Facial expressions cause muscle contractions. Over time, these contractions create creases and lines which become etched into our faces. Muscle relaxant is used to treat specific muscles in order to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles to create a more youthful appearance. Muscle relaxant is widely used across all demographics to prevent the early signs of ageing.
What is HydraFacial?
HydraFacial is a medical-grade hydermabrasion devices that carries out a patented three-part regimen – cleansing, exfoliating, and then infusing skin with intensive serums to moisturise, brighten, plump, and protect. Key booster ingredients allow customisation of the treatment to focus on key priority areas.
HydraFacial may be performed on its own or combined with other procedures for complete facial rejuvenation:
Results are noticeable after the first treatment and will continue to improve over time. Regular treatments performed on a monthly basis are recommended for optimal results. Factors such as home care products, use of SPF, smoking, water intake, stress, or illness will affect results and the frequency of treatments required.
What To Expect
he procedure will take between 30 – 45mins depending on the condition treated. The skin will be cleansed, exfoliated with a mix of salicylic and glycolic acids to break down any dirt and oil which may be clogging the pores. The hand piece will vacuum out blackheads, dirt, oil and impurities while simultaneously applying hydrating, plumping, and nourishing serums.
Are there any risks or complications?
Temporary skin irritation, tightness, redness or slight swelling which usually resolves within 72 hours depending on skin sensitivity
Discomfort, redness and swelling, itching or irritation, skin peeling or flaking – up to 14 days after procedure
Hyperpigmentation & acne breakouts
Hypopigmentation, infection, or scarring is very rare
Reaction to product and/ or local anaesthetic (if applicable) rarely occur but can include an immediate reaction of swelling and very rarely, life-threatening anaphylaxis
How do I prepare for my treatment?
Attend appointment with no makeup, lotions, or SPF
2 weeks prior: avoid excess sun exposure
1 week prior: avoid blood-thinning medication – aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil
3 days prior: no exfoliation, waxing, or hair removal in the treatment area
3 days prior: if prone to cold sores, take prophylactic medication
5 days prior: no products containing AHA’s, Vitamin A products, Retin-A, scrubs, or enzymes
2 days prior: avoid alcohol and stay hydrated
What should I do after my treatment?
Your skin may appear red and feel flushed or hot depending on the skin condition and products applied.
Wash skin with tepid water and a gentle cleanser
Avoid strenuous exercise and heat (saunas, LED, hot showers) for 24 hours
Do not scrub, exfoliate, or aggressively massage treatment area for 3 days
No products containing AHA’s, Vitamin A products, Retin-A, scrubs, or enzymes for 5 days
No peels, IPL, laser, facial treatments not prescribed by the clinic for 2 weeks
Don’t pick, scratch, or peel the skin
Eat a healthy diet and hydrate with 2 – 3L of water
Who is unsuitable for treatment?
Almost all patients can benefit from HydraFacial
Active skin issue in the treatment area, including cold sores, sunburn, eczema, psoriasis, cancer
Active or recent viral or bacterial infection (coughs, colds, flu)
Medications: Roaccutane in past 12 months, photosensitive medications
Allergies to product ingredients
Pregnant or breastfeeding
What products do you use?
Australian advertising guidelines prohibit us from mentioning specific brand names. We use a range of different products from various well-known brands. Please contact us for more information.