Soften the lines around the eyes, forehead or frown lines to give you a natural, youthful appearance.
Enhance your features or replace lost volume with hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers.
Even skin tone and restore hydration, elasticity and firmness to your skin with an injectable skin booster.
before your treatment
During your consultation, Dr Tunney will take a full medical and aesthetic history, discuss medications and allergies and listen to your concerns.
An examination of your skin, face and sometimes mouth and teeth, will enable Dr Tunney to work with you to formulate a treatment plan.
Dr Tunney will discuss the consent form with you, and this is to ensure you have all the information you need to be sure of your decision. It is important, however, that you understand that signing a consent form at your consultation does not commit you to the treatment, and you can withdraw your consent at any point up to the treatment itself.
A minimum of two weeks is recommended between consultation and treatment to allow you sufficient time to process the information discussed at your consultation.
One week before your treatment it is advised to avoid certain medications e.g. ibuprofen or aspirin, vitamin E or fish oil and avoiding alcohol for 24 hours before your treatment as these can increase the risk of bleeding. If you are taking any medications prescribed by your GP, then please do not stop anything without discussing it with Dr Tunney or your GP first.
Your consent form and your pre-treatment advice will be emailed to you for your records.
When you arrive for your treatment, it is generally advisable to wear no make-up as this can pose an infection risk when using injectables, but your skin will be cleansed pre-treatment as well.
during your treatment
On the day of your treatment, Dr Tunney will ascertain whether there have been any changes to your health or medications. Your consent form will be discussed briefly again, and Dr Tunney will re-confirm your decision to proceed with treatment. Once again, you may decline consent at any point up until the treatment itself.
Pre-treatment photographs will be taken for your medical records, and are stored securely and confidentially.
Your skin will be cleansed and disinfected prior to the treatment, and for some procedures, topical anaesthetic cream will be applied. This will need to stay on the skin for 20-30 minutes before the treatment, and you may be moved to a different, discrete space within the clinic to wait for this anaesthesia to take effect.
For most injectable treatments, your skin will be marked using a soft pencil to outline certain anatomical landmarks or injection points. Dr Tunney will perform the injections using a sterile technique, with the aim of minimising the risk of infection.
During the procedure, it is important to stay as still as you can, however, your comfort is very important. Dr Tunney will instruct you to raise your hand if you need to speak to her.
After the procedure has finished, the advice is to sit up slowly. Bottled water will be available on request.
On occasion, Dr Tunney may ask you to wait in the clinic for 15 minutes after your procedure. Dr Tunney will then discuss the after care advice with you before you go home.
after your treatment
Some generic advice that applies for all injectable treatments includes:
avoiding hot shower/saunas for 24 hours
avoiding vigorous exercise for 24 hours
avoiding makeup (except certain brands of post-surgical makeup e.g. oxygenetix)
avoiding touching your face for at least 4 hours
You may usually resume your skincare routine and makeup wearing the following day, once the small injection points have begun to heal.
As with any injectable treatment, it is very common to have some swelling, redness or bumps immediately afterwards. These will usually have resolved within a few days.
Dr Tunney will discuss with you particular things to look out for after your treatment, and when to get back in touch.
You will be offered a follow-up in the clinic, especially if this is your first treatment, or over the phone in two to four weeks.
The next steps of your treatment plan can be discussed.