Wrinkle-reducing injections – otherwise known as Botox® – work by relaxing specific muscles and preventing them from contracting. It prevents the release of the chemical, acetylcholine, which is necessary to allow nerve impulses to send messages to muscles.
It is the contraction of facial muscles that produces lines, wrinkles, and furrows in the skin. These are sometimes referred to as ‘dynamic’ wrinkles. By preventing muscle contraction, wrinkles and lines can be reduced or abolished. These injections are used on the face to achieve a smoother, unlined, and fresher appearance. The most popular areas for treatment are the ‘crows feet’ at the outer edge of the eyes.
Why you might need Botox®
For most people, the effect of wrinkle-reducing injections is to abolish a tired or angry look and to produce a softer, rested, more youthful appearance.
A patient that is pregnant, breastfeeding, taking certain antibiotics, prone to allergies or has a neurological disorder would not be not suitable for this treatment.