How do anti-wrinkle injections work?

Anti-wrinkle injections are becoming increasingly popular among men and women alike, who are looking to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and refine their overall look. Often used as a preventative treatment, they can be a quick and effective way to ‘stop the clock’ and boost confidence levels.

But how do anti-wrinkle injections work? When will I see results? What areas can I treat? Keep reading as we answer everything you need to know about anti-wrinkle injections!


How do anti-wrinkle injections work?

Anti-wrinkle injectables works by blocking the chemical signal that the brain sends to the muscle telling the muscle to contract. This means that when the brain says ‘squint, it’s sunny’, the muscles are saying ‘I can’t hear you’.

In effect the treatment relaxes and lifts the muscle, softening the look of lines and giving a tighter, smoother appearance. Only small amounts of the product are administered so that your body will easily break it down after a period of time and after it has had its desired effect.


When will I see the results?

It generally takes three to 10 days after the treatment for the maximum results to develop fully and re-treatment should not occur within that period. The effect can last up to four months, although with regular treatments it may be possible to reduce the dosage.


What areas can I treat?

The most common treatment areas for wrinkle reduction are crow’s feet (lines around the outer eyes), glabella or frown lines (between the eyes) and the forehead. Other areas including ‘bunny lines’ (lines on the nose), jaw-line, chin and neck may also be treated and at The Cosmetic Clinic, we have experienced practitioners who treat even the most complex areas. Muscle relaxants can even be used to treat excessive sweating and jaw grinding.


Have more questions about anti-wrinkle injections? Book a FREE consultation with one of our expert cosmetic injectors today!