Medical Conditions treated with anti-wrinkle injections
Clinics in Australia, by law, are unable to name or advertise the well-known injectable medicine (or its brands) used to treat wrinkles, so you will often see the phrase “anti-wrinkle’ used instead.
Did you know that anti-wrinkle medicine is also used to treat a wide range of medical conditions? In fact, it was first used in the 1950’s to treat muscle spasm around the eyes, and later for M.S sufferers and children with cerebral palsy. It is also used to treat muscle spasms of the bladder & bowel, amongst other areas.
Dr Brown offers the following treatments:
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can occur in the scalp, hands, feet and practically any other area of the body. It is a common and debilitating condition that can cause significant social anxiety. Anti-wrinkle medicine is injected into the area of need, in what is one of the only treatment options available for the condition, and thankfully it has good success rates. Treatment can literally transform people’s lives a few days after it is given.
Migraine is unfortunately a common condition, and one that can result in significant time off work and a poor quality of life. Anti-wrinkle medicines can be used to successfully treat people who suffer from chronic migraines, or those who suffer simple headaches for more than a third of the days of a month. The medicine is injected into various trigger points around the neck or scalp. This treatment should be considered only if your headaches have already been investigated and oral medications have not been affective.
Cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatments
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to treat a wide-range of areas on the face and neck, achieving fresh, revitalised and youthful looking skin. Common areas include frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead, & peri-oral lines. It can also be used to treat a gummy smile, dimpled or cleft chin and platysmal (neck) bands. Excellent results are also seen in lifting certain areas such as the eye brow or corners of the mouth.
If you would like a friendly chat with Dr Brown to explore your thoughts & requirements, please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.
For further information on any of the above, please see www.drbrownawsthetics.com.au or @drbrownaesthetics on Instagram.