Wrinkle relaxation injections reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The relaxation of muscles is caused by temporarily blocking a chemical called acetylcholine that is involved in the process of muscle contraction. Cosmetic treatment using wrinkle relaxation injections is effective and has very few minor side effects but also has a remarkably safe history. It has become extremely popular in treating crows feet, frown lines and lines on the forehead. It can also be used to treat gummy smile; where the upper lip elevates above the upper teeth exposing the gums whilst smiling.
When will I see the results?
The benefits of wrinkle relaxation injections will develop a few days after treatment with the full benefit being approximately realised after 14 days. The effects of wrinkle relaxation injections are temporary, lasting approximately between 3-5 months. Clinical studies show that treatment benefits are cumulative and increase over time.
Which areas respond well to treatment with wrinkle relaxation injections?
- Frown/Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet around the eyes.
- Neck bands
- Nasal ‘Bunny’ lines
- Dimply Chins
- Gummy Smile
Is it safe?
Wrinkle relaxation injections have a remarkably safe history and have proven to be valuable for both therapeutic and cosmetic effects. The toxin can only be administered by a a doctor or a nurse independent prescriber. Our specialist nurses have been trained to administer wrinkle relaxation injections safely and ensure that the best possible results are achieved.
Do the injections hurt?
No, the sterile needles we use are fine and are expertly injected to avoid any discomfort. It may feel like a small pin prick. Our nurses are trained to ensure that the procedure is as minimally painful as possible.
What are the side effects?
Side effects are minimal but can include swelling, infection and bruising around the injection site. These side effects disappear within a few days. Treatments can be performed within an hour and no downtime should be expected.
What is the cost?
Please see our price list to see our prices. Prices will vary depending on area and size of area.