Blog – Frown when you mean it – anti wrinkle treatments

Anti-wrinkle treatments work by relaxing muscles. These may be the muscles that cause a frown, cause wrinkles around the eyes, creases across the forehead, or pull down the corners of the mouth.  Botulinum toxin is deemed medically safe and has been used for over 20 years in many medical circumstances.  The effect is temporary and completely reverses, usually lasting for about 3 months, longer in some, shorter in others.  A further benefit to treatment is that once you have had a few regular timely treatments, you may learn to control contraction in those muscles yourself reducing your requirements or increasing the effect.  Over time the lines caused by the muscles contraction tend to efface and you are left with a softer look.
There are a number of the facial areas that can be softened – and that’s where experience and expert knowledge of facial musculature are crucial.  Used appropriately, with a good aesthetic eye, anti-wrinkle injections are very powerful tools to assist you to look as good as you can, and are usually combined with fillers to create a softer, natural appearance.
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to correct lip asymmetry, or help reverse and lift  the corners of  a down turned mouth especially when combined with filler.  These injections can also be used for people with large bulky jaw muscles to slim the lower face.
Anti-wrinkle injections can even be used to treat excessive perspiration (a welcome side-effect!) in the armpits, hands and feet. This effect also wears off but can last up to six months.