Original Botulism Toxin $10 PER UNIT LIMIT OF 20 UNITS PER PERSON
2nd Generation Botulism Toxin $4 PER UNIT LIMIT OF 50 UNITS PER PERSON
Terms and Conditions :
For new patients a consultation is required. A full face consultation will be conducted to highlight the benefits of this and other treatments. There is no additional charge (above medicare) for the consultation if toxin is purchased on the day.
In the event of unexpected heavy demand, appointments may have to be delayed or rescheduled if our supplies of toxin are exhausted.
How it works:
Botulism Toxin is effective in reducing dynamic facial wrinkles. The toxin binds to the neuromuscular receptors and prevents the nerve signal reaching the muscle. The amount of reduction is dependent on how much Botulism Toxin is used.
Facial wrinkles such as Crows feet, Frown lines and Forehead lines can all be reduced or eliminated Brow lifts can achieve a widening effect on the eye or reduced eye lid droopiness. Botulism toxin can also be used to lift the corners of the mouth, and to reduce the skin crease between the bottom lip and the chin. Those suffering from Temporal Mandibular Joint syndrome from excessive teeth grinding can have their masseter muscles injected to reduce headaches and joint pain. This can also be performed to change the facial shape and jaw line. Those suffering excessive sweating can have botulism toxin injected into the skin to stop or reduce sweating. Botulism Toxin can also be infused into the skin via channels created from fractionated laser resulting in less pain.
There is some minor discomfort with the injections. Minor redness and swelling will occur and last 1/2-1 hour. The botulism toxin will take 4-6 days to be effective and will last 3-4 months. Some patients have noticed that 4-5 days after injection, a minor reaction with slight dizziness and tiredness can occur. This lasts around 24 hours and is similar to the onset of a cold. Bruising may occur particularly around the eyes. This can be reduced by using ice at the time of the procedure. Medications such as asprin, antiinflammatories, vitamin E and ginko biloba can increase bruising. Eyelid drooping or a lopsided smile can occasionally occur with certain regions treated and can last 1-2 weeks, but is rare.
The current charge is $5-$14.50 a unit. Discounts also apply if a large number of units are purchased. Three brands of toxin are generally available.
Below is an indication of units used for each region. This will depend on age and skin type. The units below are calculated in Original Botulism toxin units. For 2nd generation toxin units multiple by 2.5 to gain equivalence.
Brow lift 6-8 units
Crows feet 6-12 units per side
Forehead lines 4-12 units
Frown 6-15 units
Smile lift 5-6 units
Chin crease 6 -8 units
Upper lip wrinkles 2 units
Masseter treatment 25 units per side
Axillary Hyperhidrosis 25-50 units per side
Bunny lines 4-6 units
Hands 30-50 units