As part of the natural maturing process, crease lines and wrinkles such as frown lines and crow's feet can appear more prominent. These lines are caused by a combination of aging, sun damage and the everyday movement of muscles in facial expressions.For many years, wrinkle reducing injections have been used in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, most commonly for the forehead and the area around the eyes. They are used to relax certain facial muscles allowing the skin to appear smoother and the creases to gradually diminish, creating a softer, more youthful appearance.The effects of the treatment can be visible within a few days and will generally last for an average of 3-6 months. If repeated treatment is carried out in the same areas the effects of the treatment will last longer.
The injected fluid is a substance that is produced by bacteria. It is highly purified, refined and diluted to act as muscle relaxant. The injections temporarily block the nerve endings to small facial muscles involved in producing expression lines. Treatment results in these muscles being frozen, which in turn softens the lines in the overlaying skin. The treated muscles are unable to contract, but the untreated muscles are able to contract normally, enabling normal facial expressions to occur. The effects of the injections last for between 3 and 6 months, but with repeated treatments the muscles can become relaxed and their contractions reduced. This results in the lines becoming softer more long term and hence the skin looks younger and less tired.
A very tiny needles and small quantity is administered each time. Injections have been used in medical research since the 1970s and in medical practice since the 1980s to treat several conditions including spasticity, facial spasms, eye deviation, squints and neck stiffness. Its cosmetic benefits were discovered in 1990 and it has been used effectively and safely for this purpose, worldwide, ever since.
The muscle relaxing injections provide a temporary solution lasting approximately 3-6 months. They can lead to genuine long-lasting results which make an immediate difference to lines and wrinkles on the face, to lift contour and tighten. Untreated areas are not affected so you can smile or frown naturally, and there is no recovery time post treatment.
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