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About Wrinkle Treatment Injections

How It Works 
The four major results of wrinkle injections used in aesthethic medicine

1.Reduces wrinkles by supressing muscle movement 
Movement of muscles is restricted by supressing the release of acetylcholine, (a neurotransmitter) that works on targeted muscles (neuromuscular synapses.)

2. Size-reduction of muscles 
By wrinkle injection, it not only supresses the movement of targeted muscles, it can also diminishes the size of them. It can also be used to relax the chewing muscles located in the cheeks to slim down the face. It can also be injected into the calf muscles to slim the legs. It can be injected into shoulder muscles to relax stiff muscles located in the shoulders.

3. Reduce Sweating 
Wrinkle injection can be injected into the eccrine sweat glands to relieve excessive sweating of underarms and the palms of hands. This also works by supression of acetylcholine, a chemical found in human nerves.

4. Tightens Pores and Firms-Up Skin 
Another way of using wrinkle injection is to inject some just under the surface of the skin. It is not meant to work deep inside of muscles as with usual direct injections of wrinkle injection. By just slightly supressing the movement of the surface fibers of muscle cells, pores will tighten and the surface of the skin will feel smoother .

Result and Duration  
The results will usually become appparant 2 to 3 days after injectfion.
The effects will stablize in 1 to 2 weeks,and results usually last about 3 to 6 months. Its effectiveness is said to last longer with repeated treatments.

About Wrinkle Treatment Injections

Wrinkle Injection Brands Used by Azabu Skin Clinic

Allergan's Wrinkle Injection Vista®

A formulation approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. A naturally-derived purified protein with harmful toxins removed. It does not disperse easily, so treatments pinpointing wrinkles is possible. Approved for use for a wide variety of wrinkles and used in more than 60 countries around the world.

Wrinkle Injection for Facial Wrinkles

Frown Lines

The vertical lines between the eyebrows give a stern look to the face, which can give a negative impression to the onlooker.
Wrinkles between the eyebrows are caused by facial muscles called wrinklebands. These are very powerful muscles, so lines tend to become deep wrinkles if left untreated. When this muscle contracts, it brings the eyebrows inward and downward, creating vertical wrinkles between the eyes and gives a sullen look to the face. It is easy to reduce lines between the eyebrows with wrinkle injections. Eyebrows define your face, and our Medical Director, Dr. Kawashima designs her eyebrow Wrinkle Injection treatments to make women look more feminine and men more masculine.

Forehead

The primary muscle causing horizontal lines on the forehead is the muscle called the frontalis muscle. The frontalis muscle is used for raising the eyebrows. Raising the eyebrows causes the skin on the forehead to gather thus causing unslightly horizontal lines. By limiting the movement of the frontalis muscle, upward movements of the eyebrows is suppressed, and lines will not form. Wrinkle injections to the forehead will bring about this result. However, too much wrinkle injection to the forehead can make the forehead slope downwards. Our doctor keeps this in mind and designs her treatments to create a shapely forehead.

Crow's Feet

The crow's feet, those wrinkles in the corner of the eye that shows one's age. Many people feel self-conscious of their crow's feet. When the eyebands contract, lines will appear. Their movements can be supressed with wrinkle injections.
Inadvertantly getting an unnatural, "immovable, unsmiling face" is a concern of most people contemplating wrinkle injections into their crow's feet, but our clinic can provide a natural look for by taking into consideration the location and amount of Wrinkle Injection to inject, thus controlling how the wrinkle injection will affect the face.

Horizontal Lines on Nose

Horizontal Lines on Nose
Wrinkle injection is also effective on the side wrinkles of the nose. Located in the base of the nose are the muscles of the nasal root, involved with the formation of the lines there. Wrinkle injection treatment can be used to weaken these rhinnotus muscles and make it less prone to wrinkle. Depending upon the wrinkle, further improvement to the area is possible with fillers using hyaluronic acid.

Bunny Lines
Named after an American cartoon character, bunny Lines are the diagonal wrinkles on the nose that appear when laughing or smiling. An injection of wrinkle injection into the muscles along the lines from the nose bridge to the nose will erase those lines. Skin will tighten and bunny lines will be eliminated.

Lines Around the Mouth

The wrinkles commonly otherwise known as the smoker's lines are the vertical lines around the lips that become visible when puckering up or when drinking from a straw. By injecting wrinkle injection into the orbicularis muscle, these can be eliminated.

Chin

Chin wrinkles are caused by the mentalis muscle located in the chin. Contracting the muscle through daily life will create wrinkles in the chin and make your chin unattracitvely round, taking away from a beautiful faceline. Supressing the movement of the mentalis muscle with wrinkle injection will allow you to get a line-free chin and a beautiful faceline.

Wrinkle Injections to Treat Other Problem Areas

Eye Enlargement

Do you want bigger, prettier eyes?
Wrinkle injections can help you with that. By restraining the movement of the lower eyelid muscles, the skin approaching the orbicular muscle of the eye slightly lowers, changing the shape of the eye.

Face Slimming (Jaw Slimming)

A procedure to relieve the tension of the jaw musclse by injecting wrinkle injection into the masseter muscle. A popular procedure using only wrinkle injection, a slimmer face is possible without shaving any bone off the skull. By loosening up the masseter muscles, blood flow will improve, leading to a deeper sleep, and people who grind teeth during their sleep will see some improvement to their condition.

Treat a Gummy Smile (Don't show too much gum area when smiling)

A gummy smile happens when your gums show excessively when smiling, making your smile look less attractive. It happens when the upper lip muscle is too strong, or when the upper jaw is longer and protrudes from the face.
A procedure is done to treat this by injecting wrinkle injection into the erector muscle in the upper lip (which controls the raising and lowering of upper lip) to stop it from rising too high, stopping the cause of a gummy smile.

Lifting Up the Corners of the Mouth

When the corners of the mouth are lowered, itl makes you look older, tired, or even cross. With age, the corners of the mouth lower down naturally in response to gravity, and many people find that this bothers them more and more as the years pass by.
To lift the corners of the mouth, wrinkle injection is injected into the corneal descending muscle (DAO,) a muscle that works to by lowering the corners of the mouth. The protein is injected, relieving muscle tension, suppresses the muscles that lowers the corners of the mouth. As tension in the muscles in the corners of the corners of the mouth relaxes, the corners of the mouth will naturally lift up.

Treat Teeth-Grinding

Bruxism refers to the grinding of teeth while sleeping at night. Causes of bruxism include stress, alcohol intake, jaw clenching (of the masseter muscles,) misalignment of teeth and jaws, and so on. Injecting wrinkle injection into the masseter muscle will make that muscle atrophy. As tension is relieved from the muscle, teeth grinding will lessen..

Treat Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Muscle tension can be relieved with an injection of wrinkle injection. People with temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD, TMJD) who are unable to open their jaw will find it easy to do so after a wrinkle injection into the masseter muscle. Not only will the muscles reduce in size, excessive clenching of the jaw will be alieveiated, and the burden on the temporomandibular joint and surrounding muscles will be reduced, protecting precious teeth from abnormally excessive masseter muscles.

Wrinkle Injection Lift

Wrinkle injections are usually used to suppress excessive movement in muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. However the Wrinkle Injection Lift treatment is injected into the skin and not the muscles to smoothen the surface of the skin. By injecting small amounts into sagging areas of the face, skin will tighten, pores will shrink, and there will be an overall lifting effect.

Nefertiti Lift Treatment (lifting jawline and pulling down chin treatment )

Wrinkle Injection is injected into muscles (platysma muscles) that pull the cheek down to lift up the entire cheek area. The "Nefertiti Lift" is a procedure that uses wrinkle injection to create a beautiful profile and neckline, recommended for those who are concerned about sagging chins and vertical wrinkles on the neck. "Nefertiti" was a queen of ancient Egypt and is famous for being "a symbol of female beauty". She is considered to have the ideal profile, and thus the name for this treatment, Nefertiti Lift"was born.

muscle relaxer for body

muscle relaxer for stiff shoulder

Injecting (wrinkle injection = Wrinkle Injection) protein into the trapezius muscle to relieves muscle tension on the back side of the shoulder will temporarily freeze the shoulder muscles, naturally making the shoulders slighter. Doing this treatmens will bring forth the following results:

· Beautiful Shoulders
Wrinkle injectionin the shoulder is a highly recommended to treat muscles around the shoulder area for those who have muscular shoulders or those who wish to reduce the appearance ot square shoulders.

· Treat Stiff Shoulders
Many people are troubled with stiff shoulders. It tends to worsen with eyestrain from overuse on computers and so on, and symptoms will worsen with stress and tension. Stiff shoulders are caused mainly by excessive but unconscious tension in the muscles located in the neck and shoulders (trapezius muscles, head plateoid muscles, neck plateoid muscles, head semispuncture muscles, shoulder vein muscles, etc.) Wrinkle injections in this area can relieve discomfort and pain caused by stiff shoulders.

Wrinkle injectionTreatment to Stop Excessive Sweating

There are many ways to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating.) At our clinic, we supress the function of the sweat glands with an injection of wrinkle, which drastically reducs the amount of sweat produced.
Wrinkle injections can also be done not only in the underarms, but also on the palms of the hand, the soles of the feet, the forehead, the back, etc., wherever excessive sweating is a problem.
We will test the amount of sweat of the armpit as well as the injection site, so we will inject an appropriate amount that has been tailored to each individual. In addition, if you are suffering from hyperhidrosis of the underarm area, you can combine medical laser hair removal treatments to stay comfortably smooth throughout the year.

Wrinkle injection in the Calves

The thickness of the calves are caused by 3 factors; fatty tissue, muscle, and bone density.
Among these three, calves that appear thick by overdeveloped muscles, unlike fat, will not become thin through dieting.
Wrinkle injection is an effective treatment for "muscular calves."

When wrinkle is injected into muscles of the protruding parts of the calves, the muscles fibers will gradually become thinner, and the muscles will decrease in size, slimming the calves. At our clinic, the doctor will examine the legs during consultation to see if injection treatment for the calves will be effective for you.

Treatment Flow

  • Take off makeup
  • Apply topical anesthesia for 30 minutesAnesthesia
  • Injection of wrinkleInjection
  • Cooling time Cooling

Q&A

Q1 Is there any swelling or internal bleeding after a wrinkle injection?
When injected into the forehead, eyebrows, or other areas, patient may experience some of the following symptoms: swelling of the injected area, sensations of eyebrows drooping, swelling around the eyes, a heavy feeling in the eyelids, temporary changes in facial expressions, a slight constriction of the forehead that may feels like a headache. Aftereffects vary greatly according to the individual, but rest assured it will disappear in about a week or at most a month.
Some internal bleeding may occur at the site of the injection, but it will be absorbed and disappear within a few days. Internal bleeding may happen in the area around the eyes, so please avoid taking aspirin, vitamin E, and other supplements on the day before and day after the scheduled injection. On the day of your appointment, please refrain drinking alcohol, vigorous exercise, and soaking in a bath.
Q2. Will repeated wrinkle injections have a bad effect on the body?
Not at all. We have many patients coming to our clinic numerous times for repeated injections.
Q3. Are there any side effects to wrinkle injections?
There are no actual side effects. The idea of wrinkle injection, the main component of wrinkle injection, may scare some people as it is a bacteria that causes food poisoning. However, it is a stable toxin that has been refined into a "protein" which safety has already been established.
Using a high-quality wrinkle injection formulation will not cause bacteria to grow in the injected area and allergic reactions are rare.

Botox for Hay Fever

Botox is usually used for improving wrinkles however it is also effective for blocking neural transmission, therefore, by applying botox on the nasal cavity, you can avoid the symptoms of hay fever. Botox treatment for wrinkles is by injection however the nasal cavity can absorb the botox by rhinenchysis so you can have the treatment without any pain. The treatment does not cure hay fever but relieves the symptoms of it such as running nose, blocked nose and itchy eyes. There are no side effects and Azabu Skin Clinic recommends the botox treatment for people who would like to avoid the sleepiness and fatigue from taking oral medication. *You can have the botox treatment in combination with other hay fever treatments.

Characteristics of hay fever botox treatment

- No Side Effects
There are no side effects, so you won�t feel sleepy or fatigue. After applying botox inside the nose, the mucous membrane of the throat will not be affected even if the botox goes into the throat.

- No Pain
You might feel a bit uncomfortable when the thin tube is being inserted into your nose. There is no pain and no odor.

-Treatment Time
Treatment takes about 5 minutes (You will rest about 10 minutes after the treatment)

-Effects
Effects can last for a week to a few months depending on the individuals. It is recommended to have the treatments 2 to 3 times during the hay fever season. *You can have the botox treatment in combination with other hay fever treatments.

Procedure

Consultation with a English speaking doctor.
Instillation of Botox on nasal cavity by injection with thin tube.
(Takes about 5 minutes)
Lying down about 10 minutes till botox penetrates to nasal cavity.
You can feel the effects within a few hours after the treatment.

    Price

  • [Trial]12,900円(税抜)
  • [1 Session] 18,000円(税抜)
  • *All prices are tax exclusive.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Reader,

On behalf of Azabu Skin Clinic, thank you for your time and interest in visiting our website.

The first step in solving skin problems is to find out the cause. Conducting the therapy and treatment which are most suitable for the cause and symptoms of a problem is the “shortcut for beautiful skin.” Like most women, I used to have skin problems. Hence, I would like to recover your skin’s own beauty as effectively as possible based on my own experience.

I became a Dermatologist after graduating from Tokyo Medical University. When I was still starting, I had the opportunity to work with and learn from the best mentors in the field of Dermatology. Their clinics were mostly located in the Tokyo Metropolitan and Kansai areas where a lot of patients with dermatological problems came in daily. The feeling of being able to help them solve their dermatological problems and be able to bring back their self-confidence was so rewarding and fulfilling. Hence, I decided to go a step further by establishing a clinic that would not only help the Japanese people but also the foreigners staying in Japan ― most of whom are having a hard time seeking professional help in the English vernacular.

Aside from participating in domestic conferences, I also actively participate in overseas conferences such as those held by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Attending and participating in these conferences enables me to continuously integrate the latest techniques and modern treatments into my practice.

Having a clinic located in the metropolis of Tokyo allows me to see and interact with patients from all over the world. The time that I spend with my patients, most of whom are foreigners, enables me to examine and be immersed in the different kinds of skin types and the problems that they are facing.

If you are currently experiencing any dermatological problem, it is my sincere wish to help you. Let me help you bring back your self-confidence by restoring your inner wellness and outer beauty. The process might be short or it might be long but I assure you that I will be with you every step of the way.

Together, let us make you better at Azabu Skin Clinic.

Sincerely yours,


Dr. Chiaki Kawashima

The Medical Team

DR. CHIAKI KAWASHIMA

Dr. Kawashima graduated from Tokyo medical College in 1992,March,worked Tokyo Medical College hospital from 1992,and at various other dermatological clinics.She furthers her knowledge through attending and constantly engaging in both domestic and international conferences, especially those held by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).furthers her knowledge through attending and constantly engaging in both domestic and international conferences, especially those held by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).

Current Position:Owner and President ― Azabu Skin Clinic(2002 ― Present)

Associations and Affiliations:

  • ● A4M eptide Certified
  • ● Associate of American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS)
  • ● Member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
  • ● Member of the Japanese Dermatology Association
  • ● Member of the Society of Aesthetic Dermatology
  • ● Member of the Japanese Cosmetic Science Society
  • ● Member of the Japan Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • ● Member of the Society of Anti-aging Medicine for Women
  • ● Member of the European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery

Certifications and Accreditations:

  • ● Certified Trainer and Instructor for Hyaluronic Acid Filler Injection by Galderma (Switzerland)
  • ● Certified Specialist of Doublo Treatments
  • ● Certified Specialist of Thermage Treatments
  • ● Certified Specialist of Dr. Obagi's Cosmetics

Clinic Schedule:Wednesday-Sunday (Reservation required)

DR. NORIO TAKAHASHI

Associations and Affiliations

Dr Takahashi graduated from Tokyo university post graduate in 2011,March, started working at Tokyo University hospital,plastic surgery department from 2001,April.

  • ● Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery – Saitama Medical University Kawagoe Clinic
  • ● Board Certified Specialist of Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • ● Board Certified Specialist of Japan Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • ● Certified Physician of Association of Aesthetic Medicine
  • ● Board Certified Specialist of Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine

Clinic Schedule:By appointment only

AZABU SKIN CLINIC

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