Wrinkle reducing treatments were approved for cosmetic use by the FDA in 2002.

It has a long and excellent track record for efficacy and safety.  ​It is a non-permanent treatment primarily used to treat facial rhytids (wrinkles). Our practice in between Southampton and Fareham is proud to offer this treatment.

Wrinkle Reducing Treatments: All You Need to Know

Botox, a brand name for botulinum toxin injections, has become a household name in the world of cosmetic and medical treatments, but it forms a small part of the series of treatments available. Let’s explore all options for wrinkle reduction, how they work, their effectiveness and possible side effects.

How This Type of Treatment Works

Anti wrinkle injections work by temporarily paralyzing muscles. People often use them to reduce facial wrinkles, which form due to repetitive muscle contractions over time. When injected it blocks the nerve signals to the muscle, causing a reduction in muscle activity. This relaxation of muscles leads to a decrease in facial lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a smoother appearance.

What Wrinkles Can I Have Treated?

The most common problem is dynamic wrinkles, which form due to facial expressions. Common areas of concern include frown lines, crow’s feet (around the eyes), and forehead lines.

Can Treatments Cause Health Problems?

Like any medical treatment, all these treatments carry some risks, especially if administered improperly. Before treatment, one should consider conditions like myasthenia gravis or muscle weakness, as any injections can exacerbate these issues. We will always take a full medical history before considering all possible treatments.

What are the Side Effects?

While injections are generally safe, side effects can occur, particularly at the injection site. These may include pain, swelling, bruising, or redness. Other side effects might involve muscle weakness, headache, or flu-like symptoms. Most side effects are temporary and resolve within 24 hours to a few days.

Is it Dangerous? Does it Have Long-Term Side Effects?

Most people do not consider these injections, administered by a qualified professional such as a dentist, as dangerous. However, long-term side effects can include muscle weakness or sagging in the treated area due to prolonged use. It’s essential to have treatments spaced appropriately and to use the minimum effective dose to mitigate these risks.

If Too Much is Injected, How Do You Reverse the Effects?

If an excessive amount injected, the effects cannot be reversed immediately. However, the results are temporary, and normal muscle function will gradually return as it wears off. If adverse effects are severe, like difficulty breathing, immediate medical attention is required.

Did you know we can also treat excessive sweating?

What’s a Treatment for Excessive Sweating?

There are many methods to manage armpit sweat, such as using antiperspirants, maintaining good hygiene, wearing breathable fabrics, and staying hydrated. However, for individuals with severe cases medical injections can sometimes provide a more long-term solution.

In summary

We offer many versatile solutions for both cosmetic enhancements and medical conditions in Southampton and Fareham. We can help effectively reduce facial lines and wrinkles, prevent migraine, treat chronic migraine, and manage conditions like overactive bladder and hyperhidrosis. We can significantly improve the quality of life for many individuals seeking relief from various conditions.

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