When we frown, squint, laugh or use other facial muscles repeatedly, our skin creases and causes furrows.
Youthful skin has the ability to quickly repair the damage caused by this repeated muscle action, and therefore the skin remains smooth and unlined. As we ‘grow up’, our skin cells slow down and become lazy, no longer able to repair the damage as quickly. As a result, lines and wrinkles remain in the skin, even when the muscles are at rest.
Ideally, treatment includes improving overall skin health to speed up the action of the lazy skin cells in repairing the damage. This process can be greatly helped by relaxing the action of these muscle, giving our skin cells time to catch up. Over time, lines and wrinkles will be softened or disappear completely in some cases.
Botulinum Toxin type A is a temporary muscle relaxant. It works by preventing the nerve communicating with the muscle – everything still works independently – just the muscle isn’t listening!
The most popular areas for treatment with Botulinum Toxin type A include:
- The frown
- The forehead
- ‘Crows Feet’ at the outer corners of the eye
Botulinum Toxin type A is also used to help with excessive underarm sweating; a condition known as ‘hyperhidrosis’ – this anti-wrinkle treatment can be life changing for some people!
For more information, download our Treatment Information sheet:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How long will it last?
A. On average, treatment lasts for around 3 months, although this can vary from person to person due to individual metabolism.
Q. Are there any risks or side effects?
A. It is important to remember that all medical treatments have potential risks and side effects. Risks and side effects are uncommon with the use of Botulinum Toxin type A, but can potentially include:
- Some surface redness and slight swelling can be expected, these generally settle after 5 – 10 minutes.
- Slight discomfort at the time of treatment with the potential for pin prick bruising
- A very small risk of infection because we need to break the skin barrier to inject the product.
- A very small risk of allergy
We take the time to make sure you understand all this information prior to treatment, so you can make an informed decision about whether the treatment is right for you!
Q. Will it look natural?
A. Yes, we specialise in achieving natural results, we listen to what you want to achieve and have the experience to enhance your natural features.
The cost will vary depending on the area being treated and the strength of your muscles in that area. We offer a guide here for the more commonly treated areas:
|Frown||$180 - $360|
|Forehead||$72 - $180|
|Crows Feet||$180 - $360|
Please remember this is guide pricing only. The best way to find out how much your treatment will cost is to book a free facial assessment so you will know what the exact cost will be before we start treatment.