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Anti-Wrinkle

WHAT IS IT?

Dysport and Botox are offered for the use of anti-wrinkle treatment. It is an approved cosmetic medication to  treat fine lines, wrinkles and excessive sweating. Both brands have the same active ingredient of Botulinum Toxin it is natural purified protein. Botulinum Toxin reduces muscle movement by interrupting the nerve-muscle pathway. It does this by preventing the release of the neurotransmitter which stimulates muscle fibre contraction ‘Acetycholine’ (ACH) from the nerve ending resulting in a temporary paralysis of the muscle in the treatment area. 

WHAT IS TREATED?

The most common areas to have treated is the upper face including  crows feet, forehead and frown . We do offer other advanced areas to be treated, (off label) which can be discussed at your consultation.

RESULTS

Over the next few days 3-5 days following treatment you will start to notice a reduction in the muscle movement as the anti-injection starts to take effect. For optimal results allow a full 2 weeks post treatment for the final result. Generally it lasts for 3-4 months but can wear off more quickly, this is dependent  on strength and size of muscle, dose of anti-wrinkle, lifestyle factors / metabolism, frequency of treatment.

PRE-TREATMENT

To reduce the risk of bruising we recommend avoiding non prescribed medications that may effect this. Some examples are:

- Non steroidal anti inflammatory medications Aspirin, Ibrupfen

- Health supplements high dose Vitamin C, Fish oils, galic, vitamin E

- Consuming alcohol 24-72  hours prior to treatment

- Cleanse face as normal and wear makeup if desired

POST-TREATMENT

SIDE EFFECTS

Post treatment you may experience mild redness, swelling and bruising to the area treated:

- Swelling and redness soon settles after 20-30minutes. 

- You can continue your daily activities and wear some light mineral makeup to cover the areas.

- Do not apply prolonged pressure or any skin treatments in the treatment area for the next 2 weeks

- Avoid lying flat for the next 4 hours

- We advise for the next 24 hours:

- No strenuous exercise, hot spas/saunas, excessive alcohol consumption, active skin care e.g products containing retinol , vitamin C , AHA/BHAs

Common: Bruising, swelling and redness at injection site. Tenderness at injection site, headache (following frown and and forehead treatment).

 

Uncommon: Tiredness/ fatigue double vision, unwanted nearby muscle weakness due to product diffusion / spread of toxin (drooping eyelid and/ or brow ptosis), dry eyes infection.

Rare: Allergic/ hypersensitivity reaction (itching, rash, welts, wheezing, dizziness, feeling faint) Flu-like symptoms

Mandatories (important medical information)

 

Botox® is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines , horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet round the eyes. Botox® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if Botox is right for you. If you have side effects, see your doctor. You will need to pay for Botox® and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at www.medsafe.govt.nz . Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals. (contains botulinum toxin A 50,100 & 200 units)

 

Dysport® is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s fee round the eyes. Dysport has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor is Dysport is right for you. If you have side effects see your doctor. You will need to pay for Dysport, and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare

professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at www.medsafe.govt.nz Dysport lasts about 4-6 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals. Contains 500 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin. Galderma (NZ) Limited, Auckland.

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