Day: March 6, 2024

Botulinum Dermal Fillers and Relaxers

While the botulinum dermal fillers in sydney are booming, it’s important to note that not all injectable treatments are equal. There are two main categories of injectables: relaxers and fillers. Relaxers, also known as neuromodulators, interfere with nerve communication to reduce muscle movement, softening lines, and wrinkles created by repetitive muscle contraction such as frown lines or crow’s feet. Botulinum toxin type A is the OG of relaxers (more commonly referred to as ‘Botox’) and it celebrated 23 years of TGA approval this year. The Global Aesthetics Consensus Group recommends an integrative, diagnostic approach to injection dosage and placement based on analysis of target muscles in the context of adjacent ones and associated soft and hard tissues. This includes lower dosing in the upper face, more frequent combination treatment with hyaluronic acid fillers and intracutaneous injection where indicated to limit depth and degree of action.

Youthful Radiance: Botulinum and Dermal Fillers in Sydney

Dermal fillers, referred to as soft tissue fillers, can be used to add volume or lift and reshape facial features such as the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, smoker’s lines, or lips. These are available in a range of forms such as hyaluronic acid gel, calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, or polymethyl methacrylate. Consultation will determine which product to use for your individual needs. The duration of these products varies but typically lasts six to twelve months. They are contraindicated in pregnant and breastfeeding women, those with untreated epilepsy, hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid, lidocaine or amide-type local anesthetics, areas of inflammation or infection, those with existing scar tissue or those susceptible to keloid scarring.