Safety First, Mobile Aesthetic Service
When I established Serene Aesthetics, I envisaged starting a mobile aesthetics treatment service, I was warned against this by other professionals in the industry.
Aspects of concern were highlighted to me such as safety, security, providing a sterile service, in a safe environment, lighting, pets, parties, alcohol, litigation, and the list goes on. Well, I would like to highlight throughout the year, I have encountered all of the above, and each little obstacle I have encountered, I have used to learn, grow and improve my mobile service.
I have also had a wonderful experience, of being welcomed into the homes of many, many wonderful clients and beautiful people, who have helped me grow my little dream.
My promise to you is that I will continue to learn and expand my knowledge, experience and commitment to continuing education, to provide you with a safe, mobile service, in the comfort of your own home.
A full consultation prior to treatment will explore your past experiences with injections and provide additional comfort as needed with reassurance, education and numbing cream.
Simple analgesia is recommended for pain relief such as paracetamol. The treatments will be carried out after the application of a topical anaesthetic cream and due to the hyaluronic acid-base and lidocaine or local anaesthetic, within the syringe, the injections will be virtually painless, at the most uncomfortable, in the more vascular areas, such as the lips.
The hyaluronic acid is viscous, so stretching of the skin can be uncomfortable, but this is minimised but the addition of lidocaine to the injections. Straight after the injections, the site may display redness, swelling, tingling, bruising, twitching, and burning, these symptoms may last a few hours.
Incorrectly or unevenly placed hyaluronic acid-based fillers can be dissolved with hyaluronidase. Bumps, lumps and asymmetry can easily be adjusted or corrected, results may be noticeable immediately, or within a few days.
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers will naturally dissolve over 3-6 months. The sensation experienced through injections varies from client to client. The majority of treatments are tolerated well without any intervention for discomfort.
- If you have a fever or a shivering cold
- Swelling – your lips will swell for 1-3 days, to alleviate this, intermittently, throughout this time, apply ice to the treated area, and remain hydrated by drinking water
- Bruising – your lips may bruise and this is perfectly normal, they are a very vascular area, with a good blood supply and a lot of dynamic movement, this will settle within about a week
- Apply arnica balm or cream to the area to reduce swelling and bruising, which you can purchase from the local health food store in the form of tablets, cream or balm
- Try to avoid alcohol for 24 hours after injecting as this can increase bruising and swelling, also avoid direct heat such as saunas, sunbeds, hot wax, hot tea or coffee, sunbathing or hot tubs
- If you suffer from cold sores, injection sites may trigger an eruption
- Avoid blood-thinning medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin, however, if you self administer blood-thinning medication due to a serious medical condition, this should never be stopped and injections should be discussed with your GP to discuss your options
- Avoid rubbing or massaging the area or lying directly on top of the filler, avoid flying for about 3 days after fillers as lumps may form, if there is a visible lump, you may massage the lump, otherwise minimise movement of the treated area.
- Will my treatments be painful – A topical anaesthetic cream is applied prior to all treatments, it is left to work for 5-10 mins, until it starts to tingle, at which point it will decrease the pain from the injections. With each injection a small amount of local anaesthetic will be administered, so the injections will become more comfortable as the procedure progresses
- Avoid fillers if you have previously had an allergic reaction
- Avoid fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Reasons to Contact your Practitioner Immediately:
- If you have a fever or a shivering cold.
- If you are experiencing extreme pain.
- If the area is red or hot to touch, or the opposite if the tissues are not being perfused, the temperature will be reduced.
- If there is blanching in an area not injected if you put pressure on an area and the blood supply is not returning immediately.
- If you have a visible infection.
- If the area is dusky or purple.
- If you have any concerns at all, give your practitioner a call.
Will be dependant on the product used and the area being treated.
If the treatment area, is over a large, dynamic and constantly working muscle, the filler will be reabsorbed faster.
The manufacturer’s recommendation is 3-6 months for areas such as lips, nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and cheeks can last up to 12 months. Depending on products used, the desired longevity and price can be discussed in full, at our first consultation.