Beauty truly is not skin deep and relates to changes to facial fat volume, muscle hyperactivity, and bony changes that happen as you age. As you age you accumulate UV exposure due to time spent in the sun or under sunbeds, this along with aging will reduce the Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Elastin and Collagen in your skin. Loss of these molecules will cause your skin to lose its firmness and elasticity. When combined with hyperactive muscles of facial expression this can result in permanent lines across the upper third of your face.
So if you look worried all the time (worry lines), or your friends tell you that you look cross and angry (frown lines), or you don’t like the lines around your eyes that appear every time you smile or laugh (crows feet), then a carefully administered dose of toxin will relax, smoothen and rejuvenate these areas, leaving you looking carefree, relaxed and younger.
Other applications of these injections are for Jaw Slimming, Smile Balancing, Non-Surgical or Liquid Facelift, and reducing Platysmal or neck bands.
Mechanism of action:
The anti-wrinkle injection acts by blocking and weakening the signals between the nerve and the muscles of the forehead, this gently relaxes the muscular hyperactivity, thus reducing the skin folds and wrinkles associated with these specific muscles.
Costs of anti-wrinkle injections in the UK:
The cost of the injections depends upon the area to be treated and the dose needed. Generally, it ranges from 180 for one to 250 for 3
The duration of effect depends on the dose administered and also the strength of the muscle to be treated, while most patients will need a booster at 3 – 4 months, sometimes the effects can be made to last for up to 6 months.
When done by an expert doctor, who has a good knowledge of facial anatomy, there are very few side effects. You can get small bruises if you have very thin skin. Rarely a wrong dose or a variation in anatomy can cause temporary drooping of the eyebrows or eyelids or asymmetries. These will reverse with time and can be treated by special medications.
The main applications are in reducing Forehead lines (worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines, crows feet), it is also used in minimizing the bulk of the chewing muscle (Mastication) to give you a slimmer jaw.
The procedure entails, tiny relatively painless injections to the areas to be treated, the effects start showing in a couple of weeks, after which you might need a top-up dose to improve the results.
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