Anti Wrinkle Injection Important Information

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Do you have current health problems?

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Do you have muscle disorders?

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Anti Wrinkle treatment

What type of Anti-Wrinkle injection we use?

We use Abobotulinum toxin type A as an anti-wrinkle injection.

What is Abobotulinum Toxin A?

Abobotulinum Toxin A is an anti-wrinkle treatment designed to smooth away wrinkles and lines in the frown area.  It is a type of botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring protein extract, and is generally well tolerated in the minute levels administered for cosmetic use.

Abobotulinum Toxin Type A works fast and it lasts.  Results in just 2-3 days.  Results last up to 5 months.

+ Clients see results in just 2-3 days

+ Results last up to 5 months

+ 93% of clients are satisfied with the results 6 months after treatment

+ Over 4,600 clients have been treated with Abobotulinum Toxin A in 11 aesthetic clinical trials

+ Abobotulinum Toxin A has been available globally for over 20 years, and in Australia since 2000

+ It is the European alternative

How does the Abobotulinum Toxin A works?

As individuals, we all have different reasons for wanting to improve the way we look and ultimately the way we feel.  The muscles of the face allow us to express a range of emotions such as happiness, sadness and anger.  Over time, the repeated use of facial muscles causes lines and wrinkles to occur, particularly around the frown area.  These may make you look angry or worried, even when you are not.

Repetitive movement of facial muscles causes lines and wrinkles to form, particularly in the frown area.  Over time you may notice the lines get deeper.

Your cosmetic practitioner has recommended treatment with Abobotulinum Toxin A anti-wrinkle injections, as part of a pesonalised treatment plan to help address your unique needs.

Abobotulinum Toxin A is an anti-wrinkle treatment designed to smooth away wrinkles and lines in the frown area.  It is a type of botulinum toxin and is generally well tolerated in the minute levels administered for cosmetic use.

The Abobotulinum Toxin A works by temporarily blocking the signals from nerve endings that tell muscles to contract.  It relaxes the muscles in the frown area, so the skin looks smoother and less wrinkled.

Abobotulinum Toxin A allows the untreated areas to move as normal.  You will still be able to laugh, smile and frown, just with less wrinkling of the skin in the treated areas.

Important Information as Discussed with Your Practitioner

Abobotulinum Toxin Type A, a muscle relaxant which acts on the junctions between the nerves and muscles thereby preventing or helping to reduce the muscles in the treated area from contracting.  Once the muscles are relaxed, the overlying wrinkles will soften or reduce.

Abobotulinum Toxin Type A contains a small amount of albumin that has been obtained from human blood.  The risk of a viral infection is rare, but cannot be eliminated completely when using human blood or products made from human blood.

The effects of Abobotulinum Toxin Type A usually occur within 2-3 days post-injection but it may take up to 4 weeks for the peak effect to occur, with the duration of effect lasting up to 5 months.  The effects may vary from person to person.  Treatment effects are temporary and retreatment is necessary to maintain the results.

The most frequent side effect reported after treatment of the glabellar region is headache; other side effects may include discomfort, burning, redness or bruising at the injection site, local muscle weakness including temporary drooping of the eyelids or eyebrows along with swelling of the eyelids, double vision, dry eyes, pins and needles or numbness or flu-like symptoms.  If you experience any of these unwanted side effects, you should consult your cosmetic practitioner.

Abobotulinum Toxin Type A is not recommended in pregnant or breat-feeding women.  There are some medicines

Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Comparison

ABOBOTULINUM TOXIN A

Company: Galderma

Place of Manufacture: Europe

Cosmetic and Therapeutic Indications: Yes

Australian Approval Date: 2000

Global Approval Date: 1990

How Long Until Effects of Treatment Can Be Seen? 2-3 days

Length of Treatment Results: Up to  5 months

Additives: HSA 125ug and Lactose 2.5mg

Unit of Measurement (Reconstitution Volume):
 500 unit vial + 2.5ml saline = 200 u/ml

ONABOTULINUM TOXIN A

Company: Allergan

Place of Manufacture: America

Cosmetic and Therapeutic Indications: Yes

Australian Approval Date: 1999

Global Approval Date: 1989

How Long Until Effects of Treatment Can Be Seen? Within 7 days

Length of Treatment Results: At least 4 months

Additives: HSA 500ug and NaCl 0.9mg

Unit of Measurement (Reconstitution Volume):
 100 unit vial + 2.5ml saline = 40 u/ml

INCOBOTULINUM TOXIN A

Company: Merz

Place of Manufacture: Europe

Cosmetic and Therapeutic Indications: Yes

Australian Approval Date: 2014

Global Approval Date: 2006

How Long Until Effects of Treatment Can Be Seen? 2-3 days

Length of Treatment Results: Up to 4 months

Additives: HSA 1mg and Sucrose 5mg

Unit of Measurement (Reconstitution Volume):
100 unit vial + 2.5ml saline = 40 u/ml

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about Abobotulinum Toxin A?

Abobotulinum Toxin A may cause serious side effects, including problems breathing or swallowing and/or spread of toxin effects, that can be life threatening and death can happen as a complication. These problems can happen within hours, or days to weeks after an injection of Abobotulinum Toxin A.

  • Problems swallowing, breathing, or speaking. Treatment with Abobotulinum Toxin A can result in swallowing or breathing problems. People with pre-existing swallowing or breathing problems may be at greater risk following treatment with Abobotulinum Toxin A. Swallowing problems may last for several weeks; you may need a feeding tube to receive food or water. If swallowing problems are severe, food or liquids may go into your lungs.
  • Spread of toxin effects. The effects of botulinum toxin may affect areas of the body away from the injection site and cause symptoms of a serious condition called botulism which include: loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body, double or blurred vision, and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, and trouble breathing or swallowing. The risk of these symptoms is probably greatest in children treated for spasticity. These problems could make it unsafe for you to drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you experience these problems after treatment with Abobotulinum Toxin A.

Do not receive a Abobotulinum Toxin A injection if: you are allergic to Abobotulinum Toxin A or any of its ingredients, or cow’s milk protein; you had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product, such as Myobloc®, Botox®, or Xeomin®; or you have a skin infection at the planned injection site.

Before you receive a Abobotulinum Toxin A injection tell your doctor:

  • About all your medical conditions, including if you have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves (such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease [amyotrophic lateral sclerosis], myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome). You may be at increased risk of serious side effects, including difficulty swallowing or breathing.
  • If you have or have had any of the following: a side effect from any botulinum toxin in the past; problems with breathing such as asthma or emphysema; swallowing; bleeding; diabetes; and slow heartbeat, or problems with your heart rate or rhythm.
  • If you have plans to have surgery, had surgery on your face, have weakness of your forehead muscles (trouble raising your eyebrows), drooping eyelids, or any other change in the way your face normally looks.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed. It is not known if Abobotulinum Toxin A can harm your unborn baby or if it passes into breast milk.
  • About all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Using Abobotulinum Toxin A with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received Abobotulinum Toxin A in the past.

Especially tell your doctor if you have received any other injections of botulinum toxin in the last four months or ever; Myobloc®, Botox®, or Xeomin® (exactly which ones); an antibiotic recently by injection; or if you take muscle relaxants; allergy, cold or sleep medicine.

Most Common Side effects of Abobotulinum Toxin A in:

  • adults with upper limb spasticity include: urinary tract infection, muscle weakness, musculoskeletal pain, fall, depression, stuffy or runny nose and sore throat, and dizziness.
  • adults with lower limb spasticity include: muscle weakness, pain in your arms or legs, and fall.
  • people with cervical dystonia include: muscle weakness, dry mouth, feeling of tiredness, muscle pain, problems speaking, eye problems, difficulty swallowing, injection site pain, and headache.
  • children (2 to 17 years of age) with lower limb spasticity include: upper respiratory infection, stuffy or runny nose and sore throat, flu, cough, and fever.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Abobotulinum Toxin A. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.You may report side effects to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.