Forehead crease lines, brow worry lines, laughter lines around the eyes and other fine wrinkles can all be successfully treated. A few painless injections can now lead to a marked reduction in facial wrinkles. Techniques are now refined to avoid expressionless faces and obtain a natural rejuvenation.
It can be injected into selected muscles of the face. This acts to weaken these specific muscles allowing the overlying skin to relax.
This leads to a reduction in existing wrinkles and can also prevent the formation of wrinkles in the future.
The effects of these injections normally last several months. Typically the injections take 3 to 5 days to take effect, and the effects are at their most noticeable after 2 weeks. After a few months the effects begin to wear off. With repeated treatments there can be some permanent benefit in some individuals.
Millions of treatments with these agents have been administered worldwide. The main side effects include bruising or swelling, but these effects are seldom significant. No long term problems have been encountered using these agents.