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.
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.
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.
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.
Unlike Dermal Fillers, Anti-Wrinkle treatments do not show immediate results. The effect of the neurotoxin generally kicks in between 3-7 days after treatment, with a peak effect at 2 to 4 weeks.
Generally 3 to 6 months. Approximately just over 60% of patient will retain neurotoxin effects at the 4 months mark post treatment. Depending on genetics and lifestyle, some patients only retain effects for up to 8 weeks (those who are extremely physically active tends to metabolize the product faster and have shorter lasting results)
There are many factors contributing to the quantity of neurotoxin required. There are different types of neurotoxins readily available and the quantity will vary according to the product, as they have differing strengths per unit.
Patient history regarding previous treatments and outcome results are generally a good indicator and we encourage our patients to note which product they have previously used and how many units were used.
Other factors include, previous history of complications, current budget, and desired amount of facial expressions to be reserved.
The consultation fee is redeemable against the cost of any treatments performed during the appointment.
Most practitioners and patients prefer to have some form of pain relief. There are multiple options available for your convenience;
After treatment Some bruising, redness and swelling maybe present and self resolve over the next few days. Generally the swelling tends to provide a slightly enhanced effect due to the increased volume associated with this, which tends to disappear eventuate into a more natural appearance. Some patients tend to enjoy the swelling effect, however others may prefer the more natural effect.