“I couldn’t help but smile when I saw this cartoon, however it is true, Botox® treatments do work” says Wanaka’s Dr. Mark Feeney.
Botox® is the brand name for Bomlinum toxin, a protein which when commercially produced can be used for medical and cosmetic purposes. It acts by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscle, causing the muscle to relax. It has a wide variety of therapeutic uses such as the treatment of muscle spasms, excessive sweating and chronic migraines however, Botox® is more widely known for its use in the cosmetic industry, as it is the worlds number one product used to reduce facial wrinkles. Gone are the days that Botox® is exclusive to the Hollywood stars, in my clinic I see patients of all ages, both males and females.
The most common request I get is that people are “fed up of looking tired and angry”. By treating the frown lines, these features can be significantly reduced. Other areas commonly treated are “worry lines” on the forehead and “crows feet” around the eyes. My aim is to it give a more natural, refreshed look, rather than the frozen appearance which is often depicted in the media. After Botox® treatments, your friends will often say that you look great, without actually knowing that you have had any treatments. That is unless you share your secret with them.
The Skin Studio is the first dedicated appearance medicine clinic in Wanaka. Now you can consult directly with a highly trained doctor, who can advise you on which treatments may be suitable for your individual needs.