It is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. This neurotoxin blocks the overactive nerve impulses that trigger excessive muscle contractions, thus causing temporary muscle paralysis. If a muscle is prevented from contracting then it cannot form a wrinkle/line.
Over time repeated movements of the facial muscles of expression, cause the skin to crease. Initially these “expression lines” are only present when the muscles contract but over time the skin looses its elasticity (less collagen is produced) and these lines become more visible and eventually permanent.
The treatments usually take between 15 – 20 minutes and are usually quick, simple and minimally invasive. Results are usually visible within 3 – 10 days. In this simple procedure, anti wrinkle injection is injected into the muscle, with a small needle. There is little or no discomfort experienced and occasionally there may be slight bruising at the injection sites (which can be covered up with makeup). In the hands of an experienced practitioner, applying good technique, treatment with anti wrinkle injection should not change your facial appearance dramatically or make you look completely expressionless.
If there is evidence of a local infection at the proposed site or the individual is known to have an allergy to any of the ingredients used in anti wrinkle injection. People with neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis or Lambert – Eaton syndrome should avoid anti wrinkle injection treatments, due to the increased risk of serious side effects. Duration of treatmentanti wrinkle injection blocks nerve signals temporarily. The effect of anti wrinkle injection injections lasts approximately 3-4 months. Regular “tops ups” in the interim are recommended.