now have what Hollywood dubbed: ‘lipo in a syringe’.

Essentially you need fat for the treatment to work, as opposed to loose or saggy skin.
Those with good skin quality and mild or moderate submental fullness are the best candidates for fat dissolving injections. see picture below.

You are a candidate if you are concerned about:

Dislike your side profile
Feel self-conscious about your chin in photos
Strike a certain ‘pose’ for pics
Try to hide your double chin with clothing, jewellery, make-up, facial hair, etc.

The active ingredient is synthesized deoxycholic acid, an acid that occurs naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.

The revolutionary injectable product effectively destroys fat cells when injected into the fat beneath your chin, resulting in a firmer, sleeker, and more youthful neck contour.

Once destroyed, the results are permanent, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile and more defined jawline. 

Although it is only FDA approved to be used under the chin, it can also be used off-label to dissolve fat in other areas. 

The results are permanent. Because the product breaks down the fat cells, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. Once your desired results are achieved further treatment is not expected. Most candidates will need 2 to 4 treatments spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart.

Results will only become visible after the second treatment, so when considering costs, do keep this in mind. The number of treatments you will need depends on the fullness under your chin. Once the aesthetic goal is achieved, re-treatment is not expected.

The actual treatment consists of a number of injections, customized to suit you, and once the area is numbed, only take a few minutes. Dr Ansulette uses both topical and local anaesthetic the ensure that the injections cause minimal discomfort during treatment, but the area will be swollen and tender for a few days post-treatment. Swelling is an indication that the treatment is working, and will be very noticeable for the first 3 -7 days.

It is also common to experience bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area, We recommend using panadol and ice to reduce this discomfort as needed. 

Dr Ansulette often performs double chin treatments on Thursday afternoons or Friday mornings and advises clients to take the weekend ‘off’ as far as work and social functions go unless you are happy to share your treatment journey with others. 

It’s best to plan ahead and book treatment at least 4 weeks prior to major social events 

Does it hurt?
Fat-dissolving treatment consists of a number of customized injections, and once the area is numbed, only take a few minutes. Dr Ansulette uses both topical and local anaesthetic to ensure that the injections cause minimal discomfort during treatment, but the area will be swollen and tender for a few days post-treatment.

Can I fly after having the treatment?  
Yes, after 12 hours, but avoid international travel for at least 2 weeks.

Can I exercise after having the treatment? 
It is best to avoid moderate exercise for at least 12 hours.

Can I have a facial or massage after the treatment? 
It is best to avoid massages, facials and facial waxing for 1-2 weeks, to avoid any pressure over the injected areas.

Can I drink alcohol after the treatment?
No, it is not recommended for 12 hours.

How long does the treatment take to work?

Swelling is immediate and an indication that the treatment is working, and will be very noticeable for the first 3 -7 days. It will take 2 months before you will see the results, and most people will only see results after the second treatment.

Is it safe? 
Fat-dissolving injections are safe if administered in the correct manner by a skilled medical professional in those without any contra-indications. Dr Ansulette Kay will assess your suitability for this treatment and discuss both the risks and benefits so that you can make an informed decision.

What are the contra-indications? 

Double Chin Injections can not be used if you:

Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Allergic to any of the ingredients in the product

Have infection at the injection site

COSMELAN - SKIN PIGMENTATION/

Cosmelan is currently the world’s leading professional depigmentation method, safe for all skin types and tones.

It involves a peel applied in the clinic (cosmelan 1), followed by 30 days of home care (cosmelan 2 treatment pack) to achieve powerful removal of skin hyperpigmentation.

You are a candidate if you are concerned about: 

Stubborn pigmentation or melasma

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Solar and senile lentigo (dark spots from sun exposure)

Post acne discolouration

Freckles

Cosmelan is a powerful mix of ingredients used to treat and target pigmentation. A cocktail of unique ingredients is applied in a mask formula to directly improve pigmentation. It inhibits both the production and the transfer of melanin pigments. It produces a superficial chemexfoliation (peeling), thereby allowing attenuation and/or removal of superficial hyperpigmentation. 

Results will last if clients adhere to the post treatment plan. It is recommended to continue the use of home care for at least 4 months, which may be extended up to 9 months depending on the progression of each individual case. Cosmelan 2 can be used indefinitely with longer intervals between applications for maintenance of results, but the Cosmelan 1 peel can be repeated once per year if needed.

The mask will feel cool and tingly, and occasionally a bit itchy if it dries out. Once the mask is removed the skin can feel warm, occasionally feel ‘sunburnt’, and most clients will experience some swelling, then peeling for around 3-5 days. You will receive clear instructions and all the skincare products to use for the 4-6 weeks post the peel. Results will be visible within 7-10 days, but will be best after 30 days. There will be improvement of hyperpigmentation and the disappearance of more superficial pigmentation, as well as improvement in skin quality, with unification of skin tone.

Will it hurt?

The peel itself does not hurt, but the skin will feel sensitive for a few days after the peel, and might sting with application of creams. Within the treatment pack you will find creams that will sooth the skin, and clear instructions on how to apply use it.

Is it necessary to take any precaution during treatment?


During the first week post-treatment, it is advisable to avoid the following activities: swimming in pools, sauna, exposure to direct heat sources, outdoor sports. Avoid direct sun exposure, the continuous use of a high-filter sunscreen is essential when facing light exposure of any nature, since both natural and artificial light can stimulate melanin synthesis.

How long does the treatment take to work?


Results will be visible within 7-10 days, but will be best after 30 days  

Is it safe?

Cosmelan has been safely used in over a million procedures worldwide. Some redness and discomfort post peel is expected, there is usually some peeling for 3-5 days, occasionally accompanied by some itching, stinging and tightness.

What are the contra-indications?

Cosmelan cannot be used if you: 

Are pregnant or breastfeeding

Have broken or inflamed skin

Have an auto-immune condition affecting the skin

Or on Roaccutane

HIFU/

HIFU stands for High-Intensity-Focussed -Ultrasound and it’s essentially a non surgical treatment option for skin tightening. The treatment uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift and tighten the skin.

You are a candidate if you are concerned about: 

Mild to moderate skin laxity (not severe)

Saggy jawline or jowls

Sagging under the chin

Loose skin on the neck

Lines or wrinkles on the chest

HIFU uses focused ultrasound energy which has unique properties that allows it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat the underlying layers. During the treatment the transducer delivers and deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. This jump starts a natural process, known as neo-collagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over the following 2-3 months.

After your HIFU Treatment, you may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will take place over 2-3 months, as your body naturally regenerates collagen. Since the procedure stimulates your own collagen production, how long the results last really depends on you. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but your natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside.

Dr Ansulette will clean the skin, mark the areas for treatment, then slide a hand held device over the skin as energy is deposited into the skin at different depths. 

As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation generally only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. The skin might appear flushed at first, but any redness generally disappear within hours. 

Some clients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary in nature. The skin will feel tighter after treatment, and might even look tighter, but results will develop over 2-3 months, where after another treatment can be performed if needed.

Does it hurt?

Although not necessarily painful, it can be an uncomfortable treatment for those with lower pain thresholds, but the intensity can be adjusted for patient comfort.

How Long Will the treatment take?


The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A full-face procedure typically takes 60 minutes, while a jawline or chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.

How long until I see results?


The skin will feel tighter after treatment, and might even look tighter, but results will develop over 2-3 months, where after another procedure can be performed if needed.

Results depend on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and the individual’s collagen-building process so that some clients may benefit from additional treatments. Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help clients keep pace with the body’s natural aging process.

Is it safe?

Yes, administered correctly by a skilled professional, the treatment carries little risk if there are no contra-indications to treatment. Dr Ansulette Kay will assess your suitability for skin booster treatments and discuss the relevant risks and benefits so you can make an informed choice. 

What are the contra-indications? 

HIFU cannot be used if you:

Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Have metal implants near the target area

Have open skin lesions or infections at the target area

Have Cystic Acne

SKIN NEEDLING - CIT/

The aim of all skin needling is to produce collagen, which occurs when a healing response is triggered in the dermis.

 

You are a candidate if you are concerned about: 

Acne scarring

Stretch marks

Fine lines

Crepey skin

Enlarged pores

Blackheads

Hair loss

Skin needling, also known as microneedling / mesotherapy or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), works by introducing needles into the skin to create micro-injuries in the dermis. This action activates the skin’s natural wound healing process by releasing fibroblasts and growth factors that create collagen and elastin, causing progressive improvement in the texture and thickness of the skin. Dr Ansulette Kay uses a sterile, one-use-only cartridge with steel needles, inserted into a pen-like device to administer the treatment. The depth of the needles and rate of penetration can be adjusted to suit the area being treated.

Skin needling can be performed on all skin types and colours, including sensitive skin.
Results include thicker, tighter and smoother skin, increased blood flow to areas of poor healing, minimized appearance of scars (including acne) and fine lines and increased penetration of serums and moisturizers.

Other results can include minimized stretch marks and hair loss. Skin needling can be repeated every 6-8 weeks as long as the epidermis is healed; however, collagen formation can continue for up to 12 months after one treatment.

Collagen induction will start immediately, but collagen remodelling will be maximal at the 3 to the 4-month mark. To achieve the best results Dr Ansulette Kay does 3-4 sessions spaced 6-8 weeks apart.

The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but your natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside. Because skin continues to age, future treatments can help clients keep pace with the body’s natural aging process.

Dr Ansulette Kay will assess your skin and decide if skin needling is the best treatment for your skin concern. You will be started on active ingredients at least 4 weeks prior to treatment to prepare the skin.
 
Prior to treatment, Dr Ansulette Kay will apply a special local anaesthetic cream for 30 minutes, which will make the treatment comfortable. Each session takes 15 to 20 minutes to perform, where after a soothing ointment will be applied. Moderate redness and swelling can be expected 24 to 48 hours after the procedure, and flaking, peeling or crusting can occur 3 to 5 days post-procedure. It is important to follow the skincare instructions given post skin needling.
 
Collagen induction will start immediately, but collagen remodelling will be maximal at the 3 to the 4-month mark. To achieve the best results Dr Ansulette Kay does 3-4 sessions spaced 6-8 weeks apart.

Will it hurt?
A topical anaesthetic is applied 30-60 minutes prior to treatment, which will minimize discomfort. Most clients will only feel pressure and some mild tingling during the treatment; however, the skin will feel warm and sensitive afterwards. A soothing ointment will provide comfort, and the skin should feel back to normal within 24-48 hours.

Is it necessary to take any precaution during treatment?

During the first week post-treatment, it is advisable to avoid the following activities: swimming in pools, sauna, exposure to direct heat sources, outdoor sports. Avoid direct sun exposure, the continuous use of a high-filter sunscreen is essential, but its best to avoid other active ingredients until 3-5 days post-treatment.

How long does the treatment take to work?

Collagen induction will start immediately, so the skin should look fresher within a few days, but collagen remodelling will be maximal at the 3 to the 4-month mark. To achieve the best results Dr Ansulette Kay does 3-4 sessions spaced 6-8 weeks apart.

Is it safe?
Performed in the correct manner by a skilled professional the treatment carries little risk if there are no contra-indications. Dr Ansulette Kay will assess your suitability for skin needling and discuss the relevant risks and benefits so you can make an informed choice.

What are the contra-indications? 

Skin Needling cannot be used if you:

Have broken or inflamed skin

Have auto-immune skin conditions

Have bleeding disorders

Are immunosuppressed, take Roaccutane, or have scars less than 6 months old