As we get older, our skin naturally becomes less elastic and more fragile. The skin’s natural oils diminish, drying our skin and making it appear more wrinkled. Fat in the deeper layers of our skin also diminishes. This causes loose, saggy skin and more-pronounced lines and crevices.
The muscle relaxant Injections cause the injected muscles to “relax” so that they are no longer contracting and causing lines and wrinkles to form. The injections also block nerve impulses to the tiny facial muscles that are directly related to expression lines. After treatment, the skin in the treated area becomes smooth and unwrinkled, leaving the untreated muscles to contract as usual.
This often depends on the patient, typically a single treatment will last between 3 to 4 months, after which a retreatment will be required.
We usually say that full effects can take 7-14 days. The effects last up to 3-4 months, though regular treatments can result in the effects lasting longer.
Our patients have noticed minor local irritation, redness & swelling at the injection site. These often disappear in a few hours or less and are easily covered with makeup, gently applied, so that you can get right back to work or play.
Immediately after the treatment and for 2 days following your anti-wrinkle appointment:
- Avoid touching, rubbing, or leaning on the treated area (only for the day of treatment)
- Avoid strenuous exercise, sweating and saunas
- Avoid medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen