Wrinkle reducing injections have been used for over 20 years, both in the NHS and private clinics. It is the most popular, safe and effective way of softening lines and wrinkles. By using muscles repeatedly throughout a lifetime, the skin creases in areas of greatest use; e.g. frown lines, crow’s feet around the eyes and forehead lines.
When used in a medical setting, small doses of chemicals block the release of a chemical by nerve cells that signal muscle contraction. By selectively interfering with the underlying muscles’ ability to contract, existing lines are smoothed out and, in most cases, are nearly invisible.
Wrinkle reducing injections take about 4-5 days to take effect, and lasts 3-6 months.
Getting wrinkle reducing injections only takes a few minutes and no anaesthesia is required. It is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort.
It is advisable to stop taking aspirin and any anti-inflammatory drugs 2 weeks before treatment in order to reduce bruising.