Wrinkles are mostly caused by using our facial muscles to smile or frown which eventually causes the overlying skin to form creases over time. Botox injections are a non-surgical treatment to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles or to prevent excessive sweating.
Very few of us have perfect skin which is perhaps why anti-wrinkle injections are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment having been performed on millions of people worldwide.
The ideal areas to be treated are:
- Forehead lines - horizontal frown lines
- Under arms - to prevent excessive sweating
- Glabeller lines - vertical frown lines between the eyebrows
- Crow's feet or laughter lines - radiating away from the eyes.
Treatment involves an injection directly into the facial muscles to block nerve transmission to these muscles, thereby rendering them less active. By diminishing the activity of these particular muscles, the overlying skin becomes smoother and unwrinkled.
The effects usually last from three to six months initially, although after two or three treatments the results tend to last longer.
The treatment is non-invasive with virtually no recovery time necessary, so you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.