Dr. Pather administers muscle relaxing injections for the treatment of wrinkles, migraine and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Botulinum toxin is a purified protein which, when injected, causes muscles to relax. This in turn smooths away wrinkles. The relaxation of injected muscles also prevents excessive sweating and migraine headaches. The effects are seen within a week and usually last from 3 to 6 months. With repeated treatment, the effects last longer.
Dermal fillers work by increasing volume to fill lines eg nasolabial folds, and enhance volume eg. in the lips. The effects are seen immediately and last from 6 to 12 months. Dr. Pather uses brand name Restylane®, Juvederm® and Belotero® fillers.
Topical anaesthesia is usually applied 45 minutes prior to injecting filler, but in the case of lip enhancement, a dental block is used. Anaesthesia is not required for botulinum toxin injections. All of this will be discussed in detail during your consultation.