In normal operation within the human body, in order to make a muscle contract, a neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine is released by the nerve cell. Acetylcholine vesicles must be able to bind to the nerve membrane in order to release acetylcholine and transmit a signal to the muscle. Once released, acetylcholine triggers the muscle to contract. This repeated muscle contraction causes facial lines and wrinkles to form. Once botulinum toxin is injected into the treatment area, the toxin enters the nerve and blocks a special protein along the nerve membrane that is necessary for the acetylcholine to bind properly. As a result, acetylcholine cannot bind to the nerve membrane and is not released. Without the release of this neurotransmitter, muscles are not able contract and are temporarily paralysed, giving the face a smooth, less wrinkled appearance.
This is an effective treatment for men by reducing forehead wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. Men are excellent candidates. Procedures 3 to 4 times per year will help prevent wrinkles. An experienced practitioners approach is vital in retaining natural expressions and preventing an over-arched eyebrow.
Men require more toxin because generally their facial muscles are stronger. Here at Skin IQ we have the necessary experience and understanding of the amount of Botox required for specific male muscles. Some men may choose a lower dose injection with more movement and receive injections more often.
It is essential that you attend a Consultation at Skin IQ prior to your treatment. This will be a quick 15 minute appointment. During your consultation you will be given a completely free health check with a Registered Nurse Prescriber so that a tailor made treatment programme can be started. Your Nurse will be able to advise you on a treatment plan which is most suitable for you to achieve your desired results and run through all of this information in thorough detail with you to assess your suitability for this treatment.
May Reduce Migraines
Botulinum has been shown in several medical papers, if used correctly, to reduce and even treat migraines. Ask more about this in your consultation.
Prevents Future Wrinkles
When treatment is started early, muscle relaxation can result in fewer wrinkles developing with age. This can also allow a more naturally youthful appearance.
Decreases Excessive Sweating
Botulinum can be injected into the skin to reduce symptoms of severe underarm sweating. This is especially useful when topical treatments do not work.