Skin bands on the neck
Smiling, frowning, squinting and even chewing - basically any facial
movement can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of aging:
wrinkles. They can make you appear tired or even angry when you are not.
One of the quickest and safest remedies to remove wrinkles is an
injection of botulinum toxin.
Botulinum toxin type A and botulinum toxin type B are both purified
substances, derived from a bacteria. Injections of this substance blocks
muscular nerve signals, which then weakens the muscle so that it can't
contract and diminishes your unwanted facial wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures
such as chemical peels, dermal fillers or microdermabrasion to further
improve your results. This combination of therapies can even help to
prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.
Here's how it works
of botulinum toxin may seem like a simple procedure to you, since it's
just a few shots. But it's actually both an art and science that only an
experienced healthcare professional should do.
There are 43 muscles in your face and it's vital that the person who
performs botulinum toxin injections understands and pinpoints the
correct spots to optimize your treatment.
A very thin needle is used to inject small amounts of botulinum toxin
into specific muscles. By carefully choosing specific muscles, your
healthcare provider weakens only the wrinkle-producing muscles,
preserving your natural facial expressions.
Botulinum toxin treatment injections usually take less than 15
minutes. The number of injections you need will depend on multiple
factors, including your facial features and the extent of your wrinkles.
Crow's feet, for example, usually demand two to three injections.
Furrows above your brow could take five or more.
No anesthesia is required. There is no down time or recovery time.
You may notice results within a few days, but it can take up to a
week to see the full effect. This improvement typically lasts about
three to four months. When the effects of botulinum toxin begin to fade,
your muscle reactions and the wrinkles will return.