What are Wrinkle Relaxing Injections?

By using facial muscles repeatedly throughout our lifetime, the skin is creased in areas of greatest use. The ageing process causes collagen and elastin production in the skin to reduce, so as we get older these areas of overuse become damaged and the lines become permanent.

Muscle relaxant injections (commonly known as Botox®) are the most popular anti-ageing treatment to prevent the formation of wrinkles and to soften existing lines. Popular areas for treatment are the glabella (frown lines between the eyes), peri-orbital area (crow’s feet) and the forehead.

How do Botox® Injections work?

Botox® treatments relax the injected muscles, therefore reducing movement. This reduced movement prevents creasing of the skin, hence reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox® treatments work only on the specific muscles injected, leaving surrounding muscles to function as usual maintaining normal facial expression. The treatment is non-invasive with virtually no recovery time necessary; you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.

How long does a wrinkle smoothing consultation and treatment take?

All consultations and treatments are carried out by doctors, with extensive training and experience in wrinkle relaxing injections. After one full treatment, the effects are fully visible in 7 days, and the effect can last from four to six months although results can vary from patient to patient.