Monday, May 30, 2011

Botulinum injections are...

Botulinum injections are by far the most popular cosmetic treatment performed throughout the world. To give you some idea, according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) statistics, in 2009, there were more than 5 million procedures performed in the USA alone.
Botulinum injections are also known as muscle relaxing injections or wrinkle injections.

Essentially the injections work by relaxing and partially immobilizing muscle in the area where it’s injected. It works particularly well in areas where we develop, so called, “character lines” …that is, crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead lines. Our levels of collagen diminish as part of the aging process and the areas I mentioned age even more quickly because repeated muscle movement and the continual creasing and folding of the skin accelerates the breakdown of collagen further. By the way I often use dermal fillers and or collagen boosting injections in conjunction with the muscle relaxing botulinum for a more complete (whole face) rejuvenation treatment.

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