Hip Dip Injections FAQs
What are Hip Dips ?
Hip dips are the area between iliac crest (pelvis) and greater trochanter (thigh bone) where skin is attached to deeper structures, forming and indent.
Another name for hip dips is “violin hips”
Are hip dips abnormal?
Hip dips are 100% normal.
Hip dips are part of your anatomy, bone structure, muscles, and the amount of fat you carry on your hips.
Can I get rid of hip dips ?
A variety of treatments can improve hip dips.
Do hip dips go away with age?
After 25-30 years of age hip dips may become less noticeable.
What can be done to improve my hip dips?
There are multiple options for improving hip dips, including
- Silicone implants
- Dermal filler
- Fat transfer.
What are biostimulators and how do they work?
The most commonly used biostimulator is polylactic acid.
Biostimulators are volumisers which are injected into the skin. They stimulate collagen growth, resulting in revitalising the skin and increasing collagen content.
How is the biostimulator different from a filler?
Biostimulators stimulate your own body to produce collagen rather than just “filling” the area
How is the hip dip biostimulato procedure performed?
The dermal biostimulator is injected via a cannula with local anaesthetic.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes approximately 20 to 40 minutes per treatment.
How many treatments are required?
A minimum of 2 to 4 treatments at 6-8 week intervals are required
Are the effects be seen immediately?
The initial effect of filling is the water injected to introduce the biostimulator. This will dissipate in about 2 days.
The new collagenesis starts at about 2 weeks, and that is when you will start to see the long term improvement.
The full effect will be seen at 3 to 6 months.
How long does the treatment last ?
As the result of this treatment is brand new collagen formation, you can expect the filling effect to last 2 to 4 years.
Are there any side effects and how long do they last?
There can be minor bruising, swelling, minor discomfort.
This will resolve in 5 to 7 days.
Are there any long term complicatons?
They are rare. Infection is a rare risk which can occur when the skin is broken with a needle
There can be small lumps forming under the skin.
To avoid this the injected site needs to be massaged to evenly distribute the biostimulator.
What do I need to do after the procedure?
Immediately after the procedure the hips/buttock need to be massaged to achieve uniform distribution of the biostimulator.
For the next 5 days you will need to massage your hips/buttocks twice per day for 5 minutes.
Is this treatment safe in pregnancy
The safety of biostimulator treatment has not been established in pregnancy.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding are currently contraindications.
Are there any other benefits to the use of a biostimulator.
Biostimulators greatly improve the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite. There is an overall improvement of the texture of the skin.
What is the down time after the procedure?
You should be able to return to your normal activities immediately. Expect minor discomfort which can be treated with simple analgesia.
What is the cost of the treatment?
Please see our pricing page
What is the satisfaction rate with this procedure?
If enough product is used the satisfaction rate is very high. The procedure allows to customise the treatment to your unique body shape and your expectations.
If results aren’t to the level that patient’s expect, further treatment will be necessary.
For all appointments, please book online or call the clinic on 93315005