Wrinkle Relaxing Injections
Wrinkle relaxing injections are administered by using a very fine needle to inject into selected muscle groups, to relax and re-educate the muscle, therefore smoothing out the appearance of wrinkles. The medication used for this procedure is called botulinum toxin A, commonly known as Botox. Botulinum toxin type A has been used since 1980 to treat many muscle disorders, such as lazy eye, and uncontrollable blinking. It was pioneered by dermatologic surgeons for cosmetic use in 1987.
Wrinkle relaxing injections are a simple and quick procedure which can dramatically soften facial expression lines, frown lines and crows feet. The effects of wrinkle relaxing injections can last from 3-6 months. The procedure takes about 10 minutes with little or no discomfort to the client; topical anaesthetics are available if required.
Wrinkle relaxing injections may be used in combination with other cosmetic skin procedures such as dermal fillers and chemical peels to help the appearance of wrinkles.