Gisborne has a Cosmetic Clinic now!
We do anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers at this clinic. Drs Umair Masood & Sarah Lloyd provides this service at the clinic.
At the Initial consult, your needs will be assessed and a treatment plan with costs will be provided. You have no obligation to proceed to any treatment unless you chooses to do so. You can come back another day to have the treatment if you want to.
We only use the best anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler products.
The Clinic is available Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Initial appointments are 30 minutes long and cost $30 If you have treatment on the same day, this cost is deducted form the total.
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Anti wrinkle injections are purified proteins. When injected into muscles it blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscle. Therefore, the injected muscle can’t contract. The overlying skin smooths out.
How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?
It does vary from patient to patient. Normally it lasts between 3-4 months.
How long does it take for anti-wrinkle injections to start working?
You will notice a difference in about 4 days. The maximum effect happens at 2 weeks.
What are risks of anti-wrinkle injections?
Generally they are very safe. Bruising can happen but it is very rare and does resolve very quickly. Sometimes, the upper eyelid can be a bit droopy but again this is very rare and does resolve.
Are anti-wrinkle injections painful?
It feels like a quick pinch. We can use ice or anesthetic cream to numb the areas of injection. Most patients are comfortable during and after the procedure.
What do I have to do before anti-wrinkle injection?
Cleanse your face and take your make up off before coming in. Do not take any blood thinning medications like Nurofen or aspirin 24-48 hours prior.
What is the aftercare for anti-wrinkle injections?
Sit upright for 4 hours. Do not massage face for first 24 hours. Avoid exercise, caffeine and alcohol for 6 hours after treatment.
What anti-wrinkle injections are used?
There are many different brands available. We use an industry-leading brand and do not compromise on the quality of the product we use.
How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers are biocompatible products used to inject volume into certain areas. Fillers can be used to treat deep wrinkle by “filling in” the area. It can also be used to “re-volumise” larger areas like cheeks and laughter lines. Dermal fillers do not paralyse muscles.
How long do dermal filler treatments last?
The effects of dermal fillers can last 9-12 months.
What side effects can I expect with dermal fillers?
Side effects are rare. Slight bruising, redness and asymmetry can happen but does settle down. Extremely rare side effects can be hypersensitivity, granuloma formation and vascular injury.
Are dermal fillers painful?
Most people rate it as a 2/10 pain. Our dermal fillers do also have local anesthetic in the injection itself. We can also use ice and anesthetic cream to help.
What do I have to do before having dermal fillers?
Do not take blood thinning tablets like Nurofen or aspirin for 24-48 hours prior. Do not consume alcohol for 24-48 hours prior.
What is the aftercare for dermal fillers?
Do not apply make up for 12 hours post injection. Do not massage face for 24 hours. No Saunas or heavy exercises for 24 hours. No extended sun or UV exposure for 2 weeks.
Do I have to take time off work?
No. You can go straight back to work.