Anti-wrinkle treatments

Botulinum Toxin can help reduce crows feet and frown lines.

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Botulinum toxin (often referred to as ‘Botox’) is a highly effective anti-wrinkle and anti-aging skin care treatment that softens fine lines and wrinkles. It aids long-term prevention and is an appropriate face wrinkle treatment for all ages.

It is the #1 cosmetic procedure in the world today, but like any cosmetic procedure it still needs to be administered with professional care and skill. Whether you’re concerned about wrinkles around your eyes or on your forehead, Dr Ashley will ensure your treatment is safe and effective. Looking after you in her home-based cosmetic clinic in Wellington you can be assured you are getting high quality products administered by a qualified medical professional.

This anti-wrinkle treatment is a non-surgical procedure that involves a small amount of Botulinum Toxin being injected into selected facial muscles using a very fine needle. Most commonly, Botulinum Toxin treatments are done for glabella frown lines (the vertical lines that appear between your eyebrows when you frown) – sometimes called a ‘brow lift’. Each treatment takes about 10 minutes. Discomfort is typically minimal and brief, and no anaesthetic is usually required. The injection may sting for a few seconds but normal activities can be resumed soon after.

Your results will be noticeable in three to 14 days and the benefits usually last around three months. For even greater overall results think about complimenting your anti-wrinkle treatment with one of our dermal filler treatments or collagen induction therapy. To discuss your treatment package, contact us for discreet and exclusive cosmetic medicine advice.

Some commonly asked questions are answered below. Click on a question to reveal more information.

Botulinum toxin (often referred to as ‘botox’) is effective in the softening of fine lines and wrinkles. It aids long-term prevention and is appropriate for all ages.

It is the #1 cosmetic procedure in the world today, but like any cosmetic procedure it still needs to be administered with professional care and skill.

It is a non-surgical treatment that involves a small amount of Botulinum Toxin being injected into selected facial muscles using a very fine needle. Most commonly, Botulinum Toxin treatments are done for glabella frown lines (the vertical lines that appear between your eyebrows when you frown). A treatment takes about 10 minutes. Discomfort is typically minimal and brief, and no anaesthetic is usually required. The injection may sting for a few seconds but normal activities can be resumed soon after.

Your results will be noticeable in three to 14 days and the benefits usually last up to three months.

Botulinum toxin is effective in the softening of fine lines and wrinkles. It aids long-term prevention and is appropriate for all ages.

It is the #1 cosmetic procedure in the world today, but like any cosmetic procedure it still needs to be administered with professional care and skill.

It is a non-surgical treatment that involves a small amount of Botulinum Toxin being injected into selected facial muscles using a very fine needle. Most commonly, Botulinum Toxin treatments are done for glabella frown lines (the vertical lines that appear between your eyebrows when you frown). A treatment takes about 10 minutes. Discomfort is typically minimal and brief, and no anaesthetic is usually required. The injection may sting for a few seconds but normal activities can be resumed soon after.

Your results will be noticeable in three to 14 days and the benefits usually last around three months.

There can be side effects but these are usually temporary and localised to the area of injection. Examples include soreness or mild bruising (which can easily be covered with makeup) or a headache. Less commonly, some people may develop a heavy eyelid. This may last 1-4 weeks and is normally treatable with eye-drops.

There have been no permanent side effects of Botulinum Toxin reported. Botulinum Toxin should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding or for patients with a neuromuscular disease.

 

Botulinum Toxin is a prescription-only medicine and as such is only available from a doctor. It should be injected only under the supervision of a registered medical practitioner.

Disclaimer – Important information from Allergan Pharmaceuticals.

Botox® is a prescription medicine containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines and associated “crows feet” around the eyes. It should be administered by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea. If you have side effects or concerns, speak to your doctor. A charge applies. Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Auckland.” “Note: Botox® treatment lasts about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak to your specialist about your own situation.

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