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Wrinkle-reducing injections work by preventing muscles from contracting. It prevents the release of a chemical, acetylcholine, which is necessary to allow nerve impulse s to send messages to muscles.

Wrinkle-reducing injections are also used to reduce excessive underarm sweating

It is the contraction of facial muscles that produces lines, wrinkles, and furrows in the skin. These are sometimes referred to as 'dynamic' wrinkles. By preventing muscle contraction, wrinkles and lines can be reduced or abolished. These injections are used on the face to achieve a smoother, unlined, and a fresher appearance. The most popular areas for treatment are the frown lines between the eyebrows and the 'crows feet' at the outer edge of the eyes.

For most people, the effect of Wrinkle-reducing injections is to abolish a tired or angry look and to produce a softer, rested, more youthful appearance.

A patient that is pregnant, breastfeeding, taking certain antibiotics, prone to allergies or has a neurological disorder would not be not suitable for this treatment.

The Procedure

The treatment involves administering the injections with micro-needles. It takes only a few minutes and causes little discomfort. Some redness and swelling may appear at the injection sites but this normally disappears after a few hours.

  • The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England