Ageing happens to us all. Yet we are all unique. One of the tests often performed at Cosmetic Solutions consultations is to look at the face in thirds – the upper face being from the centre of the eyes and up, the lower face being from the tip of the nose down and the mid-face, the area in between.
By looking at the face in thirds (IE covering up the other sections and looking at just one of the thirds) it becomes apparent quickly where the ageing process is affecting the individual most. Try it yourself. Take a piece of paper and cover two thirds of your face. Look at the skin texture, the amount of wrinkles, the general appearance.
Then move to each of the other thirds and perform the same assessment. Most likely, there’ll be one third in particular that appears ‘older’ than the others. A skilled Cosmetic Medicine professional will likely perform this test (not necessarily holding up the piece of paper though!) when undertaking a consultation and make their treatment recommendations according to the area that ‘appears’ oldest.
You put your investment where it’s going to have the best results. Using dermal filler, botulinum injections (Botox® or Dysport®) and other treatments in the area that shows the most ‘signs’ of ageing is a smart strategy to get the most ‘bang for your buck’. Dianna will discuss this with you at your consultation.
BOTOX® is a prescription medicine containing 100 units of clostridium botulinium type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines associated ‘crow’s feet’ around the eyes and wrinkle removal. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialists about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine.
Caution people with neuromuscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning sensation or redness at injection site, temporary local muscle weakness including eyelid droop, decreased sensation and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns, talk to your doctor. A charge applies. Allergan New Zealand Pty Ltd, Auckland. Note: Botox® treatment lasts about four months and after this time further courses of Botox treatment may be necessary. Talk to your Auckland Botox specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure.
DYSPORT® is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s fee round the eyes. Dysport® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor is Dysport® is right for you. If you have side effects see your doctor. You will need to pay for Dysport®, and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at www.medsafe.govt.nz. Dysport® lasts about 4-6 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals. Contains 500 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin. Galderma (NZ) Limited, Auckland.
XEOMIN® (Incobotulinumtoxin A) 50, 100 Units is a Prescription Medicine. Indications: In adults for the treatment of cervical dystonia; blepharospasm; spasticity of the upper limb; upper facial lines: glabellar from lines, lateral periorbital lines (crows feet), horizontal forehead lines. Xeomin® has both risks and benefits, consults your doctor if Xeomin® is right for you. Further information on the risks and benefits of Xeomin® can be found in the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) available from www. medsafe.govt.nz or by calling 0800 822 310. Use strictly as directed. If symptoms continue or you have side effects, see your doctor, pharmacist or health care professional. Common side effects include: Headaches; nausea; tenderness, swelling, redness, numbness or bruising of the skin; dry eye; heavy feeling or eyelid/eyebrow/forehead; face/brow not symmetrical. dropping eyelids/eyebrows. Serious side effects are rare and include allergic reactions. XOEMIN® is an unfunded medicine, prescription charge will apply. Normal doctor charges will still apply. Medical information: Ph 0800 822 310. Copyright 2021. Pharmacy Retailing NZ Limited t/a Health Care Logistics (HCL) 58 Richard Pearse Drive, Mangere, Auckland 2022. All rights reserved. Xeomin® and Merz Aesthetics are registered trademarks of Merz Pharma MGMbH & Co.