Botox is a popular anti-ageing treatment used for eliminating wrinkles. It works by blocking the nerves that cause facial muscles to contract and temporarily paralyzes the muscles which then relaxes and softens the appearance of wrinkles.

It can also be used to treat other medical conditions including excess sweating, headaches and migraines, Blepharospasm (eye spasms) among other things.

The process involves injecting the Botox into the muscles in the areas to be treated. Generally, no anesthesia is used or required unless specifically requested.

It is recommended that you don’t massage or rub the treated area, or lay down, for a few hours after the procedure to avoid the toxin moving to anywhere other than where it is meant to be.

The effects, or results of the Botox injections can take anywhere between a few hours to several days to become apparent.

Q. Are there any side effects?

A. Side effects may vary on a per patient basis. You may experience headaches, bruising, some mind pain on the area injected, and in some cases (less than 1%) droopy eyelids or eyebrows, which eventually becomes normal again after the Botox has worn off (can be a few months).

Botox is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.

Q. Can bruising at the site injected be avoided?

A. Yes. Avoid taking Aspirin and Ibuprofen or any medicine containing these chemicals before your Botox treatment. Because these substances thin the blood, they can make you bleed more than the usual, which can lead to bruising.

You may also be advised to restrain from drinking alcohol in the week prior to your treatment.

Esteem Medi Spa Caroline from Esteem Medi Spa tells us how she got into injectables… January 17, 2018 - Trish: Great. Well, I’m here today with Caroline. Caroline has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. Then she decided that she’d like to get into the cosmetic side, aesthetic side, and injectables and that sort of thing. I spoke with Caroline just when she was starting out on this journey so I thought it would be great to actually share Caroline’s story of how she got to where she is today. She’s only not even a year out. Is that right, Caroline? A year out of doing … Caroline: That’s right. Yup. February this year I did my training. Trish: Great. Yeah, I thought there’s probably a few of you out there that, number one, want to know how to do it yourself and, number two, be really interested in Caroline’s story. Caroline, you’ve been a nurse for 30 odd years. What made you decide to get into cosmetics and what was the catalyst? Tell us your story. How did you start? Caroline: Okay. As you say, 30 years is a long time. I had worked in all sorts of different positions in nursing but I had it in the back of my mind always that my dad […]
Questions about injectables The 3 Questions You Must Ask Before Having Injectables August 23, 2017 - Trish: Great, well I’m here today with Dr. Niamh Corduff. Dr Corduff is actually a plastic reconstructive surgeon. She’s based in Geelong, and Dr Corduff only does non-surgical procedures nowadays. I know we’ve been getting lots of questions about, “How do we know that we’ve got a good injector?” “How do we find one?” “How do we keep safe?” I thought I’d invite Dr Corduff along today to have a bit of a chat with us so that we know what the right thing to do is. Thank you so much for joining us today, Dr. Corduff. Dr Corduff: Thank you. Trish: We’re getting inquiries from people all the time who are having injectables and then it’s all gone pear shaped, and people are always saying, “How do I know, how can I be sure that whoever I’m going to get injected by is going to keep me safe and is properly qualified?” Can you kind of help us along there, a bit? Dr Corduff: Okay, well. First of all a little bit about regulations. Both anti-wrinkle treatments and fillers are considered Schedule 4 drugs by the TGA. Therefore, the rules are that they have to be prescribed by a […]
Harmonius Face Putting the Pieces Together – the Harmonious Face August 20, 2017 - As we leave our twenties behind we naturally produce less collagen, which is the substance our body produces to keep our skin youthful-looking. We also start to show the effects of exposure to pollution and of living hectic, busy lives. So, we understand that there are many different reasons why people resort to facial treatments and other cosmetic procedures to help them improve their facial features. There are highly skilled and experienced nurses and surgeons which will help you to decide which procedure or treatment will give you the desired results and leave you feeling confident and happy with your appearance. They also offer a wide variety of cosmetic surgery procedures for the face and would advise you to book in for a free consultation to find out more and see how they can help. Dr Steven Liew says that “our face is our unique identity and it is how we are recognised, how we communicate to others and it’s the most effective piece of machinery in the universe.” And he is constantly amazed at the haphazard way patients approach their facial treatments. Dr Liew, (FRACS) founder and medical director of Shape Clinic, is one of Australia’s leading new generation […]
Botox - Dr Patricia Ogilvie Botox – My Interview with Dermatologist Dr Patricia Ogilvie August 3, 2017 - Check out this awesome and informative interview I did with Dr Patricia Ogilvie, a dermatologist from Germany on Botox at the Non-Surgical Symposium 2017. Watch the video or read below to find out more. Trish: So I’m here today with Dr. Patricia Ogilvie who’s a dermatologist all the way from Germany. We’re going to have a bit of a chat about other benefits to when you’re having botulinum toxin as an injectable. Thank you so much for taking the time today. Dr. Ogilvie: Thank you very much for having me. Trish: I know you did a talk yesterday on other benefits of botulinum toxin. Because we all think you just have your toxin injected and it’s going to relax the muscles. But there is a lot more to it that people don’t even know about… Dr. Ogilvie: I call it beyond lines and wrinkles. We do see … and the longer we travel with our patients on this journey of toxin injections, and I’m injecting since more than 20 years, we do see and observe additional changes on their skin. There is now scientific evidence that somehow underlying that changes. For example there’s an increase of the elastic and mechanical […]
Botox - North Coast Medispa “I was extremely nervous to try botox again” July 4, 2017 - It was with a great deal of trepidation that I booked an appointment with North Coast Medispa. After 2 incidents at separate clinics for botox injections where I have developed a drooping eyelid, I was extremely nervous to try it again but thankfully was convinced by my girlfriend to try it again. When I arrived at the North Coast Medispa I was immediately put at ease. Kerry (the owner) listened closely to my past history and reassured me that her policy was for a softly softly approach. Music to my ears ! My previous experiences, have left me feeling that it was all about the money and how much they could upsell me. Nothing could be further from the truth with Kerry. I finally met someone I could trust. Kerry explained that I did have a propensity for a drooping eyelid after botox and informed me why this could happen, but more importantly what she could do to minimise it occurring again. She was happy to explore minimal treatment at first which involved some botox on my upper lip to minimise small creases, followed by some at the corners of my lip to create an upturn effect. I’m particularly mindful […]
Beautiful Eye Program Beautiful Eye Program with ENRICH April 20, 2017 - ENRICH Dermatology Cosmetic Clinic in Melbourne are experts in eye rejuvenation. They have become so good at addressing the area around the eyes that they have created a program specifically for tightening, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, reducing puffiness, minimising those cheeky dark circles around our eyes and turning back the clock a few years so we look as good as we feel (or better!). Options – Surgical or Non-Surgical ENRICH Clinic offer blepharoplasty, or eye surgery, to lift sagging upper eyelids which can also increase vision, however they also offer a wide range of non-surgical treatments to give you the effect of having a total eye area rejuvenation. “One of our favourite blepharoplasty-type tools is a laser, which works well to tighten skin by addressing both deeper layers and superficial layers. New collagen is generated on the inside tissue, while fine lines and wrinkles can be reduced on the outside. Any pigmentation can also be removed. “Visible tightening and lifting, particularly around the eye area, is one of laser’s greatest advantages. The beauty of laser for blepharoplasty treatments is that treatments continue to improve the area over a six to twelve month period.” Anti-wrinkle injections are also a great […]
Ricky before & after Thinking about anti-wrinkle treatments or dermal fillers? Ricky tells us about his awesome experience at VIE Institute on the Sunshine Coast… February 27, 2017 - Have you been thinking about trying anti-wrinkle treatments or dermal fillers, but haven’t been brave enough to take that step? Ricky is a 25 year old photographer who decided 3 years ago that he no longer needed to put up with his frown lines that made him look permanently angry! Ricky made an appointment with the VIE Institute on the Sunshine Coast to find out if these treatments really could make him look the way he felt – happy! He says initially he wondered if the treatments would work for him, but he says he is now one of the converted. Ricky says, “I knew nothing about Botox or fillers. I spoke to Jan at VIE and after assessing me, recommended me to get both. I was wondering if it was going to work or not. I got my Botox and a few days after that I decided to get the filler. My frown lines were immediately filled in – it was amazing!” The importance of reputable injectors It’s really important that you make sure you find a reputable practitioner and clinic to have any surgical or non-surgical treatments in. Not all practitioners are equal, and not all fillers are […]
Dr Niamh Corduff on how to look good for your age Dr Niamh Corduff tells us how to use non-surgical aesthetic treatments to look good for your age February 27, 2017 - Niamh Corduff: Hi Trish. I’m Niamh Corduff. I’m a plastic surgeon based out of Geelong. I also work up in Melbourne too. My career has taken me now, as I’m getting older, into the injectable field, the non-surgical treatment of women’s faces basically. I work for industry and I train and lecture internationally and I’m running research programmes into it, so I’ve sort of got into this into a very advanced level, which is incredibly exciting for me. Look, complications happen even in the best of hands, in my hands too, and everybody who’s honest will say, “Yes, I’ve seen these problems.” The training is absolutely essential. When you think about sticking a needle in somebody’s face and injecting it, you’ve got to know what’s underneath the skin and you’ve got to have a feel for it. I’m very lucky that I’m fully trained as a plastic surgeon, so I can automatically feel where my cutting or my needle is, know where the vessels are, know where the nerves are, where the different layers and thicknesses are, how far down to the bone, et cetera. For a lot of people that can be a struggle, so the level of training, […]
Complete Face App Dr Steven Liew teaches injectors all over the world with the Complete Face App December 23, 2016 - Medical practitioners continue to educate themselves with the latest research and technology to help improve their patients’ lives. A globally recognized plastic surgeon, Dr Steven Liew teaches injectors all over the world with the Complete Face App. Dr Liew and Dr Callan co-created this revolutionary mobile app for medical professionals who wish to improve their knowledge and techniques on facial fillers and injectables. This educational app is suitable for beginner to highly-advanced practitioners, and is equipped with detailed information on facial anatomy and facial dissection. Read on to know more about this new interactive educational app and how it can help level up your game in the world of cosmetic surgery. Complete Face: The first digital face app for doctors The Complete Face mobile app is the very first digital app in the world that covers any topics related to facial injectables. According to Dr. Liew, the idea came six years ago, when he organized a small workshop for medical practitioners. Dr Liew realized the increasing demand for such workshops, but he does not have enough time to sit down and share his knowledge with other doctors. This was the point where Dr. Liew decided to create an educational app […]
Kerry Lynch Live Q&A with Kerry Lynch from North Coast MediSpa on injectables November 2, 2016 - Kerry: I’m Kerry, and I’m a dermatology registered nurse. I’ve been working in the industry of dermatology for 7 years. I’ve also been doing my cosmetic injectables for 7 years. I have a background in postgraduate studies in intensive care. I’ve worked in general nursing for over 25 years. I’ve also studied privately doing an aesthetic course through … A diploma in health science, actually. I majored in cosmetic injectables. I was one of the first people who was doing that, before they set up all these private courses that are now available. I was fortunately enough to be picked up by two of the pharmaceutical companies. They took me on-board and trained me up. I was actually sponsored for couple of years prior to being an independent practitioner. I’ve always worked directly under Dr. Gudmundsen, who’s a dermatologist. I love my job. I’m very passionate about the skin as a whole, not just injectables. I’m really keen to have people know the benefits of looking after your skin and protecting your skin from the sun. Good skin care [ratio 00:01:33], which can also help to enhance your results of your injectable treatments and help to make them last a […]
The importance of a great injector The Importance of A Great Injector October 22, 2016 - Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are one of the most popular anti-ageing treatments of 2016. Now commonly accepted as part of many women’s beauty routine, they are offered in most beauty spas and clinics across Australia. However, one of the most important things that contributes to their success is the practitioner doing the injecting. One of our favourite Nurse Injectors is Michelle Sellars from the San Clinic in Wahroonga, NSW. Unlike many non-medical clinics, Michelle practices under the guidance of her husband, Plastic Surgeon Dr Graham Sellars, which guarantees clients a safe and professional working environment. With extremely loyal clients and renowned in the industry for her down to earth, honest and professional approach with patients, we wanted to take a closer look at Michelle to see what makes a great injector. Knowing Where to Inject Like most good injectors, Michelle has a nursing background and was initially a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurosurgery and Plastics. Any nurse with this sort of training understands the importance of details and knows human anatomy. Injecting someone’s face wherever they have wrinkles or lines is not going to work. An injector needs to have a knowledge of the human face and the tissues, […]
Choosing a doctor for injectables Choosing the best Doctor for Injectables September 13, 2016 - Injectables are one of the most popular non-surgical beauty treatments in Australia. Thousands and thousands of women all over the country are being injected with botulinum toxin (commonly called ‘botox’) to reduce the appearance of their facial ageing, reduce excessive sweating, and even treating neck spasm issues. I recently did a podcast with Dr Robin Chok on the use of ‘botox’ for bruxism (teeth grinding)! There are a variety of brand ‘names’ for botulinum toxin, which is a classification S4 drug. The names include:- Botox Dysport Xeomin Choosing a qualified & reputable Doctor for Botox Choosing a suitably qualified, reputable and experienced practitioner to administer your Botox injections is extremely important and can definitely affect your outcome and results. In Australia, injectables should only be performed by a doctor, or a nurse under the supervision and instruction of a doctor and a written order provided by that same doctor. Be aware though that just because a doctor such as your local GP is allowed to perform the procedure, it doesn’t mean they’re good at it. Check out their experience and training specifically for injectables. Are they a member of any boards, associations, societies? Minimising Your Risks for Botox Injections To […]
How to find a reputable practitioner for injectables How to find a reputable practitioner for injectables – with Dr Terrence Scamp July 22, 2016 - Trish Hammond: I’m here today with Dr Terrence Scamp from the Esteem Medi Spa up on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Is that right? We’re going to have a bit of chat today about how you can actually find a reputable practitioner to do your non-surgical enhancements. Thank you so much for taking the time today. Terrence: My pleasure. Trish Hammond: Lovely. Can you tell us, for the consumer out there, how do we actually find someone who’s a reputable practitioner to do our non-surgical enhancements? Terrence: I think that’s hard. To a large extent, it’s word of mouth. I think one thing to look for is the doctor whose name is associated with the clinic, particularly is there a doctor’s name associated with the clinic. If you’re dealing with a generic entity with no doctor responsible, then you don’t really have any fallback, you may not even remember who treated you. If a doctor has his name attached to that clinic, then you can at least investigate his qualifications, or hers, and in this case it would want to be a dermatologist, a plastic surgeon, or a member of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australia. These people are interested […]
Injectable Nurses Injectable Nurses – Worth Their Weight In Gold! We meet two from Avenue Plastic Surgery in Victoria… July 21, 2016 - Deciding on what non-surgical treatment you’re going to get can be tricky… deciding where and who’s going to do the treatment can be even trickier! Most clinics, including Avenue Advanced Skin Care, an extension of Dr Kalus’ Avenue Plastic Surgery in Windsor, Victoria have specially trained nurses and practitioners to perform the various injectable, laser and other non-surgical treatments, and it’s important you get one who knows what they’re doing and has not just the training but a wealth of experience. Jane and Malinda are two of the best in the industry, so we wanted to introduce you and pick their brains a little! Jane graduated from Shanghai Medical University with a Bachelor of Medicine before moving to Melbourne where she obtained her nursing registration in 1997. She is a highly skilled surgical nurse with experience in General Medicine, Gerontology and Plastic Surgery – she works very closely with Mr Kalus during procedures at Avenue Plastic Surgery. A Holistic Approach Jane believes in a holistic approach and providing her patients with comprehensive non-biased treatment options. She is highly experienced with both the needle and cannula approach, and chooses the best option to create ideal results for her clients. Jane’s artistic […]
Injectables with Steven Liew Injectables & finding a reputable practitioner – Dr Steven Liew, Shape Clinic, Sydney NSW July 12, 2016 - Trish Hammond: I’m here today with Dr Steven Liew from the Shape Clinic in Sydney, and we’re going to have a bit of a chat about injectables in the marketplace. Thank you so much for taking time today. Steven: Thank you, Trish. Trish Hammond: Lovely. I just want to ask you a question. Just for consumers, how can the consumer who’s looking at having injectables, how can they be aware or how are they going to know that they are going to a reputable practitioner because there’s so many people out there at the moment? How do you know to find who’s reputable and who’s not? Steven: I think the first thing is obviously word of mouth. More importantly, check out their work and when you attend the clinic, have a look at the environment. It’s got to be soothing, comfortable, clean and use your instinct. If you walk in, the whole room is full of big lips, big cheeks, perhaps you may have to reconsider. Like everything else, you need to have a proper consultation and discussions. Once again, you got to feel comfortable. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, what product you’re using, are you using products approved […]
Skin treatments at North Coast Medispa What Skin Treatments For Me? Fillers, Peels? IPL? Dr Gudmundsen from North Coast Medispa, gives us the lowdown. June 22, 2016 - Do you find yourself being confused with all the offerings and options out there for skin care, treatment and rejuvenation? Wonder what would be best for you? Dr Gudmundsen, Dermatologist, is the ONLY AHPRA approved skin specialist in the North Coast / Northern Rivers region. We caught up with him at North Coast Medispa for the lowdown. PSH: Do different treatments suit different skin types? Ie. are fillers suitable for all skin types, or can everyone have a chemical skin peel, or Intense Pulse Light or laser therapy? Additionally, Is there a danger of particular skin types reacting in an adverse way to any treatment? Dr G: Skin types are a good starting point for determining what treatments are suitable for an individual. Darker skin types are more prone to adverse reactions such as Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) that is very difficult to treat once it occurs. There are many other factors that can influence the modalities chosen to address skin concerns safely and effectively. Genetics, underlying medical conditions or medications you’re taking may affect how your body reacts to the skin trauma from treatments. Lifestyle factors are also important, particularly sun exposure and your general health. At North Coast Medispa, we […]
Maven's injectables story 53 Year Old Woman Loses Virginity (Injectables Virginity that is) June 20, 2016 - Maven sent us this fabulous story about not being sure whether or not she wanted to enter the whole world of injectable treatments to help her with the signs of ageing. We’ve posted it just as she sent it to us. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did! Appearance – does it matter? I’ve long wanted to ‘age well’ when I was older, so I started looking after my skin when I was in my early 20s. And I was religious about using the best products, getting regular professional facials and doing weekly masques at home. But as the years over 50 starting mounting, the signs of ageing seemed to accelerate. So here’s my story about how I recently tried INJECTABLE treatments to fix up a few pesky wrinkles and other facial flaws. What I didn’t know until just a few weeks ago, was that I was the ONLY injectables virgin amongst my closest female friends circle. Funnily, no one ever mentioned it. Even an old friend I hadn’t seen in 10 years, didn’t fess up when I asked her what her secrets were to looking the same as she did 10 years ago (she literally […]
Dream Wedding Dream Wedding – Looking Your Best June 16, 2016 - Most women dream of the perfect wedding, where you look and feel absolutely amazing. It takes months (if not years!) of planning and we all want it to be a day we cherish forever and look at the photos years down the track and remember how beautiful we were and how magical the day was. Whilst it’s always been tradition for the bride (and bridesmaids) to get pampered before the wedding, perhaps at a spa having a massage, wraps or whole body exfoliation, with all the cosmetic treatments available nowadays, this has been stepped up a notch. We talk to Dr Mark McGovern from the VIE Institute, who says there has been a big increase over the last few years in ladies coming to see him for treatments in preparation for their big day. Glowing Skin Good skin really can’t be underestimated. When someone has gorgeous, glowing skin, they really are more beautiful. Dr McGovern says, “Preparing your skin for that special day should be a high priority. We have a range of specialised medical grade skin products and a fabulous range of skin peels. We also have a dedicated Skin Specialise, Michelle Beitsch-Cook, who will whip your skin into […]
Best botox in Melbourne The best botox in Melbourne – how do you find it? April 26, 2016 - So, you’re in Melbourne and you’ve decided you want to find the best botox. You are ready to look at having cosmetic anti wrinkle injections or maybe even dermal fillers. Basically you’ve decided it’s time to get yourself ‘sorted’. You’ve done your research on injectables, and you’ve heard about the great results you can get from having botox, but how do you decide on what clinic or injector to have your botox with? There are several things you should look out for when deciding who is going to do your botox – they are important considerations and could mean the difference between a good experience and a bad one, not to mention good results versus not so great ones. Training and experience Not all injectors are equal. And really, ‘botox’ is just a brand name for botulinum toxin. Other brand names for the same toxins available in Australia are “Xeomin” and “Dysport”. You should definitely find out if your prospective injector has had sufficient training and experience in injecting, and in particular what’s the results they have achieved with their clients? Injecting fillers or botulinum toxin into your face is not as easy as sticking a needle into your forehead. […]
Injectables How do you find a good doctor to do injectables? July 24, 2015 - Probably one of the most commonly asked questions I get asked on a daily basis is “How do I find a good doctor to do injectables?” None of us want to walk out of a clinic looking like we’ve just had them (I guess some may?!), and certainly none of us want to experience the feeling of “OMG What have I done”. Well personally, I’ve had both experiences and it’s not a lot of fun. One of the worst (or funniest now) situations is a lip tattoo experience where I had a really exciting lunch appointment scheduled and was booked in for some lip tattooing that morning. I thought to myself “no worries, I’ve had it done before, easy peasy, I’ll be right by lunch time. Well guess what? Yes I looked like a blowfish. I think I must have reacted to the local anaesthetic or something. I won’t even tell you what my husband said I looked like – let’s just say, it was not pretty. And no way was I going to the luncheon I was supposed to go to! Another of not ‘so much fun’ experiences was a bit of an unfortunate event. I was in for […]
Botox for Depression Using Botox to Treat Depression November 10, 2014 - Botulinum toxin, also known as Botox, is commonly used to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralysing facial muscles. But according to some studies, Botox can also be used to treat depression. This article details some of these studies and what they have found. Darwin’s facial feedback hypothesis Charles Darwin said: “The free expression by outward signs of an emotion intensifies it. On the other hand, the repression, as far as is this is possible, of all outward signs, softens our emotions.” In other words, facial activity can have an effect on emotions. Darwin argued that smiling makes a person feel better, rather than smiling being simply the result of feeling good. On the other hand, frowning will make you feel sad. Some studies have tested the hypothesis that Botox can help with these aspects of emotional processing. Studies on Botox and depression The first study was published in 2006 in the Journal of Dermatological Surgery by Eric Finzi, a dermatologist and face expert who first came up with the idea of using Botox to treat depression. His own mother suffered from depression and whilst painting portraits of women who were institutionalised in France, he saw the resemblance between the unhappy faces […]
Xeomin interview with Ashlee Woodward Xeomin interview with Ashlee Woodward September 17, 2014 - With the release of the new Xeomin anti-wrinkle injectable, how do we know which to choose? Botox, Dysport or Xeomin? We sat down with Ashlee Woodward Cosmetic specialist registered nurse at Dr. Laith Barnouti’s clinic at Plastic Surgery Sydney, who has been using Xeomin both on her patients and herself since it was released. She answered some of our most frequently asked questions about the new ‘anti-frown injectable’ Xeomin. What do you prefer to treat patients with Xeomin / Botox or other? Ashlee – I think because fewer people have heard of Xeomin it may not be as popular at this point in time. But once I have used Xeomin on my clients they are just as happy to continue using the product regularly as if it was Botox or Dysport. What do you prefer to use for yourself Xeomin / Botox or other? Ashlee – I personally have tried all three botulinum toxin anti wrinkle products and feel that all have similar attributes. After a two week period I could not tell the different between all of the brands as they all gave great results with lasting effects. Have you noticed any side effects of Xeomin? Ashlee – I […]
Is “Xeomin" The Next Generation In Injectables? Is “Xeomin” The Next Generation In Injectables? September 2, 2014 - XEOMIN incobotulinumtoxinA is supposedly the next generation in the treatment of frown lines. Relatively new in Australia we recently had an opportunity to have a chat with Dr Torsten Walker, who is the Lead Field Clinical Specialist & Quality Control of Merz Aesthetics. He has been using Xeomin for 7 years in Germany, who answered a few of our questions.   Why is Xeomin considered next generation in treating frown lines? Xeomin Incobotulinum toxin type A (preparation) which is free from complexing proteins and other impurities like inactive neurotoxins, so that gives you the highest safety standards, the highest safety profile with the same clinical outcome, like other competitors or other companies on the market. It’s the purified product so you only inject what you need and it’s very easy to handle. That means the product is very stable, you can store it at room temperature and up to 60 degrees, you can carry it with you and it’s stable for three years and reconstituted.   What is the active ingredient? The active ingredient is a neurotoxin a 150 kDa protein which is produced by Clostridium botulinum, it’s a protein, a very happy protein. This gives you the clinical outcome […]
Beyond the Eyes: The Many Cosmetic Uses of Botulinum Toxin Type A (in Australia we usually call them “Dysport” and “Botox”) Beyond the Eyes: The Many Cosmetic Uses of Botulinum Toxin Type A (in Australia we usually call them “Dysport” and “Botox”) May 20, 2014 - Botulinum Toxin Type A cosmetic injections, or “Botox“, are the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatment pretty much around the world. With more than 3.7 million procedures done in the US last year, according to leading industry group The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery statistics. Most people know the main uses of this popular product: erasing wrinkles around the eyes and brow. But that’s not all this product can do. With each passing year, it seems, researchers find new ways to use “Botox” botulinum toxin type A cosmetic, a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes the muscles it’s injected into by blocking nerves from sending signals. Some of these treatments have been clinically proven to produce amazing results. And some … not so much. Read on to learn about BOTOX’s many uses. FDA-Approved The FDA has approved botulinum toxin type A for treatment of some medical conditions, and since it’s introduction it has also been approved for cosmetic use. FDA-approved uses include the common ones most people know about, such as treating vertical “frown lines” between the eyebrows and “crow’s-feet” at the corners of the eyes. A less well-known FDA-approved use is for treating excessive underarm sweating, in which the drug paralyzes […]
Advances in Non Surgical and Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Advances in Non Surgical and Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures January 8, 2014 - The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that the top 5 most performed minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in 2012 were: 1. Botulinum Toxin Type A injections; 2. Soft tissue fillers; 3. Chemical peels; 4. Laser hair removal; 5. Microdermabrasion. In the USA, the number of minimally invasive procedures performed in 2012 has grown 137% from 2000 and from 2011 to 2012 the number has grown 6%. In the US alone the performance of face rejuvenation procedures is valued at $1.8 billion per year whilst that of injectable is $2 billion per year. The continual improvement of minimally invasive techniques across a range of procedures means that more and more procedures that once involved extensive surgery can now be performed quickly, safely and with little down time for the patient. Dr Andre Berger explains that liposuction for example used to involve extensive surgery, general anaesthesia, long cuts and a lengthy recovery period. Advanced Liposuction however can be performed in a few hours whilst the patient is awake. There is no cutting involved, minimal bruising and minimal down time. Advanced body sculpting techniques use smaller instruments, involve very small skin punctures, do not require any stitches and leave no visible scarring. Non-surgical […]
Botox - the unexpected benefits Botox – The Unexpected Benefits June 29, 2013 - When using Botox, it is most effective on wrinkles that haven’t completely set in -- “dynamic” wrinkles that appear when you move your face, such as frowning. “If you don’t move the muscle too much, you will not form the wrinkle,”...


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