By using your facial muscles repeatedly throughout your lifetime, your skin is creased in areas of greatest use. Your ageing process causes the slow down of collagen and elastin production in your skin so as you get older, these areas over use become damaged and your lines become permanent.
However, by reducing the movement of your muscles in these areas your skin stops being creased and is allowed to recover, causing your lines to soften or even fade away. In the areas treated, your muscles are temporarily inactivated, during which time you can break the subconscious habit of overusing these muscles.
Depending on your individuality and the product used, the response to treatment can vary from a relaxation of your muscles to an inability to move your muscles.
For the first couple of years, frequent treatments are required to ‘re-educate’ your facial muscles. Thereafter, treatments would be less frequent until a yearly maintenance treatment is normally all that is required. When the medication is injected into your muscle it causes it to become weakened or inactivated. It stops your muscle from functioning by blocking your neuromuscular transmission – it stops chemical messages from your nerves to your muscles.
Appledore clinicians use prescription medication with over 40 years of research and development, used widely around the globe for the softening and elimination of wrinkles.