Anti-Wrinkle Injections: How do they work?

Anti-wrinkle injections are injectable treatments that, over the last few years, has been used for many different treatments. Its most popular uses are for softening fine lines and wrinkles in expressive wrinkles, but do you know how they work and their other impressive uses?

What are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Anti-Wrinkle Injections are suitable for use in the face to soften fine lines and wrinkles. It is classified as a medical neuroprotein, so only medical professionals can perform this treatment, and it is only available through a legitimate prescription. It comes in liquid form and this is how treatments are performed.

How do Anti-Wrinkle Injections work?

Anti-wrinkle injections are injected into the expressive muscle you are seeking to treat, for example, the forehead muscles. It interrupts some of the signals from the brain to this area that tells the muscle to contract and therefore crinkle the skin. An advanced practitioner will ensure that some and not all signals are prohibited, so you may still express yourself. It, therefore, softens some of the animations of the muscle, which in turn stops as many wrinkles appearing in the skin on top of it.


Where do Anti-Wrinkle Injections treat?

The following are very common treatment areas for Anti-Wrinkle Injections:

  • Crow’s feet or laughter lines at the outer corners of the eyes
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Forehead lines caused when you raise your eyebrows

However, there are some more advanced treatments that Anti-Wrinkle Injections can be used for. For example, we are able to use them to treat a gummy smile. Some clients may complain that the gums on their upper jaw show when they smile and that their lip extends too far up these teeth. Injecting small amounts of the protein in the muscle pulling your upper lip up and back will limit the gum exposure, therefore treating this gummy or ‘horsey’ smile.

Another of these alternative uses is to use limit the amount of sweat produced when treating hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. When this occurs in a localised area such under the arms or the palms of the hands, these injections can lessen the amount of sweat produced for up to 6 months. Clients have found this treatment very liberating and lifestyle-enhancing.

Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections have any side effects?

There are some side effects associated with Anti-Wrinkle Injections that we believe our clients should know of before we begin treatment. You may experience some mild flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, and headaches, though these should subside over the day 2 days. Your treated area may also be a little itchy or uncomfortable, but it’s important not to scratch or disturb it. There may also be small bruises at the points of injection, but again these should subside without 2-3 days of treatment.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections in Nottingham

If you’re considering Anti-Wrinkle Injections in Nottingham, trust the medical professionals and independent prescribers at Pro Aesthetics. We provide honest consultations and allow 2-3 days after our first meeting for you to decide for yourself whether this treatment is right for you. Enquire online today to book your consultation.

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