Wrinkle Relaxing Injections
Wrinkle relaxing injections can be used to deal with lines and creases that are the tell tale signs of ageing. The forehead frown lines and crow’s feet are two areas that respond well to this treatment.
The Wrinkle Relaxing Injections take place in the modern Spire Little Aston Hospital near Birmingham.
How does it work?
The injections cause a temporary paralysis of the treated facial muscles and this allows the lines to soften over a few weeks to months. By doing this, the muscles cannot contract and therefore tend to relax.
When muscles relax, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles continue to work in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected by the treatment.
What areas can be treated?
They are most commonly performed in the upper face. The most requested areas for the use of this treatment are the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal forehead lines, and crows feet or laughter lines.
These are described as dynamic lines as they are secondary to muscular activity. This treatment can be carried out at the same time as other cosmetic procedures.
How is the treatment performed?
Wrinkle relaxing injection are a simple and safe clinic procedure. The serum is injected with a very fine needle into the muscles of the affected areas. Depending on the area treated between 4-10 injections are necessary.
How long does it last?
There is no immediate response to the injections. It takes several days for the muscles to be affected. The effects are temporary and last approximately 3-6 months.
Repeat injections will be required after this period of time to maintain the skin smoothing effects. After several treatments, the effects of the treatment may begin to last longer, sometimes up to six to eight months.
Are there any side effects?
There are very few side effects to this procedure. You may experience a mild burning sensation with injection like the snapping of an elastic band and a local anaesthetic cream can be applied if patient prefers.
Minimal bruising may occur.
While allergy to any medicine is possible Allergic reactions to serum are extremely rare.