The most popular injections used today in modern aesthetics practice are Botox® and Dysport® injections. They are used as anti-aging treatments which remove age related facial changes such as wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. They work effectively by relaxing the targeted facial muscles and inhibit the secretion of acetylcholine that stimulates muscle contraction. They are been used in medical a practice for the past 25 years and were found to be beneficial in treating medical conditions such as cervical dystonia, TMJ and other neurological conditions.
Various skin changes occur as people age. The skin loses its elasticity as a result of collagen depletion and diminished tissue vascularization. When the skin loses its ability to respond to muscle contraction wrinkles (rhytids) are formed. The muscles further constricted and form creases and rhytids. Dynamic rhytids can be reduced or erased by relaxation of the dominant muscle that competes against the inferior muscle. This is responsible for people to form wrinkles at different ages.
The muscles of the face are very small and it is important to inject the exact location where the desired effect is needed. This will target the muscle group that causes the wrinkles. Aesthetics enhancement is not limited to Rhytids elimination. Other benefits include removal of wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet, frown lines and shaping the eyebrows. There is also Botox® and Dysport® injections to remove changes such as sad smiles, dimpled chin and gummy smiles. They are effective in removing bunny lines and vertical lip lines also.
Dysport and Botox injections are very safe to use. They promote a rejuvenating appearance with visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment can last for 3 months or longer and can be repeated to prevent the aging signs from returning. The treatment is painless and aims to promote a natural look without causing any bruising.