Wrinkle relaxers can be used effectively for brow lifts. Saggy eyelids and hooded eyes can be subtly elevated by injecting wrinkle relaxers into the muscle responsible for pulling down the eyebrow. Relaxing this muscle allows the forehead muscles to elevate, opening up the eyes and creating the effect of a ’brow lift’ to diminish the ’tired eye’ appearance and provide a more refreshed “awake” appearance. Not all candidates are suitable for the procedure however it is a much less invasive alternative that is worth a try before proceeding to surgical procedures.
Face Slimming can occur by injecting the masseter muscles of the jaw wrinkle relaxers can be used to treat bruxism and slim the face, enhancing the appearance of the cheekbones.
The masseters are the muscles along the jaw that enable us to clench and grind our teeth. These muscles can increase in size as we age adding bulkiness to the jaw and creating the appearance of a wider, squarer shaped face.
Injecting wrinkle relaxers into the masseter muscles causes the muscle to significantly reduce in size, slimming the lower face, creating an aesthetically pleasing angle of the jaw and enhancing the cheekbones. There is minimal swelling and redness at the time of injection and full effects are usually evident within 6 weeks with results lasting several months.
Neck bands are areas of increased muscle tension within the muscles of the neck and can also appear when smiling ruining many an otherwise lovely photo! These can be easily reduced by the virtually painless injection of wrinkle relaxers into the band to reduce muscle tension.
Wrinkle relaxers can be used effectively to eliminate the appearance of ‘popply’ or dimply chins. For this treatment wrinkle relaxers are injected into the mentalis muscle, which is responsible for the popply, orange peel appearance of the chin. This treatment also reduces the appearance of the horizontal chin crease and reduces the mass of the chin muscle, which can increase with age
Poikiloderma of Civatte was first described in 1923 by a French dermatologist and is caused by a combination of skin thinning, broken capillaries and pigmentation.
Poikiloderma of Civatte is the result of chronic sun damage and affects both men and women with excessive sun exposure. It is often found on the cheeks, the sides of the neck and may extend down to the chest and/or décolletage.
Most patients require 2 to 3 treatments with the Candela Vbeam Perfecta® and have a greater than 75% improvement in the appearance of their condition.