Wrinkles are folds and creases in the skin that form with age. Most wrinkles appear on parts of the body where sun exposure is greatest, including the face, neck, back of hands and top of forearms. Crow’s feet, or wrinkles that appear at the corners of the eyes, are one of the earliest signs of ageing.
Botulinum Toxin is an injectable treatment which has been used by doctors for years to successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases. It works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, so that the muscles do not receive nerve impulses to contract. This results in wrinkles and creases relaxing and softening, bringing about a more open, refreshed and relaxed appearance.
Fillers are more effective in treating deeper wrinkles. Fillers such as Juvederm® or Restylane® are made of hyaluronic acid gel which closely resembles the body’s own hyaluronic acid, and it also stimulates our body’s production of collagen. Fillers are injected into the skin to increase volume and flatten wrinkles and folds.