How long do lip fillers last

How Long do Lip Fillers Last?

If you have ever considered a cosmetic procedure to change the look of your smile or pout, you’re probably wondering how long do lip fillers last? 

At Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic we provide a range of cosmetic and skin treatments that are aimed at helping you achieve the best look possible for your skin and body. 

Our onsite doctor, Lindsay Watson, is here to provide you with all the expert advice about your chosen procedure and a dedicated treatment plan to suit you. 

To book your free no obligation consultation, please call our clinic on 07 3325 5775 or contact us online here. 

Lip Fillers 

Lip fillers typically last around 6-9 months. For some people it can be less, and others may find they last even longer. Every individual is different.  

Your first treatment is usually a good indication of how long they will last for. The longevity of filler depends on many factors, like the type and amount used.  

It’s inevitable that filler will break down over time. It is said your metabolic rate can affect how long they last. The mouth area is one we use constantly to eat and speak, so it may not last as long as another area like the mid face. 

What to Avoid After Lip Filler Treatment 

  • Avoid drinking from straws for 24 hours after treatments 
  • Don’t massage the area unless your doctor instructs you to 
  • We recommend not having facial massages for two weeks after treatment  
  • No fish oil, or vitamin E tablets for two weeks, as this can increase the chance of bruising 

What to do After Treatment 

We recommend no exercise for the first 24 hours following your treatment. Also avoid any anything that will encourage extra heat or sweat to the area such as hot showers, saunas and steam rooms. 

You want to keep the area cool and calm, so avoid anything that increases blood flow. 

How Long do Lip Fillers Last? 

Come and visit the Define Laser team to discuss your options. We offer a huge range of treatments at our clinic in Albany Creek. Call us on 07 3325 5775 or send an online enquiry here

Define Laser has the latest laser technology and a qualified doctor to tailor our laser and cosmetic treatments especially to you.

Our Albany Creek clinic is at a convenient location with ample parking at 3/25 Ferguson Street, Albany Creek.

With a range of services including laser skin treatments, injectables, laser hair removal and skin treatments we have a solution for you.

Appointments are available 1pm -7pm Mon & Thurs, 10am-3pm  Fri . Enquire online here to book, or call us on 07 3325 5775.

Best Time of Year for Laser Hair Removal Brisbane

Best Time of Year for Laser Hair Removal Brisbane

Throw away the wax strips, forget the tweezers and let us tell you about the best time of year for laser hair removal Brisbane. 

At Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic we will walk you through every step of your treatment process and advise you on the best time to have it done, your personalised treatment plan and even after care. 

See our blog below for all the information on laser hair removal. If you have any further questions or would like to book in for your free initial consultation, please call our clinic on 07 3325 5775 or contact us online here. 

Laser Hair Removal 

If you have made the decision to try laser for hair removal, let us tell you a bit more about when it’s best to get started. 

Winter is definitely the best time to commence your laser hair removal treatments. This is due to your sun exposure being much less than in the summertime and the prep for laser hair removal is easier.   

It can also take a while for the treatment to work, so starting in the beginning of winter will have you ready by summer. 

We suggest this for all body hair removal because it is best to avoid the sun exposure as much as possible before and after treatment. Starting treatments in winter makes perfect sense. 

Number of Treatments 

Typically, it can take up to 3-4 weeks after your first treatment to see results and up to 8-12 weeks to see the full result. We highly recommend you have regular appointments if you want to see results in this time frame. 

What Can a First Timer Expect from the Procedure? 

It is a pretty fast process and not as painful as you think it is going to be.   

Book a free consultation with your technician to ask all your questions, so you are fully prepared for your first session. 

Best Time of Year for Laser Hair Removal Brisbane  

If you have questions about our procedures or if you would like to book in for a free consultation, please call the clinic on 07 3325 5775 or send an online enquiry here

Define Laser has the latest laser technology and a qualified doctor to tailor our laser and cosmetic treatments especially to you.

Our Albany Creek clinic is at a convenient location with ample parking at 3/25 Ferguson Street, Albany Creek.

With a range of services including laser skin treatments, injectables, laser hair removal and skin treatments we have a solution for you.

Appointments are available 1pm -7pm Mon & Thurs, 10am-3pm  Fri . Enquire online here to book, or call us on 07 3325 5775.

Laser Pigmentation Removal Aftercare

Laser Pigmentation Removal Aftercare

Loving the skin you’re in can prove to be a difficult task for some. At Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic we offer a number of treatments to change the look and feel of your skin to help you feel more comfortable. 

In this latest blog we cover laser pigmentation removal aftercare and the steps you need to take following the procedure. 

To find out what’s involved please continue reading below or contact our clinic on 07 3325 5775 or contact us online here. 

What Does Laser Pigmentation Removal Involve? 

The treatment involves safely and effectively reducing the appearance of freckles, pigmentation and post-trauma pigmentation, also including acne scars and age spots. 

It only targets the pigmented lesion in the skin which absorbs the light, without damaging the surrounding skin. 

There are many reasons why people have pigmentation on their skin. Some people get to an age and become very conscious of it, especially if it is on their face. Over time it can become quite dark and obvious so they want to have it removed. 

Procedure Aftercare 

  • Immediately after your procedure, we suggest using a post treatment balm to keep the area soothed and use cold packs for any discomfort or swelling.   
  • You can also take over the counter pain medication. 
  • Make sure you avoid the sun. The areas may scab or blister and can take up to 7-10 days to heal.  
  • Also avoid using AHA, BHA or Vitamin A products. 

Who Will Benefit from Laser Pigmentation Removal? 

Fair skinned people usually have better results than Latin, African, Mediterranean and Asian people.  

Dark skin absorbs the laser light more than light skin, so it is said it could damage the skin.  

However, our laser can treat some dark-skinned people, which is why Dr Lindsay Watson offers a free consultation to assess before committing. 

Laser Pigmentation Removal Aftercare  

For all the best advice on products and treatment options, please contact Define Laser today. Call us on 07 3325 5775 or send an online enquiry here

Define Laser has the latest laser technology and a qualified doctor to tailor our laser and cosmetic treatments especially to you.

Our Albany Creek clinic is at a convenient location with ample parking at 3/25 Ferguson Street, Albany Creek.

With a range of services including laser skin treatments, injectables, laser hair removal and skin treatments we have a solution for you.

Appointments are available 1pm -7pm Mon & Thurs, 10am-3pm  Fri . Enquire online here to book, or call us on 07 3325 5775.

Laser Hair Removal North Brisbane

Laser Hair Removal North Brisbane

If you’re looking for a more permanent way to get rid of unwanted hair from your body, Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic is the best place for laser hair removal North Brisbane.

We use state-of-the-art laser hair removal technology that is gentle on your skin with little to no downtime after a procedure.

Facial hair in areas such as the upper lip, chin and body, including chest, back, arms, legs, underarms and bikini line can all be treated with laser.

Want to know more? Please contact the clinic on 07 3325 5775 or message us online here.

How to Prepare for Laser Treatment

Patients cannot be treated if they are sunburnt or had sun exposure (tanned) within two weeks of the appointment, as the laser could crackle any pigment on the skin. 

We often suggest if patients are regular visitors of the beach in summer, they do their laser treatments through winter.

Before you come in for a laser session, we also ask that the area being treated has been shaved or a depilatory cream used. If you are unable to shave the area (for example, your back) we can do a dry shave for you in the clinic.

How Many Sessions are Needed?

While you will likely see results after the first treatment, you will need a course of at least 4-6 treatments to notice the full effect. We ask that you come in every 4 weeks over the duration of your sessions to see a 80-90% reduction in hair growth. 

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

No laser clinic can claim 100% hair removal, there will always be some hair that may grow back due to hormones or other factors. But once you have completed your treatments, you will expect long term hair reduction. It is important to commit yourself to maintenance treatments once a year to ensure long term results.

Laser Hair Removal North Brisbane

Book your initial complimentary consultation with our onsite doctor today to work out the best treatment plan and how we can help you.  Call us on 07 3325 5775 or send an online enquiry here.

Define Laser has the latest laser technology and a qualified doctor to tailor our laser and cosmetic treatments especially to you.

Our Albany Creek clinic is at a convenient location with ample parking at 3/25 Ferguson Street, Albany Creek.

With a range of services including laser skin treatments, injectables, laser hair removal and skin treatments we have a solution for you.

Appointments are available 1pm -7pm Mon & Thurs, 10am-3pm  Fri . Enquire online here to book, or call us on 07 3325 5775.

Laser Resurfacing vs Facial Rejuvenation

Laser Resurfacing Vs Facial Rejuvenation

There are many options in skin treatments available today, but when it comes to laser resurfacing vs facial rejuvenation, which is better for your skin?

At Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic, we will discuss options with you and offer nothing but the best advice on treatments and products for your skin.

Find out more about these procedures below or contact our clinic for further information. You can reach us by calling 07 3325 5775 or message us online here.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is when the skin is treated with an ablative laser which destroys dead skin cells and removes thin layers of skin. The laser can vary in intensity – this will depend on the desired results and the patients skin type.  

It is a procedure that can remove a wide variety of skin conditions and disorders which will improve the quality and tone of the skin. And results are found to be effective early on.

However, it is an invasive and expensive treatment and for some patients they require numerous sessions. It has been known to trigger negative reactions in some patients. 

Abnormal healing with scarring and pigment changes are also possible and the wrinkles caused by movement of your facial muscles may eventually reappear.

Facial Rejuvenation

Facial rejuvenation can be achieved with a combination of treatments that give solutions to combat the aging process. It will provide help with skin laxity, skin volume loss, wrinkles and skin pigmentation.

One of the main benefits of laser skin rejuvenation is its ability to treat a wide variety of conditions and it is less invasive and less expensive. The lasers used are less intense, non-ablative and non-wounding. They stimulate the collagen growth and tightening of the underlying skin.

It is recommended to start this treatment around the age of 25 or older.

There are less cons for facial rejuvenation, the combination of treatments – laser, dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle all work really well together.

Resurfacing and Rejuvenation Differences

  • Resurfacing provides skin smoothing as well as skin tightening with long-lasting improvements in skin quality and texture.
  • Rejuvenation achieves a similar result with added benefits of reducing fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. However, it is less invasive and creates less wound issues and there is no downtime required after treatment.

Laser Resurfacing Vs Facial Rejuvenation

If you aren’t sure which treatment is best for you, Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic will guide you with great advice and a tailored plan. To make an appointment call our clinic on 07 3325 5775 or send an online enquiry here.

Define Laser has the latest laser technology and a qualified doctor to tailor our laser and cosmetic treatments especially to you.

Our Albany Creek clinic is at a convenient location with ample parking at 3/25 Ferguson Street, Albany Creek.

With a range of services including laser skin treatments, injectables, laser hair removal and skin treatments we have a solution for you.

Appointments are available 1pm -7pm Mon & Thurs, 10am-3pm  Fri . Enquire online here to book, or call us on 07 3325 5775.

Spider Vein Laser Treatment North Brisbane

Spider Vein Laser Treatment Brisbane

If the little red and purple veins sitting just under your skin are starting to bother you, come and see us at Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic for spider vein laser treatment Brisbane.

We’ll have you happy in your own skin once again with a relatively simple treatment to help the appearance of your veins.

Come in and see our onsite doctor, Lindsay Watson, for your free consultation and to determine the best treatment course and action to suit you.

Make your booking today. Please contact the clinic on 07 3325 5775 or message us online here.

What Causes Spider Veins

There are several factors that may cause spider veins: 

  • They can be hereditary
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Hormonal – pregnancy and menopause
  • They are also common with people who have jobs where they stand all day

Are Spider Veins a Cosmetic Issue Only?

Yes, spider veins are a cosmetic issue, although there are a few exceptions for the patients who say they experience pain and discomfort – they see the treatment as a necessary one.

Ongoing Side Effects Following Spider Vein Treatment

Following treatment, there may be some bruising and redness and if a larger vein has been treated, a brownish pigment may be noticeable for a few months, but that will usually fade away. Permanent damage or side effects is unlikely from treating spider veins.

Number of Treatments

The number of treatments required vary for each patient. Smaller veins close to the surface my disappear instantly while other deeper ones may require two or three more treatments. Dr Watson will assess this in your free consultation and give you an idea of how many treatments he proposes.  

What is the Laser Treatment Success Rate for Spider Veins?

No vein procedures with laser can offer 100% guaranteed results. Some patients require multiple treatments for it to be effective. Spider veins can also appear in other areas that were not treated initially. Dr Watson’s success rate is very high – we have had minimal patients over the years where the treatment has not been effective.

Spider Vein Laser Treatment Brisbane

If you’re looking into laser treatment for your spider veins, speak to the team at Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic. Call us on 07 3325 5775 or send an online enquiry here.

Define Laser has the latest laser technology and a qualified doctor to tailor our laser and cosmetic treatments especially to you.

Our Albany Creek clinic is at a convenient location with ample parking at 3/25 Ferguson Street, Albany Creek.

With a range of services including laser skin treatments, injectables, laser hair removal and skin treatments we have a solution for you.

Appointments are available 1pm -7pm Mon & Thurs, 10am-3pm  Fri . Enquire online here to book, or call us on 07 3325 5775.

Cosmetic Injectables North Brisbane

If you want to love the skin you are in even more, there’s no harm in making a few changes with cosmetic injectables north Brisbane.

At Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic we specialise in non-surgical treatments with cosmetic injections some of our most popular procedures.

So, if you want to boost those cheeks, plump up your lips or iron out a few pesky facial lines, come and see our team to see how we can help.

To find out more, please contact the clinic on 07 3325 5775 or message us online here.

Why Choose Cosmetic Injectables?

Cosmetic injectables were once a taboo subject, however now physical appearance is becoming more and more a priority in people’s lives.

Women as young as 20 and as old as 80 have antiwrinkle and dermal fillers, not to change their physical appearance but rather replace and enhance natural beauty. And there is definitely a rise in the number of men having the treatment as well.

Antiwrinkle and Dermal Fillers

Our cosmetic injections are doctor prescribed non-invasive treatments which have been designed to enhance, rejuvenate and maintain a youthful appearance creating a new lease on life for you and your skin.

  • Antiwrinkle gives a “refreshed” look by freezing the muscles in the injected areas, which keeps them from moving in a way that creates lines and wrinkles.
  • This treatment lasts around 3-6 months. 
  • Popular areas are crows feet, forehead and glabella (between the eyebrows).
  • Dermal fillers smooth out the injected areas, filling in the wrinkles and lines. The result is smooth, plumped up, softened skin.
  • Commonly used for areas such as cheeks, cheeks and tear troughs, chin and lips.  
  • Fillers last longer than antiwrinkle, usually between 8 – 12 months.

Once injected (mainly with fillers), there can be some bruising or soreness, but after a day or two your skin feels totally normal. You do not feel anything under the skin.

Cosmetic Injectables North Brisbane

Book in now for your free consultation. Call Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic on 07 3325 5775 or send an online enquiry here.

Define Laser has the latest laser technology and a qualified doctor to tailor our laser and cosmetic treatments especially to you.

Our Albany Creek clinic is at a convenient location with ample parking at 3/25 Ferguson Street, Albany Creek.

With a range of services including laser skin treatments, injectables, laser hair removal and skin treatments we have a solution for you.

Appointments are available 1pm -7pm Mon & Thurs, 10am-3pm  Fri . Enquire online here to book, or call us on 07 3325 5775.

What Age Should You Start Getting Wrinkle Injections?

They say prevention is better than the cure when it comes to looking after your skin. But if it’s a case of better late than never and you’re looking into your options, what age should you start getting wrinkle injections?

Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic can help you treat those unwanted wrinkles with non-surgical procedures.

To find out more, keep reading our blog below or contact the clinic on 07 3325 5775 or message us online here.

When to Start Treatment

Most patients wanting to have antiwrinkle injections generally start around the age of 30. While research has not proven this, it is thought that having antiwrinkle injections from your mid-twenties can actually prevent wrinkles.

Antiwrinkle injections are used to relax the facial muscles and block the signals from the nerves to the muscles. It stops the injected muscle from moving, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften.

If you have too many antiwrinkle injections over a prolonged period of time, it is said that the muscles can weaken from lack of use.

Antiwrinkle Injection Procedure

We all get wrinkles, they are an unavoidable side effect of getting older. But you can lessen the impact with the help of cosmetic injectables.

Common areas for wrinkles include the nasolabial folds, lips and corners of the mouth as well as around the eyes (crow’s feet), between the eyebrows and the forehead.

Treatment usually involves a number of small injections in the preferred area with the process usually completed in a few minutes.

Antiwrinkle injections can last from 4-6 months with the initial effects gradually increasing over the first 1-2 weeks following treatment. 

In most cases patients will wait to see movement or signs of wrinkles in their facial areas before returning to have another treatment – unless you want the frozen look, then you can choose to have the procedure more frequently.

What Age Should You Start Getting Wrinkle Injections?

At Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic we offer a free antiwrinkle consultation with a medical practitioner, a highly personalised plan and post-treatment review. Call us to book your appointment on 07 3325 5775 or send an online enquiry here.

Define Laser has the latest laser technology and a qualified doctor to tailor our laser and cosmetic treatments especially to you.

Our Albany Creek clinic is at a convenient location with ample parking at 3/25 Ferguson Street, Albany Creek.

With a range of services including laser skin treatments, injectables, laser hair removal and skin treatments we have a solution for you.

Appointments are available 1pm -7pm Mon & Thurs, 10am-3pm  Fri . Enquire online here to book, or call us on 07 3325 5775.

Cheek Fillers Brisbane

Cheek Fillers Brisbane

Add a little bit of volume or plumpness to your face and give it a boost with cheek fillers Brisbane.

Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic understand that our clients want to feel and look their best and that’s why we offer nothing but the best advice on treatments and products for your skin.

Book your initial complimentary consultation with our onsite doctor today to work out the best treatment plan and how we can help you. To find out more, please contact the clinic on 07 3325 5775 or message us online here.

How can Cheek Fillers Help?

Temporary cheek fillers can enhance and improve your complexion taking years off your appearance.

They are designed to rejuvenate the face by plumping up the areas where there is volume loss.

This treatment can last anywhere from 6 – 12 months, but results are different for everyone.

What to Expect From the Treatment

There is no downtime required with this procedure, however it is recommended patients avoid exercise for 24 hours to prevent moving the filler or increasing blood flow to the face.

You may have some redness, tenderness and swelling around the treated area after the procedure but this will subside quickly.

Having this treatment once or twice a year will give optimal results and in time you will find less treatments are needed. However also using a great skin care routine will assist in the longevity of the treatment.

Why Choose Define Laser?

  • Dermal fillers are safe and effective if done by a qualified physician – we have a qualified doctor in our clinic who will discuss every aspect of your procedure with you and tailor a treatment plan to your needs.
  • Dr Lindsay Watson ensures our clinic is updated with the latest treatment products and methods in order to achieve the best treatment outcome for our patients.

Cheek Fillers Brisbane

Let us help you give your skin the treatment you want it to receive. Call us on 07 3325 5775 or send an online enquiry here.

Define Laser has the latest laser technology and a qualified doctor to tailor our laser and cosmetic treatments especially to you.

Our Albany Creek clinic is at a convenient location with ample parking at 3/25 Ferguson Street, Albany Creek.

With a range of services including laser skin treatments, injectables, laser hair removal and skin treatments we have a solution for you.

Appointments are available 1pm -7pm Mon & Thurs, 10am-3pm  Fri . Enquire online here to book, or call us on 07 3325 5775.

Laser Clinic North Brisbane

Laser Clinic North Brisbane

If the condition of your skin has you on the hunt for a laser clinic North Brisbane, you can stop your search now.

Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic is a boutique cosmetic clinic based on the northside of Brisbane, offering a complete range of cosmetic treatments and procedures for all different skin types and conditions.

Our clinic has a range of procedures available from unwanted hair removal to treating scarring, age sports and birth marks.

Book your initial complimentary consultation with our onsite doctor today to work out the best treatment plan for you. To find out more, please contact the clinic on 07 3325 5775 or message us online here.

Range of Complaints That can be Addressed with Laser

While it’s a treatment option that may not appeal to everyone, laser is a beneficial way to help with the following skin conditions:

  • Rejuvenation
  • Pigmentation
  • Acne scarring
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Moles
  • Birthmarks

If you’re unsure whether you can receive laser, please speak to one of our clinic team on 07 3325 5775.

Why Choose Define Laser?

  • Experienced doctor in the clinic – Dr Lindsay Watson is the only practicing experienced GP who does all our treatments (been injecting for 10 years) – with the exception of laser hair removal. This is done by Kylie who is a licensed laser technician with over 7 years’ experience.
  • Latest technology – We have the Gentle Max Pro in our clinic. It is the latest two-laser platform which includes a variety of treatment options, ranging from unwanted hair removal for all skin types to the treatment of pigment and vascular lesions. 

What sets Define Laser Apart From Other Clinics?

  • We are not an express clinic like Laser Clinics Australia and Australian Skin Clinics. 
  • We have two treatments rooms and one experienced GP.  
  • Our patients will see the same person every time they return for a follow up treatment – which they love because we build a rapport with them.

Laser Clinic North Brisbane

Book your next laser treatment with the team at Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic. Call us on 07 3325 5775 or send an online enquiry here.

Define Laser has the latest laser technology and a qualified doctor to tailor our laser and cosmetic treatments especially to you.

Our Albany Creek clinic is at a convenient location with ample parking at 3/25 Ferguson Street, Albany Creek.

With a range of services including laser skin treatments, injectables, laser hair removal and skin treatments we have a solution for you.

Appointments are available 1pm -7pm Mon & Thurs, 10am-3pm  Fri . Enquire online here to book, or call us on 07 3325 5775.