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Another option for reducing wrinkles and facial lines which result from the natural effects of ageing, muscle activity, genetic predisposition, excessive sun exposure, alcohol consumption and smoking is to have wrinkle relaxing injections.
Anti wrinkle injections involve a special purified protein with a very handy side-effect. It can block the nerves in specific muscles in the face when injected under the skin, reducing the appearance of dynamic lines.
After a numbing cream has been applied, an extremely fine needle is used to precisely deliver small amounts of a purified protein.
Treatment takes around 10-15 minutes and effects will show in a couple of days. The number of injections will depend on the area being treated and, as these are precisely targeted, they produce natural looking results. There is also no need to take any time out to recover after the procedure.
Very small needles are used and only small amounts are administered. As a result any discomfort is usually minimal and short-lived, that's why there is no need for local anaesthetic.
No, unlike some surgical facelifts, this kind of treatment is very specific and works only on those muscles that are involved in producing the facial lines that you want to reduce. Other muscles are unaffected and this means that your usual facial expressions remain the same.
The effects of anti-wrinkle injections aren’t permanent and will wear off after around six months. You will need to top up to keep wrinkles from re-appearing. Regular use of anti-wrinkle injections can make results last longer, so top-up injections will be less frequent.
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