Anti Wrinkle Injections Sydney
What causes wrinkles?
Wrinkles are the result of a break down in skin’s collagen and elastin. This can occur through age, exposure to ultraviolet light, smoking, or from repeated motions such as frowning or squinting. As you age, your skin naturally becomes less elastic and a reduction in natural oil production can lead to your skin looking dry and wrinkled. Each time you engage a muscle in movement, an indentation forms beneath the skin’s surface. With repeated motion and a loss of skin integrity, these indentations can become deeper and sometimes even a permanent fixture on your face.
How do muscle relaxants work?
Once injected with a relaxant, the muscle is temporarily immobilized, meaning that it can no longer contract. This immobilization allows for a softening of wrinkles and fine lines.
What areas can be treated?
Muscle relaxants are most commonly used to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), and frown lines. They can also be used to soften the appearance of lines around the lips and corners of the mouth. Additionally, muscle relaxants are very effective in the treatment of hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. This procedure works by targeting areas such as hands, underarms and feet to reduce the amount of sweat being produced by the sweat glands.
How long does it last?
The muscle relaxant is cleared away by your body’s natural defence mechanisms, and thus is not a permanent solution. The duration of action is different for each individual person, but generally the benefits are seen for between 4 and 9 months. Treatments only take a few minutes, and the results are noticeable in three to five days.
What is involved and what are the side effects?
The treatment is a series of small injections made into the muscle. There is mild discomfort felt during and sometimes just after the treatment, but this discomfort is minimal and transient. There may also be a small amount of redness at the site of injection, but again, is transient. Bruising and headaches can also occur, but are not common side effects.
What are some tips for reducing wrinkle production?
Wearing sunscreen is paramount in helping to reduce wrinkles. Ultraviolet light can cause damage to collagen and elastin which can lead to premature ageing of the skin, and can encourage and deepen wrinkles and fine lines. Using collagen-boosting vitamin serums such as Vitamin A and Vitamin C can also help to protect the integrity of the skin and reduce the look of wrinkles.
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