Botulinum toxin is made from a particular type of bacteria. In large amounts, it can be poisonous. Although only weaker, tinier amounts of botulinum toxin doses are used to minimise facial lines and wrinkles. When the botulinum toxin is injected, it blocks nerve signals that make certain muscles contract. The process relaxes the muscles which reduce the unwanted lines and wrinkles. The effects of the injection normally last for up to three to six months. After that, the muscles start to move again, and the fine lines and wrinkles will come back.
At the beginning of your treatment session, your doctor should rub an anaesthetic cream on the treatment area to numb it. Then the doctor will inject the solution into certain facial muscles. This process only takes a few minutes and can be done administered right in the doctor’s clinic. Immediately after your appointment, you should be able to go right back to your daily activities.
Around the third day following the injection, you will most likely notice some muscles starting to relax. In one weeks time, you will notice fewer facial lines and wrinkles.
Dealing with wrinkles
The first signs of ageing are often lines and wrinkles around your lips, eyes, forehead and cheeks. Wrinkles are a perfectly normal feature that occurs on our faces. However, many people feel that wrinkles make them look older and tired all of the time. Thankfully, Botox treatments in Southport – London Cosmetic Clinic can help you with the ultimate solution to achieving a younger-looking, wrinkle-free, smoother skin!
Forehead wrinkles are significantly reduced after a Botox treatment, even when the recipient contracts his/her facial muscles. To minimise the look of lines and wrinkles, a large majority of people opt to have botulinum toxin injections. These injections are often referred to by their brand names: Dysport, Xeomin or Botox. The injections of botulinum toxin relax certain muscles in the face, and specific wrinkles become less noticeable.
Dynamic wrinkles develop due to facial muscles that continuously move when you squint, smile, frown or laugh. These wrinkles often form around the lips, between the eyebrows and on the forehead. Everybody is born with dynamic wrinkles, but as we get older, the wrinkles become deeper and much more noticeable. Botulinum toxin is commonly used to make these dynamic wrinkles less noticeable.
Wrinkles and very fine lines form when collagen starts to thin. Collagen is protein just underneath and within the deep layers of skin. Sun damage and ageing contribute to collagen thinning; making the skin sag and stretch, thus, creating fine wrinkles. Botulinum toxin can’t eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, but it can significantly minimise them temporarily.