Goodbye Hay Fever!
Adelaide Plastic Surgery is now offering a safe and effective way of relieving persistent hay fever symptoms. This innovative treatment utilises the same toxin administered in anti-wrinkle injectables, and reduces the need for hay fever medication.
How does it work?
The treatment helps to control and prevent the symptoms of hay fever by stopping the release of a nerve transmitter that stimulates the secretion of fluid.
The solution is administered into each nostril by one of our experienced nurse injectors using a nasal spray. The toxin is absorbed by the mucus membranes inside the nose without the need for needles, meaning the treatment is completely pain free!
How often will I need it?
We recommend once a year at the beginning of hay fever season. The treatment will relieve symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing and loss of smell for at least 2 months, but often longer. Occasionally a second dose may be required 4 weeks after the initial dose.
What is the cost?
The total cost for this treatment is $200. Consultations with our nurses are complimentary, and are a great way to determine if this treatment is a suitable option for you.
What are the side effects?
A possible temporary side effect is nasal dryness. This will be explained to you in more detail during your consultation.
If you’d like to arrange a consultation to see if this treatment is suitable for you, please call (08) 8213 1800 or book online with one of our nurse injectors.
About the Author:
Dr Anthony Porter
Specialist Plastic Surgeon
MBBS(hons) PhD FRACS
This article was co-authored by Dr Anthony Porter, Specialist plastic Surgeon at Adelaide Plastic Surgery. Anthony graduated from Adelaide University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree with Honours. In 2002, he gained his Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgery, before undertaking postgraduate training in hand and burns surgery as a fellow at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Apart from his clinical training, Anthony has also devoted himself to scientific research with four years’ experience in cellular and molecular biology. In 2000, he was awarded a PhD from Flinders University for a thesis studying neurophysiology. His research has been widely published in both clinical and scientific forums.