Dr Hassina is a medical doctor, who is an aesthetic practitioner in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She is passionate about enhancing an individuals features to look beautiful and natural.
She believes in listening to her patients and make a good clinical assessment as well as advising her clients, which she considers important. She also delivers high quality aesthetic treatments that are also cost-effective. She holds a certificate in aesthetic medicine from the American Academy of Aestheticians.
Dermal fillers are small injections of gel, typically made up of hylauronic acid, that fill in wrinkles and add volume to soft tissue. They restore lost volume to your face and plump areas, so that deep-set lines are smoothed. As we get older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to the youthful look. They last between 6 – 18 months.
The intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver medications and fluid replacement throughout the body, because they are introduced directly into the circulation.
Chemical peels including peri-ocular peel
A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers, by causing an ‘injury’ to the skin.
Uses of chemical peels include to treat wrinkles, pigmentation, sun damage, acne and scars on the face and body. A chemical peel can be done alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures such as micro-needling.
There are different chemical peels for each indication and they can also be done at different depths like light, medium or deep — depending on your desired results. Deeper chemical peels produce more-dramatic results, but also involve longer recovery times. One would most always need to start with a superficial peel.
Anti Wrinkle Injections
Anti-wrinkle injections cause muscle relaxation thereby treating wrinkles as well as preventing them. This is done by injecting neurotoxin (the active anti-wrinkle treatment) in the affected areas by a tiny needle in small amounts. Effects take 5-7 days and last anywhere between 4-6 months. Every individual is different, and the dosage differs. Men, in general, require higher doses of anti-wrinkle injections.
Fat Dissolving Injections
Fat dissolving injections contain vitamin c, iron and lignocaine, which when injected cause a reaction that initiates a cascade of reactions that lead to fat cell death, and a decrease in fat tissue. Injections are administered in 1 cm squares marked prior in the area. Side effects can include bruising, slight burning sensation and nodule formation which is temporary. It is not administered to pregnant or breastfeeding women. Results will show between 7-14 days, and 1-3 sessions are needed.