Wrinkle Relaxing

About the treatment

  • Natural, youthful and refreshed appearance
  • Smoothes frown lines and crow’s feet
  • Proved successful for both men and women
  • Market leading approved brand treatment


Vistabel is a purified protein toxin produced by the Clostidrium Botulinum bacteria.  Although Vistable is a toxin, there have been no serious side effects.  It is used in extremely small amounts in local areas and does not spread throughout the body.  An appreciated but little known fact about Vistabel is that it was the first Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved and used for injection into the delicate eye muscle of patients with crossed eyes.  It has since been safe and effectively used since 1989.  This treatment has proved successful for both men and women.

How is Vistabel used?

A few drops of Vistabel are injected with a tiny needle into the muscle that creates a wrinkle.  This blocks the nerve impulses from stimulating the muscle and as a result, the muscle relaxes.  As the muscle stops contracting, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes and the wrinkles in the skin soften.  Vistabel is a safe and effective purified protein toxin which blocks impulses from the nerve the tiny facial muscles that help contribute to more wrinkles.  After the treatment, the wrinkles relax along with the muscles while the surrounding untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion.  This allows normal facial expressions to remain unaffected.

How safe is Vistabel?

For over twelve years Vistabel has been used safely and successfully in Oculoplastic surgery and for wrinkle therapy.  Since Vistabel is not permanent, possible side effects are temporary and localised to the area injected.

How do I prepare for this procedure?

First our doctor will take a complete medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment with Vistabel.  They will then perform a complete facial examination to determine which areas of your face may benefit from Vistabel.  Vistabel can only treat wrinkles caused by muscular contractions.  Some facial lines and wrinkles can only be eliminated by chemical peel or laser resurfacing.

Where can Vistabel be most effective?

The most common areas are the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal forehead lines, and the crow’s feet.  On occasion, some other areas may be treated as well.

Will it give me an artificial appearance?

Treatment with Vistabel produces a more youthful and rested appearance, doing away with the lines that form around the upper part of the face.  When performed, it does not produce an artificial appearance.

Is Vistabel painful?

There is a small pinch for about 5 seconds.  We use tiny special needles to minimise discomfort.  Most patients tolerate this quite comfortably.  Cold compresses and anaesthetic cream can be used to numb the skin.

How long does the procedure take?

Vistabel treatments generally take ten minutes.

Can I return home the same day?

Yes.  Treatment with Vistabel is a very simple procedure, which allows you to return home immediately after your procedure.

Are there any limitations on my activity?

Following treatment with Vistabel, clients can usually return to their normal activities.  The only restrictions are that they should not have a facial massage or any other activity which may apply pressure to the face for 24 hours.

Can I use make-up immediately after treatment?

Make-up can be applied immediately after Vistabel. Patients may resume their activities with little, if any, sign they have had incurred a treatment.  There can be a small area of swelling at the injection sites which typically resolve in one or two hours if it occurs.

What is the recovery time for Vistabel?

Vistabel may leave a red mark for a few minutes where administered.  The mark disappears by the time you return to work from your lunch hour.

How long does a Vistabel treatment last?

Allergen, the manufacturer of Vistabel, states the effects last about three months.  We have found the effects to routinely last four to six months.  Our patients usually return a couple of times a year for their maintenance treatments.  After several treatments, the effects may begin to last longer, sometimes for up to eight months with skilled hands and experienced application.

Am I a candidate for Vistabel?

Yes, if you have furrow between the eyebrows, horizontal wrinkles on your forehead, crow’s feet around your eyes, a constant angry look or appear stern or too serious or you don’t like the way you look in pictures.

What should I do after the treatment?

The cosmetic treatment practitioner will provide a full sheet of aftercare instructions.