• Dr. Naureen Akhtar General Practitioner MBBS,MRCGP,DRCOG

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Wrinkle reduction treatment In Our Lives – Wrinkle reduction treatment Is For More Than Just A Pretty Face

Wrinkle reduction treatment has steadily become the most popular cosmetic surgery treatment, with more than six million Wrinkle reduction treatments administered each year. Wrinkle reduction treatment is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic.

Wrinkle reduction treatment for Cosmetic use
When used for cosmetic reasons, Wrinkle reduction treatment helps to relax the facial muscles between and around the eyes and forehead to smooth crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead wrinkles.

The truth is, Wrinkle reduction treatment is not only one of the most convenient cosmetic treatments, but also one of the most effective at reversing the signs of aging. This procedure is quick, painless, and has no “down” time. The results are seen within 3-5 days, with full results in as little as two weeks.

Although results are apparent, it will not drastically modify your facial appearance. When administered by a licensed professional, Wrinkle reduction treatment is extremely safe and can enhance your natural appearance and still allow you to make facial expressions without the wrinkles and creases.

While individual results may vary, Wrinkle reduction treatment is indicated to last between 3-4 months. Muscle contraction where the Wrinkle reduction treatment is administered will gradually go back to normal if not retreated.

Although it is predominantly used in the world of anti-ageing to reduce and freeze pesky wrinkles and crow’s feet on your face, this powerful neurotoxin, which paralyzes muscles has many other surprising uses that you should know about too.

Wrinkle reduction treatment for Medical use
What you may not know, is that Botulinum toxin has many medicinal uses. In fact, it’s been investigated and used in medicine therapeutically since the 1960s.

  • Migraine
    Wrinkle reduction Injections are an NHS treatment option in parts of the UK to help prevent chronic migraine. Wrinkle reduction treatment may be considered if other treatments are not effective, not well tolerated or cause too many side effects.

The medicines regulator MHRA says there’s evidence that Wrinkle reduction treatment is effective at preventing headaches in adults with chronic migraines and may offer a safe and effective preventative treatment option to help people with chronic migraine, manage their migraine and improve their quality of life.

  • Excessive Sweating
    Botulinum toxin is a treatment option forexcessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. It works by blocking signals the brain sends to the sweat glands.

Wrinkle reduction Injections are given in affected areas, such as the armpits, hands, feet or face. The full procedure can last up to eight months.

  • Overactive Bladder
    Overactive bladderaffects up to 20% of people – mainly women – over the age of 40. It is a type of urinary problem whose symptoms include having to pee often (frequency), the need to get up in the night to use the bathroom (nocturia), and wetting accidents before reaching the toilet (incontinence).

A 2012 study published in the journal European Urology found that injecting botulinum toxin A (Botulinum toxin) into the wall of the bladder is an effective way of treating the debilitating condition in which people have a sudden urge to pass urine. So Wrinkle reduction Injections are one option for treating this condition when other treatments have not been effective.

  • MS and Muscle spasms
    Botulinum toxin is used to decreasespasticity related to multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. Wrinkle reduction Injections may help stop muscles contracting or twitching when the person doesn’t want them to.
  • Tennis Elbow
    A botulinum toxin injection may reduce thepain from tennis elbow.
  • Bell’s palsy
    Bell’s palsycauses the drooping of the side of a person’s face because of nerve problems. The effect usually goes after some months. However, Wrinkle reduction Injections may be used in long-term Bell’s palsy to relax muscles that have become tight or to help reduce unwanted muscle movements or twitching.
  • Squint
    With strabismus, also known ascrossed eyes or a squint, the eyes don’t look towards an object together. Wrinkle reduction treatment may be injected into one of the eye muscles as a treatment option, usually if a squint develops rapidly without an obvious cause. The injection weakens the injected muscle for a period of time, which lets the eyes realign themselves.
  • Eye Twitching
    Eye twitchingis a repetitive, uncontrollable blinking or spasm of (usually) the upper eyelid. One common treatment recommended by the NHS for a type of eye twitch is botulinum toxin injection. The treatment may relieve spasms for several months.

Essential Tremor
Essential tremor is a nerve disorder causing uncontrollable shaking or tremors affecting different parts of the body. Wrinkle reduction Injections have been found to be effective for vocal and head tremors.

Dr. Naureen Akhtar
Dr. Naureen Akhtar is a GP Practitioner providing Wrinkle reduction treatment in the Basingstoke, Hampshire area.