Ageing is inevitable but the good news is that minimally invasive injectable treatments to tackle wrinkles and ageing skin are becoming more effective. So do not feel shy about accepting a little help to turn back the clock.
Effects of ageing
The natural effects of ageing impact the skin and soft tissue of the face, resulting in a gradual loss of flexibility and volume, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, skin folds and dark shadows under the eyes. Dynamic lines such as frown lines between your eyes, start developing in your late 20s and become more noticeable over time and they can create an angry, upset or sad appearance and make you look older than you are.
Relaxing facial muscles to soften negative expressions results in a rejuvenated and youthful appearance. Botulinum toxin can smooth out wrinkles and working on the muscles that cause dynamic lines.
What is Botulinum Toxin A?
Botuliniium injection is used to relax the wrinkle-causing muscles temporarily, giving the skin a smoother and refreshed look. BTX-A is the most popular medical aesthetic procedure done in the world and for a good reason.
A common misconception is that Botulinum Toxin A will result in a ‘frozen’ face. Used appropriately and in skilled hands, it is a very safe, quick and effective way to recapture your youthful appearance. Only minute amounts at low concentrations are used in aesthetics to relax muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles on our face.
How does it work?
A small amount of Botulinum Toxin A is injected to the targeted muscles, which will block nerve signals to the muscles, causing it to be relaxed. This will reduce the wrinkles and fine lines created by excessive facial expressions.
The procedure takes a few minutes. There is no downtime and you can get back to work after the treatment. Occasionally, there might be slight bruising and swelling at the injection site, which will resolve in a few days.
What else can BTX-A Cosmetic be used for?
BTX-A can reduce a square jaw line by reducing the size of the jaw muscles. This results in a smaller, V-shaped jawline. Micro BTX-A injections are used to shrink pores for a more refined and less oily complexion
Commonly treated areas are frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.
Is the treatment painful?
As the injections are small, the pain is minimal and you might feel a slight sting. Depending on the individual pain threshold, the areas for injection can be numbed with a topical anaesthetic cream or ice pack to lessen any pain during the injections.
How long does the treatment last?
Depending on the individual, the effects may last from 3 to 6 months. Repeated treatments will be necessary to maintain the desired effects.
If I start having BTX-A, will I need to do it forever? Will my skin look worse if I stop?
The effects of BTX-A lasts 3 to 6 months. So to maintain the results, one will need to have the treatment periodically. When one ceases treatment, the lines and wrinkles will reappear slowly and return to their original state pre-BTX-A. There is no evidence to suggest that BTX-A will worsen your wrinkles once you stop.
Who Should Not Receive Botuliniium injection?
People who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological disease should not use Botuliniium injection. Activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.