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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 will advise you on how to invest your money in the best way to achieve the look you will love!

Cosmetic injection/

Skin/

IV Infusions/

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 (crow’s feet). Or can be used in the lower face to relax the chin, tighten the jawline and prevent teeth grinding.

Dr Ansulette shows Anti Wrinkle Injection Areas

You are a 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 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 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.

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 months.

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.

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.

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.

Will the treatment hurt?

Discomfort is minimal, and no local anesthetic 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 hyaluronic 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 will choose the most appropriate filler for your bespoke treatment plan.

There are many different fillers available. 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 essential 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 don’t last longer than a few weeks. Dr Ansulette uses the latest skin booster to the market, an innovative injectable treatment designed to improve skin quality for up to 9 months after only one treatment session by delivering hyaluronic acid directly into the skin’s dermis.

The Hyaluronic acid works as a magnet for moisture, which improves skin smoothness (absence of fine lines), hydration and elasticity – resulting in plump and healthy-looking skin. It is suitable for treating 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, and it is purely to improve skin quality – so it’s 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. Read more about this treatment in our Blog. 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, which 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. Resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile and a 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 treatments are not expected, and 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.
The actual treatment consists of several injections, customized to suit you, and once the area is numbed, it only takes a few minutes. Dr Ansulette uses both topical and local anaesthetic the ensure that the injections cause minimal discomfort during treatment. Still, 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 and book the treatment at least four weeks before major social events.
Does it hurt? Fat-dissolving treatment consists of several customized injections, and once the area is numbed, it only takes a few minutes. Dr Ansulette uses a topical and local anaesthetic to ensure that the injections cause minimal discomfort during treatment. Still, 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 two 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 indicates that the treatment is working, and will be very noticeable for the first 3 -7 days. It will take two 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 correctly 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 two 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 potent 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 using home care for at least four 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 to maintain 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 an improvement of hyperpigmentation, the disappearance of more superficial pigmentation, and improvement in skin quality with the 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 the application of creams. Within the treatment pack, you will find creams that will soothe the skin and clear instructions on how to apply use it.

Is it necessary to take any precautions 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 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 allow it to bypass the skin’s surface to treat the underlying layers. The transducer delivers and deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration during the treatment. This jump-starts a natural process, known as neo-collagenases, 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 effects, 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 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 will assess your suitability for HIFU  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

Tixel®

It’s  now possible to get beautiful laser-like results without the pain or downtime associated with an ablative treatment. Tixel is a noval way of treating the skin using mechanical ablative (TMA) technology, designed to provide safe and effective skin resurfacing using a patented titanium tip, which is used to improve skin texture and elasticity.

What’s excellent about Tixel is that it is safe to use on delicate areas of the skin such as the face, neck, décolleté and periorbital area –  even treating the eyelids.

Tixel has been proven to stimulate tear production so that it can treat Dry Eye Syndrome.

You are a candidate if you are concerned about:

Sagging upper eyelid
Laxity of the lower eyelid
Sun damage (photo-ageing)
Acne scars
Fine lines
Dilated pores
General skin rejuvenation/tightening
Pigmentation/melasma
Rosacea
Dry eye syndrome
Infusion/Delivery of active skincare/topical medication

Tixel® harnesses the power of pure heat and motion to regenerate & rejuvenate the skin – safely, non-invasively, and effectively in comparison with traditional fractionated carbon dioxide lasers.

Unlike other therapies currently available, Tixel is not a laser, ultrasound, or radio-frequency device, instead it employs a specially designed titanium tip to either generate micropores to aid absorption of products (mesotherapy), or generate coagulative sites that results in new skin formation and collagen production.

Tixel can be tailored for individual skin concerns and how much down time you have. 

Treatment options:

Tixel – Glow: ( Open-channel)

Micropores or micro-channels are created to stimulate the production of collagen, encourage collagen remodelling & improve skin quality. The channels formed can be used to deliver active ingredients to the deeper layers of the skin more effectively. Device-assisted drug delivery is also made possible with this treatment to improve conditions such as rosacea or melasma.

Tixel – medium (Non-ablative)

Superficial layers of the skin resulting in improving skin ageing/sun-damage, tightening of sagging upper eyelids and improving crepiness of lower eyelids. Other body parts such as neck and hands can also be treated. This treatment can also be used around the eyes to stimulate the tearducts and relieve dry eye syndrome.

Tixel – intense (Fractionated Ablation)

At higher settings, Tixel produce similar results to a traditional fractionated carbon dioxide ablative laser but with less discomfort, less downtime and reduced risks of complications. More significant skin conditions such as sun-damaged skin, acne scars and facial lines can be improved.

Tixel is a course of treatment rather than a single treatment. The number of treatments will depend on the intensity; for a milder treatment we recommend 3-6 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart, and for a more intense treatment we recommend 2-3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Results are visable in 1 week, but the final review will be 3 months after the last treatment. 

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. We recommend a repeat treatment at 6 -12 months (depending on the initial intensity and results) to maintain results.

Dr. Ansulette Kay will assess your skin and decide if Tixel is the best treatment for your skin concern. Depending on the planned intensity and your pain threshold

Dr Ansulette might advise you to apply topical anaesthetic 20 minutes prior to your treatment, but most people find the treatment very tolerable and report 2/10 pain at most.  On the day your skin will be cleaned (please do not wear make-up), and several shots, each lasting a fraction of a second, are placed in rows to cover the whole area being treated.

A tiny sting if anything, might be felt with each shot. Afterwards the skin will be red and swollen and feel like a sunburn This might last an hour or two with a light treatment, while it could last up to 24 hours with a more intense treatment. Tiny grid marks (microcrusts) will be visible once the redness settles, these can be present for  3-5 days before flaking off. You will be given aftercare instructions but in general you might need to use an ointment or balm for 24(to 48 hours, if treatment was more intense), avoid make up for at least 24 hours, and avoid using active ingredients for 72 hours.

It is imperative to avoid excessive sun exposure and use Regular sunblock.

Does it hurt?

This will depend on the intensity of the treatment, milder treatments can be done very comfortably without a topical anaesthetic, whilst Dr Ansulette might advise you to apply topical anaesthetic for a more intense treatment.

How Long will the treatment take?


The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and the intensity of the treatment. A full face treatment might take 20 – 30 minutes, whilst a peri-orbital treatment might only take 5-10 minutes.

How long until I see results?


Tixel tightens the skin (dermis) and this improves fine lines, wrinkles, pores, acne scars and skin sagging. It also regenerates the skin (epidermis) and produces even skin tone, whilst reducing pigmentation and other blemishes, including active acne. Results will become visible after 1 week but multiple treatments will be needed for best results.

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 Tixel treatments and discuss the relevant risks and benefits so you can make an informed choice.

What are the contra-indications?

Tixel cannot be used if you:

Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding 

Have recently tanned your skin (wait 4 weeks)

Have just had toxin or dermal fillers (wait 2 weeks)

Have used oral isotretinoin within 3 months prior to treatment.

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

PDO Mono Threads/

Skin ageing causes a loss of collagen and thinning of elastic fibres (elastin). Collagen and elastin form the ‘structure’ of the face, and they diminish as we age. Loss of structure and elasticity in the skin results in facial laxity or ‘sagging’, fine lines and wrinkles.
Mono threads are dissolvable sutures similar to sutures used in surgery in Australia. These biodegradable filaments are coated in (PDO – polydioxanone). They are inserted under the skin to stimulate elastin production and collagen, which then firms and smooths fine lines, wrinkles and ‘crepey’ skin on the face and neck. Mono Threads can be used to treat multiple areas of the face and neck, and body. They are ideal for rejuvenating skin without adding volume. They can be used with other treatments like dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables.

Prior to having this treatment, a consultation is required to assess your needs and design your personalised treatment plan.

Am I a Candidate:

Mono threads are singular smooth threads placed below the skin surface that stimulate the cells to produce collagen and elastin, resulting in tightening the skin and improving sagging tissue and facial contours.

This is a minimally invasive procedure commonly used for the lower part of the face, neck, jawline and jowls.

The threads are made from PDO (polydioxanone), the same material used in surgery to close wounds.

The threads are placed under the skin via a small needle. As they dissolve, it stimulates collagen and elastin production, strengthening and tightening the surrounding tissue.

Results will be visible 8-12 weeks after treatment when you notice skin appearing tighter and firmer.

You are a candidate if you are concerned about:

Fine lines and wrinkles or ‘crepey skin.’
Marionette line
Nasolabial folds
Jawlines
Smokers lines
Necklines
Acne Scarring

The procedure begins by applying a topical numbing cream 45 mins before the treatment to ensure you are conformable throughout the procedure. Several threads are inserted into the skin using a small needle, and you will feel minimal discomfort throughout the treatment, only minor pinpricks and pressure. Mono threads are a ‘bio stimulatory’ treatment, meaning most of the result takes place gradually over 8 -12 weeks.

You will begin to see results in 6 weeks which continue to improve over the next 2- 6 months as new collagen is produced. Although the threads will slowly dissolve, you will continue to see results for up to 12 months.

The results may be affected due to the natural aging process, lifestyle factors, sun exposure, smoking, and weight loss.
The treatment time is dependent on how many areas we treat. This will be decided at your initial consultation that takes place prior to the treatment day.
 
It is important to understand that there is downtime when you have this treatment. You will likely experience swelling, tenderness, bruising and irregularities in the skin texture. This should settle in a few days but might take longer. We suggest you don’t plan any significant social events within at least two weeks of having this treatment.
 
Because PDO mono threads are a stimulatory treatment, results are gradual and can be seen in 8-12 weeks.
Will PDO Mono Threads treatment hurt?
Some patients may experience a mild stinging or burning sensation. This sensation is reduced significantly by the application of a cooling device and anaesthetic before treatment.
 
Can I fly after having PDO Mono?
Yes, after 12 hours, but best to avoid international travel for at least two weeks.
 
Can I exercise after having PDO Mono?
Avoid high impact exercise for three weeks.
 
Can I have a facial or massage after PDO Monos?
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, Avoid smoking and alcohol for 24 hours.
 
Is it safe?
Yes, administered correctly by a skilled professional, the treatment carries little risk if there are no contra-indications to treatment. Our treatment will assess your suitability for PDO and discuss both the risks and benefits so you can make an informed decision.

 

What are the contra-indications? 


Mono threads are not suitable if you:
Have broken or inflamed skin
Have auto-immune skin conditions
Have bleeding disorders
Are immunosuppressed
Allergic to polydioxanone
Tend to develop Hypertrophic Scarring

 

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.

Read more about this treatment in our Blog.

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, which 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. Resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile and a 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 treatments are not expected, and 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. 

The actual treatment consists of several injections, customized to suit you, and once the area is numbed, it only takes a few minutes. Dr Ansulette uses both topical and local anaesthetic the ensure that the injections cause minimal discomfort during treatment. Still, 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 and book the treatment at least four weeks before major social events.

Does it hurt?
Fat-dissolving treatment consists of several customized injections, and once the area is numbed, it only takes a few minutes. Dr Ansulette uses a topical and local anaesthetic to ensure that the injections cause minimal discomfort during treatment. Still, 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 two 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 indicates that the treatment is working, and will be very noticeable for the first 3 -7 days. It will take two 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 correctly 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

IV INFUSIONS !

Coming SOON

Register here and we will let you know when this treatment is available in our Clinic