Wrinkle relaxing treatments involve injection of toxin into target muscles of the face to temporarily help them to relax.
Wrinkle relaxing treatments involve injection of botulinum toxin into target muscles of the face to temporarily help them to relax. It blocks the messages being sent from the nerves to the muscles, thereby preventing the muscles from contracting, this in turn softens facial expressions and can reverse the signs of ageing or prevent further lines and wrinkles from developing. This is a prescription only treatment and you will need a full consultation prior to this.
It’s most often used to help soften lines in the frown area, forehead and crow’s feet (each being one area). It can also be used successfully to reduce ‘gummy’ smiles by lowering the upper lip a fraction and also dimpled chins and turned down corners of the mouth.
When will I
Results can be seen as quickly as 2-3 days post injection, however for the full effects it may take a while longer and it is best to wait 10-14 days. The speed of action will be influenced by the strength and response of your muscles. It is sometimes necessary to ‘top-up’ after the initial treatment depending on the strength of the muscle.