Doctor GLoW Facial Aesthetics provides treatments to relax and smooth wrinkles in and around Swansea, UK. Botulinum toxin is one option for relaxing wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin is a prescription-only medicine, which can only be prescribed for you after consultation by a doctor, dentist, or nurse prescriber. BOTOX is the brand name for botulinum toxin, and there are other brands available.
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin - a substance that inhibits the action of nerve cells. It works by preventing the chemical messages sent from the nerve to cause the muscle to contract. Without these messages, the muscle stays in a resting state until the ‘messengers’ recover. This recovery takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks on average.
This treatment reduces the movement of the muscles causing expression lines (dynamic lines). But the expression lines themselves may not disappear completely - this depends upon the quality of your skin. It may not 'freeze’ the expression, particularly if extreme effort is exerted to make an expression. The amount of movement after treatment depends on both the amount of liquid administered and where it is placed. This is not a one size fits all treatment and may be tailored to suit your individual requirements and expected treatment outcomes.
Botulinum toxin is not suitable for lines present without expression (static lines).