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You have the right to be informed about your skin condition and treatment so that you may make the decision whether or not to undergo the procedure after knowing the risks and hazards involved. This disclosure is to facilitate your informed consent for your treatment program.

What is Botulinum Toxin Type A? Botulinum Toxin is made from bacterial protein, using a similar process as for the production of vaccinations.

How does Botulinum Toxin work? When small amounts are injected into or around the muscles, Botulinum Toxin causes relaxation or a reduction in movement of that particular muscle. It only treats lines that are present during facial expression (DYNAMIC LINES). Effects will be seen within 14 days and last 3-4 months. Smoking, exercise, metabolism, hormones, drugs and alcohol are factors that can reduce the effects of Botulinum Toxin.

How is Botulinum Toxin used? Botulinum Toxin injections have been used for over three decades in children and adults to improve the problem of muscle spasms.  Our brand of Botulinum Toxin (Dysport) has been FDA & TGA approved for use in the glabellar complex, frown lines, crows feet, forehead lines, excessive sweating, eye twitching and other muscle spasm disorders.

Risks & Side effects:

Occasionally – slight swelling and/or bruising may last for several days after the injections.

Rarely – an adjacent muscle may be weakened for several days to weeks after the injection.  This may cause a temporary dropping/ptosis which typically lasts 2-4 weeks.

Difficulting swallowing and/or breathing.

Blurred vision

Very rarely – A nerve may be permanently damaged during treatment.

Anaphalaxis can occur this is usually due to another product we use during treatment eg. latex gloves, chlorhexidine, so it is very important you list all allergies during the consultation and consent phase.

Other info:

No anaesthics are typically used for anti-wrinkle injections, however you can apply a topical numbing cream of your choice prior to your appointment if you wish, however we do not recommend this as it can restrict muscle movement.

To maintain your results, treatment will need to repeated every 3-4 months

Anti-wrinkle procedures are NOT covered by Medicare.

Please note, we provide complimentary follow-up appointments, however any appointment that requires additional anti-wrinkle product will incur a $20 fee.

Should you have any questions or concerns, we are always more than happy to help, so please contact us on 0437 372 764

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