About Wrinkle Relaxing Injections

Treatment with wrinkle relaxing injections is extremely safe and effective.

Wrinkle relaxing injections are a highly effective treatment for the temporary improvement in the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. The outstanding benefits of muscle relaxing injections can also be used in the treatment of a great number of distressing and embarrassing problems ranging from excessive sweating to facial tics and blepharospasm (uncontrollable twitches of the eye muscles and excessive blinking).

The treatment consists of a series of injections of specially prepared formulations of neurotoxins into the muscle causing weakness or paralysis where needed for an aesthetically enhanced appearance.

There are seven serologically distinct toxin types. However the serotypes A and B are the most commonly used for therapeutic and cosmetic reasons.

Mechanism of action

The toxin used is a two-chain polypeptide that attacks proteins responsible for membrane docking and fusion of small vesicles that release acetylcholine which is involved in the transmission of nerve impulses in the body. By inhibiting acetylcholine release, the toxin interferes with the communication pathway between nerves and muscles resulting in temporary muscle weakness and subsequent improvement of dynamic lines and wrinkles through lack of muscle contraction.

Return of function is seen in 4 to 6 months, after new nerve sprouts replace non-functioning nerve endings.

Why wrinkle relaxing injections?

  • One of the highest safety records, provided that the appropriate medicinal products are used by fully qualified doctors who are familiar with the human anatomy.
  • Extremely high level of patient satisfaction; arguably the most popular non-surgical treatment for both men and women worldwide.
  • Fast onset of action.
  • Long duration of action (i.e. up to 6 months).
  • Cost-effective.