Non-Invasive Anti Wrinkle Treatment: Botox Injections
What Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox)
Anti-Wrinkle Injectables, known as Botox (Botulinum toxin), is a very popular, non-invasive cosmetic treatment to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles around the injected area. The Botox injection also treats neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), an overactive bladder, and chronic migraines.
Botox works by blocking the signals between the nervous system and muscles, which helps to reduce pain for chronic headaches, blocks sweat glands and paralyses the muscles that cause frown lines.
Can I Expect Any Pain Or Side Effects When Receiving Botox Injections
With the needles being so tiny, Botox treatments are pretty painless. When a skilled medical provider gives the injection, complications stemming from the procedure are few and far between.
After treatment, you may notice a temporary numbness. Some patients experience minor headaches after the treatment, but these often dissipate within 24 hours. Other potential side effects may include itching, redness, swelling or bruising at the site of infection.
What Conditions Can You Treat With Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox)Anti Wrinkle Injection is used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
Frown Lines (the content below will be a drop-down)
The lines around the eyebrows and the area between your eyes are known as ‘frown lines’. Frown lines may be caused by muscle contractions from the procerus or corrugators muscles.
Over time, these lines may deepen to form a permanent line that is often referred to as an 11’s line, and as a result, the skin on your forehead may start to droop. These muscles are also responsible for lifting the upper lip and wrinkle-forming in between eyebrows when you frown or concentrate.
Botox is injected into the frown lines to relax these muscles and significantly reduce their appearance. It works by weakening the muscle’s contractions, reducing or preventing any furrowing of your brows that form with movement in this area.
The forehead is the area between your eyebrows and above your eyes. Lines can appear here when you raise your eyebrows, such as when surprised or concentrating on something difficult to remember or understand. These lines may also be caused by aging due to vertical movements in this area that cause existing wrinkles to deepen over time.
Botox is injected into these forehead lines for a short period to relax the muscles responsible for these lines. The result is significantly reduced appearance in this area and a smooth, youthful forehead once again.
Wrinkles Around Eye (Crows Feet)
Crows Feet are the name given to small lines that form around your eyes when you smile. These wrinkles often frame and accentuate crow’s feet, making them more noticeable than they would be if left untreated.
Botox is injected in these areas for a short period to relax any muscle contractions that may have been causing the crow’s feet to form.
As a result, the frown lines that separate the eyes from each other will disappear and make you look much more relaxed and younger than before treatment.
Botox injections also weaken the wrinkle-forming muscles around your eye when you smile or squint, so there is less chance of any lines forming in this area. Jaw Muscles
People who suffer from jaw clenching (Bruxism) may have a large masseter muscle on either side of the jaw. Excessive chewing can cause grinding damage to teeth and tension headaches radiating from the neck up to around your temples.
Botox is injected into each muscle for short periods, relaxing it so that any related headache irritation is reduced. The injections will also protect the teeth and give more feminine contouring to your lower face by reducing any square/box jaw look that may have formed over time.
Botox injections can be used to help reduce headaches that are caused by tension in the muscles of the neck.
Bruxism (excessive chewing) may cause grinding damage to teeth and lead to a tension headache that radiates up from the neck, across your forehead or down into around temples. Botox is injected near each muscle to relax it, so the tension headache is reduced.
The area around your nose is commonplace for wrinkles to form. These are little wrinkles that appear when you laugh and create the lines around the bridge of your nose. They’re caused by muscle contractions from either two different muscles, called the procerus muscle and zygomaticus major muscle, which can form over time.
Underarm Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Sweating is a natural function to regulate your body temperature. It helps maintain the balance of electrolytes and hormones in your bloodstream and detoxify any toxins out of your system. However, excessive sweating in one area can be very embarrassing, especially when it’s an armpit situation that causes dark patches on clothes due to wetness or when you can smell your sweat from some distance due to strong odours.
Botox is injected into the underarm area just beneath the skin. It starts working within three-five days and can last up to nine months in terms of effectiveness. This product blocks the overactivity of sweat glands which causes reduced sweating that’s only limited to the armpits. It’s virtually painless and can be done in a few minutes while you wait, so it doesn’t require any downtime afterward or long recovery periods.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections Benefits
- Look younger without surgery or invasive procedures.
- Smile with confidence, knowing you’ll always look radiant.
- Eliminate or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, especially in areas like crows feet and frown lines.
- Enhance a more sculpted look by reducing any masseter muscle that may form over time. (It can also protect teeth from damage caused by grinding during sleep (bruxism).
- Reduce excessive sweating and dark patches on clothes (underarm sweat).
- Enhance the appearance of your lower face with a more feminine jawline.
- Help relieve headaches that are caused by muscle tension in the neck.
What’s The Difference Between Anti-Wrinkle Injections And Dermal Fillers
The difference between Botox and dermal fillers is that the former will paralyse any muscle from contracting, whereas a filler plumps up lines or wrinkles to make them less visible.
Botox is a purified protein that temporarily relaxes facial muscles, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Dermal fillers work to add volume to sagging areas of skin and give it a more youthful look. This cosmetic treatment is typically achieved by injecting hyaluronic acid under the skin.
If your goal is to reduce motion wrinkles, Botox may be the best option for you to help decrease their formation and visibility. These are usually found in the forehead and around the eyebrows and are called dynamic wrinkles.
Facial fillers are ideal for static wrinkles that emerge even when your face is relaxed and in its natural expression. These areas are depleted and sunken in, making them susceptible to the fullness that facial fillers bring.
The Treatment Process
1. The First Step Is To Have A Consultation
Our consultation begins with a confidential assessment of your desired outcomes. A treatment plan is determined and discussed during this time.
2. The Treatment Is The Second Step.
Immediately after the consultation, the treatment can commence. The procedure itself is pretty straightforward and takes only minutes. First, a topical anaesthetic is applied to the area, and then a fine needle is used to inject the targeted muscle. You may experience a mild discomfort and a slight redness or bruising, but this will fade within a day or two.
The results of anti-wrinkle injections will show up after three to five days and can last for up to nine months (depending on the area). The procedure is repeated every 12 months, but you may receive as many treatments as are needed to maintain your desired look.
3. The Final Step is After Care
It is essential you follow the aftercare advice provided by your practitioner.
- Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine to reduce the risk of dehydration
- Use a moisturiser daily - especially in dry climates or environments
- Protect yourself from UV rays with sunscreen at all times, face included (especially on days you have surgery) and wear loose-fitting clothing to prevent irritation
- Use cold compresses and iced tea bags to help reduce redness and swelling
- Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours after treatment, as this can increase side effects such as droopiness or slurred speech
- Avoid heavy activity and strenuous exercise on the day of treatment or for two days after
- Avoid massaging the area where you were injected, as this may increase side effects such as droopiness or slurred speech.
- Avoid sun exposure for 24 hours after treatment, as this can increase side effects such as droopiness or slurred speech
Why Choose Colaz For Your Anti-Wrinkle Treatments
CoLaz is committed to providing high-quality care and advice. Our team of well-qualified, expert practitioners are passionate about delivering an outstanding experience for each client to ensure the best possible outcomes at all times.
We offer a range of treatments: from botox injections that will relax your wrinkles while you wait (giving instant results) to a range of aesthetic options, including dermal fillers, laser skin treatments and more.
Whatever your needs are, we’ll work with you individually to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Anti Wrinkle Injections FAQs
- It is injected into specific facial muscles that cause wrinkles and prevents them from forming. This treatment works best for crows feet (lines on the outer corners of your eyes) or any other small area where it’s difficult to see when you smile naturally.
- Botox can also be used as an alternative treatment for several other conditions, including hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) or migraine headaches.
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