SAY goodbye to wrinkles & Worry lines
Wrinkles are caused by contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles every time you smile, laugh or frown. The more emotion you show, the deeper these wrinkles and lines are likely to be. While you may have earned every one of your worry lines, you don't have to show them any more.
Using the latest cosmetic procedures, dynamic lines can be dramatically softened. The procedure known as cosmetic denervation, uses Botulinum A injections to improve the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, crows feet and other dynamic wrinkles. Botulinum A treatment blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. Botulinum A relaxes the muscles to that they do not contract. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
Botox injections provide a temporary solution for the treatment of wrinkles. The effects on the injections last from 3 to 12 months. You may need to have top-up injections to maintain your desired appearance. Clinical studies indicate that the duration of the treatment benefit is increased over time so that you should require injections less frequently in the future.
Is it safe?
Botulinum A has been widely used for cosmetic purposes for over a decade, and has been enthusiastically endorsed by those who have used it. There are no reported cases of Botulism poisoning from Botulinum A injections.
What is Botulinum A?
Botulinum A is made from bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Although it is the chemical which causes botulism, in very dilute quantities it has been used medically for over a decade to provide relief from the muscle spasms by causing a temporary paralysis of the muscles into which it is injected. There are no reported risks or cases of botulism using this very dilute concentration of the chemical.
What are the benefits?
The muscles of facial expression are connected to the skin overlying them. After years of use, the muscles create visible line and creases. By paralysing the superficial muscles attached to the skin, wrinkles "relax" and soften. When the muscles are paralysed, the creation of more wrinkles are prevented. The overall effect is a smoother, more youthful appearance.
What wrinkles can be treated?
The most commonly treated areas are the forehead, around the eyes and between the eyebrows. Crow's feet can be diminished and forehead wrinkles can be lessened.
Can I still move my face?
Yes, but not as much. Extreme movements of the forehead and eyebrows, which create the wrinkles, will be prevented, but other muscles in the face will not be affected.
Does it hurt?
Individuals vary in their response. Some people experience stinging while the Botulinum A is being injected, but there is rarely any pain following treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. In some cases, the toxin can migrate and cause a temporary weakness of nearby muscles. In rare cases, there can be drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of facial expressions. The risk of any side effects depends upon the muscles injected. This will be discussed with you at your initial consultation, prior to treatment. Because the side effects of Botox are completely reversible, any side effects are temporary lasting only a couple of weeks.