Anti-Ageing

Female Anti-Aging

The Ageing process is an inevitable aspect of life, which cannot be completely stopped over the long term; however it can be significantly slowed down so that ageing maybe graceful. In many cases, people are able to actually look younger than they currently do, and with the right aesthetic clinician, we can help maintain a youthful appearance for longer, and delay the ageing process. 

Here we take you through a journey where we can discuss skin care, anti ageing injectables, facial enhancements and lifestyle modifications to help you to always look your best.

How long does it take to see the results?

The results generally tend to peak at 2- 4 weeks.

How long do anti-wrinkle treatment effects last?

Results generally tend to last 3- 4 months on average, and sometimes up to 6 months. This may change according to the area being treated, the dosage and the individuals response to the neurotoxin.

How much pain is involved?

Minimal pain is generally associated with anti wrinkle treatments, and if you are ever too concerned with the pain we can always use a topical anaesthetics.

Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

Anti wrinkle treatments are neurotoxins that are used to treat soft and fine lines, relaxing the overtly tense facial muscles and provide a fresh and vibrant appearance. They also reduce sweat production, decrease the production of excessive oils and help prevent the forming of deep wrinkle lines. These neurotoxins treatment have been around for decades and there has been a significant increase in their variety of use given the amazing results.

How do Neurotoxins work?
Wrinkles are generally due to over contraction and enlargement of the muscles over time. Neurotoxins work by decreasing muscle contractions by stopping the muscles from receiving the signals from the nerves. This leads to weakening and paralysis of the muscle and progressively over time leads to the shrinkage of the targeted muscles resulting in less wrinkles and refreshing appearance.

How many unit will I need for my anti wrinkle treatment?
There are many factors that contribute towards this decision which factors the type of anti wrinkle treatment product you choose, your muscle density, response to previous treatment and current lifestyle. A full facial assessment and history will provide us with a comprehensive treatment plan individualised for you. There is an ideal target when using anti wrinkle treatment as over treatment can lead to undesirable effects and too little treatment can show very little results.

Know Your product

What are the key factors that would effect how long anti wrinkle treatment results last for?

    • The size and strength of the targeted muscle
    • The amount of anti wrinkle units used
    • Lifestyle, higher physical activity and sun exposure generally leads the body to metabolize the produce more rapidly.
    • The bodies development of antibodies towards the product which may lead you to develop a form of immunity towards the treatment.
    • Biological factors may dictate how speedily your body absorbs the product. This cannot be controlled.

      Pricing & Consultation

      Consultation
      $100

      The consultation fee is redeemable against the cost of any treatments performed during the appointment.

      Type - A
      $4 / Unit

      Anti-wrinkle Consumable free

      Type - B
      $12 / Unit

      Anti-wrinkle Consumable free

      Top Up Treatments
      As per consumable fee

      Can only be done within 4 weeks of initial treatment.

      Follow Up Consultation        Free

      The consultation fee is redeemable against the cost of any treatments performed during the appointment.

      Diet

      They always say ‘you are what you eat’, and now we know that our diet has such a large impact on how we look, feel and age. A Healthy diet filled with fruits, vegetables, proteins and healthy fats improves how well our body function and help us age more gracefully. It is well acknowledged that abnormalities in specific vitamins and minerals lead to skin abnormalities (for examples and more information regarding vitamin/mineral deficiency please read below).

        Vitamin & mineral Deficiencies

        To many peoples surprise, deficiencies in vitamins and minerals can have detrimental effects on the skin. There are many examples of this, such as Vit C deficiency which leads to a condition called scurvy, a disease present since the ancient Egyptian and Greek times which can lead to anaemia, limb pain, bleeding, weakness, swelling and gum ulceration. Zinc deficiency, whether by diet or pathology in the body which decreases the body’s ability to absorb zinc, leads to acrodermatitis (skin condition commonly affecting children aged 3 months to 15 years, leads to purple or itchy red blisters around the body), or angular stomatitis (red welling patches found on the corners of your mouth).
        Vitamin A, C & E are strong anti-oxidants which are important factors regarding the skins ability to heal itself.

        Lifestyle

        Here you have the opportunity to learn more about the aging process so you can make the right lifestyle choices for yourself.
        Diet.
        They always say ‘you are what you eat’, and now we know that our diet has such a large impact on how we look, feel and age. A Healthy diet filled with fruits, vegetables, proteins and healthy fats improves how well our body function and help us age more gracefully. It is well acknowledged that abnormalities in specific vitamins and minerals lead to skin abnormalities (for examples and more information regarding vitamin/mineral deficiency please read below).

        Toxic Stress

        Toxic Stress, or prolonged exposure to stress, is a known factor contributing and speeding up the aging process. Chronic stress levels decreases the activity of molecular chaperones, result in immune dysfunction, increases free radicals/ reactive oxygen species production and increases DNA damage, all these contribute towards skin aging.  

        Note recent data is still inconclusive regarding an absolute and specific direct link between significant psychological stress and skin aging. We recommend staying mentally healthy and undertaking regular daily activities to improve your mental health, quality of life, and do not be afraid to seek professional help when needed.

        Sun Damage

        Sun damage, along with smoking, is the leading cause of premature ageing.
        UVA and UVB sun rays, may cause significant damage to the skin impairing its ability to heal, increasing DNA damage, causes damage to the processes responsible for increasing collagen and elastin, and furthermore have a detrimental effect on HA in the skin, all of which reduces the health of the skin. Sun protection is always recommended.
        Its also important to note that the damage caused by UV rays does not always immediately present itself, in many cases the UV damage maybe visibly clear 10-20 years down the track.

        Interesting Facts

        It’s quite interesting to note that the older population generally tend to have healthier skin on one side of their face than the other. This is commonly associated with whether or not they are generally either the driver or the passenger in the car. In Australia, the driver sits on the right hand side, thus while driving the right side of their face has more exposure to sun UV rays. You will note that people who generally drive a lot tend to have poorer skin on the right side of their face, and people who travel lots being a passenger, tend to have poorer skin on the left side of their face.
        Although our windshields protect us from UVB rays (burn rays), but they do not protect us against UVA rays (also referred to as the ageing rays).

        How does sunscreen work?

        Sunscreen protection function via 2 main ways,
        Physical blockers, such as zinc oxide, is quite an obvious white substance which is often seen as the obvious sunscreen which doesn’t go away, frequently worn by Life guards. This physical barrier reflects the UV rays away from the skin.
        Chemical blockers absorb the sun UV rays and slowly diminish, generally do not last as long as the physical blockers. Generally these are more transparent and thus are more commonly used. However these can sometimes lead some peoples skin to have a reaction to the chemicals found in this type of sunscreen.

        Alcohol

        Yes, it’s true. Excessive alcohol leads to decreased blood flow to the skin, and the skin is therefore unable to receive all the nutrients that it needs. Eventually the blood vessels of the skin may lose their elasticity, and this can result in flushing of the face and may potentially become permenant. Alcohol also reduces the volume of fluid in your body (via a diuretic effect) which leads to dehydration, blotchiness and wrinkling of the skin.
        In patients with ACNE Rosacea, the alcohol worsens the facial flushing. 

        Smoking

        Tar and Nicotine found in cigarettes, leads to constriction and thickening (atherosclerotic diseases) of the blood vessels which decrease the blood supply to the skin, resulting in poor oxygen supply, lack of nutrients to the precious skin, and decreases the skins ability to produce collagen and fibrin.

        Repeated muscle contractions associated with the process of smoking (placing the cigarette in the mouth, holding it tight with your lips and inhaling) combined with poor skin healing results in the early development of smokers line (wrinkle lines around the lips)