Hay Fever Treatment

Hay fever is a very common condition which affects around 18% of the Australian population. Symptoms range from mild, moderate to severe. Some of the typical symptoms experienced by patients are runny or congested nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, headaches and daytime tiredness.

Botulinum toxin, which is commonly known for relaxing muscles of facial expression, is increasingly being used to treat hay fever symptoms with great success. Over the last decade, research has demonstrated that botulinum toxin is a safe and effective treatment option for hay fever sufferers in whom other therapies have failed or those patients who do not wish to take daily medication.

Common Questions

The botulinum toxin works by blocking the conduction of nerve signals in the nasal passage which triggers the onset of hay fever symptoms.

Most hay fever sufferers will take hay fever medication daily, especially during the spring and summer months when airborne grass pollens are most prevalent. Windy days can also circulate a large amount of pollen, increasing the symptoms for allergic rhinitis sufferers on those days. Botulinum toxin treatments are a great alternative, they provide long-term relief without the need to take a daily tablet and have no reported side effects.

For optimal results we recommend performing a FESS® nasal & sinus wash gentle strength 1 hour prior to your treatment appointment. These can be purchased from most pharmacies. Performing the nasal rinse prior to treatment allows the botulinum toxin to have better contact with the nasal passage, and in turn, allows more of the product to reach and target the nerves that trigger your hay fever symptoms. Do not use any nasal sprays for 24hours prior to the procedure.

The process is very quick and without any discomfort. The product is sprayed into each nostril using an atomiser designed specifically for the nasal passage. No needles or injections are required.

No nose blowing, using nasal sprays and vigorous exercise for 4 hours following the treatment.

The onset of results will vary from patient to patient due to severity of symptoms, the dose used and individual patient factors. Generally, we have found that patients begin to notice relief from their allergy symptoms one to two weeks following treatment.

The treatment is not painful or uncomfortable. The botulinum toxin is sprayed into each nostril using an atomizer and no injections are required.

Often patients opt to have one treatment at the commencement of hay fever season. Some patients will have a repeat treatment after 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the severity of the hay fever season and their symptoms.

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Every treatment starts with a complimentary consultation and assessment to curate the right aesthetic solution for you.

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