Wrinkles can be treated in a variety of ways. There are treatments involving filler, collagen induction, relaxing muscles and tightening fibrous layers. Dr Booysen offers a full medical consult to assess your needs and decide on the best treatment.
What can be treated?
The most common areas that patients want treated are the central frown, the horizontal forehead lines and the lines around the eyes (crows feet). You will look less tired and not angry all the time. Some deep, embedded lines may not disappear with a single treatment but may require a series of treatments.
Other areas such as fine lines over the cheeks, bunny lines, a pebbly chin, large jaw muscles and neck bands can also be treated.
Who can’t be treated?
People with a previous allergy to wrinkle treatments, pregnant and breastfeeding mums, certain muscle diseases and those prone to keloid scarring should not be treated.
A full assessment during the consultation will occur to assess whether you are suitable.
What does it cost?
Please fill in the form below to enquire about prices but please be aware a consultation is needed for personalised treatments costs to be given.
The best way to get an accurate cost is to see Dr Booysen as she needs to assess you skin and advise you on the different treatment options available.
What are the risks and side effects?
Severe side effects from the various products used to treat wrinkles are rare but allergic reactions can occur.
Pain, bruising, heaviness, swelling, redness and altered sensation are the most common effects and these settle in a few hours.
Tiredness, headache, flu-like symptoms, a heavy sensation in the forehead, some nausea can also occur. Asymmetry or suboptimal freezing can occur but this can be treated with a adjustments.
Eyelid drooping occurs with one type of wrinkle treatment but this is very rare and wears off without specific treatment.
Trained doctors such as myself rarely have these complications as I have been trained how to treat the area to minimize the chance of these side effects.
How long does it last?
Duration depends on the treatment used to treat the wrinkles and fine lines.
One treatment option lasts for about 3 months and can then be repeated. Treatments such as Profhilo require 2 treatments 4 weeks apart and last for about 6 months. Filler treatment to the lines and wrinkles can last up to 1 year if used as a combination treatment with other products.
You can stop having treatments whenever you feel and your lines will resume their natural position.