What is bio-stimulator treatment?
Bio-stimulator treatment is a non-surgical option used to stimulate your body’s own collagen and elastin. As we age, we lose volume in our face and elasticity in our skin. Our bones remodel and our fat pads shrink, often leaving a hollow, sunken or tired appearance. Bio-stimulator is made of Poly-L-Lactic acid which, when injected into the skin, helps to restore underlying structures of the dermis and thus serves to create a tighter, more youthful appearance over time. Bio-stimulator is particularly useful for tightening areas that do not require too much additional volume. For example the lower face or temples which can often appear gaunt with age.
It is my first time with you, do I need to book a consultation beforehand?
Welcome! It is not necessary to book a separate consultation in addition to treatment time. Each appointment is flexible and includes ample consultation time. Of course, if you are unsure and would like some time to think your options over before proceeding, you are more than welcome to book in for a no-obligation consultation.
How long does the appointment take?
Each bio-stimulator appointment takes approximately 30-45 minutes including consultation time. The actual injecting component generally only takes a few minutes depending on the area being treated. Please allow approximately 60 minutes due to the unpredictable nature of medical appointments.
What can I expect after treatment?
Immediately post treatment, swelling, lumping and bruising may be present. Because the collagen stimulating effects of the treatment occur over time, results are best seen at approximately the 6-12 week. 1-2 treatments are generally required for best results, with the second treatment conducted 6 weeks after the first.
How long does the treatment last?
Beyond a certain age, our bodies are constantly losing collagen, so repeat treatments are recommended every 2 years.
Will I bruise or swell?
Depending on the area treated and the method used (cannula vs needle), bio-stimulator will commonly result in minor bruising or swelling. Rarely, this can be severe and may take over a week to completely heal. Therefore, it is recommended treatment is conducted at least a few weeks before any important events. If you bruise easily, you may be at higher risk of bruising. The risk of bruising may be lessened by avoiding blood-thinning vitamins, medications and foods for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment. Rigorous exercise, caffeine and alcohol should be avoided for 24 hours prior to treatment.
Are there any risks?
As with all medical procedures, bio-stimulator treatments do offer rare, but possible side-effects. These are discussed in detail during consultation and include the possibility of ongoing swelling, bruising, lumps, granulomas, infection, and very rarely vascular occlusion and blindness. Cosmetic Nurse Jana is highly trained in safe-injecting practice and dealing with emergency should intra-vascular injection occur. All potential risks and side-effects are discussed in detail during each appointment.
What are the after-care instructions?
Remain upright for 4-6 hours post treatment.
Avoid any heat-inducing activities for 24 hours post treatment. These include rigorous exercise, steam rooms, saunas, spas.
Avoid make up for 24 hours post treatment.
Avoid blood thinning medications, vitamins and food for 24 hours post treatment.
Avoid tattooing or invasive facials for 2-weeks post treatment.
Massage the treated area as instructed for 5 minutes, 5 times a day for 5 days.
Is the treatment painful?
Almost all patients find bio-stimulator treatments very comfortable. Both topical and local anaesthetic are used. Depending on your own pain tolerance, some gentle pinches or small pricks may be felt but the treatment is very quick, and for the most part, very tolerable.
I’m needle-phobic, can I still have treatment?
Of course! Cosmetic Nurse Jana specialises in treating nervous patients and has many techniques to ensure your complete comfort. Please make sure you have a big meal prior to treatment.
I’m flying in to see you, can I have treatment on the same day?
Cosmetic Nurse Jana has many clients fly interstate to see her. Generally, she prefer patients to avoid flying for 24-48hours post treatment and to be available for a 2-week review if needed.
Who can’t have treatment?
Anyone under 18, pregnant or breast-feeding women, anyone unwell and anyone undergoing dental work or facial surgery 2 weeks either side of their appointment. It is the patient’s obligation to inform the practitioner of all medical issues and medications. All patients are consulted with a doctor prior to treatment where any individual medical issues or potential contraindications can be discussed.
Bella Donna Health Injectables Skin Beauty
Phone Number 0435 525 810
2 Fleay Court,
Monday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 07:30 PM
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Saturday 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM