WRINKLE RELAXING TREATMENT
What is a Wrinkle Relaxing Treatment?
Relaxing wrinkles on the skin is commonly carried out by the injection of Botulinum Toxin A (BOTOX, Azzalure, Bocouture) or by using dermal fillers or a combination of both. This will be discussed in detail at your initial consultation. They are a popular treatment option because Botox injections are safe, effective and virtually painless.
This treatment can be used to reduce wrinkles and lines in the following areas:
• Frown lines
• Crows feet (around the eyes)
• Eye Brow Lift
• Eye opening
• Bunny Lines (around the nose)
• Smokers lines (around the upper lip)
• Lift the corners of your mouth
• Gummy smile
• Nose to mouth lines
• Chin softening
• Jowels (around corner of the jaw)
• Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating from under the arms)
Frequently Asked Questions
When is BOTOX® / Azzalure / Boucoture Cosmetic is Used?
It is most effective for wrinkles that are visible when smiling, laughing, raising the eyebrows or for crow’’s feet around the eyes. These wrinkles are called “dynamic” and tend to be much less noticeable when your face is completely relaxed. It also works well for bands in the neck.
Am I a good candidate?
The best candidates for the procedure are those between ages of 25 and 65. In many cases, wrinkles in people over 65 are “static” and do not change when relaxing the face. Other procedures would work better for these patients. Each person should undergo a consultation determine the most effective treatment plan.
How is it Administered?
A very small amount is injected into each or the target areas using a very small needle. Because the needle is fine, only a small amount of the liquid is injected and the associated discomfort is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to light pinch. No sedation or local anaesthetic is necessary and you can resume normal activities immediately afterwards.
Will I experience any side effects?
Although extremely rare, a patient may experience localized pain, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.
When will I notice the difference and how long will it last?
The treatment takes a few days to 2 weeks take full effect which sometimes can be hastened by contracting the facial muscles. The results usually last from 3 to 5 months. Often, repeated treatments can lead to longer results.
Will one treatment be enough?
One treatment will provide you with a more youthful and relaxed appearance. For longer lasting results, it is recommended that an average of three Botox treatments will show a remarkable long-lasting improvement. Regular touch-ups every four to six months are recommended.
What happens as treatment begins to wear off?
As the injection effect wears off the wrinkles will begin to reappear but frequently they are not as deep or noticeable. To maintain the smooth, youthful appearance year round, it requires three to four injections. With repeat treatments, the effects tend to last longer thus requiring fewer injections.
Is there any downtime?
No. Most people return to work or normally activities immediately following treatment. It is recommended however, that you avoid exercise, heavy lifting and massaging the injected area injected for one day.
What can I expect during my appointment?
During the consultation, our doctor will assess the face and in conjunction with you, come to a joint decision regarding which area of the face needs to be treated, and the doses that are recommended, will take into consideration what the patients’ budget is.
Tiny injections will be administered directly into the targeted muscles that cause the moderate to severe lines. Discomfort is rare, if any, and is minimal and brief without downtime. You may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines within days. Improvement may continue for up to two weeks, and can last up to 4 to 6 months, or longer with repeated treatments over time.
What’s the difference between these injections and Fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, or Juvederm?
Wrinkle relaxing treatment targets and relaxes your facial muscles to keep them from creating wrinkles. Fillers smooth and fill in existing wrinkles, restoring skin fullness and volume. Think of this treatment as both a corrective and preventive measure against future facial lines and Filler as a way to deal with existing lines – restoring the volume that has been lost.
Are the procedures quick?
Injections and Filler are simple procedures that take very little time out of your day and because any visible side effects are minimal, you can return to work or normal activities immediately.
Who should not use this treatment?
This treatment should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s), in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation; patients with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects and pregnant women or those wishing to fall pregnant in the near future, should avoid using Botox.