What are Wrinkle reducing injections?

Wrinkle reducing injections use a substance derived from clostridium botulin bacteria. When injected into muscles it has the effect of blocking transmissions between nerve and muscle causing relaxation of the surrounding muscle tissue, effectively reducing wrinkles.

What are Wrinkle reducing injections used for?

The neuromuscular blocking injections can be used by your doctor as a non surgical cosmetic treatment for dynamic wrinkles ie those caused by the muscles of the face including frown lines, brow and crows feet. By temporarily relaxing the muscle these lines and wrinkles can be dramatically and significantly reduced. It has been proven via many ethical trusts to be both safe and effective and is becoming increasingly popular as a wrinkle reducing treatment.

Will I be suitable for the injections?

Your doctor will assess your suitability for wrinkle reducing injections during a free initial consultation. The consultation will involve suitable medical testing and an examination will also be taken. Please note that only those wrinkles caused by muscles will be reduced, wrinkles due to sun damage or ageing may require alternative treatments and this may be discussed with the doctor during your initial consultation.

Are there side effects?

Wrinkle reducing injections have been proven to be both safe and effective, however, in some case there may be certain side effects that could include:

  • headache
  • flu-like symptoms
  • temporary eyelid droop
  • nausea

In rare cases the following symptoms have been known:

  • squint/double vision
  • twitching on the eye
  • facial pain
  • redness at the injection site
  • muscle weakness

When should I not have Wrinkle reducing injections?

Do not have wrinkle reducing injections if you:

  • have an infection where the treatment will be injected
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • are pregnant, or think you may be pregnant
  • have a neurological disorder (eg. Myasthenia Gravis)

There are also a number of medicines that may interact with a wrinkle reducing injection (eg. quinidine, some antibiotics), as with any medical treatment it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking any other medication or suffer with allergic reactions of any kind.

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