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What do anti-wrinkle injections do?

30th May 2019

Anti-wrinkle injections, or Botox, are an injectable treatment used for softening the appearance of wrinkles and lines in expressive areas. They’re very different to dermal fillers, though both can be used in conjunction with the other for overall facial rejuvenation. We know that the name ‘Botox’ has become pretty commonplace over the last few years, but how much do you know about it? Do you still have questions that are waiting to be answered?

How do anti-wrinkle injections work?

Anti-wrinkle injections work by temporarily relaxing the muscles in the face that cause lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is a medical protein which when injected into facial muscles stops them from contracting as animatedly as they did before.

What do they treat?

The natural ageing process creates a decrease in collagen in your skin, making it thinner and therefore easier to crease during muscle movement. Injecting the medical toxin directly into these over expressive muscles lessens their ability to move, therefore creasing the skin less. With that being said, Botox will tackle three areas of the face. The first are the forehead lines, which appear horizontally across the brow and are caused when you squint. The second are the frown lines and the third set of lines appear to the sides of your eyes and are caused by laughing which is also known as the crow’s feet.

What other areas do they cover?

There are several areas that anti-wrinkle treatments cover and it doesn’t just stop with the face. Anti-wrinkle injections can cover treatments for a gummy smile where they are highly effective to reduce the excessive amount of gum showing when you smile with only two simple injections.

Continuing with the face, lower face slimming is also an option with anti-wrinkle injections as this can be used to reduce the bulk of the masseter muscles (the muscle that helps you chew and bite) to provide a more defined jaw.

Upper lip lines can be targeted with anti-wrinkle injections, which is also known as ‘smokers lip’. They can be used in conjunction with dermal filler treatments to soften the appearance of upper lip lines.

Anti-wrinkle injections in Manchester

We’ve been working in facial aesthetics for many years. We’ll be able to reduce your wrinkles and make your tired eyes look less so, not to mention part of a thoroughly refreshed face; all in a subtle, natural-looking way. If you have any questions about the treatment, our practice, or you’re ready to book a consultation with us at Lumiere Clinic, please drop us an email or give us a call today on 0161 236 6500.

Lumiere Skin Clinic | Manchester