Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to treat a number of ageing and dental concerns. Anti-wrinkle injections block signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscles can no longer contract, causing the wrinkles to disappear. It is most often used on frown lines, forehead lines and crow's feet. However, it can be used to treat gummy smile and bruxism (grinding of the teeth).
What are anti-wrinkle injections and how are they used?
Anti-wrinkle injections contain minuscule amounts of a highly purified neurotoxin protein, which is refined from the bacterium clostridium botulinum. These injections help to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It is one of the UK’s most popular cosmetic treatments and usually has to be repeated every 3 to 4 months for maintenance.
Do anti-wrinkle injections hurt?
The discomfort experienced is minimal as a very fine needle is used. No local anaesthetic is required. Any small bumps at the site of injection usually resolve within 30 minutes, with no significant downtime.
How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?
There will be a noticeable difference in the appearance of wrinkles within 3 to 5 days, with the maximal effect at two weeks. The results with anti-wrinkle injections typically last 3 to 4 months, but they can last longer with ongoing treatment.
How much do anti-wrinkle injections cost?
This depends on how many units are injected. The number of units you'll need will depend on how active your muscles are and the degree of wrinkling. The price for a single area (e.g. crow's feet) is typically around £200 with people having up to three areas treated in one session. For face slimming/ bruxism, prices start from £395.