wrinkle relaxing injections
Wrinkle relaxing injections are used by millions of people around the world to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
When wrinkle relaxing injections are injected into the muscle, blocks nerve signals that allow muscle contraction thus paralysing the muscle. This reduces the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles.
Areas commonly treated include the upper half of the face in order to reduce the appearance of frown lines, forehead creases and crows’ feet around the eyes. Injections to remove “bunny lines” on the nose and to achieve an eyebrow lift are also becoming more popular. These injections can also be used to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
what to expect
This is a non-surgical treatment should be carried out by a fully qualified medical practitioner.
Before the treatment
The areas will be agreed between you and your practitioner and marked. There is generally no need to apply topical anesthesia before the treatment.
During the treatment
A very fine needle is used to inject into the areas agreed. You will experience little discomfort and the treatment takes about 20 minutes.
After the treatment
There is no recovery time. The full effects will become visible after 7- 10 days and the results normally last 3-4 months.
frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What are wrinkle relaxing injections?
Wrinkle relaxing injections consist of botulinum toxin A which, when injected into the muscles, causes paralysis thus reducing the lines and wrinkles that appear due to the movement of facial muscles.
When should I have wrinkle relaxing injections?
Wrinkle relaxing injections are used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. This is not a one-off treatment and will require repeated treatments every 4-6 months.
Do wrinkle relaxing injections help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles?
Yes, wrinkle relaxing injections will reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles.
Do wrinkle relaxing injections hurt?
Wrinkle relaxing injections are not a painful treatment, however, some patients are sensitive to needle pricks and do find it a bit uncomfortable.
How long do the results last?
The results do vary from person to person but, in general, the results from wrinkle relaxing injections last about 4-6 months.
Botulinum toxin injectables
There are a number of companies that produce botulinum toxin injections, here are a few you may have heard of
- Azzalure is produced by Galderma
- Botox® is produced by Allergan
- Bocouture is produced by Merz Aesthetics