Dr Rahma Targett
Trust Your Face to Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine
When considering having any cosmetic medicine treatment it is important to consider the doctor performing such treatments to optimize results. Dr Targett has a passion for the art and science of cosmetic medicine. Your procedures are always performed by Dr R.Targett a doctor with specialty training in Aesthetic Medicine with American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). Dr Targett is registered with AHPRA and is a member of RACGP, giving you confidence that you will receive a high standard of care.
Why Choose Advanced Cosmetic Medicine?
The key to having peace of mind and achieving great natural looking results, is to choose a doctor that is experienced and trained in aesthetic medicine. With the right technique you should be able to achieve a younger and fresher look, but at the same time you should still be able to look natural and use facial expressions normally.
At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, Dr R.Targett will be performing your anti wrinkle injections each and every time, so you can be assured of achieving consistent results each time.
Dr Targett will consult with you before the procedure to find out exactly the look that you are trying to achieve and come up with a treatment plan that you will be happy with. This boutique style of treatment means you will have an expert looking after you from the time of the first consult to your recovery phase. You can have confidence that you are going to get the correct medical treatment that you deserve and also that you are going to achieve the results that you desire.
Muscle Relaxant Injections
Muscle relaxant injections are a non surgical treatment commonly used for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. It works by relaxing facial and neck muscles thereby stretching the skin above. Muscle relaxant injections may also be used to treat bruxism or teeth grinding as well as treat excessive sweating.
Muscle relaxants act as an effective wrinkle treatment for wrinkles that have already formed. These wrinkles are known as static wrinkles. Muscle relaxants work by relaxing the facial muscles which help to stretch out the skin above. When this happens the wrinkles are effectively ironed out.
Muscle relaxants are also useful in the treatment of dynamic wrinkles – the wrinkles that can be only be seen when we use facial expression. By relaxing the facial muscles we are no longer able to form facial expressions which cause the skin to wrinkle.
As discussed above, it is possible with the use of muscle relaxing injections to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles can be prevented from becoming static wrinkles and static wrinkles can be prevented form becoming deeper wrinkles.
Muscle relaxants are most effective on wrinkles that have not yet “set”. These wrinkles are termed as “dynamic wrinkles”. Dynamic wrinkles may be seen only when our facial muscles form facial expressions. If you don’t use the facials muscles too much which is the case when muscle relaxants are injected then the wrinkles cannot form. In essence muscle relaxants can help to prevent dynamic wrinkles from becoming static wrinkles. This is precisely the reason younger and younger people are using muscle relaxants to help prevent formation of static wrinkles and to maintain a youthful appearance.
Muscle relaxants act to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by stretching the skin. Whilst muscle relaxants can help reduce the appearance and wrinkles and help prevent wrinkles from forming, they cannot remove wrinkles entirely. Deeper wrinkles especially, cannot be effectively treated using muscle relaxants. For deeper wrinkles it is best to use dermal fillers to fill the skin under the wrinkle to create more volume under the skin.
What Are Anti Wrinkle Injections?
Anti wrinkle injections also known as muscle relaxing injections are made from botulinum toxin. This is a natural and purified protein that is made from bacteria in a similar way that penicillin is made from mould. The protein relaxes the muscles under the skin preventing dynamic wrinkles from forming.
How does it work?
When we use facial expressions such as laughing squinting or frowning the muscles under the skin contract and at the same time cause the skin to fold causing wrinkles. These are known as dynamic wrinkles and disappear when your muscles relax. After a while however the dynamic wrinkles can set and form static wrinkles that do not go away when you stop smiling. This is a bit like bending a piece of paper until the bending action eventually forms a crinkle.
Botulinum toxin works by preventing the signals from the nerve endings reaching the muscle and causing muscle contraction. To be more precise, botulinum toxin prevents the release of acetylcholine from the nerve endings thus preventing contraction of the muscle cells. The muscle cells will relax and lengthen, effectively stretching the skin above and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Are Anti Wrinkle Injections Safe?
Yes, anti wrinkle treatments are very safe. They have been used for over twenty years without any known adverse affects. They are approved for use by the TGA of Australia.
Side effects can happen but are rare. Mild bruising can sometimes occur when the needle damages a vein occasionally drooping of the eyelids or eyebrow can occur if injections are placed to close to this area. The key is to choose an experienced doctor trained in aesthetic medicine. This way side effects of anti wrinkle treatments can be minimised. By having a doctor looking after you you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
What to Expect?
At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine we understand that it can be a bit daunting when you don’t know what to expect. However with some explanation and understanding of the treatment process involved, most clients feel much more confident to undergo their first treatment.
This guide should give you some more insight into what is involved in anti wrinkle injection treatment, pre, during and post the treatment.
Prior to the treatment Dr Targett will provide you with a free consultation during which she will listen to what you wish to achieve and determine what desired look you are seeking. She will take a full medical history from you and determine if you are a suitable candidate for anti wrinkle treatments.
To help you make an informed decision and for you to decide if anti wrinkle injections are right for you Dr Targett will discuss, the treatment process, what alternatives there might be to anti wrinkle injections, any potential side affects and post treatment care.
Once you decide to proceed with anti wrinkle treatments (which will usually be scheduled on a another day to give you time to consider), then a detailed personal treatment plan will be drawn up to address your desired needs and to achieve outstanding visible results.
Pre and post photos will be taken of your face for comparison and to determine the success of your treatment. Often clients forget what they looked like before their treatment and are surprised when they are shown.
During the treatment you will be seated on a cosmetic bed in a slightly reclined position for easy access by the doctor. Your face will be cleaned with an antiseptic cleanser to help prevent any infection. The treatment area will be mapped out to achieve accuracy and the desired result.
Anti wrinkle injections are then injected into the target facial muscles to cause them to relax. Very fine needles are used for the injections, which should cause minimal discomfort. The procedure is very quick to perform. For those that feel they cannot cope with needles a topical anaesthetic may be applied to the skin before the procedure.
After the treatment you may notice tiny bumps at the injection sites. These should normally settle within half an hour. There is no down time for this procedure and you may return to work following the treatment.
post treatment care includes;
- Avoid alcohol consumption
- Do not apply pressure to the treated area
- Do not massage the treated area or wear glasses or hats.
- Refrain from strenuous exercise
Do Anti Wrinkle Treatments Prevent Ageing?
Anti wrinkle treatments cannot prevent ageing, however they can help to prevent dynamic wrinkles from becoming static wrinkles. Anti wrinkle treatments cannot help to prevent the loss of facial volume that we experience as we get older. Skin Needling, Factor 4 and Laser Genesis treatments are treatments that can all enhance production of collagen and elastin to maintain facial volume.
Natural looking Results
At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine we pride ourselves on achieving natural looking results. The goal is to achieve a natural looking result whereby you can still use facial expressions and don’t have a stiff frozen appearance. Dr Targett has mastered the art of knowing where and how much to inject to achieve this goal.
Can Dermal Fillers and Anti Wrinkle Injections Be Used Together?
Yes. This is often referred to as a liquid facelift. By using a combination of anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, remarkable facial rejuvenation can be achieved. Often the static wrinkles are too deep for anti wrinkle injections to remove, this is where dermal fillers come into play. Ageing is associated with wrinkles as well as a loss of official volume. Dermal fillers address the loss of facial volume.
Do The Injections Hurt?
Anti wrinkle injections are almost pain free except for the sensation of a small scratch. The needles used are very fine, so do not hurt much. For clients that are over anxious about needles, a topical anaesthetic can be used to make the procedure more tolerable.
When Will I See The Results?
Depending on the brand of anti wrinkle injections that you have, the time to see results will be variable. In general results can be seen within two to three days of having anti wrinkle treatments. However it may take up to seven to ten days in some cases. Everyone reacts to anti wrinkle treatments in different ways.
How Long Do The Effects Last?
The results should last from three to four months. Again, this varies from person to person.
How Do I Maintain The Results?
Regular treatments every three months will help ensure that the results will be lasting for you. The good thing about having regular treatments is that it can help prevent dynamic wrinkles turning into static wrinkles. It is becoming the trend now for younger people to have anti wrinkle treatments, purely to help prevent future wrinkles from forming.
Is There Any Downtime?
There is usually no downtime and you can return to normal daily activities straight away. However we do not advise having anti wrinkle treatments prior to an important event. There is always a rare possibility of bruising or other side effect.
Are There Any Contraindications to Anti Wrinkle Injections?
- Pregnancy and/or breastfeeding
- Allery to Boyulinum Toxin
- Taking Aminoglycosides
- Allergy to human albumin
- Prior facial surgery
- Neurological disorders
What Are The Possible Side Effects?
Complications and side effects are uncommon, however they do sometimes occur. The symptoms usually go away quickly, however in some instances the symptoms may last for several months.
Possible side effects include;
- Bruising, pain, swelling at the site of the injection. Usually clears after seven days.
- Headaches sometimes occur after the injections. They usually last less than 24hours and can be treated with paracetamol.
- Twitching and numbness in the treated area. Usually last only a few days.
- Eybrow drooping or double vision. It is temporary, lasting a few weeks only.
- Allergic reaction to Botulinum Toxin. Very rare.
- Infection at the site of the injection
It is important that you are teated by a doctor trained in Aesthetic Medicine, so that you will receive the best care.
How Much do Anti Wrinkle Injections Cost?
The charge is $6.00 per unit of botulinum toxin injected. This cost includes the doctors consultation/ service fee.
Anti Wrinkle Injections Deal
Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in Melbourne Street, North Adelaide is currently having a special deal for Anti Wrinkle Injections. For every patient that undergoes an Anti Wrinkle Injection procedure, they will be eligible to receive a free facial including Microdermabrasion and LED Light Therapy.
In addition to this the North Adelaide Council is running a promotion whereby shoppers that shop in participating shops including Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, in North Adelaide can win trip for two to New York!
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- 2 Dr Rahma Targett
- 3 Trust Your Face to Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine
- 4 Book a complimentary consultation today
- 5 Why Choose Advanced Cosmetic Medicine?
- 6 Muscle Relaxant Injections
- 7 Wrinkle Treatment
- 8 Wrinkle Smoothing
- 9 Wrinkle Prevention
- 10 Wrinkle Reduction
- 11 What Are Anti Wrinkle Injections?
- 12 How does it work?
- 13 Are Anti Wrinkle Injections Safe?
- 14 What to Expect?
- 15 Do Anti Wrinkle Treatments Prevent Ageing?
- 16 Natural looking Results
- 17 Can Dermal Fillers and Anti Wrinkle Injections Be Used Together?
- 18 Do The Injections Hurt?
- 19 When Will I See The Results?
- 20 How Long Do The Effects Last?
- 21 How Do I Maintain The Results?
- 22 Is There Any Downtime?
- 23 Are There Any Contraindications to Anti Wrinkle Injections?
- 24 What Are The Possible Side Effects?
- 25 How Much do Anti Wrinkle Injections Cost?
- 26 Anti Wrinkle Injections Deal
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