Anti-wrinkle injections are the most widely used non-surgical injectable aesthetic treatment used in the world. Although Botox injections are most commonly associated with anti-ageing treatment they have been used for many years by the medical profession for the treatment of migraines, urinary incontinence and to decrease the spasticity related to MS.
Botox works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles responsible for causing the skin to wrinkle. It does this by affecting the receptors in the muscle which receive messages from the brain telling the muscle to move. Although the Botox itself leaves the body after around 48 hours, these receptors will remain inhibited for around 3 to 6 months before ‘re-growing’ back to normal function.
Botox injections are particularly useful for improving a ‘tired’ or ‘worried’ appearance and are most commonly used to deal with wrinkles in the forehead area, frown lines and crow’s feet near the eyes. Additional areas treated with botox include gummy smiles, vertical neck bands and grooves in the upper lip.