WHAT CAUSES WRINKLES / FINE LINES
As you age over time, your skin will begin to display signs of aging, one of which is wrinkles and fine lines. Skin will become noticeably drier and less elastic – this is due to the lack of elastin and collagen being produced as it is the key component that holds skin together and prevents signs of aging. Without its elasticity, wrinkles and fine lines will slowly form on your skin as it creases or folds. Other factors that contribute to this include excessive sun damage, dehydration or even smoking.
HOW CAN WRINKLES & FINE LINES BE TREATED?
A versatile drug that is used to treat a variety of muscle disorders, Botulinum Toxin (Botox) has been available in aesthetic clinics for many decades. The treatment is simple and swift, and surgery of any kind is not required.
Botulinum Toxin is injected into facial muscles or treatment areas which blocks nerve impulses in the muscles treated. This reduces muscle activity which cause the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, making the affected skin layers smooth and wrinkle-free.
The number of visible wrinkles and fine lines will be reduced within the next 3-5 days, and your skin will appear smoother and unlined while facial muscles that were not targeted will continue to function, ensuring facial expressions remain normal.
Actual side effects are rare but you may experience minimal bruising or a temporary numbness. Rest assured that this is only for a short period of time and that it will subside fairly quickly. A temporary drop of the brow or eyelid is also a possibility but this only affects less than 1% of all patients. Your doctor will also be on hand to address any concerns you may have regarding post-treatment effects.
MAINTENANCE AFTER INJECTIONS
The effects of Botulinum toxin are fairly long-lasting (up to 3-4 months), but repeat treatments are required to maintain this. After several injections, the effects last longer and treatments may only need to be performed again once every 6 months.
At Premier Clinic, your doctor will carefully consult you about required treatments and frequency in order to determine the schedule that provides optimum results. We always schedule appointments 2 weeks following the initial treatment to check on your progress or if you require additional treatments.