Anti-Wrinkle injections are an effective way of softening fine lines and wrinkles. They are injected directly into the muscle that causes facial contractions, for example the frown lines between the brows, and work by stopping facial nerves from sending the message to the muscle to contract each time you make a facial expression.This allows the muscle to relax and as a result, the overlying skin releases its wrinkle. Anti-wrinkle injections can be used in a variety of treatable areas of the face, depending on where your wrinkles are.
This treatment gives highly effective results in wrinkle softening or their complete disappearance from the forehead, glabellar area (between the eyes) and crow's feet (around the corners of the eyes), which leads to a noticeably fresher and younger looking appearance.
The procedure lasts less than 20 minutes, where a very fine needle is used to inject a toxin into the facial muscle to achieve a subtle, fresh and youthful result, which generally gives patients a boost in their self-confidence.
Summary of your anti-wrinkle treatment
20 minutes estimated
Back to work
No anaesthetic necessary
24 hours estimated
1 hour estimated
Duration of results
Risk & complications
Infection, bruises, drooping eyebrow, allergic reactions
An anti-wrinkle injection is administered with a very fine needle, and takes only a few seconds. It’s a tiny prick of the needle for a moment, and most patients tolerate it very well. Several injections are given into the area you’re concerned about, for example the frown lines between the brows.
It varies by patient, but as a rule expect to see the results within 5 – 7 days as the muscle beneath the skin of the frown line relaxes; full result within 14 days. Once it does, the difference will be noticeable to you as you know every inch and line of your own face. The results are subtle and natural, making you look well-rested and more youthful.
Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are tried and tested in millions of treatments globally and are safe and effective when administered by a doctor who has correct understanding of the underlying facial musculature.Side effects can include minor bruising at the site of the injection, so don’t take any medication that thins the blood (like aspirin) for several days prior to your treatment, as this increases the risk of bruising. And also occasionally eyelid drooping which could last up to two weeks after treatment.
Each patient responds differently but in general, anti-wrinkle injections last between 3 and 6 months before the relaxing effect on the muscle wears off.
Evidence suggests that as the muscle is trained to relax and the overlying skin releases its wrinkle that it does help in the prevention of further lines from forming in that area. It’s the repeated contraction of the facial muscle whilst making an expression like smiling or frowning that caused the wrinkle in the first place, so once the muscle relaxes, wrinkles don’t form in the treated area until the effects of the injection wear off. Regular treatments mean the muscle stays relaxed, and wrinkles are kept at bay.
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