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Facial Wrinkle Reduction

A purified protein is injected directly into a facial muscle, causing muscle weakness and relaxation by blocking that muscle’s targeted impulse – the reason why this treatment is effective in the treatment of muscle spasms.
 
Aside from the treatment of muscle spasms in the face, facial wrinkle reduction injections are also used to improve the appearance of signs of ageing, such as frown lines and crow’s feet. The lines and folds in the face are weakened and relaxed, and will be unable to contract to form into unsightly facial creases. Excessive sweating can also be addressed with  facial wrinkle reduction injection treatment, with a highly diluted form of the toxin injected directly into the underarm skin, or into the palm or soles of the feet.
 

  Facial Wrinkle Reduction ‘Toxin’ Injections Treatment Areas

 
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Lines/bands on the neck (also called “Turkey neck”)
  • Lines on the bridge of the nose

Treatment Benefits

 
  • Treatment is very safe, as the treatment involves the administration of very small amounts directly into the targeted muscles.
  • The treatment effectively smoothens out the appearance of facial lines and creases, and can also address problems involving muscle spasms.
  • The treatment procedure will only take 15 minutes to one hour to be completed, and involves very little to no downtime afterwards. The patient can go back to normal activities after the procedure, and is ideal for those who want to go back to their busy schedules after the treatment. The results of the treatment will be seen and felt three to seven days after the procedure, with the effects lasting from three to four months.

Treatment Procedure

 
The wrinkle reduction injections will be injected into the facial muscle to be treated using a very fine needle. By targeting only the specific muscles that are causing facial wrinkles or creases, the treatment will not adversely affect the natural movement of the rest of the facial muscles – so that these muscles can still move in a normal manner.
 
The treatment will last for anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the areas in the face that will be treated, and the extent of the facial lines that need to be addressed. There is no anaesthetic necessary this treatment, and very little to no downtime is expected after the procedure.
 

After the Treatment

 
Results from the wrinkle reduction treatment will be visible three to seven days after the procedure, and are expected to last from three to four months. Patients may experience some mild bruising or soreness in the injection sites, but these are not common and will go away in a few days. Massaging or pressing on the areas treated should be avoided for a few hours after the procedure.
 
As the effects of the wrinkle reduction treatment wear off after about three to four months, the weakened muscles will be able to move once again – and facial lines may come back in these areas. The wrinkle reduction treatment can then be repeated as necessary.