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How does Wrinkle Reducing Treatment work?
The treatment works by temporarily inhibiting the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from motor nerve terminals, which prevents the terminals from stimulating muscle contraction. The muscle activity continues after approximately 3 months.
Therefore, clients will need repeated treatments to maintain the results, roughly every 12 weeks. It can take up to 1 week for results to show.
Why do Wrinkles appear?
A few examples;
Loss of fat: Loss of volume in face.
Smoking reduces blood flow, causes lip lines, decreases elastin and collagen
Muscle movement- Recurring facial expressions, smiling and frowning
Loss of elasticity due to gravitational changes/ ageing
Sun damage - unbalanced thickening of the dermis causing collagen damage and pigmentation changes
What aesthetic regions can you treat?
A few examples;
Horizontal forehead lines
Who are the treatments not suitable for?
Those with an at risk medical condition;
Myasthenia gravis, Lambert- Eaton syndrome, ALS
Pregnancy, breast feeding or planned pregnancy
Allergy or sensitivity to wrinkle reducing treatments
Aminoglycoside antibiotics (Gentamicin, Amikacin, Streptomycin)
Skin problem/infection near injection site
Sunburnt skin to injection site.
History of facial nerve palsy
What lifestyle changes should I incorporate?
Sunscreen * Avoid long exposure to the sun, use a sunscreen of SPF 50.
Quit smoking * Increases facial lines and delays skin healing.
Get moving * Good for the skin, promotes healing and health
H2O * Drink plenty of water
Eat well * Have a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. (Eatwell plate)
What to do prior to my appointment?
Stop NSAIDS, Vitamin E 7-20 days before trt to reduce bruising risk. DO NOT discontinue aspirin/clopidogrel
Stop (if you can) the NSAID Ibuprofen 24 hours prior to trt to reduce bleeding/ bruising