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Anti-Wrinkle Injections: How often is too often?

March 15th, 2017

Are natural facial movements leaving undesirable lines on your face?

No matter how good our genetics, environment or lifestyle may be, our skin isn’t designed to keep wrinkles at bay and does not have the ability to sustain youthful, wrinkle-free skin.

Anti wrinkle injections are a fast, effective and affordable solution to combat the skin’s ageing process.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections: How often is too often?

At My Cosmetic Clinic we suggest having anti-wrinkle treatments regularly but not excessively nor should treatments be too sparse.

It's important to keep in mind that there is a fine line between having anti-wrinkle injections 'too often' and 'not enough'

If you plan your treatments at regular intervals, rather than wait for the product to completely wear-off, the results and effects of anti-wrinkle injections will last longer.

That being said, having treatments too frequently may cause muscle resistance. You should space your treatments at least 10-12 weeks apart, depending on the product used, the facial area treated, and your body’s ability to absorb the injected material.

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AS PUBLISHED IN COSMETIC BEAUTY MAGAZINE (2015)

March 15th, 2017

LASTING RESULTS IN WRINKLE REDUCTION WANT TO SMOOTH AWAY FROWN LINES AND RECLAIM A FRESH-FACED APPEARANCE? ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTABLES, OFFERS AN IDEAL SOLUTION. CAITLIN BISHOP REPORTS.

Smiling, frowning, talking, squinting. We move our face constantly and all these repetitive movements can have a lasting effect on the skin’s surface – in the form of wrinkles.

The skin is no match for the strength of our moving facial muscles and, over time, the muscular contractions break the collagen fibres in the dermis, leading to the appearance of wrinkles and folds – enter the angry frown line! D*****t is a form of botulinum toxin used by hundreds of women to combat wrinkles and smooth the forehead.

Because these are dynamic wrinkles – or lines caused by facial movement – they can appear on younger individuals and are not necessarily associated with age. Left to their own devices, these early wrinkles can develop over time, forging deep furrows in an otherwise smooth and youthful- looking brow.

‘D*****t is ideal for men and women who wish to improve their appearance by reducing the wrinkles on their face and creating a younger looking complexion,’ explains Sydney cosmetic surgeon Dr Masood Ansari. ‘Dysport can help create a younger and softer look, without compromising the patient’s natural appearance.’

LASTING RESULTS

D*****t is one of three botulinum toxins available on the Australian market. By inhibiting muscular contractions, it prevents the formation of facial wrinkles and is commonly used to reduce the appearance of glabella lines, or frown lines between the eyebrows. The injection acts to block the signal from the nerves to the muscles, temporarily inhibiting muscle activity and smoothing dynamic wrinkles.

‘D*****t has many advantages over its competitors,’ Dr Ansari says. ‘In my experience, its effects kick in much quicker, in some cases within 48-72 hours compared to one to two weeks with other anti-wrinkle injections. Secondly, it gives a smoother result without compromising the natural appearance. Furthermore, in my experience, it lasts longer than other anti-wrinkle injections when an appropriate dose is injected.’

THE D*****T TREATMENT

Treatment with D*****t involves an initial consultation to establish if the patient is suitable for treatment. The procedure itself typically lasts less than half an hour. ‘The treatment process starts with a consultation between the patient and the doctor,’ Dr Ansari explains. ‘The patient’s needs are evaluated and an appropriate treatment plan is designed.’

Dr Ansari offers his patients a cold pack to numb the site before treatment and reduce the risk of bruising post-procedure. Local anaesthetic cream can also be applied if needed. ‘Treatment with D*****t involves a number of small injections delivered to the treatment site,’ he explains. ‘The process takes only a short time to perform, the needles used are extremely fine, and only a small volume of product is injected. The discomfort experienced by the patient is typically minimal and well tolerated.’

‘Following treatment, there may be some redness and a “mosquito bite” appearance in the treated area. This tends to subside within 30 minutes of treatment. By the time the patient returns to work from their “lunch break” procedure, there is normally no evidence of treatment remaining,’ Dr Ansari adds.

As with any anti-wrinkle treatment, results take at least a couple of days to kick in and will reach maximum efficacy in the week or so following the injections. ‘Within two to three days most patients will start seeing a reduction in wrinkles, a smoother look in the skin and reduced muscle movement at the treated area,’ Dr Ansari explains. ‘These changes will improve every day till the effect of D*****t reaches its peak around a week post-procedure.’

D*****t is effective as a stand-alone treatment to combat facial wrinkles. It can also be used in conjunction with other modalities to achieve more universal results in facial rejuvenation. Results typically last between three and six months, and there should be at least a 90-day period between treatments.

‘The longevity of D*****t results can vary between patients, depending on the strength of the person’s muscles, her/his physical activity and the body’s rate of metabolism. In some cases it can even last for 9-12 months,’ says Dr Ansari. ‘Dermal fillers are commonly used alongside D*****t to complement the results. D*****t treatment can also be used to accompany thread lifting.’ As with anything in anti-ageing, prevention is key and D*****t delivers an effective, lasting and reliable method for wrinkle reduction and prevention. By targeting the underlying facial muscles, treatment with D*****t can leave the skin’s surface smoother, fresher and more youthful in appearance.

D*****t can help create a younger and softer look, without compromising the patient’s natural appearance.

Note: Due to regulatory reasons we are not allowed to mention the actual brand name in this article, however please contact My Cosmetic Clinic on 1300 85 49 89 to find out more information.

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Dr Ansari featured in The Sydney Morning Herald

March 15th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that My Cosmetic Clinic and Dr. Ansari have been featured in a special edition of the Sydney Morning Herald.

Recently, the Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Dr Ansari for a special feature on the topic of Cosmetic Surgery. In the article (published last Friday December 2nd) Dr Ansari discusses the common misconceptions that many patients face when considering fat reduction surgery, and why men should also consider body contouring.

In case you missed the article, please click on the link below to read.

Published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 02 December 2016

Move on from the effects of time and gravity

Cosmetic surgery can help sculpt a better body shape, but for the best results you also need a good diet and exercise habits.

Cosmetic treatment works best for patients who change habits and diet, and exercise regularly.

It happens to many of us: we hit an age or stage where we can no longer take our good looks for granted. We feel young on the inside, but the mirror tells a somewhat different story. Perhaps we’ve let our diet and exercise regimen slip, and spent too many hours in front of the television. Sometimes nature may need a helping hand to turn back the effects of time, lifestyle and gravity. Advances in cosmetic surgery make that possible-and an increasing number of people use it to help achieve the face and bodyshape they want.

There’s alot on offer-from non-surgical procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers to face-lifts, breast enhancements and other surgery to help achieve the silhouette we’d like.

Many people hanker for a flatter, slimmer body profile. Liposuction surgery shifts stubborn body fat that has proved resistant to diet and exercise. Done well, it can give the body aesthetically pleasing contours. The most frequently targeted areas are the abdomen, hips,thighs and knees.

Liposuction is often done in conjunction with abdominoplasty – "tummy tuck" surgery to remove excess loose skin that’s often resulted from sudden weightloss or the end of a pregnancy.

Bodysculpting is not a journey to be embarked upon lightly. Place your trust only in a qualified, experienced surgeon - and be aware that, in order to keep looking good, you’ll need to establish good diet and exercise habits. My Cosmetic Clinic offers abdominoplasty, liposuction and other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

It has centres across Sydney as well as in Newcastle, Wollongong and Erina on the CentralCoast. Dr Masood Ansari, cosmetic surgeon and founder of My Cosmetic Clinic, says liposuction and abdominoplasty have a good track record. He says his clinics’ liposuction treatment is a‘‘walk-in, walk-out’’ procedure that’s relatively pain-free.

Abdominoplasty takes an average of two-to three hours, depending on the amount of excess skin and whether the muscles need to be tightened.

‘‘However, it is a misconception to think that surgery takes the place of lifestyle changes, good diet and regular exercise, ’’he says.

‘‘Surgery is not a substitute for exercise and diet. Surgery is not a ‘set and forget’ solution.

Before and after surgery, to get the best benefits, patients should exercise, improve diet, and make lifestyle changes.’’

Dr Ansari trained in Britain, where he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In Australia he undertook further training and has a Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery from the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery.

He takes a ‘‘holistic approach’’ to cosmetic beauty, using a combination of techniques to help patients achieve the look they want. It’s not only women who crave a different look. My Cosmetic Clinic says men often seek liposuction to reduce ‘‘lovehandles’’ and‘‘manboobs’’, and to treat excess fat in areas such as the neck, back and abdomen.

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