ANTI WRINKLE TREATMENTS

Lip Flip:

When we’re talking about lip flips, we are referring to Botulinum toxin injections – not to be confused with dermal filler in the lips. It’s a totally different procedure and provides a different result for clients.

It basically involves a few small injections of toxin into the muscle, just above the lip border. What happens is, the toxin relaxes the muscle around the mouth.

The Result:
Is the top lip to be gently rolled out, creating a subtle, sexy pout and the illusion of added volume.”

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Grinding Teeth (Bruxium)

Also slims the face

Bruxium more commonly known as teeth grinding, can result in jaw pain and persistent headaches. It can also diminish tooth enamel and cause sensitivity and even chipped teeth. Treatments for teeth grinding focus mainly on preventing dental damage, but new studies have shown that using Botulinum toxin for bruxism could effectively halt grinding in the first place.

By injecting botulinum toxin directly into the masseter muscle (the large muscle that moves the jaw), the muscle is weakened enough to stop involuntary grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw. This significantly relaxes the muscle and reduces the wear and tear on the teeth due to grinding.

This procedure also slims the lower face, as the muscles begin to relax.

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Non Surgical Neck Lift

How Does the Nefertiti Lift Work?
The botulinum toxin injections in the neck are focused in the platysma muscles, which serve to pull the jaw muscles downward.

“The platysma muscle acts as a major depressor in the lower face.

Injections to the neck and jawline result in a noticeable tightening, smoothing, and lifting effect of the skin.

“When the platysma muscle contracts, there is a downward pull on the tissues of the lower face, including the jowls,“Relaxing the platysma will reduce this downward pull.”

Like any botulinum toxin treatment, these effects are not permanent. In order to sustain the appearance of a lifted and tighter jaw and neckline,

Our clients are recommended to undergo several treatments a year, depending on their individual needs.

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Nefertiti Lift?
Ideal candidates of the following descriptions:

  • Normal or thin weight
  • No excessive fat along the jawline
  • Loose or folding skin below the chin or jawline
  • Neck bands or “turkey neck”
  • Mild to severe “jowls” or cheeks that hang below the jawline
  • Rippled appearance along the jawline
  • A very pronounced, square jawline
Our team will evaluate and assess our clients existing jawline and platysma muscle contractions are an appropriate fit for this treatment.”

Clients with severe skin sagging, jowls, and other skin issues along the jawline may find the results underwhelming, and require a more invasive procedure.

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Medical Issue:

Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis disorder)

Hyperhidrosis disorder is a condition that results in excessive sweating. This sweating can occur in unusual situations, such as in cooler weather, or without any trigger at all. It can also be caused by other medical conditions, such as menopause or hyperthyroidism.

Hyperhidrosis can be uncomfortable. However, several treatment options can provide some relief.

Types and causes of hyperhidrosis
Sweating is a natural response to certain conditions, such as warm weather, physical activity, stress, and feelings of fear or anger. With hyperhidrosis, you sweat more than usual for no apparent reason. The underlying cause depends on which type of hyperhidrosis you have.

Secondary generalized hyperhidrosis
Secondary generalized hyperhidrosis is sweating caused by a medical condition or as a side effect of certain medications. It generally starts in adulthood. With this type, you might sweat all over your body, or in just one area. You might also sweat while you’re sleeping.

Conditions that can cause this type include:

  • heart disease
  • cancer
  • adrenal gland disorders
  • stroke
  • hyperthyroidism
  • menopause
  • spinal cord injuries
  • lung disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis or HIV

Several types of prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause hyperhidrosis as well. In many cases, sweating is a rare side effect that most people don’t experience. However, excessive sweating is a common side effect of antidepressants such as:

  • desipramined (Norpramin)
  • nortriptyline (Pamelor)
  • protriptyline

People who take pilocarpine for dry mouth or zinc as a mineral dietary supplement can also experience excessive sweating.

Symptoms of excessive sweating

Symptoms of excessive sweating include:
  • excessive sweating that’s occurred for at least six months without an apparent reason
  • sweat that occurs on both sides of your body in roughly the same amount
  • incidents of excessive sweating at least once a week
  • sweating that interferes with your daily activities (such as work or relationships)
  • excessive sweating that began when you were younger than 25 years old
  • not sweating in your sleep
  • a family history of hyperhidrosis

These factors might indicate that you have primary focal hyperhidrosis. You’ll need to see a doctor for a more accurate diagnosis.

Botox (botulinum toxin)
Botox injections may be used to treat severe hyperhidrosis. They block the nerves that stimulate your sweat glands. You usually need several injections before this treatment becomes effective.

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Chronic Migraine Treatment:

Chronic migraine is a severely disabling neurological condition characterized by episodes of pulsating unilateral or bilateral headache.

Botulinum toxin treatments can help reduce symptoms of migraine headaches, including nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to lights, sounds, and smells. After you receive Botulinum injections, it may take as long as 10 to 14 days for you to experience relief.

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Dermal Fillers / Anti-Wrinkle Treatments

Pre Treatment Preparation

  • Medications and supplements designed to increase blood flow may increase your risk of bruising, as will alcohol.
  • Do not take blood thinning medications such as Aspirin and Nurofen for 3 – 4 days prior to treatment.
  • Avoid herbal or vitamin supplements for 7 days prior.
Aftercare
  • Maximise facial activity for half an hour after treatment (facial gestures such as frowning, raising your eyebrows and squinting). This will attract the muscle relaxant to the tissue receptors.
  • Do not have facial treatments, rub or massage the treated area for 24 hours after your injectables. You may cleanse gently with cotton wool.
  • Avoid lying face down for 4 hours.
  • Do not undertake strenuous exercise on the day of treatment.
  • Some clients experience a mild headache after anti-wrinkle injections. If this occurs, take Paracetamol as needed, but avoid Aspirin, Nurofen, Ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory medication which could increase the risk of bruising. Medications and supplements designed to increase blood flow may increase your risk of bruising, as will alcohol.
  • Do not take blood thinning medications such as Aspirin and Nurofen for 3 – 4 days prior to treatment.
  • Avoid herbal or vitamin supplements for 7 days prior.
For after hour concerns, please contact info@precisionaesthetics.co.nz