Anti Wrinkle Injections
In New Zealand there are 3 botulinum toxin type A (anti wrinkle injections) products. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin.
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Ageing’s effect on the skin
There are two types of ageing which affect the skin.
The first inherited aging, begins in our 20s. The second type is triggered by environmental factors. Most premature ageing is caused by sun exposure, however repetitive facial expressions, sleeping positions and diet also play a role.
As a result these two ageing processes gradually lead to a loss of elasticity and volume, contributing to wrinkles such as glabellar frown lines (lines between the eyebrows).
How do anti wrinkle injections work?
Deep wrinkles can create an angry, upset or sad appearance. Anti wrinkle injections work to relax the facial muscles that cause these negative expressions (like the lines between our eyebrows). This results in a rejuvenated more youthful appearance.
More importantly, research indicates the majority of those who undertake cosmetic procedures experience an improvement in self esteem. However it is essential that individuals have realistic expectations when choosing to undergo antiwrinkle treatments.
What is the treatment procedure like?
Firstly, anti wrinkle injections are a relatively quick procedure, that usually requires little recovery time. After the procedure you can resume all usual activities. For aftercare advice see below. To ensure maximum comfort I will also discuss pain control options during your consultation.
Is Xeomin®suitable for me?
During the consultation we will discuss your medical history and any medication you may be taking. Xeomin is not recommended in some circumstances, for example during pregnancy or breast feeding. Additionally it is not recommended if you have inflammation or an infection at the site of injection, or a generalised disorder of muscle weakness like myasthenia gravis.
Is Xeomin® safe?
Yes botulinum toxin A anti wrinkle injections have been used in the cosmetic industry for 20 years. They are classified as a low risk procedure when performed by a Registered Nurse or Doctor.
How soon can I see results?
This varies between individuals. The effects generally start appearing between day 2-5. Xeomin reaches its full effect at 2 weeks.
How long does the effect of treatment last?
Individual results vary but in general xeomin anti wrinkle injections last about 3 to 4 months.
How often will I receive it?
The treatment can be repeated after a time interval of about 3 to 4 months.
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Pre Treatment Information
1 Do not consume alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment to help reduce your risk of bruising.
2 Avoid medications and supplements that may thin the blood including, aspirin, ibuprofen, and fish oil.
3 Avoid intense exercise 24 hours prior to treatment, again to avoid bruising
After Care Advice
1 Do not rub the site of injection
2 Do not lie down for 4 hours after the treatment.
3 Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours post procedure
4 You can use paracetamol if you have any discomfort post procedure. Avoid ibuprofen and aspirin.
5 If you have any concerns contact Sarah for further advice
Botulinum toxin treatments are calculated per unit used. You may require more or less than has been documented here, so please use these as a guideline only. For a definite price please feel free to book in for a free consultation.
Frown Lines $350
Forehead (From) $128
Crowes Feet (Full) $420
Crowes Feet (Mid & lower) $280
Bunny Lines $70
Upper Lip Lines $70
Eyebrow Tail Lift $140