After the first treatment, a reduction in muscle movement will be seen after 5 to 8 days with the maximum result by two weeks. Depending on the area treated and the dose used the duration of results will vary from approximately 3 to 5 months. Treatments may be repeated after a minimum of three months. The effect, particularly in the forehead, can develop more quickly on successive treatments. Certain areas will wear off more quickly than others, e.g. some movement may start to come back around 8-10 weeks in the forehead or around the eyes.
The aim is not to create a frozen look but rather to achieve a natural appearance with a reduction in wrinkling and a more relaxed appearance overall.
This treatment can be used to treat the frown area (between the eyebrows), the forehead, the smile lines or crow’s feet, lines at the top of the nose, a downward turned mouth, as well as other more advanced techniques.
No anaesthetic is required although needle phobic patients may have numbing cream applied to the area prior to injection.
Toxin is also used to treat excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis. This is most commonly in the armpits but it can be used on any area of the body with excessive sweating. The results from armpit treatment last 6 to 9 months in most cases.
Possible complications; the most common side-effect is bruising which may last 10 to 14 days. There may also be some asymmetry of the eyebrows. Overtreatment of the forehead may cause heaviness of the eyebrows. Very rarely the eyelids may droop. Prof MacKenzie will advise on the best dosage and placement of the product.
Professor Rhoda MacKenzie graduated as a doctor from the University of Aberdeen Medical School in 1992, before training to consultant level in general and vascular surgery.
Rhoda first opened her Age Reversal Therapies clinic in 2005 and offers a discreet, professional, expert aesthetics service at her bespoke medical clinic 15 minutes west of Aberdeen. Both medical and minor surgical procedures are available after a free consultation. She is known for attention to detail, understanding her clients’ needs and her down to earth attitude.
Just to say thanks so much, my wrinkles have all gone!
Loving what you have done!
Thanks again for sorting out my face the girls I went on hols with kept going on about how good I was looking!