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Dr Nora

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 Consultations in all aspects of medicine including
Facial Cosmetics, anti-wrinkle, dermal and lip fillers
Family Planning, sexual health, coil and implant insertions
Minor surgery and skin
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Posts tagged “dermal filler”

Your First Cosmetic Injection? | Doctor Explains What You Need to Know 💉

Are you considering cosmetic injectables? In today’s episode I talk through some vital pointers to consider before letting the needle touch your skin.

CHAPTERS

0:00 Introduction

0:24 Why

2:30 Goals

4:23 Budget

7:52 Timing

10:58 Research

13:16 Choosing Your Injector

17:20 Conclusion

Tip 1 - Why

When you consider cosmetic injectables, it’s important to know your motivations. Are you thinking of having a surgical procedure and you want to test the waters? Are you following a trend on social media? Is it peer pressure from colleagues at work? Or is it something deeper than that, perhaps you’re unhappy about something and by changing you’ll get a confidence boost.

By establishing your ‘why’ it’ll help you to better understand your motivations and whether it really is the right thing for you.

Tip 2 - What is your goal

Before embarking on any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to think thoroughly about what you want to achieve. Are you thinking of a dramatic change or a subtle change? It makes it easier for your injector if you bring in a photo of something that you would desire to have. This way both you and the injector can be on board and establish whether the goals are realistic.

Tip 3 - Budget

Whilst cosmetic injectables are cheaper than permanent surgical procedures, they still add up and can be quite pricey. Some clinics will advertise cheap injectables but this should always make you think twice as sometimes they are cheap for a reason, and very often the cheapest ends up being the most expensive. It’s important to speak with your practitioner about your budget so that a degree of forward planning can be made.

Tip 4 - Timing

This is a vital aspect to consider. You should know that cosmetic procedures take time to settle. Anti-wrinkle injections take up to 2 weeks to settle and sometimes there may be complications, for example, if the product migrates this can lead to drooping eyelids or brows, this alone can take a few weeks to settle after the treatment. We always advise if you are having injectables - whether dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle, to at east wait please wait 6-8 weeks prior to an event.

Not only is it important to plan ahead for events, but it is also important to think about timing in your life. If you are about to undergo a weight loss journey, dermal fillers may not be the most effective use of your money. It could be worthwhile waiting to complete your weight loss journey and then consider dermal fillers thereafter. With regards to anti-wrinkle treatments, these can be done during your weight loss journey, but be aware that your metabolism may be changing and so the longevity may be altered. Be sure to always seek the advice from your cosmetic practitioner for an individual treatment plan.

Tip 5 - Research

Cosmetic injectables may seem straightforward but they are not without their own risks. Your cosmetic practitioner should discuss these with you fully prior to consenting to the procedure. On a simplistic level, as a needle is used, it may cause bruising, bleeding and inflammation. More serious complications can occur, for dermal fillers, there may be granulomas or nodule formations, or even more seriously skin cell death and possible blindness. For anti-wrinkle injections, this may include product migration. For these reasons, it is essential to have full knowledge of what is involved in the procedure before commencing.

Tip 6 - Who is your practitioner

In Australia, Doctors, Dentists or Nurses can be cosmetic practitioners. It is important to find someone that has a wealth of knowledge in facial anatomy so that they know where to inject safely and what to do should there be a complication. Similarly it is important to choose someone who has experience, you may wish to use word of mouth or social media. Though do be careful as pictures can be doctored to appear better than real life.

My final tip is to consider, after all of the above, are cosmetic injectables for you. If the answer is yes, then I wish you the best of luck and please seek a second opinion from an adequately qualified health professional. If you choose that it is not for you then I am glad that this video has helped in your decision making.

COMPANION VIDEOS

How to Reverse Fillers: https://youtu.be/zd_iMSy3cIg

Aftercare for Anti-Wrinkle Injections: https://youtu.be/NsbOjEaEtZU

Non-Surgical Nose Job: https://youtu.be/cbnLuKu2rCE

How to Take Before and After Pictures: https://youtu.be/XEOKEXQK7S0

Thanks for watching and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment below or pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora 💉

Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

FILM BY VTUDIO | https://vtudio.com

Working on Christmas Eve | The Health Musical 🎵😜

🎵

Working around the Christmas Eve

It’s a happy holiday.

Coughs and colds, anti-wrinkle for getting old

Well I’ll be here all day.

Need a script or sick note, to see Santa, tonight?

Well, All you gots to do is let me,

Inject your lips, with dermal filler…

Just kidding.

Working around the Christmas Eve

Have a happy holiday

It’s been an honour and a pleasure to be your doctor

So please don’t get sick today.

🎵

FILM BY VTUDIO

https://vtudio.com

FILMING TOOLS

Sony A7III: http://vtudio.com/a/?a=sony+a7iii

MUSIC

Coyote Hearing - Gameboy

Twin Musicom - Hip Hop Christmas

Non-Surgical Nose Job | Treatment Video, Case Study and Risks

in today’s episode I’ll be talking you through and demonstrating the non surgical nose job, where fillers are strategically placed along the nose to help straighten out any hooks or bumps.

First up let’s talk about noses, whether you’ve got a stubby nose or a hooked nose let’s face it noses come in all shapes and sizes.

Traditionally to alter the shape your nose, you’d require a surgical procedure commonly known as a rhinoplasty. This requires one or several incisions under general anaesthetic, and a recovery period of up to 2 weeks with the aid of a nasal cast.

The non-surgical option differs in that the procedure can be performed without the need of general anaesthetic and there is no down time.

Sounds too good to be true right? Well, the main disadvantages of the non-surgical option is that it is only suitable for certain candidates, secondly, as it uses dermal filler, it will only last for a period of up to 12 to 18 months, and most importantly, as it’s not a traditional treatment, the risks are heightened, so always seek an adequately trained cosmetic practitioner.

WHO CAN HAVE THE PROCEDURE

For this procedure, those who have a natural bump at the top of their nose or who have a hook on the end will benefit most.

Unfortunately, this procedure is not suitable for people who suffer from certain medical conditions and for those who have already had a rhinoplasty in the past, as there is a larger chance of complications.

HOW IS IT PERFORMED

After completing a full facial assessment the area is cleansed thoroughly.

For this procedure, you’ll see that I use ultra fine syringes, this helps in a few ways, firstly the needle is much thinner and so reduces the chance of puncturing vessels, secondly it allows me to deposit smaller amounts in various locations as the syringe has more gradients to it.

I work in a systematic manner, firstly by injecting the bridge of the nose, down to the bone, and placing filler here will help to even out any lumps or bumps.

The second injection site is towards the tip of the nose, one of which is performed between the nostrils, this is uncomfortable for the patient but helps to elevate the hook of the nose.

After a quick facial assessment mid way through, I then continue to inject small amounts of filler according to where it is needed.

Something to be aware of, is that while you will see immediate changes to the nose, it will swell up during the procedure, so care and trust is needed with your practitioner as they will know where to place the filler best according to their facial assessments.

AFTERCARE

The treatment typically takes 15-20 minutes depending on the case and there is no downtime. It’s important to understand that you will have swelling and bruising in this area. For this your practitioner will advise an ice pack or simple pain relief. It’s vital that you don’t rub or touch the filler after the procedure, to avoid infection and displacement of the product.

It’s important to alert your practitioner, if you do notice any signs of infection which could include, redness or pus.

The filler will take full effect in two weeks and this will give time for the swelling and inflammation to settle and the results are life changing as you can see from my patient.

RISKS

The nose receives blood supply from a number of important arteries which also go on to supplying the eyes.

Now as with all surgical procedures there are risks you should be aware of. Infection, swelling bruising bleeding.

And more rarely blindness. Sadly Australia had its first case of blindness from dermal fillers this April. This can occur when filler is injected close to or into a vessel that supplies the eye causing a blockage so that the eye no longer has supply.

If you are a patient who is seeking such treatments it’s vital to ensure that the cosmetic practitioner, firstly, has the correct dissolving solution in their clinic and secondly knows how to deal with such an emergency.

But the good news is, is that this is very rare and when the procedure is done correctly the results are astonishing. For a lot of people they’ll have tears of joy.

Thanks for watching and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment in the comments section below or pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora 💉

You can view more video demonstrations at: http://drnora.com

Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

FILM BY VTUDIO | https://vtudio.com

CREDITS

3D Model | alexlashko - Average Female Body

3D Mode | Anatomy Next - Head and Neck

Music | Coyote Hearing - Gameboy

Music | Otis McDonald - In Case You Forgot

YouTube | Crystal Mendez - mY TEENage nose jOB $$$

YouTube | Sjte Wheatley - NOSE JOB VLOG

YouTube | JulzTheFools - NOSE JOB VLOG!!!

YouTube | Harper’s BAZAAR - What A Nose Job Is Really Like

Cheek and Under Eye Hollow Dermal Fillers for Men | Cannula vs Needle Analysis

In this episode I’ll be talking you through a cheek and tear trough filler procedure showing you and discussing the pros and cons of using a cannula and needle to inject dermal fillers.

COMPANION VIDEOS

Needle Cheek Filler Treatment: https://youtu.be/zxJBT0JPxXs

Female Cheek Filler Treatment: https://youtu.be/Gx57WNvbLWg

CANNULA

A cannula is a blunt plastic tube that is introduced to the skin using needle. As the cannula is blunt, it is less likely to penetrate through important vessels and is less traumatic to underlying tissues, this means there will be less swelling and bruising. 

A cannula also allows for fewer injection sites which is more comfortable for the patient. The use of cannula can be quicker than a needle but this does depend on the area being treated.

CHEEK FILLER WITH CANNULA

For the cheek filler treatment, first an incision is made with a 25 gauge needle, this provides the opening for the cannula to be inserted. The needle is then removed and the cannula passed through the entry point to below the skin surface. The cannula can re-enter in the same injection site and so allowing for filler to be deposited in multiple areas with just one entry point.

NEEDLE

Needles are great because they give you more control on the areas you’re injecting, allowing you to give small precise deposits of filler. That being said, you will require more injection sites.

TEAR TROUGH FILLER WITH NEEDLE

First up the area is cleansed and the safety zones to be injected are marked on the face. Several ultra fine needles are used to deposit small amounts of filler along the boney prominence of the face. After the injections the filler is massaged into place.

PROS AND CONS

When deciding which method to use it depends on a number of factors.

- Needles are considered to be more precise and can be injected deeper into the issue, but do require more injections to be made, which for the patient can be the most wince provoking part of the treatment.

- The patients experience and expectations play another factor here, most patients may have experience or at least know what to expect from a needle. With the cannula, while generally more comfortable, you can still feel it moving under the skin, which can present a new and un-natural experience. So the patients experience level and preference is important to consider.

- The areas being treated especially in regards to the surrounding anatomical structures need to be taken into careful consideration. As the cannula is blunt, it is less likely to penetrate through important vessels and is less traumatic to underlying tissues, this means there will be less swelling and bruising.

- However, the most important factor is your cosmetic practitioners preference and experience level. As a practitioner with more experience with one technique will perform better than using another. The traditional pathway for a cosmetic practitioner is to start with needles as they can be used for both dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments, whereas cannulas are primarily used for dermal fillers only, so that is why you may find that not all practitioners are trained for the use of cannula and so the outcome does depend on the providers experience and technique, because you don’t want to be their first.

You can view more video demonstrations or arrange to drop by at my website: http://drnora.com

This video was taken with the patient’s consent.

Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

FILM BY VTUDIO | https://vtudio.com

CREDITS

Coyote Hearing - Gameboy

Otis McDonald - In Case You Forgot

Mouth Wrinkles? How to Treat Marionette Lines with Dermal Filler

Look sad but don’t feel it? 🙃

In this treatment we’ve used 1ml of dermal filler to replenish the structure of the oral commissures.

As you can see there is visible improvement, with a noticeable reduction in the lines.

Treatment time is 20-30 minutes with no down time. Inflammation settles after a few days with optimal results seen at 2 weeks. You can expect treatment to last from 6 to 9 months.

The great thing about dermal filler is that it can be combined with other treatments, so after the 2 week period for the results to fully settle in, we can consider a top up of dermal filler or even anti-wrinkle treatment to further target the area if desired.

If you’re interested or would like to find out more, pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

You can view more video demonstrations or arrange to drop by at my website: http://drnora.com

This video was taken with the patient’s consent.

Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

FILM BY VTUDIO | https://vtudio.com