Botulinum toxin type A is used to weaken and relax the facial muscles that are responsible for creating wrinkles around the forehead and eyes. Once the treated muscles are relaxed, they cannot be contracted, and are therefore unable to make undesirable lines. Areas that are commonly treated with anti wrinkle injections are lines on the forehead, frown lines in between your eyebrows and crow’s feet- that radiate from the corner of the eye when you smile or squint.
Botulinum injections for wrinkles have been used for many years, and is regarded as relatively safe when administered by a trained doctor. Side effects are uncommon, and are mostly mild and temporary. Pain and bruising may be associated with the anti wrinkle injection, and some people have reported a slight headache post-treatment. Other side-effects rarely develop, and will be discussed at your consultation.
Improvements in skin wrinkle lines are generally seen within 7 to 10 days, and results can last up to 6 months. With repeated injections, the improvements can last longer as the muscles are trained not to contract so strongly as to cause wrinkle lines.
Please discuss with your dermatologist whether Botulinum injections are suitable for you. Anti wrinkle injections should only be administered by a trained medical professional.