|(The TGA does not allow doctors to advertise or even mention this product by name on a website.Yes I know lots of other doctors get away with it, but they don’t have competitors dobbing them in like I do)
“Anti-wrinkle injections – the brand from Allergan”
You can barely open a popular magazine today without finding some article about the “Wrinkle injection toxin from Allergan”. Which movie star has it. Which needs it. Who is having too much.Over 40 with smooth skin? They must be using the “Wrinkle injection toxin from Allergan”. An odd expression, or indeed lack of expression? Proof of the effects of the “wrinkle injection toxin from Allergan”. Well, here at Peach we do about a dozen such treatments every day. Add it up: that’s a lot of experience over 10 years.
Anyone can tell you the basics of the use of this product. Googling it today (20/02/12) gives 41,500,000 hits, and a fair slice of these will be clinics breathlessly inviting you to come into the parlour of everlasting youth with this product.
So here are a few things you might not know.
1) This toxin from Allergan relaxes muscles, relaxes muscles, relaxes muscles. IT HAS NO DIRECT ACTION ON SKIN.
Let’s say we treat your frown lines: the vertical lines between your eyebrows. What happens is that in around 3 days, typically, after a treatment the injected muscle stops working, and you will find you can barely frown any more. You will look less angry. You will look content, non-plussed, calm and amicable. But your wrinkles will not be gone.
Skin structure can’t change in only three days. The epidermis, for starters, renews itself every 30 days on average. So clearly any epidermal problem takes 30 days to wash through even if immediately corrected 100%.
The structure of a wrinkle, however, is in the dermis, just under the epidermis, and the dermis is mostly collagen. Collagen takes months to be renewed.
So, this toxin from Allergan keeps your skin still, and whilst your skin is being kept still it slowly changes itself from wrinkled to flat.
2) This anti-wrinkle toxin from Allergan is the most expensive commercially-produced substance on the planet
If you have a 10-unit treatment of this Allergan toxin at Peach you will pay $195.
This is a good price. Not the absolute cheapest you will find, but at the cheaper end of the spectrum, and most people aren’t silly enough to entrust their face to any old injector who can do no more than offer a bargain-basement absolute lowest price in order to find “prospects”.
Now, that 10 units represents just 0.43 nanograms of pure Allergan toxin.
A nanogram is a billionth of a gram
So if you are paying $195 for 0.43ng, that’s equivalent to $453 per nanogram, or $453,000,000,000 per gram.
Today, gold is $51.74 per gram.
This anti-wrinkle toxin from Allergan is 9 billion times more expensive than gold.
3) Totally freezing your face with this toxin from Allergan is unnecessary if your goal is to reduce lines.
Whilst the exact outcome of this treatment cannot be perfectly guaranteed each time, I like to reduce movement at a treatment area with Allergan’s anti-wrinkle toxin by around 80-90% rather than 100%.
Well, it’s a more natural look, for starters.
There’s less chance of a side effect.
It’s less expensive.
If it is not enough, I can always put in more, but if I put in too much, I can’t take it out.
Results are better if we put in smaller doses more often rather than larger doses less often (assuming the same total dose per year)
But finally, it is not only the extent of your movement that causes lines, but also the frequency of movement. And when this toxin from Allergan reduces your full range of movement, under maximum conscious effort, by 90%, it also reduces frequency of movement by 90% because all your half-hearted, distracted, subconscious movements simply no longer occur at all.
So if reducing the range of movement by 90% means that we also reduce the frequency of movement by 90%, then we have reduced the total amount of movement in any given day by 99%.
And that’s enough.
4) Where do we use this toxin from Allergan?
a) Glabella lines
b) Forehead lines
c) Crows feet
d) Bunny/nasalis lines
e) Lower eyelid pretarsal orbicularis hypertrophy
f) Brow lift
g) Gummy smile
h) Deep nasolabial lines
i) Smoker’s lines
j) Sad mouth
k) Chin crease
l) Cheek mesotreatment
m) Masseter hypertrophy
n) Neck pain
p) Horizontal neck lines
q) Platysmal bands
s) Tight trapezius
t) Axillary (armpit) sweating
u) Palmar (hand) sweating
v) Plantar (foot/sole) sweating
Our fees for the anti-wrinkle toxin from Allergan
10 units $195
20 units $345
30 units $470
40 units $590
And $10 per unit thereafter in the one treatment session. (therefore, e.g. 100 units $1190)