What do you see when you look in the mirror? Are you starting to notice some fine lines appearing, deep wrinkles in the face and neck, a loss of skin elasticity and sun damage?
In our youth, facial expressions create dynamic wrinkles that disappear when the face is at rest. Over time, these lines become deeper and ‘static’, meaning they remain, even though the muscle is relaxed. These lines can make your appearance look tired, aged and in some cases even a little bit grumpy.
At Bella Face we use a comprehensive range of medical anti-ageing treatments that are non-invasive and virtually painless. These treatments correct and smooth wrinkle areas for several months and actually work to slow the appearance of ageing over time. If you want to restore that youthful glow to your skin, come and visit Dr Nici in the clinic to discuss the range of options available.
Due to restrictions of the Australian TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration), the particular brands we use at Bella Face cannot be advertised. There are three brands available in Australia. All three are strains of botulinum toxin, a powerful protein that inhibits muscular contraction where nerves and muscles meet.
Through precision injections, we use tiny amounts of this toxin to reduce the movement of certain muscle groups so that we reduce the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles that are caused by their repetitive movement. Over time, the treated area becomes smoother, leaving you looking refreshed and rejuvenated.
Not only can the toxin be used for fine lines and wrinkles, but it’s muscle relaxing properties allow us to use it effectively for a range of other concerns too, such as facial slimming, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), migraine prevention and jaw clenching.
At Bella Face Dr Nici uses precision injections using tiny needles. The amount depends on the size of the area being treated and the particular outcome you discuss in your personalised treatment plan.
Dr Nici will schedule enough time to allow for a full facial assessment and discussion about your personalised treatment plan and desired outcome. The actual injections only take a few minutes depending on how many areas are being treated and how many injections we decide on in your treatment plan. For returning clients, the treatment itself can take as little as ten minutes, making it a convenient and quick procedure, with virtually no down-time so you can return to your regular activities shortly after your appointment.
The injections are very quick and Dr Nici uses tiny needles to minimise discomfort. Some patients like to apply ice packs prior to the treatment and we also have complimentary medical grade aesthetic cream as well as nitrous oxide gas available.
When performed by a trained and highly experienced doctor such as Dr Nici, the outcome of the treatment should last between 3 to 5 months. For the best results, we recommend scheduling an appointment 3 months after your first treatment to help maintain your enhanced beauty. After a series of treatments you may find you can stretch the time to 4 months as the duration of results starts to increase. It’s important to remember that every patient is unique and that results van vary from person to person depending on the dosage delivered as well as your natural skin movement and facial animation.
The small injections may cause some redness and a small amount of swelling, but these generally resolve within 30 minutes. In rare instances we see some mild bruising, but again, this resolves quickly. After an anti-wrinkle treatment, you can expect results within 3 to 5 days. It will take up to 2 weeks to see the optimal outcome. Dr Nici also schedules a post-treatment review appointment to follow up with her clients and ensure they are happy with the results.
At Bella Face you can be rest assured you are in the hands of a highly trained and experienced Doctor. Dr Nici has also specialised in skin cancer medicine so has not only the knowledge of the complex anatomy of the face, but also precise and gentle hands to perform these procedures.
There is risk of some redness, swelling, bruising or minor headache following a treatment. Some treatment areas carry their own particular risks which Dr Nici can discuss with you prior to your treatment.
Yes. With age, our skin loses its elasticity, fat pads shrink and the bony structure of our face changes. Over time, with repetitive use of facial muscles, you may develop static lines - lines that remain even when the muscle has been relaxed. While anti-wrinkle treatments work beautifully on dynamic lines of expression, they can only soften, not erase static lines.
Sometimes we require dermal fillers to work on these areas, to ‘fill’ the deeper lines that are in the face at rest. The area you want to treat may require the use of both anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler.
Dr Nici can discuss these options with you during your facial assessment and development of your treatment plan.
Dr Nici provides a complimentary consultation for all new patients to assess their unique features and facial profile, to understand their expectations and to formulate a treatment plan that suits.
Dr Nici performs all treatments at Bella Face.