Since years, injections for wrinkle reduction are considered as one of the most successful treatments to diminish of wrinkles and facial creases. Nowadays, a number of brand names have been developed and available in the market, where as each product is a little different.
Noted primarily for their ability to reduce the appearance of some facial wrinkles, the injections for wrinkle reduction have the additional advantage of treating other health problems like repetitive neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), overactive bladder and some causes of crossed eyes. In some cases, it may also help prevent chronic migraines.
Injections for wrinkle reduction contain a medicine that works by blocking certain chemical signals coming from the nerves. Mostly, these are signals prompting muscle contractions and cause temporarily relaxing of the facial muscles which are the main cause for the appearance of wrinkles, such as:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s-feet, the lines that fan out from the corners of the eyes
- Forehead furrows, the horizontal lines that form when you raise your eyebrows
- Lower face and neck (Nefertiti): but the results usually last till 6 weeks only.
In addition to these cosmetic procedures, which simply improve your appearance, the injections for wrinkle reduction are being used to treat conditions that affect the way your body functions, such as Hyperhidrosis and Chronic Migraine.
In this condition, excessive sweating occurs even when the temperature is not hot and you are not exercising. In some cases, the sweat literally drips off from the hands of the patient.
If you experience migraines more than 15 days a month, botulinum toxin injections may help reduce the headaches frequency.