Cosmetic injection of muscle relaxants is a useful means of improving specific wrinkles. This highly effective, non-surgical procedure is most helpful in improving wrinkles of the forehead, in between brows, around the eyes (crow's feet) and the cheeks, and is also used to refine and improve the results of other cosmetic procedures.
Wrinkle relaxants are injected directly into the muscles to weaken the activity of the muscle. This in turn will result in a smoother appearance on the skin surface. One ten minute treatment and a few tiny injections can reduce wrinkles that took years to form. The duration of the effect varies from individual to individual but is usually in the range of three to six months. The treatment can be repeated as often as desired.
The cosmetic injections gradually smooth wrinkles and prevent wrinkles from forming again. After facial injection it takes two to three days for the treatment to begin taking effect and around seven days to see the full effect.
Are there risks involved?
Yes. There are minor risks involved. Dr Imani will gladly discuss and disclose all possible risks, benefits and alternatives involved at the time of consultation. Our practice staff will provide you with written procedure specific information sheets after your consultation.
Length of Surgery:
Very minimal pain at the time of injection.
A light forehead cotton dressing is applied for 24 hours. You may have small skin coloured tapes placed on your forehead. You will need to apply cool packs to the eyelids regularly for the first 48 hours if you have had a concurrent eyelid lift performed.Recovery and getting back to work:
Immediate return to normal activity and work.
Duration of Results: