Muscle relaxing treatments such as Dysport and Azzalure are extremely effective in the treatment of lines and wrinkles caused by a lifetime of everyday facial expressions. The upper third of the face responds extremely well to treatment with Anti-wrinkle Injections. It can be used to combat the appearance of:
- Frown/Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet around the eyes.
- Neck bands
- Dimply chins
- To create a youthful eyebrow lift
- Marionette lines
- Slim the face
- Nasal ‘Bunny’ lines
- In the treatment of jaw clenching
- Excessive underarm sweatings
As we age there is a marked slowing in the skin’s capacity to renew/repair itself meaning that when the skin is creased in areas of maximum use, these lines eventually become permanent.
This treatment involves the use of tiny amounts of a purified BTX protein, which has been used in many aspects of medicine for over 20 years. It is a prescription only medicine, which can only be prescribed by a doctor or dentist.
Anti-wrinkle Injections prevents the muscle from contracting allowing the skin to recover and soften. The wrinkle relaxing injections are very specific and only reduce the movement of targeted muscles not affecting untreated muscles so allowing a natural range of facial expression.
The procedure takes approximately ten minutes and using a tiny micro-needle, a very small amount of BTX is injected into several areas of the face. Discomfort is very minimal and you can resume normal activities immediately afterwards. These treatments are temporary lasting between three to five months; repeat of the treatment would then be required to maintain and improve results.
Possible side effects
- Slight bruising/swelling/redness at the injection site
- Mild discomfort
- A slight, short lived headache
- Rarely an adjacent muscle may be weakened for several weeks
- Rare temporary drooping of the eyelid/eyebrow
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Blood coagulation disorders
- Breast feeding
- Lambert-Eaton syndrome