Aesthetic Treatments available with Dr Louw - Skin Medic
Botulinum toxin is a prescription medicine that is injected in small amounts into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe lines and wrinkles in adults. Response is usually seen 2-10 days after the injection. Typically, the muscle action (and wrinkles) will return in 4-5 months. At this point, a repeat treatment will relax the muscle and soften the lines again. Several sessions may be needed to complete the injection series. There is a separate charge for any subsequent treatment.
Botulinum toxin is best at treating dynamic facial lines, those caused by facial muscle activity; lines present at rest may or may not improve. A treatment may be effective for variable lengths of time with subsequent treatments, may not work as well or for as long as expected, or may not work at all. Alternatives which exist for the treatment of wrinkles include: topical creams, chemical peels, laser treatments, surgical removal of the frown muscles, forehead/brow lift, facelift, collagen or hyaluronic acid filler treatments.
Fellow of the Skin Cancer Institute & Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
The NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies
Dr Louw has completed several advanced accreditation courses in Skin Cancer Medicine and Lasers, including a Master's Degree in Skin Cancer Medicine from the University of Queensland. He further obtained an Australian Diploma in Dermatology and certifications from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and a Masterclass in Laser Tattoo Removal. Professional memberships include: Fellow of Skin Cancer Institute, Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor with the Skin Cancer College Australasia, Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, International Dermoscopy Society and International Society of Teledermatology.