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anti-wrinkle injections at Dr Saba Raja clinic

What conditions can be treated by anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are currently perhaps the most notable substances for treating fine lines and wrinkles. However, did you know that anti-wrinkle injections have been around for a long time and can treat various kinds of medical ailments apart from wrinkles?

Here at ‘The Home of Aesthetics’ by Dr. Saba Raja,  in Norwich, many patients are treated with anti-wrinkle treatments for a more youthful appearance. Let’s look at some important information regarding anti-wrinkle treatments, such as where they originated from and their potential to change lives.

Let us look at the history of anti-wrinkle injections

Anti-wrinkle injections were initially found by Emile Pierre van Ermengem who was a Belgian scientist. She came across the substance used in this anti-wrinkle treatment when individuals started becoming sick after consuming contaminated sausages.

By the 1920s, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, first tried to isolate the toxin. Nevertheless, the isolation of this toxin took place 20 years later when Dr. Edward Schantz isolated it in crystalline form.

Conditions that anti-wrinkle injections can treat

It was in the 1970s when researchers began utilising the toxin for the treatment of a condition known as Strabismus (crossed eyes). The treatment was tested on monkeys and that was when the scientists saw that the toxin had decreased the appearance of wrinkles in the glabella (lines between the eyebrows and above the nose).

After its success in treating strabismus, the famous pharmaceutical company, Allergan, authorised this treatment. From that point forward, anti-wrinkle injections have been approved by the FDA for an assortment of clinical and cosmetic uses such as:

  • Facial spasms
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms
  • Canthal lines (crow’s feet)
  • Post-stroke upper limb spasticity
  • Chronic migraine
  • Detrusor (bladder wall muscle) over-activity – causing urinary incontinence
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows)
  • Blepharospasm (eyelid spasms)
  • Overactive bladder

Your treatment in Norwich with Dr Saba Raja

At ‘The Home of Aesthetics’, Dr. Raja oversees anti-wrinkle injections for fine lines and wrinkles to give you a smoother and younger-looking appearance.

Results can last as long as 3 to 4 months, so this is an incredibly affordable, long-term approach to lessen crow’s feet, brow lines, glabellar lines and any other wrinkle or fine lines in the upper face that you want to treat.

Before any treatment, Dr Saba Raja will demand that you go for a no-obligation consultancy to decide whether you are suitable to get anti-wrinkle injections or not.

Book your meeting with ‘The Home of Aesthetics’ today to discover more about anti-wrinkle injections and get therapy with our cosmetic expert, Dr. Saba.