Anti-Wrinkle Injectables and Dermal Fillers Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads
Ocean Grove Medical Clinic and Barwon Heads Medical Clinic offer a range of non-surgical aesthetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and the use of neurotoxin for medical applications such as excessive sweating and teeth grinding.
Whether you are looking to soften lines or wrinkles, or enhance or redefine your facial features, our aesthetic injectable service provides high-quality and specialised treatments for all patients by a qualified medical specialist.
The natural aging process of the face is a result of multiple internal and external factors. Over time this leads to the development of facial lines and wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle treatments involves the administration of natural form of purified protein into particular muscles of the face, causing them to relax and facial lines to soften.
There are two types of facial lines: static and dynamic. Static lines or wrinkles result from the loss of skin elasticity and volume, and years of repetitive muscle movement. Dynamic lines are those exaggerated by facial expressions such as frowning, squinting and smiling.
Dynamic lines can be treated with anti-winkle injections using Botulinum toxin type A, a naturally occurring neurotoxin which blocks nerve conduction resulting in the temporary loss of muscle function. This loss of function results in the inability of treated muscle to contract and thus prevent the formation of dynamic lines, giving the face a more youthful appearance.
Treating dynamic lines is one of the most effective ways to prevent the formation of static lines which require volume replacement with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.
Other anti-wrinkle/facial enhancement treatments:
- Bunny Line
- Mentalis (cobblestone chin)
- Oral Commissure (Marionette Line)
- Platysma Bands
- Lip Flip
- Gummy Smile
- Nasal tip lift
Botulinum Toxin for medical application
Botulinum Toxin type A is well known for its aesthetic properties and role in facial enhancement, but what about medical applications? Neurotoxins have an important role to play in a number of medical conditions when conservative management and other less invasive treatment options have been exhausted. Two of these conditions are Bruxism (teeth grinding) and associated Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction and Hyperhidrosis.
Teeth grinding, gnashing and clenching of the jaw can occur both throughout the day but also commonly during the night when sleeping. This can lead to a number of secondary complications including headaches, TMJ pain, dysfunction and degeneration, dental damage and enlargement of the Masseter muscles causing facial distortion. Treating the Masseter muscles with Neurotoxin relaxes the muscles resulting in reduced tension around the jaw, relief from associated headaches, reduction in teeth grinding and prevention of dental damage, relieves pressure of the TMJ and restoring facial symmetry as Masseter size reduces without continued contraction of the muscle. Neurotoxin to the Masseters is an effective treatment option that has multiple health benefits and provides great relief from multiple troublesome symptoms and complications of the over active muscle.
Masseters – from $450
Hyperhidrosis is the presence of abnormally excessive sweating in the absence of heat or exercise. Excessive and disproportionate sweat production affects an estimated 3% of the population and can lead to significant patient distress resulting in both physical and social discomfort, loss of self-confidence, reduce productivity and can lead to higher rates of anxiety and depression.
Hyperhidrosis can be broken down into primary and secondary causes, the later meaning there is another identifiable and potentially treatable cause for the excessive sweating. Primary Hyperhidrosis is the absence of secondary cause and failing conservative treatment options such as good hygiene and regular application of prescription antiperspirants then Botulinum Toxin type A is an effective treatment option.
Hyperhidrosis – underarms, palms and feet from $990 (PBS subsidy may be available $500)
Dermal fillers use a gel-like substance composed of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance that keep the skin hydrated and volumised. They are injected into the skin to smooth and soften fine lines and creases, restore or add volume and enhance facial contours.
Dermal fillers are not permanent, with HA naturally broken down by the body slowly over time. They are, however long-lasting, with results ranging from 6 to well over 12 months depending on the area treated and the specific product used.
Every single injection that takes place in our clinic is performed by a medical specialist. We have the experience and knowledge to give you the best care to help you feel your absolute best and creating balance in all aspects of the face.
Anti-wrinkle treatment – From $12.50 per unit
Dermal filler treatment – from $500 per mL
Please get in contact with us on (03) 5255 1022 to learn more about our anti-wrinkle injectable and dermal filler services today and to make an appointment with our trusted medical team.
We also offer qualified nursing services,at Ocean Grove Medical Clinic and Barwon Heads Medical Clinic.
All rates are subject to change and prices may vary.