Glossary of Terms

Anti Ageing Injections

Anti-Ageing injections contain a purified protein which binds to parts of the muscle that normally receive signals from nerve endings which create a natural-looking subtle rejuvenation to your face. This allows the muscle to relax, reducing the skin creases or wrinkles that are normally produced by the persistent contraction of these muscles. The effect should be noticeable within a 3-5 days, giving a fresh and natural appearance.

Belkyra (Kybella)

Belkyra – Kybella is now approved by APHRA and is now available to melt away that dreaded double chin.

Bunny Lines

Bunny lines’ describe straight, slightly diagonal lines that extend from both sides of the nose, beneath the bridge, when someone smiles or laughs. They are named as such because they vaguely resemble a pair of rabbit ears or whiskers.

Like many facial expression lines, they can occur naturally if someone regularly crinkles their nose when they laugh, or through the process of ageing.

Cannula

A thin hollow tube inserted through an incision in order to loosen fat during liposuction.

Cellulite

A fatty deposit causing a dimpled or uneven appearance. Usually appears around the thighs and buttocks.

Cheek Augmentation

 A surgical or non-surgical procedure that reshapes the cheek area through the placement of a gel-like liquid or implant.

Chemical Peel

A process in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells. This process is also called a chemexfoliation.

Collagen

The major structural proteins in the skin that give it strength and resilience.

Cosmetic Surgery

People have cosmetic surgery to improve the way they look, based on their own ideals of beauty.

Crows Feet

Crow’s-feet, also known as ‘laugh lines’ and ‘character lines,’ are clusters of tiny wrinkles and fine lines that form around the outer corners of the eyes.

They are often caused by sun exposure. Smoking can also contribute to their formation.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a non-invasive treatment used to restore youth and volume to the face. As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and natural hydration.

Dermabrasion

A surgical procedure in which a patient’s upper layers of skin, scarred from acne, pox, or other causes, is frozen and then removed using a high-powered rotating brush.

Dynamic Wrinkles

Are those caused by the repeated use of the muscles of facial expression.

Exfoliate

To remove the top layer of skin. Chemical Peels and Dermabrasion are examples of methods in which the skin is exfoliated.

Fat Transfer

A surgical procedure, using fat, harvested from another part of the body to a part that needs enhancement, such as the breasts or buttocks. Fat is usually taken from the abdomen, thighs, lower back and hips. Fat is removed through liposuction, purified and reinserted into the new area. Also referred to as fat grafting.

Forehead Wrinkles

Are a natural, if unfortunate, by product of aging, and you can’t escape from them forever.

Frown Lines

Are those annoying lines that span across your forehead, are a source of frustration for anyone trying to turn back the clock on their skin.

Grafting

A procedure in which healthy skin or muscle is moved from one area of the body to another that’s damaged by disease or injury.

Hyperhidrosis

Severe sweating (also known as hyperhidrosis ie underarms, feet and hands) is a very real and embarrassing problem, but there are some effective ways to treat it this condition by cosmetic injections.

Keloid scar

A type of scar that continues to grow beyond what is needed at the site of an injury. This type of scar is caused by too much collagen forming while the skin is being repaired. The tendency to develop keloid scars is genetic.

Kybella (Belkyra)

Kybella is now approved by APHRA and is now available to melt away that dreaded double chin.

Lip Augmentation

A non surgical procedure done to improve deflated, drooping, or sagging lips; correct their symmetry; or reduce fine lines and wrinkles around them. This is often done through injections.

Plastic Surgery

The word ‘plastic’ in Plastic Surgery is derived from the Greek word ‘plastikos’ which means to mould or give form. It refers to the way in which one can reshape the tissues of the body to restore form and function. Since its foundation, Plastic Surgery has encompassed both cosmetic (aesthetic) and reconstructive surgery. Historical evidence of these types of procedures date back more than four thousand years.

Today, the medical specialty of Plastic Surgery encapsulates a comprehensive and diverse set of subspecialty disciplines. Fully qualified surgeons who perform Plastic Surgery are known as Specialist Plastic Surgeons. They are integral to the public hospital system, and contribute extensively to the advancement of medical science through research, education and training.

Severe Sweating

Severe sweating can affect your entire body or just your palms, soles, underarms or face. Hyperhidrosis is the condition of excessive sweating. Sweating is your body’s normal mechanism to cool itself, but some people produce more sweat than is needed for cooling – called hyperhidrosis. This condition affects about 2 to 3 per cent of the population.

Sleep wrinkles

Are caused by lying on the side of the face in bed. These form oblique lines across the cheeks.

Static wrinkles

Are those that occur as consequence of ageing of the skin.

Wrinkle Injections

Wrinkle injections contain a purified protein which binds to parts of the muscle that normally receive signals from nerve endings. This allows the muscle to relax, reducing the skin creases or wrinkles that is normally produced by the persistent contraction of these muscles.

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