The treatment of wrinkles and fine lines by cosmetic injections is a common, minimally invasive method for the reduction of the signs of ageing, without going under the knife. The anti-wrinkle injections can give you a refreshed, rejuvenated look with minimal discomfort and without the dangers accompanying surgical cosmetic procedures.
To reduce the risk of side-effects and complications and achieve a subtle and natural look, all cosmetic injections must be administered only by certified medical practitioners in a safe, regulated clinical environment.
The most commonly performed, effective and safe treatment for wrinkles on the forehead and around the mouth and eyes is cosmetic injections with Botulinum A Toxin, commonly known as Botox.
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Simply put, Botulinum A Toxin relaxes the facial muscles and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The targeted areas are injected with small doses of a solution of Botulinum A Toxin, which acts on the nerve endings and blocks the chemical signals that cause the contraction of facial muscles, without affecting the muscles themselves. Once the muscles are relaxed, the contractions that cause the skin to crease stop. As a result, the skin becomes smoother and the appearance of wrinkles is reduced.
Botulinum A Toxin is used for the treatment of wrinkles that are caused by the repeated contraction of facial muscles and as such, it does not work for all wrinkles and all areas of the face and neck. The areas more commonly treated are those where our facial muscles are overactive, such as the area between the eyebrows and around the mouth. The types of wrinkles most effectively treated with Botulinum A Toxin include frown and forehead lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, neck lines and laughter lines.
Depending on each patient, the results typically take 3-10 days to appear
Some patients may experience some swelling, tenderness, bruising or redness in the area where the injection was made. These reactions are typically mild and usually disappear in a few days.
To avoid unpleasant reactions and side effects and ensure the best possible results for a long-lasting, subtle look, all cosmetic injections must be performed by qualified medical or dental practitioners, in a safe, regulated, clinical environment, complying to the highest industry standards.
Results can last between 3-6 months. As the muscle action is gradually restored, the lines reappear, and the area needs to be treated again to maintain the desired result.