A Harley Street doctor is trialling a new procedure that promises to eradicate frown lines in a ‘more natural way’, mailonline.com reports.
The new treatment – which has been dubbed ‘Frotox’ – uses cryotechnology. This is a ‘shot of cold’ containing liquid nitrogen which naturally disable the nerves which control frown muscles.
Rumours are already circulating that this could be ‘the next big weapon in the war against wrinkles’; proving to be a serious competitor for Botox and the facelift.
Administered via a pen-like gadget in 30-second bursts of intense cold, the Frotox temporarily relaxes nerves to produce an immediate smoothing effect, according to standard.co.uk. It is said that patients will feel a pressure, rather than a cold sensation.
Cryoneuromodulation is currently undergoing human trials at a Harley Street cosmetic practice under the watchful eye of its head plastic surgeon and is due for launch later in the year. The treatment has already been approved by the US Food and Drugs Administration and was first created to treat chronic pain.
So far, trials show that all participants had fewer wrinkles. The procedures is currently undergoing refinements at the practice, to ensure it produces the best results.
While all participants have been sworn to secrecy, one patient told the newspaper that she was ecstatic with the results: “It’s amazing! It’s so fast, the results are instant, and my forehead looks really smooth yet natural.”