Ageing is a process that eventually affects all of us. The appearance of our face typically changes with age. Loss of muscle tone and thinning skin gives the face a flabby or drooping appearance, causing our skin to appear wrinkled – to some extent wrinkles cannot be avoided.
Botulinum toxin, most commonly known as Botox®, is a highly purified toxin that can temporarily erase or reduce these wrinkles. Common problem areas include:
- Forehead creases (worry lines)
- Eyebrow lift
- Frown lines (Glabellar lines)
- Crow’s feet
- Nose lines (bunny lines)
- Marionette lines
- Lip lines
- Smokers lines
- Depressed lip corners
- Chin lines
- Neck lines
Lines and wrinkles are caused when overactive muscles contract, reducing the collagen in the skin and create tiny creases. The loose skin between these muscles is what we all know as wrinkles.
Botox® works by weakening those injected muscles, therefore minimizing the creases between them and reducing the wrinkles.
Typically visible results are usually seen within 3-5 days, however it can take up to 2 weeks to see full results.