For many people, the younger they look, the better they feel about themselves. However, age is an unstoppable process and as the body grows older so does the skin; consequently its appearance and characteristics change.
Age, hormones, sun exposure and smoking can cause fine lines and wrinkles to develop; skin feels fragile and less elastic.
As we age the hyaluronic acid (HA) content of our skin – which is important for water retention – decreases. Oil producing (sebaceous) glands becomes less active and your skin becomes drier. The skin also loses fat so it looks less smooth and plump and because the number of blood vessels in the skin decreases, the skin loses its youthful colour and glow.
While all these changes are taking place Gravity is also at work, pulling at the skin and causing it to sag.
For Dynamic wrinkles the treatment we all know as Botox® (botulinum toxin) has been formally approved for cosmetic use to reduce these lines and exaggerated facial expressions. This procedure can have remarkable results in improving the wrinkles that are the result of these hyperactive muscles.
A popular choice for treating fine lines and wrinkles caused by loss of volume is Juvederm, a dermal filler containing Hyaluronic acid and effectively diminishes the signs of ageing and rehydrates the skins tissue. Treatment is quick, convenient and the results can be seen straight away.
All treatments are carried out by a registered Doctor, who is fully trained in the procedures offered.
Will the treatment be uncomfortable?
How long do the effects last?
What are the side effects?
What are dynamic wrinkles?
What is Botox?
What are the recommendations prior to injection?
- Tell your doctor if you are suffering from any illness and inform them if you are taking any medication. These may affect treatment with Botox.
- To avoid bruising, do not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory prior to treatment
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding your baby.
- Tell your doctor if you have had any problems in the past with previous injections of botulinium toxin or with injections in general.
- Tell your doctor if you have had inflammation in the muscles or skin where your doctor plans to inject.
- Tell your doctor if you have had any problems swallowing.
- Tell your doctor if you have had any surgery that may affect the area to be injected or if you have any pending problems.
How is the treatment given?
What happens after the treatment?
- Not to rub or massage the treated areas for 24 hours after treatment.
- To cleanse your face gently, without rubbing it that evening.
- Not to apply make up for 4 hours following treatment.
- To avoid bending down and not to do anything tiring physical exercise (gym, exercise class) or take a sauna the same day.
What results should I expect?
What are the side effects?
The most common side effects are headaches, drooping of the eyelid, skin redness, local muscle weakness and facial pain.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of the following signs or symptoms appear;
- Difficulty swallowing.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Difficulty speaking.
- Muscle weakness.
- Allergic reaction (swelling of face and airways).