Wrinkle relaxers are commonly used to treat fine lines to create a younger more refreshed look. The solution injected is a safe muscle-relaxant, used by doctors around the world for decades.
It is one of the most studied and researched procedures and has no long-term side effects.
The injections are most commonly used in the frown lines, crows’ feet and forehead lines. Immediately after the injections, patients will have small mosquito bite-like bumps in the injected area. This subsides within 10 minutes, and can be covered with non-allergenic makeup by our staff after your appointment.
The effects of the injections take between 5-10 days to appear.
Due to strict advertising guidelines, we are unable to use the brand names, but we commonly refer to them as “Type B” and “Type D”.
- Wrinkle relaxer “Type B” costs $15.00 per unit.
- Wrinkle relaxer “Type D” costs $7.50 per unit*
*Type D requires 2.5 units to 1 unit of B; therefore, the overall costs are very similar.
As a general rule of thumb*:
- Frown lines require around 16-24 units of Type B
- Forehead lines around 8-14 units Type B
- Crows feet around 8-14 units each side Type B
*Please note, individual needs vary significantly. A free consultation is always recommended in order to obtain correct pricing.
IF GOING AHEAD WE ASK THAT YOU:
- Do not lie flat for 4 hours after the procedure.
- Are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Do not rub the area for four hours. For example – if you have any facials or eyebrow appointments booked you won’t be able to go ahead for four hours only.
- No excessive exercise and alcohol for 12-24 hours.
Dermal fillers are used to plump out deeper creases, re-volumize the skin, creating a younger appearance.
Fillers are also used to plump cheeks and lips to provide natural-looking fullness and definition that lasts between 12 and 18 months. We also offer non-surgical rhinoplasty and tear trough rejuvenation using dermal fillers.
The fillers are made from a naturally occurring complex sugar, which is naturally found within the tissues of living cells including human skin. It assists in skin hydration by attracting and holding water. It also combines with collagen and elastin to help provide skin structure and elasticity.
Because it is a product naturally occurring within the skin there is no need for an allergy test before treatment, and 80% of results are immediate.
Due to strict advertising guidelines, we are unable to use the brand names.
Our premium dermal filler starts at $550 for 1ml.
IF GOING AHEAD WITH FILLER WE ASK THAT YOU:
- Are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Do not have any active cold sores – we can’t go ahead if you do. If you are prone to them, you can ask the chemist for anti-viral treatment in the lead up to your appointment.
- You can’t exercise after your appointment or the next day.
- Have no dental appointments for 7 days.
- Are not traveling on a long-haul flight for at least 10 days after your appointment.
DOUBLE CHIN INJECTIONS
This is a revolutionary new treatment which was approved for use in Australia in February 2017. It has been used overseas over the last few years. Due to strict advertising guidelines by the Therapeutic Goods Association, we are not allowed to use the brand name. It is known as two different names but is the same product both overseas and in Australia.
The product is a prescription only medicine which is safe and effective in the removal of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat). It aims to improve the appearance and profile of patients and help to contour the jawline. Injections with a small needle are made into the fatty tissue. The procedure takes approximately 10-15 minutes. The area may be numbed beforehand, use a topical anaesthetic cream and icing the area.
Rare side effects include temporary problems with facial muscles eg weak smile and problems swallowing (due to nerve injury). However, these should resolve within a few days to 2 months at longest. Other side effects may include pain and discomfort, bruising, swelling and redness. The swelling may persist for up to 4-6 weeks after the treatment while the acid is working to dissolve the fat. treatment may include temporary numbness to the skin under the chin and areas of hardness to the injected area.
A minimum of 2 treatments is required and sessions must be spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Further treatments if required can be purchased on a case by case basis. Up to 6 treatments may be required.
Prices start from $2500 for 2 treatments.
Dr Mela Brankov not only performs this treatment but is also a certified trainer for other doctors and nurses. dr Mela and he highly trained doctors and nurses will be visiting GFD in the coming weeks. Call today on 9000 35 14 to arrange an appointment.