Botulinum Toxin (Botox), which is particularly renowned for its short-term improvement of facial wrinkles, has also been used used throughout the world for over last twenty years in the application of non surgical cosmetic treatments to smooth out unwanted wrinkles and lines.
It is a natural, purified protein that has been used for therapeutic purposes for decades. It is proven to be safe, reliable and effective, hence its popularity.
Botox can only be prescribed by a doctor or qualified Prescribing clinican.
Skin Medical also uses Botox to combat excessive perspiring, which is clinically known as hyperhidrosis.
For more information, visit our hyperhidrosis page.
How do muscle relaxing injections work for wrinkles?
Repetitive facial expressions cause the tiny muscles under the skin to contract, gradually creating wrinkles.
When injected directly into these muscles, the injection stops nerve impulses reaching the area and causing further contractions.
The muscle relaxes, which smoothes the skin covering the muscle.
In some cases, with repeated treatments, the wrinkle can actually disappear.
The effects of muscle relaxing injections are restricted to the treatment areas and do not travel throughout the body.
Are muscle relaxing injections painful?
Some people feel some very mild discomfort, but most find the procedure painless.
Each application of Botox takes around 10 or 15 minutes and the results become apparent within 3 to 5 days.
The results should last between 3 and 5 months, and, if the treatment is repeated, this time may lengthen with each procedure.
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