What is anti-wrinkle treatment and the mechanism of action?
Anti-wrinkle treatment is one of many brands in the UK used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by causing temporary paralysis of the underlying muscles. It is produced from the neurotoxin Botulinum Toxin Type A that is derived from Clostridium Botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic. Anti-wrinkle treatment works by inhibiting the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine thereby reducing the contraction of the muscles that cause the un-desired effects like frown lines.
Anti-wrinkle treatment is used to treat:
- Forehead (Horizontal) lines
- Glabellar lines (11's) / Frown lines
- Crow's feet lines
- Brow lift
- Bunny lines (Wrinkly nose)
- Gummy smile
- Smokers' lines
- Drooping mouth corners
- Dimply chin
- Wide-Set Jaw
- Neck anti-wrinkle treatment
- Marionette lines
How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?
Anti-wrinkle injections take a few minutes to administer
It takes 5-7 days for the treatment to start working
Up to 14 days to reach the full effect
Treatment lasts between 3-5 months
What age can I start my treatments?
From the age of 21 years
Is anti-wrinkle treatment safe?
Anti-wrinkle treatment is a well-known brand with remarkable results. Side effects are rare and usually temporary
Is anti-wrinkle treatment painful?
Any injection can hurt. However the needles used to administer the anti-wrinkle treatment are very thin and small so pain is usually minimal. Applying a topical anaesthetic cream or cold pack 10-20 minutes before the injections are given, can further reduce the pain if any, by numbing the area.