Frown lines - injections with muscle relaxants
Frown lines are vertical lines between and above the eyebrow caused by frowning and skin aging. Similar to forehead lines, these wrinkles become more noticeable with age.
Persistent or deep frown lines often make people look angry, stressed, tired, intense, or worried. Minimizing frown lines results in a rested, responsive and fresh appearance. In youth, the skin still has sufficient elasticity and the subcutaneous tissue is voluminous enough that wrinkles only appear during facial activity. With advancing age, the quality of the skin decreases, so that the mimic movements lead to the formation of wrinkles, which ultimately also leave behind frown lines that remain undisturbed. The more frequently such a concentration movement is performed and the less elastic the skin region is, the deeper and more pronounced the frown line becomes.
LENGTH OF TIME
about 30 minutes
about 6-12 months
Course of treatment of frown line injections with botulinum toxin
A frown line treatment can usually be carried out easily, precisely and safely without having to fear a loss of facial expressions.
In a detailed consultation with our experts, a precise analysis of the corresponding expression lines is made. The desired results are then discussed and an individual treatment plan is drawn up.
Treatment: Anesthesia is not required. However, the practitioner may numb the area with a cold pack or numbing cream. The inconveniences are usually minimal and brief. Several small injections of muscle relaxants are given directly into the muscles that are causing the visible lines and wrinkles. The treatment takes about 30 minutes.
What is botulinum toxin?
Botulinum toxin type A is a well-known and popular active ingredient for treating disturbing dynamic wrinkles (expression lines). The active ingredient is not only used in wrinkle treatment, but is also used in other medical areas.
The smoothing of mimic wrinkles by botulinum toxin is based on the inhibition of irritation on the muscles. In the tissue, the active ingredient reduces the release of the messenger substance acetylcholine, which transmits information from the nerves to the muscles. As a result, the muscle does not contract because the impulse is not sent. This also means that the wrinkle is not activated and the skin smooths out as a result.
The muscle can be blocked for up to a year. During this time, the body gradually breaks down the active ingredient again. As soon as the transmission of information can no longer be inhibited by the botulinum toxin, normal muscle movement is possible again. However, the corresponding wrinkles then become visible again.
Prices for frown line injections
After a successful consultation, you are free to decide whether you would rather book each treatment individually or for yourself
choose one of the advantage packages.
|Crow's Feet / Laugh Lines
FAQ Injection of frown lines
As a rule, a check-up appointment takes place 2-3 weeks after your injection. At this check-up appointment, we will discuss whether the previous result corresponds to your satisfaction and whether any corrections or improvements should be made.
An injection of frown lines takes about 30 minutes. Several zones are often combined together.
Before the treatment, no medication should be taken that increases the tendency to bleed (e.g. aspirin, marcumar) or that affects the immune system (e.g. cortisone).
Antibiotics should not be taken prior to treatment.
Before the treatment, you should not perform any peelings, injections or laser treatments in the treatment area for 4 weeks
No alcohol should be consumed 24 hours before the treatment.
In order for the botulinum toxin to work optimally in the target muscle, the following precautions are usually recommended:
• No rubbing or massaging the injected area for 4 hours after treatment, including facials. Washing and light skin care can be continued
• Sitting upright for 4 hours - no lying on your stomach
• avoid hats that fit tightly over the forehead
You should avoid strenuous exercise such as weight training, cross training, long-distance running, yoga (positions that involve turning the body upside down) for 24 hours after treatment.
After 4 hours you can do light exercises such as: walking, jogging, upright yoga
Avoid any position that involves lying flat or upside down.
You can fly after botulinum toxin treatment. the result is not affected by altitude differences or cabin pressure, so there are no negative effects from flying.
In most cases, our patients are able to return to work or their usual daily activities immediately.
Once the botulinum toxin wears off, your muscles will function as they did before treatment. This means that the wrinkles you smoothed or reduced will gradually reappear; no new wrinkles form as a result of the treatment.
An injection with botulinum toxin should only be carried out when you show the first signs of skin aging such as wrinkles and lines that do not go away over a long period of time on a relaxed face.
Botulinum toxin works particularly well on wrinkles that are caused by frequent, mostly unconscious muscle tension, such as forehead wrinkles or wrinkles caused by facial expressions (laugh lines).