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This is most commonly used to soften and reduce the look of wrinkles. This treatment is one of the safest available. It is commonly used to treat frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, and lines around the eyes (Crow’s Feet).
It can also be used to treat lines around the mouth and those on the neck. A few tiny injections are administered to the skin which block the signals from the muscles to the brain. Thus, allowing for a smoother, more relaxed appearance. The effects may take three to five days to appear.
It blocks the nerve impulses from reaching the treated muscles. As a result, the muscle weakens. As the muscle weakens, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes and the wrinkles in the skin gradually soften and often disappear. If a specific muscle cannot move, it cannot cause a wrinkle to form. Treatment does not affect normal facial expressions when administered correctly.
Side effects are minimal, with slight discomfort upon injection of the solution. Bruising at the site of injection may occur but is not common.
One percent of patients develop a slight lowering or ptosis of one eyelid and, also rarely, asymmetry of facial expression. These effects are temporary.
You may see a marked improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between your brows within days and you may resume normal activity immediately. Improvement may continue for as long as a month, and could last up to 5 months. After that, the muscle action slowly returns. It has been safely and successfully used in wrinkle therapy for over fifteen years.
Dr Niall Hutchinson carries out all our anti-ageing treatments. Due to his extensive experience in facial rejuvenation treatments Dr Niall has successfully completed well over 3,000 anti-wrinkle treatments. He has also developed his techniques to the point of being painless with natural-looking results. For his anti-wrinkle treatments, he uses Azzalure (botulinum Type A manufactured by Ipsen). Niall also provides dermal filler treatments.
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