Wrinkle Relaxing Injections
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Aging is no longer something people are willing to succumb to without a fight. Today’s generation is living longer, living healthier and seeking non-surgical ways to look as good as they feel.
Because your health is our number one concern, our treatments for wrinkles, fine lines and loss of volume are performed exclusively by specialized physicians with years of experience.
Before each treatment, you’ll meet with our physician, who will complete a health assessment and take the time to answer any questions and concerns you may have. Based on your needs and their medical expertise, the physician will develop a personalized treatment plan for you, and your treatment process will begin.
There are many treatments out there for wrinkles and fine lines. Based on your needs, your 5th Avenue Medical Clinic physician may suggest botulinum toxin, a filling agent or a combination of the two.
Wrinkle-relaxing treatments are one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures today and cosmetic use of botulinum toxin is available now in more than 40 countries.
While it’s true you can’t stop the aging process, you can slow its progress through the use of botulinum toxin.
It is a simple, non-surgical procedure that can brighten your face, smooth frown lines and make you look years younger… while keeping a natural look.
Botulinum toxin A can also stop excessive sweating by blocking the release of acetylcholine, which mediates sympathetic neurotransmission in the sweat glands.
At 5th Avenue Medical Clinic we offer a safe, non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that is performed on millions of people worldwide to help alleviate such signs of ageing. These inject-able agents are used to temporarily diminish or eliminate lines, winkles and dimples on the face by relaxing underlying muscles. Muscle nerve endings are temporarily blocked thereby relaxing them. By reducing muscle movement, the skin stops being creased and is allowed to recover, causing lines to soften and fade away.
Treatment involves injecting very small doses via an extremely fine needle into the appropriate area, targeting specific muscle groups. This can cause a brief stinging sensation although discomfort is very mild, and no anaesthetic is required. There is generally no recovery period and patients are able to directly go back to normal activities
When injected, it has a smoothing effect over fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the targeted area of skin soft, smooth and flexible, with effects that last for up to 4 months. Botulinum toxin is generally used for the upper areas of the face, for frown lines, around the eyes and on the forehead.
The filling agents we use are created with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that gives our skin its elasticity. Generally used for the lower parts of the face, filling agents help add volume and firmness to facial features and fill fine lines.
Results are immediately visible and can last for up to 18 months.
Here’s a list of some of the areas where dermal filler can be used:
- Lines from nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds or smile lines)
- Lines from mouth to chin (melomental folds or marionette lines)
- Lines between eyebrows (frown lines)
- Small vertical lines above and below the lips
- In the lips for volume and definition
- To restore volume to cheekbones or cheeks
- To add volume and better define your jawline and chin
- Under the eyes to reduce dark circles
The secret wrinkle fighting weapon in dermal fillers is the main ingredient: hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring compound in the skin and connective tissue. Hyaluronic acid serves the role of locking in moisture. The loss of hyaluronic acid as we age causes the skin to become dehydrated, contributing to wrinkles and lines.
During the procedure local anaesthetic is first administered to the area to prevent any discomfort.
The dermal filler is then injected, which only takes a few minutes. Effects of the treatment are visible immediately and depending on the area treated, skin type and the technique, the filler effect can last between 6 and 12 months (usually six months for lips).
Follow-up treatments will help to preserve the plumped up look over time so you can enjoy long lasting results.
Please contact us if you would like to find out more about the offered procedures. Member of our staff will book you for a consultation with our experienced physician who can advise and answer all your questions.