Wrinkle relaxing injections are used for the softening and smoothing of expression lines as frown lines, crows feet and laugh lines.
Crease lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet and frown lines are part of the natural maturing process caused by a combination of aging, sun damage and the normal movement of the muscles in facial expression. Wrinkle relaxing injections can be used to relax certain facial muscles. This means that the overlying skin stays smoother and creases gradually diminish. The result is a more serene and youthful look. Treatment is not permanent and lasts on average for 4 months.
1. What is muscle relaxing injections?
When injected into the required area, Botulinum Toxin has a local effect. It blocks transmission between the nerve endings and muscle fibres around the injection site to cause weakness of the nearby muscle.
2. Who can have this treatment?
Your doctor will decide if you can have cosmetic treatment – you will have a full consultation to answer any questions or if you would like to tell us anything, If you are breast feeding, or if you a planning to become pregnant soon.
3. What is the procedure?
Your doctor will administer several injections directly into the muscle of your face. Prior to the injection, your doctor will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move muscles in the required areas.
The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes and does not require anesthesia. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
4. After the procedure when will I see the results?
You should notice an improvement in the areas you have had done within 3-7 days, the effects of which can last up to 4 months. However, results may vary.
5. How often can I have this done?
You can receive these injections every 4 months.
With repeated treatments, thinning of the muscles occurs, which produces longer lasting results.