Typical areas for these include the frown line, forehead and crows feet (around the eyes) in the upper face. More advanced areas include the lower face, which are the chin, perioral lines (typically known as smokers lines), nefertiti neck lift for a smoother jawline, masseter (for slimming wide jaw lines, especially for those who clench their jaws), depressor anguli oris (for reducing the jowls), bunny lines (to prevent wrinkles appearing on the nose) and underarm hyperhydrosis for excessive sweating.
Each area is covered in more depth further down the page, including frequently asked questions.
Treatment Areas Include:
- Frown Line
- Forehead Lines
- Crows Feet (Around The Eyes)
- Peri Oral / Smoker's Lines
- Neck lines
The treatment time is typically no longer than 20 minutes. You will want to allow 30 minutes for an assessment and application of the topical anaesthetic. Your medical history will be reviewed prior to undergoing any treatments to check for suitability.
The treatment itself involves :
- Applying anaesthetic to the skin
- Cleansing the skin
- Administering the treatment to the offending muscles that causes the wrinkle
- Cleansing the skin
- Making your 2 week follow up appointment
Typical Questions Patients Have :
Is it safe?
Anti Wrinkle Treatments have been used since the early 80's for blepharospasm and strabismus and is now used in several different medical conditions including children with cerebral palsy, and adults with underarm hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating).
Does it hurt?
We use topical anaesthetics that are very effective when applied for the correct length of time.
How long does it take?
You will need to allocate about 30 mins to allow time for both the topical anaesthetic, assessment and the treatment itself. Your 2 week review will only take 10 minutes.
How much does it cost?
The cost will vary depending on the treatment area and the number of areas you want treated. You will be given an accurate price during your consultation.
How does it work?
The treatment works by basically stopping your brains messages being sent to the muscle to contract. As a result your wrinkle has a chance to relax, heal and smooth out, especially when combined with additional treatments.
How long does it last?
The treatment lasts on average 6 months in the upper face. Clients that have the treatment on a regular basis find that the duration between treatments becomes longer allowing you to leave the time between treatments in your second year at 6-12 monthly intervals.
How will my skin look?
Initially the skin will look red and raised for 10 minutes to an hour. The redness will then reduce over the next hour, with no traces of the injection site the following day. Your skin will then start to look smoother over a period of 3-14 days after the treatment. You will be able to see optimum results at 14 days.
What are the side effects?
Common side effects include a headache, and can last a few hours. Other side effects associated with a simple injection are tenderness, swelling and bruising. The bruising is more susceptible around the eyes, however, your skin will be stretched and inspected to avoid small vessels before administering your treatment. Another side effect that is rare is the possible side effect of an eyebrow droop. We would minimise this risk by working to international consensus recommendations, by using the correct doses and the correct injection sites.
What is the difference between each prescription anti wrinkle treatment?
Due to the legalities of prescription medicine, these cannot be mentioned and compared on this website. However, you would have heard of the most popular brands we use.
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