Expression lines are the creases that form in your skin when you make different facial expressions.
When you’re young, these lines simply disappear once your face returns to a resting position. But, over time, these expression lines start to become permanent, leading to wrinkles.
Using simple injections, one can visibly smoothen and soften facial wrinkle lines. It works by reducing the activity of facial muscles and improvement can be seen within 3 days.
This wrinkle, which can be a horizontal line, or generalised bumpiness can really distract from the smile. Caused by volume loss, or a genetically short chin, these chin wrinkles appear over time. A combination of botulinim toxin with filler can make a difference.
A regular botulinum toxin every 3-4 months initially will enhance and prolong the durability of the the treatment.
Neck wrinkling is most often a result of aging. Over time, and with exposure to the sun, our skin loses elasticity. Some people also lose fat in the neck area, which further contributes to sagging skin. The result is horizontal lines and wrinkles.
Then there are the vertical bands we often see that run from the base of our chin down toward our throat. You may think these are just another type of skin wrinkle, but in fact these bands are caused by contraction of the platysma muscle. This muscle is a broad and thin, like a sheet. It starts down by the upper portion of your pectoral muscles and runs upward, over the clavicle, to your jawbone. It helps control certain lower jaw movements, such as when we talk or eat.
Botox injections can work similarly on the neck, helping reduce the appearance of vertical banding by relaxing the platysma muscle.
Botox injections work for mild to moderate banding. As with all Botox procedures, treatment sessions take just a few minutes. In most cases, results can last from 3 to 6 months before a refresher treatment is needed.