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Injections of botulinum toxin are not the only solutions for the treatment of expression wrinkles. There are others available.
It is possible to choose injections of products which are not based on the botulinum toxin such as:
- filler based on hyaluronic acid. As their name implies, they ‘fill up space’ to give volume.
- the reinjection of fat that consists of a graft of cells from your own body.
Dermabrasion, lifting, laser and mesolift
Other techniques, apart from injections, are available to treat expression wrinkles.
Dermabrasion consists of using a buffer or very fine sandpaper to smooth the skin and correct imperfections.
Lifting is a surgical act that re-tightens the skin of the face.
Laser abrades the outer layer of the skin by heating them, in order to smooth the skin and correct the effects of the passage of time.
Mesolift consists of injecting a blend of vitamins, minerals and vasodilators to replump the skin.
Frotox, the latest thing
The aesthetic procedures family that is targeting the correction of wrinkles is growing. Frotox, already used in the United States to improve forehead wrinkles, is making its appearance in Europe.
This technique has the same aims as the injections of botulinum toxin. It consists of making threes little needles, frozen to – 80° Celsius, penetrate the skin. The nerve, frozen, will take several months to warm up again. During this time, the muscles do not respond, which reduces the appearance of expression wrinkles.
The choice of a suitable treatment for your needs should be discussed with a dermatologist of aesthetic doctor.