A number of our doctors are trained in the latest cosmetic medicine techniques for assessing the visible signs of ageing. Moreover, our doctors will help you formulate a treatment regime which is uniquely yours to help you freshen and maintain your appearance regularly.
What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections use Botulinum Toxin Type A, a neurotoxin, which blocks nerve activity in the muscle it is injected in to. As a result, there is a temporary reduction in muscle movement. After that, the ‘block’ breaks down and the nerve activity returns gradually to the muscle, resulting in movement.
How is it used?
This chemical is used in the medical setting to help provide relief for children and adults who suffer from muscle disorders, spasticity and also migraines.
Used in smaller doses for cosmetic purposes, anti-wrinkle injections (Botulium Toxin Type A) can be injected in to the facial muscles. Consequently, these injections reduce lines and wrinkles caused by regular/constant movement resulting in a more youthful and rested appearance.
What can it do?
In short, just a few simple anti-wrinkle injections can reduce the appearance of:
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Crows feet
- Bunny lines (nose)
- Gummy smile
- Smokers lines
- Down turned smiles
- Dimpled or pebbled chin
- Wide jaw
- Neck lines
- Underarm hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Similarly, the injections can create:
- Brow lift
- Neck lift
- Elongated chin
- Jawline slimming
How long does it last?
Once the appropriate dose is determined for you and your treatment, the effect should last 3-4 months.
How long does it take to work?
To clarify, the result will take up to 5 days to begin to work. After that, the full result should be expected at 2 weeks.
What are the side effects?
With any injection, mild bruising, tingling and swelling at the injection site are common. However, will go undetected within a few hours and can be camouflaged with some makeup if required. In addition, it can be common to develop a headache or flu like symptoms for a few days after the procedure.
What are the possible risks or complications?
On the other hand, possible risks or complications may include:
- Asymmetry of facial expressions
- Muscle weakness/twitching
- Stinging at the injection site immediately after the treatment
- Drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow (ptosis)
Who performs the treatment?
Our doctor offers cosmetic medicine including injectables for suitable candidates to achieve a fresh, more youthful and rested appearance along with facial harmonisation and rejuvenation.
What is the cost?
It is important to discuss the detailed risks and benefits of this treatment with the doctor during the free planning consultation so that you are able to to make an informed choice. Only the market leading brand is used, and our doctor will discuss with you in the planning appointment the total units required and the exact cost of the procedure.
How do I book for treatment?
In summary, our doctor offers cosmetic consultations where they can discuss your cosmetic concerns with you and provide you with an open and thorough assessment to determine the treatment that is right for you.
In conclusion, for a free complete facial assessment contact your nearest Fullerton Health Medical Centre.
Please note, cosmetic medicine is only available at certain clinics.