Thinking about having anti-wrinkle injections for beautiful, younger-looking skin? To put your mind at ease, let us talk you through how it works.

Anti-wrinkle injections work by reducing the movement of muscles in problematic areas such as the forehead, around the eyes, and also the mouth. Relaxing the muscle prevents the skin from creasing and gives it time to recover, which usually causes the lines to soften or even fade away.

Relaxation of the muscles

The muscles of the treated area are temporarily inactivated (a reversible process), which gives you time to break the subliminal habit of over-using the muscles in question. Depending on your requirements and the dosage used, the treatment can result in the relaxation of the muscles or completely remove the lines in the targeted area.

Smooth Lines and Ease Over-Active Muscles

Anti-wrinkle procedures are used to effectively treat muscles and smooth the lines which are the result of overactive muscles. The treatment impedes the natural release of acetylcholine from the nerve terminals. Both horizontal and vertical lines between the eyebrows can be reduced by relaxing the muscles via anti-wrinkle injections in the area; as a result, the visible signs of ageing are greatly reduced.

Crow’s Feet and Bunny Lines

Crow’s feet around the eyes are the result of excessive blinking and squinting, which in turn, causes the skin to wrinkle. Bunny line is a term used to refer to the lines which appear over the top of the nose, which occurs when the underlying muscle contracts. Bunny lines can also be treated using anti-wrinkle injections.

The effects of the treatment become visible between 3-14 days following treatment; this depends on the area treated, the dosage used and the patient’s response to the injection. In order to retain the reduced appearance of wrinkles, the treatment should be repeated every 4-6 months. Regular treatments will maintain and potentially improve upon the cosmetic improvements achieved by the first treatment. During the first couple of years, it is recommended that treatment takes place twice annually to re-train the facial muscles. Further treatments may become less frequent to the point where only yearly appointments are needed.

If you would like to discover more about how anti-wrinkle injections work, get in touch with Clear Lines Aesthetics and one of our experienced practitioners will be happy to help you.