Bunny Lines Treatment - Adelaide
Bunny lines are the small lines that we all have across the nose. Wrinkle treatment using anti-wrinkle injections 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.
How it works
What are anti wrinkle injections?
Anti wrinkle injections are 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. Anti wrinkle injections typically reduces the appearance of wrinkles by about 80%, leading to a more youthful, fresh appearance.
Are anti wrinkle injections safe?
Like all other prescription medicines, if used with precision and accuracy by a trained and experienced individual, like that of Dr Targett. Anti wrinkle injections are a very safe drug, with minimal side-effects and complications.
Do anti wrinke injections work immediately?
No, Anti wrinkle injections take between three and 14 days to take full effect.
How often do the treatments need to be 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, you and Dr Targett, will discuss problem areas, the possible treatments, and any of your concerns will be addressed. We will then require you to sign a consent form and to take pre-treatment photos. Dr Targett 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. 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.
Dr Rahma Targett
Dr Rahma Targett is a General Practitioner(FRACGP), with a specialty in Cosmetic Medicine. She founded Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in 2016 and has since become well known as a trusted and in demand Cosmetic Physician in Adelaide. She has a Diploma in Dermoscopy and a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Targett is a leader in her field and regularly attends Cosmetic conferences to keep up to date with modern aesthetic techniques. At advanced Cosmetic Medicine you can always be reassured that you will be welcomed and treated personally by Dr Rahma Targett.