What areas can be treated?
Areas that can be treated include; Forehead, crows feet, frown lines, unwanted facial expression lines, underarms (treats excessive sweating)
Also anti-wrinkle treatments can help to treat migraine headaches, muscle spasms and twitching of the eye and neck area
Does it hurt?
There is minimal discomfort, often being described as a small bite or sting that only lasts for a few seconds.
Is the treatment safe?
People have been successfully using Anti-wrinkle injections in Australia and New Zealand for over 15 years, and over 25 years in the rest of the world. In the past medical practitioners have been using injectables to treat movement disorders in the eyes and face since 1993, and crossed eyes in New Zealand since 1991. For many years, it has been an approved treatment for children over 2 years of age with cerebral palsy. As an anti-aging treatment, Anti-wrinkle injections are now the most popular and safest non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the US.
Are there any side effects?
There are no known permanent side effects of Anti-wrinkle injections. Temporary effects could be tenderness and bruising of the treated area. Possible temporary eye problems include double vision, blurred vision, drooping or swollen eyelids, and dry eyes, but this affects less than 2% of people worldwide, and usually only lasts for a few weeks. Allergic reactions may include itching, rash, red welts, asthmatic symptoms, dizziness or feeling faint. However, these usually disappear within the first 48 hours. Inform your doctor if you have any side effect that does not seem to be fading soon after treatment.
Will my face be stiff/frozen after treatment?
It is a common myth that Anti-wrinkle injections will cause a face to appear frozen and stiff after treatment. You can expect to see some visible results immediately after treatment, but your face will not appear frozen in fact, it will look natural! Our Cosmetic Nurses will assure you leave feeling fresh and relaxed, with the desired look you would like to achieve.
How often will I need treatment?
2 to 3 days after treatment you will begin to see dramatic results, with the full effect showing 7 to 10 days later. The effects are temporary but will last for several months, after which the procedure can be performed again. We recommend you consider having a treatment every 3 to 6 months to ensure a continuous youthful appearance.
What should I expect after treatment?
Our highly trained Cosmetic Nurses will give you specific aftercare instructions to follow, so that your recovery proceeds smoothly and effectively, without infection. However, unlike surgical facelifts, there is no downtime, and you are ready to get on with your day Immediately after your treatment.
You may feel some localized pain, have inflammation and swelling, tenderness, redness, and bleeding or bruising after the procedure. However, this is usually localised to the injected area and generally disappears soon after leaving the clinic.
Who should avoid this treatment?
As with most drugs, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and people with neuromuscular disorder should not be given Anti-wrinkle injections. People on antibiotics should consult with their doctor prior to receiving these injections.