- Hyperhidrosis: This term refers to excessive sweating. Anti-wrinkle injections can reduce excessive sweating by over 85%, lasting up to 6 months as they temporarily paralyse the sweat glands.
- Migraines:Migraines can be associated with excessive grinding or clenching of the teeth: This is otherwise known as bruxism which can lead to enlargement of the masseter muscle and more of a square face shape. When clenching or grinding the teeth the masseter muscles of the jaw contract, during bruxism there is hyperactivity of the muscle and it becomes enlarged overtime and more bulky, anti-wrinkle injections can be administered to hinder the nerve signals from getting to the muscles. This eventually causes the muscles to relax and so inhibiting bruxism and thereby improving any associated migraines. In addition, activity of the muscle is weakened so it becomes smaller and less bulky thereby reducing the lower face width, thus creating a more desirable oval face shape.
Bruxism and Masseter hypertrophic results:
Week 1: Muscle begins to soften
Week 2-4: Muscle mass noticeably smaller
Week 10-12: Maximum treatment effect
Week 12+: Activity of the muscle begins to return.
Week 16+: Muscle mass and activity returns.
2-3 treatments are recommended per year to sustain results.
• Treatment of a gummy smile: A gummy smile is excessive gum display when a person is smiling. By administering anti-wrinkle injections to the muscles clenching the nose and lifting the upper lip the muscles relax and so do not elevate the upper lip too far above the upper teeth allowing the lip to cover the gum when the person smiles hence producing a more attractive smile and restoring patient confidence.