Facial lines are caused by the repeated use of the facial muscles in a particular manner. Just as a freshly ironed shirt will become severely creased , for example at the elbow as a result of bending the arm, in a similar way our facial lines form whenever we frown, squint or smile. Some people have a distinctive facial habit ? grimacing, raising eyebrows, using one side of the face more than the other ? and in time they will see a set of facial lines appear which reflect this individual habit.
Lines can be softened or in some cases erased by means of ?filler injections? or medical/laser peel treatment. These treatment processes vary as to how effective they are and how long they last, however, they all have one common characteristic ? the EFFECT is being treated rather than the CAUSE. Unsightly facial lines have already been formed and these are continually reinforced every time we frown or squint.
Harley Aesthetics ?Hibernation? Treatment is different in that it is a PREVENTATIVE approach. Injections are given, usually to the forehead frown area, which temporarily freezes the frown muscles and thus puts them to sleep for a period of 3 to 6 months. The freezing of the muscles is always temporary and can never be permanent.
The basic aim is to break the habit of frowning and change the patient?s facial movements so that in effect the patient forgets how to frown.
Usually a patient will have several of these injections over a number of years until the frowning habit is broken.
Apart from the habit breaking aim, other positive benefits include: -