The first signs of aging are often wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, cheeks and lips.
Erase fine lines using muscle relaxation injection therapy.
This solution blocks out certain nerve signals that make muscles contract, reducing unwanted wrinkles.
BTX / The Anti-Wrinkle Jab
It is a form of injectable that is derived from a potent neurotoxin protein. It exerts its effect at the neuromuscular junction by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, which causes temporary chemical denervation.
Injection of small quantities of BTX into specific overactive muscles causes localized muscle relaxation that smooths the overlying skin and reduces wrinkle.
BTX was first approved for cosmetic use in 2002 to treat glabellar complex muscle that form frown lines and in 2013 to treat lateral orbicularis oculi muscles that form crows feet.
How Does It Work?
The muscles of facial expression have soft tissue attachments to skin through the superficial muscular aponeurotic system, unlike most muscles which have bony attachments.
When facial muscles contract, the overlying skin also moves, forming dynamic wrinkles perpendicular to the direction of muscle contraction.
BTX used in micro doses on the specific muscles helps to relax and reduce the appearance of fine lines
It is sold commercially under the names:
- botox (onabotulinumtoxinA)
- Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA)
- Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA)