The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) along with NSW Health have advised that cosmetic injecting can now recommence provided these are delivered in clinics operated by medical practitioners. ASAPS in conjunction with the Australian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists have introduced safety guidelines for the safe introduction of cosmetic treatments in the time of Covid-19.
We are able to now offer both returning and new patients cosmetic injectables with our Nurse, Karyn, under the supervision of Dr Aggarwal.
We are pleased to announce that we have resumed taking bookings for antiwrinkle treatments. At Mode we offer these treatments most commonly for frown lines, forehead lines, crows feet, and other indications such as for teeth grinding/masseter slimming, and hyperhidrosis.
All of these locations are away from the mouth and nose, which means they are considered the safest sites with respect to Covid-19 exposure for our staff and patients. These are also not considered Aerosol Generating procedures and take less than 15 minutes of close contact therefore also reducing exposure.
Our standard fees apply, which you can find in the non-surgical section of our website, or alternatively call or email us to find out more.
Hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers are used for many indications – at Mode Plastic Surgery we use these predominantly for cheeks, and lips. Filler can also be used for the chin, and jaw line definition. We do not offer fillers for nose (liquid rhinoplasty), forehead, temples or tear-troughs.
These are considered safe injecting sites, as they are also far away from the nose, mouth and lips. These will be offered at our regular price and standard quantities apply – you can ring or email us to enquire further.
Any filler around the mouth, or nose is considered an aerosol generating procedure, and can put at risk (mainly) the injector if the patient was positive for Covid-19. Our governing societies have now allowed these treatments to commence in medical clinics provided appropriate safety precautions are taken. Given that these are higher risk for exposure (especially to staff) we will screen you with questions and temperature check (just like all our patients), and in addition we may ask you to use a mouthwash prior to the procedure. Furthermore you will see our staff wearing special masks for protection of everyone. Lip fillers will also be offered at our standard pricing – you can call or email us to find out more.
Fillers for other sites
We can also offer chin, and jaw line treatments. Pricing will depend on individual treatments and requirements, and can be discussed with our practice nurse Karyn.
Your Safety For Cosmetic Injectables
There is a new normal in our clinic since the reintroduction of face to face consulting. We are continuing to follow strict protocols to provide social distancing within our office, encouraging use of hand sanitiser on entry, questionnaire and temperature screening of all patients, regular disinfection of all surfaces, and spacing our appointments. You will also see us wearing masks during your cosmetic treatment.
As for face to face consulting, all patients are requested to come alone for appointments. We also recommend that you do not attend if:
- You have been overseas in the last 14 days
- You have had contact with someone who is unwell, has confirmed coronavirus or is confined due to possible coronavirus
- You are unwell in any way, including with a sore throat, fever, shortness of breath, loss of smell or cough.
We recommend patients drive to our Gordon office, with undercover parking dedicated to our clinic available for patients. In this environment, we recommend against using public transport wherever possible although we are only a short walk from Gordon and Pymble stations.
All cosmetic treatments take place with the supervision of Dr Aggarwal, as has always been the policy at Mode Plastic Surgery.
What about other non-surgical services?
At this stage we are unable to offer services such as Hydrafacial and peels. But we continue to offer skin care advice and our skin care products are available for purchase in the clinic or via phone (and they can be shipped to you, or be ready for collection from our office).
We are back to normal clinic hours of 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. You may wish to call us regarding specific products and pricing that we are not able to advertise, and you may ring us on 1300 80 9000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire further.