Anti-wrinkle injections or wrinkle relaxers, is a simple procedure that will diminish and prevent unwanted expression lines creating a natural subtle rejuvenation of your face. It is fast becoming the most popular choice of treatment for anti-aging, reducing or eliminating unwanted lines in the forehead, frown and crow’s feet, but can also be used in other facial areas to give you a smooth, refreshed and more youthful appearance.
How they work
Anti-wrinkle injections involve administering injections of a natural purified protein into specific wrinkle causing muscles. They inhibit the nerve transmission to the muscle, gradually and temporarily stopping the muscle contraction that cause unwanted lines and wrinkles. Regular treatments of anti-wrinkle injections may help improve the longevity of the treatments effects by allowing the skin to rest from repetitive folding and wrinkling and also prevent the onset of unwanted lines and wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injections do not fill or plump out wrinkles. Results can vary for each person, so a thorough consultation is required to discuss expectations and desired outcomes.
You will begin to see results in 4-7 days, but it can take 14 days for the full result, so we will book you in 2 weeks to review your treatment, where you may need further treatment. The results may last 8- 16 weeks and is entirely dependent on the individual person
Most common areas to be injected
- Between the brows (frown lines)
- Upper forehead lines
- Crow’s feet lines around the eyes
Other areas that can be injected
- Under the eyebrows for an eyebrow lift
- Near the mouth to stop the mouth corners pulling down
- Above the lip to reduce a gummy smile
- Scrunching lines on the nose (bunny lines)
- In the neck to reduce neck bands and horizontal lines
- In the jaw muscle to give a more oval appearance and stop jaw clenching
- Dimples on the chin
- Under the arms for persistent sweating
Safety of Anti-Wrinkle Injections
Anti-wrinkle injections need to be performed by a trained, experienced practitioner. As with any medical procedure, there are always risks involved. A thorough consultation and consent will be obtained including discussion of potential side effects. Post treatment instructions are given to ensure that you achieve the best results possible.
Side effects are uncommon, but some possible after effects include:
- Mild headache or pain
Wrinkle relaxing injections cannot be given in people with underlying neurological conditions such as Myasthena gravis and in pregnant or breastfeeding women.