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Cosmetic Services at Doctors on Darling

Based on demand from our patients, Dr Charteris performs cosmetic treatments with anti-wrinkle and dermal filling injections.

What is a cosmetic toxin?

What is it recommended for?
This is the most popular medical treatment for wrinkles in the upper face, including what is most commonly known as frown lines and crow’s feet.

Additional indications include:

  • Underarm sweating
  • Localised headaches
  • Teeth clenching/grinding
  • Some chronic neck muscle spasms
  • “Bunny lines” from wrinkling the nose when smiling or frowning.
  • Brow lifting
  • Forehead lines

 

How safe is this treatment?
This product* was approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people, and almost 3.3 million procedures were performed in 2005 alone.

Does it work?
In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women surveyed rated the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows as ‘moderate to better’ 1 month after treatment.

Who uses it?
The most likely patients are generally 35 to 55 years and the most common first area is the frown. Because of it’s ability to reduce sweating, people who suffer from Hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, may choose to start treatment either in their adult years or in adolescence.

How long will it last?
Treatments usually take around 10 days to achieve the full results and in most cases last for around three to four months. Results can vary from patient to patient.
Will other people be able to tell that I’ve had this cosmetic treatment?
Most of our clients say they look more relaxed.

 

What is a cosmetic injectable or dermal filler?

What is it recommended for?
This is the most popular medical treatment for fine lines and wrinkles and for restoring the volume to the mid and lower face. We also use these products to enhance or re-balance facial features such as lips, eyes and cheeks that have been altered with age, accident, surgery or illness.

A frequent starting point is down-turned corners of the mouth and in younger clients the frequent starting points are lips and cheek enhancements.

How safe is this treatment?
The products* we use are well known and have been deemed predictable and effective in clinical tests and medical groups worldwide. All can be removed with a simple injection if a client is unhappy.

Does it work?
There are a number of products used for different concerns and have been proven effective in many clinical trials. They are designed to be used under the skin and will plump up the line or crease from beneath. Natural-looking results are achieved because new technology products are soft to the touch. Current techniques aim for more lift using less product.

Who uses it?
Generally both men and women aged 18 to 55 years choose this treatment for wrinkle filling, re-volumising and facial enhancement.

How long will it last?
Results are immediate and last for around 6 to 12 months. If you choose not to repeat the treatment, the area will slowly return to it’s pre-treatment state.

Will other people be able to tell that I’ve had this cosmetic treatment?
Most of our clients say they look more relaxed, with a softer appearance.

 

 

*Australian Government regulations prevent us from naming the products we use, although they are well known brands. The specific products and their suitability to your needs will be discussed in full at your consultation.