Dr Rahma Targett
Trust Your Face to a Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine
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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- 1 Bunny Lines Adelaide
- 2 Dr Rahma Targett
- 3 Trust Your Face to a Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine
- 4 What is Botulinum Toxoid?
- 5 Is It a Safe Drug?
- 6 How Does It Work?
- 7 Does Botulinum Toxoid Work Immediately?
- 8 How Long Does Botulinum Toxoid Last?
- 9 How Often Do I need The Treatments Repeated?
- 10 What Does The Treatment Involve?
- 11 Does It Hurt?
- 12 What Are The Possible Side Effects?
- 13 Before & After
- 14 Visit Our Home Page For Anti Wrinkle Injections
- 15 Anti Wrinkle Injections
- 16 Our Location