Neurotoxins are the gold standard treatment in elimination of wrinkles caused from excessive and repeated facial expressions and muscle movement. It is a safe and effective treatment with no downtime used by millions of people worldwide.
The Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking nerve impulses needed for muscle contraction.
Once the muscle is relaxed, the muscle cannot be contracted and the undesirable facial expression is reduced or eliminated.
For the treatment of wrinkles, the most common areas to treat on the face are the frown lines (between the eyes), the crows feet (around the eyes) and the horizontal lines on the brow.
Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used in the lower face.
- How long does it take to work?
Normally takes 2-3 days to work with optimal results seen after 7-10 days. It usually lasts between 3 – 4 months.
- Is it painful?
The injections are relatively painless and are over very quickly. Most people can tolerate the injections comfortably. A very fine needle is used to ensure maximal comfort. Ice can be used if the patient prefers.
- Are there any side effects?
There are side effects as with any medical treatment, however they are minimal. There is a risk of bruising, infection, headache, double vision and eyelid and brow ptosis (all of these are very rare and temporary).
- I don't want to have the frozen look, I just want to be rejuvenated? is that possible?
Yes definitely. The aim of our treatment is to give you the most natural look possible. We want your friends and family to say you look refreshed not overdone! This is why at Skinnovation Laser Clinic we formulate a specialised treatment plan tailored to you, taking into consideration the look you want to achieve.
Dermal fillers are used to correct and support the underlying facial structures and to restore lost volume resulting in soft youthful curves.
As we age our face changes in many ways. The underlying bony facial structure changes and we develop bone loss in certain areas of the face which in turn results in an aged appearance.
At the same time we also begin to lose fat from our faces. The most common areas where this occurs is in the cheek and mouth area. Because we no longer have the fat plumping out the tissues, the skin begins to droop leading to the development of jowls and a tired sunken face. Our once elastic and perfectly plumped skin is now drooping and in desperate need of rejuvenation.
Cue our hero to the rescue – dermal fillers! At Skinnovation Laser Clinic we only use the best dermal fillers to ensure the most natural and long lasting results. All our dermal fillers also come with local anaesthetic which means it is a relatively painless experience overall.
- Which areas can be filled?
Fillers can be used almost anywhere in the face to correct volume loss and fill lines. This includes cheeks, temples, lips, lip lines, marionette lines, nasolabial folds and jawline. Filler can also be used in the hands.
- How long does it last?
This depends on which filler is used. Generally the filler can last anywhere between 6 months- 2 years. For example on larger areas such as the cheeks a highly robust filler is used which lasts about 2 years whereas a lighter filler for an area such as the lips will last approximately 6-9 months.
- Will it be painful?
The filler contains a local anaesthetic so after the first few injections is relatively painless. Ice or topical anaesthetic can also be used if the patient wishes. A dental block can also be used when treating the lips. This makes the whole mouth completely numb.
- Is it safe?
Yes. The filler is made from a sugar that naturally occurs in the matrix of our skin. It is this sugar that gives our skin its volume. Allergic reaction is extremely rare.
- What are the other side effects?
As with any medical treatment there are some general side effects -bruising, swelling, redness and infection may occur. Very rare is necrosis of the skin, migration of the product to another area. Lumps may be felt under the skin however these usually resolve within a week or two after the filler has settled.