Anti Wrinkle Treatment in Perth
What is Anti-wrinkle treatment?
Anti-wrinkle treatment involves injecting is a neuro muscular blocking agent into a specified area. This blocking agent is a protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles creating a smoothed, rejuvenated and more youthful appearance.
It is a simple and quick, minimally invasive non-surgical treatment that delivers significant results. Prior to approval for cosmetic use, the blocking agent we use had over 10 years clinical experience in a broad range of medical conditions. It has been available in Australia since 1993 with an established 10-year safety record.
Is the blocking agent a poison?
The blocking agent is a purified protein that is extracted from bacteria, similar to the way in which penicillin comes from a mould.
How does the treatment work?
The treatment works on dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated muscle contractions. It is administered through a few tiny injections directly into the muscle, blocking nerve impulses that trigger wrinkle-causing muscle contractions.
The procedure takes approximately 10 minutes and the patient can resume normal activities immediately. The cosmetic effect becomes apparent after 3-4 days and can take up to 7-10 days before the full effect is visible. The results are temporary lasting up to four to six months.
Where can the blocking agent be injected?
In Australia the approved cosmetic use is for injection into the muscles between the brows only.
Are injections painful?
Many patients liken it to the sting of an insect bite.
What are the side effects?
In cosmetic applications, the most common side effect is tenderness and bruising at the site of injection. There is a very small risk (1-2%) of a temporary weakness in nearby muscles such as a slight drooping of an eyelid or eyebrow lasting from 1-6 weeks. Some instances of temporary headache and nausea have been reported. In its 10 years of cosmetic use, there are no documented long-term or permanent side effects..
Full disclosure of any and all medications, supplements and natural therapies is recommended as some may alter the potency of the treatment and the severity of any side effects.
Will my lines look worse if I choose not to continue treatments?
No. Your lines will gradually revert to their pre-treatment appearance.
Is this treatment suitable for men?
It is equally effective on men and women.
When is treatment not recommended?
Treatment is not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers as its effect on a foetus, or its presence in breast milk, is not known.
When was the blocking agent discovered?
The blocking agent has a successful treatment history in a broad range of medical conditions since the late 1960s.
The early work of Mr Alan Scott of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Institute in the 1970s demonstrated that it was a powerful therapeutic agent that could be used to treat ophthalmic disorders associated with muscle overactivity such as lazy eye, eye ticks and uncontrolled blinking. The blocking agent stopped the excessive muscle contraction and spasm, allowing these patients to see a major medical advance.
Physicians noticed the effect on lines ("wrinkles") while treating patients with eye disorders.
What other conditions is it used for?
It is used in children two years or older with cerebral palsy, and in adults with hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and cervical dystonia (mobility of the major neck muscles). Worldwide, it has safely treated hundreds of thousands of patients over a number of decades.