Anti-Wrinkle treatment is one of the most popular treatments sought out by patients. It is quick, medically safe and effective delivering visible results for the patients. 

Due to TGA regulations we are not allowed the naming of medicines, however we can inform you that two preparations are available in Australia.

 

 

The Procedure

Dr Fotouhi will organise an hour consultation with every new patient considering anti-wrinkle treatment for no out of pocket cost.

During the consultation it is important that a full medical history is taken, photographs are taken and patients discuss their needs. Then the location and dose of anti-wrinkle injections will be advised.

Anti-wrinkle medication can be administered on the first visit. It is injected via very small needles into the regions that the individual would like to relax.  The full effect of the treatment can take up to two weeks to be seen.  The patient should see a gradual softening of their wrinkles over the two week period following treatment.  If used correctly the patient experiences good results, and depending on their individual characteristics, this medication can last between 3-7 months. 

 

 

 

Complications:

 

  • Not enough medication – will not give you the result you would like (individually determined depending on the problem the patient is attempting to correct, their age, skin laxity and expression used);

 

  • Bruising may occur, but resolves in time, cover can be used;

 

  • Injection discomfort;

 

  • If you discontinue use you will revert to your previous wrinkle load.  Anti-wrinkle treatment does not increase the amount of wrinkles that you have, you will just be unaccustomed to what your wrinkles look like.

 

 

Maintenance

It is suggested, that the first 12 months of your program you repeat your treatment as Fotouhi advises.  Dr Fotouhi feels there are three stages of anti-wrinkle treatment:

 

  • Initial (generally this give the perfect result);

 

  • Remediation (the first twelve months where wrinkles can be softened remarkably);

 

  • Maintenance (the schedule of treatments that you keep to maintain the overall effect, generally repeat treatments extend to 4-5 months if the program is adhered to).