As the skin ages and loses elasticity the effects of facial muscle contractions during laughing, smiling and frowning can lead to the formation of lines and wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin can be injected in to specific facial muscles to relax them, diminishing existing lines and wrinkles, and preventing new lines from forming.
Muscle relaxing injections are used to reduce the appearance of forehead lines, frown lines and crow's feet around the eyes.
The injections are not painful and there is no downtime following treatment. It takes 3-5 days to take effect, with results becoming apparent after 7 days. The result will last 3-4 months following the initial treatment, but can be expected to last longer following subsequent treatments. However, results are variable and dependent upon lifestyle (e.g. smoking and over-exposure to sun).