temporarily reducing the contraction of the muscles.
It is injected superficially in minute non-toxic quantities and helps to relax muscles for 4 to 6 months. It also blocks the action of sweat glands, which is why it is useful for treating excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis).
Botulinum toxin is useful for reducing forehead and frown lines, as well as ‘crow’s feet’ around the eyes, ‘bunny lines’ at the top of the nose and lines around the mouth (peri-oral lines). It is also useful for lifting the brow, thereby opening the eyes and giving a fresher, younger look and may be used to prevent the corners of the mouth from sagging as you age, to reduce a gummy smile, lift the tip of the nose, reduce nasal flaring, treat muscular lines in the neck (platysmal bands), reduce irregular dimpling of the chin and correct asymmetrical facial movement.
Medical treatments with Botulinum toxin include the treatment of bruxism (teeth-grinding), chronic migraines and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating under the arms and on the hands) as well as asymmetrical facial movement.
The Juvederm® range of dermal fillers used in the practice contains highly cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid (HA). The HA forms a smooth gel and is a synthetic form of natural molecules found in your body. It produces natural, predictable and long-lasting results. The effect is registered to last for 9 months to 2 years,
depending on which filler in the range is used. The effect can be easily reversed with an injection should this be necessary.
Receiving fillers is a relatively painless procedure as the product contains a local anaesthetic and the most common side effects are swelling and bruising, which can be reduced by correct timing, product choice and placement.
Dermal Fillers are used to fill lines in the forehead, around the eyes, mouth, nose and to fill the lips. They are used to restore a youthful volume and lift to the cheeks, as well as for reducing the jowels and enhancing the chin, jawline and eyebrows and correcting the nose.
Both PDO threads and Silhouette Soft R® threads are available for lifting and contouring the face and for improving skin texture. In every case, Dr. Garner will choose the best and least invasive treatment for your specific concern.