As we age, our skin loses the ability to ‘bounce back’ from facial expressions, meaning expression lines such as frown lines, smile lines and smoker’s lines become more apparent. Our skin loses its elastin, getting drier and thinner. As a result, wrinkles, lines and creases can form. Continuous muscle contractions can also contribute to facial wrinkles and if left untreated, these lines can become static wrinkles, which are lines that are permanently etched into the skin. By having wrinkle relaxant injections the muscle can be targeted, effectively reducing and preventing the appearance of lines.
The most common types of facial wrinkles are frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, bunny nose lines and vertical lip lines. For these lines that are caused by movement, wrinkle relaxing injections are an extremely safe and effective method for reducing or eliminating facial lines and wrinkles.
Wrinkle relaxant injections can plump up the targeted wrinkle and reduce the severity of its appearance. The aim of anti-wrinkle injections is to give a natural result to help patients look their best for their age and to assist in preventing further lines emerging.
How does a Muscle Relaxant Injection work?
Once injected, it binds the sites where nerves meet muscles and prevents the nerve from stimulating the muscle to contract. The muscle is then unable to contract fully and the formation of lines from muscular contraction is prevented. Many muscles are in a state of contraction even at rest, when not being consciously used, creating lines in the overlying skin. When these muscles are injected, they relax, easing the tension on the overlying skin and softening the lines. This can have a dramatic effect on reducing the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines. It is not a permanent effect and requires maintenance treatments to prolong the result.
What causes lines?
Repetitive muscle action in the face can lead to lines, which may detract from your youthful appearance. Muscle-relaxant injections can reduce the appearance of these lines and diminish stubborn creases.
The following areas can be improved with Wrinkle Relaxant Injection treatments:
- Vertical ‘frown lines’ between the eyebrows;
- Horizontal forehead lines;
- The ‘crow’s feet’ at the sides of the eyes;
- Lines under the eyes;
- ‘Bunny scrunches’ on the upper nose;
- Vertical neck lines;
- Smoker’s / upper lip lines;
- Corners of the mouth;
- Refining bulky jawlines.
Skin relaxing treatment – How effective is it?
By relaxing the underlying muscles responsible for these lines, the lines will either improve or completely disappear depending on how deep they are to begin with.
Additionally, if you keep the responsible muscles inactive by way of regular treatments, these lines will be prevented from reforming.
The wrinkle relaxant injections will take full effect within 3-10 days post procedure and results can last on average 3-4 months. The same anti-wrinkle product can also help to reduce sweating when injected into the underarms or palms. Ladies with large breasts also find benefit in reducing sweating under the breast area.
How long does the Wrinkle Relaxant Injection take?
The treatment itself takes minimal time, with varying lengths depending upon the number of sites being administered. You can expect your first muscle relaxing treatment to take an extra 15-30 minutes to allow for consultation time. Normally one can expect the relaxant to work for 3-6 months.
Continual stresses from external or internal factors can contribute to the temporary lines and wrinkles that form on your facial skin. Over a course of time these fine lines can progress into something more prominent making one look tired and often simply aged. One of the most popular treatments of today are wrinkle relaxant injections which relax the underlying muscles preventing the action and creation of wrinkles with age.