We’ve all heard of cosmetic injectables for lips and fine lines and wrinkles. The perfect pout, kissable lips, smooth wrinkle-free skin – having cosmetic injectables is becoming more and more common. Who doesn’t want luscious lips and less lines?! But did you know that cosmetic injectables are used for a number of other purposes, both aesthetic and medical?
Some of The Cosmetic Clinic’s treatments that utilise the relaxant properties of cosmetic injectables include excessive sweating, teeth grinding, gummy smiles, and migraine relief.
What is Botulinum Toxin?
Botulinum Toxin (or Dysport) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat medical conditions that cause muscle stiffness and spasticity. It has been found to also work wonders aesthetically, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dysport is also used to treat other conditions at The Cosmetic Clinic. Here are a few you may not have known are easily treatable by The Cosmetic Clinic’s expert medical cosmetic injectable team.
Hyperhidrosis – Excessive sweating
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. The condition refers to abnormal sweating, meaning, any sweating that is not the result of heat or exercise. It can be a debilitating and certainly embarrassing condition as people with it often soak through their clothing or drip sweat. Regular antiperspirants don’t really work, but there is hope. At The Cosmetic Clinic, we offer a treatment for Hyperhidrosis using Dysport in a series of small injections that can block or interrupt the chemical messages sent to the nerves responsible for activating sweat glands. The treatment lasts for around 6 months depending on each patient and costs $1199. Results will vary person to person but can offer significant relief and is worth a try if excessive sweating is a serious concern.
Bruxism – Teeth Grinding
This simple procedure that relaxes the masseter muscle that is activated when chewing, can give some patients relief from the pain and tightness caused by teeth grinding. Teeth grinding can cause so much more than just a sore jaw. Headaches, migraines, damaged teeth, and jaw problems are just some of the side effects of bruxism. There’s no definitive scientific reason for the condition, but some factors that may be responsible are stress, anxiety, effects of drugs, caffeine, an abnormal bite, or genetics. The procedure works over about 4 weeks, this may vary patient to patient, and can offer significant relief. At The Cosmetic Clinic, the treatment costs $550 and can alleviate the symptoms of teeth grinding for up to 6 months. The treatment is also a rather popular procedure for slimming the face as it relaxes the muscles under the cheekbones, giving the face a slimmer, more defined appearance.
Renèe Stewart before and after her treatment
Everyone’s smile is beautiful, but some people believe theirs could use a little improvement. A gummy smile is when someone smiles and the upper lips rise well above the teeth line showing an excessive amount of gum. There are factors that can influence the severity of the issue such as a thin upper lip or a hyperactive muscle. A gummy smile can cause people to feel self-conscious and lead to them smiling less or hiding their smile. The treatment we offer at The Cosmetic Clinic is so simple, but the results can give people the smile they’ve always wanted and give them back their confidence to really shine. A small dose of Dysport can drop the top lip enough to significantly decrease the amount of gum that is seen when smiling. The best thing to do is to get in touch with your closest The Cosmetic Clinic to discuss your concerns with one of our expert medical cosmetic injectable team.
There have been studies done on the effects that Botulinum Toxin can have on patients that suffer from migraines. The studies showed that adults who get chronic migraine headaches got fewer migraines and reported having more ‘crystal-clear’ pain-free days than before the treatment. The results vary person to person and not all migraine sufferers are helped by Dysport injections in the frown, forehead, and crow’s feet areas, but some clients definitely find relief from the symptoms of migraines after their treatment. Again, the best way to find out if the treatment is right for you is to contact your nearest The Cosmetic Clinic for a consultation with one of our expert medical cosmetic injectable team.
For more information on any of the above treatments, please contact us at The Cosmetic Clinic or visit your nearest clinic for a free, no obligation consultation.
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**Cosmetic treatments are a prescription medicine. For treatment risks and benefits please contact one of our experienced Cosmetic Injectors at a clinic location near you, or visit medsafe.govt.nz for further information.