Non-Surgical Treatments



Before the procedure, Dr. Rockwell will evaluate your skin type and discuss your medical history. She can answer your questions and discuss your goals for the treatment.

In the case of collagen, you may need to have a skin test one month before treatment to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction. Once the test demonstrates that you are not allergic, you’re free to proceed with your treatment.

During the Treatment

Depending on the area treated, there may be some discomfort. You may feel an initial sting but only for a moment. Dr. Rockwell may use a local anaesthetic to numb the area for increased comfort.

Hyaluronic acid and collagen treatments usually can be carried out in 15 to 30 minutes. The filler is injected into the skin with a very thin needle and as it enters the wrinkle or scar, it smoothes the area and gives natural volume to the fold or groove. Several injections may be needed, depending on the size of the area being treated.

After Treatment

After treatment with dermal fillers, results can be seen immediately; the lines on your face should appear minimized and smoothed out.

Immediately after treatment it’s perfectly normal to experience some minor and temporary effects such as: stinging, discolouration, bruising, mild to moderate redness and/or swelling. Typically, these responses are temporary and, if they do occur, will usually go away within a couple of days. It’s also normal to experience temporary puffiness of the treated areas.