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Bunny Lines Adelaide

Bunny lines are the small lines that we all have across the nose, and botox can be a very effective way to reduce their visibility.

If you read the phrase ‘bunny lines’ in any other context, you’d probably assume it was referring to lengthy supermarket queues during Easter, or something you’d buy in a pet store.

In fact, this cutesy name has nothing much to do with rabbits at all. ‘Bunny lines’ describe straight, slightly diagonal lines that extend from both sides of the nose, beneath the bridge, when someone smiles or laughs. Presumably, they’re named as such because they vaguely resemble a pair of rabbit ears or whiskers.

Like many facial expression lines, they can occur naturally if someone regularly crinkles their nose when they laugh, or through the process of ageing. However, bunny lines can also appear following anti wrinkle injections — in this case, they’re sometimes nicknamed ‘Bot..x bunny lines’.

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Dr Rahma Targett

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.

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What is Botulinum Toxoid?

Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified natural protein chemically derived from bacteria that can be injected into a muscle to cause temporary muscular relaxation. It can be used to treat the appearance of frown lines, worry lines and laughter lines, for example, all of which are caused by the repeated contractions of the facial muscles. Botulinum toxoid typically reduces the appearance of wrinkles by about 80%, leading to a more youthful, fresh appearance.

Is It a Safe Drug?

Like all other prescription medicines, if used with precision and accuracy by specially trained and experienced individuals, Botulinum Toxin is a very safe drug, with minimal side-effects and complications.

How Does It Work?

Botulinum Toxoid works by binding to the junction between the nerve and the muscle locally (at the precise point where it is injected) to stop the signal being transmitted, therefore preventing the contraction of those individual muscle fibres. This effect is reversible; in time, these junctions recover their normal function and the toxin is broken down by the body and removed.

Does Botulinum Toxoid Work Immediately?

No, Botox takes between three and 14 days to take full effect.

How Long Does Botulinum Toxoid Last?

This varies significantly between individuals. On average, it lasts approximately four months.

How Often Do I need The Treatments Repeated?

It is wise to wait until the previous dose has worn off before receiving another treatment. We generally advise a minimum of three months between repeat treatments.

What Does The Treatment Involve?

An integral part of the treatment is the consultation. Together with your doctor, you will discuss the problem areas, the possible treatments and any concerns will be addressed. We will then require you to sign a consent form and to take pre-treatment photos. The doctor will then apply numbing cream to the area. At this stage, she will mark the sites to be injected and, after cleaning the area, the treatment will be administered in the form of fine injections using very fine needles. Anti-bruising cream is then applied to the treated area(s).

Does It Hurt?

We understand that many of our patients may be apprehensive about being on the receiving end of a needle, so while we reassure you that this is a relatively painless procedure with minimal side-effects, we do apply numbing cream to the area to be treated beforehand.

What Are The Possible Side Effects?

It is common to have small raised bumps of skin at the injection site; these may be slightly red and will go down about 20 minutes after the treatment (please feel free to wait in our waiting room enjoying a cup of tea until these go down!).

Bruising at the injection site may occasionally occur; this will resolve quickly.

It is quite common to experience a mild headache after anti wrinkle injections to the face. This can be easily treated with over-the-counter painkillers.

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SA. 5006

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