Anti-ageing injections employ a medication that temporarily relaxes muscles and so softens facial lines.
The effect lasts around six months after which time the muscle function and the accompanying lines return.
Anti-ageing injections are a safe and effective treatment for patients looking to refresh their appearance. Patients who have benefited from Anti-ageing injections have often complained;
“I always look like I’m frowning, sad or angry”
“People always ask me if I am ok.”
“I feel like my mouth is dragging down the rest of my face”
Anti-ageing injections are derived from naturally occurring substances. In nature, the bacterium may be ingested by eating spoilt meat and can cause significant ill health. In medicine, however, only microscopic amounts of purified matter are injected under the skin thus causing a targeted but limited effect.
The injected medication attaches temporarily to the nerve endings preventing the nerve signals from stimulating underlying muscles. The muscles of the face are responsible for facial expressions as well as the lines, wrinkles and creases on your face. The skill of injecting lies with relaxing the muscles that are responsible for the lines without stopping normal facial movements. The lines that are most responsive to this treatment are those that disappear upon closing your eyes. These are temporary lines that become more apparent with facial animation, such as smiling, squinting, frowning and so on. Once lines become permanent this treatment may diminish their depth but will not eliminate them entirely. Anti-ageing injections are perfectly paired with one of our other non-surgical treatments. See our dermal fillers page to learn more about achieving a youthful facial appearance.
The anti-ageing injection medication is injected under the skin with a super fine needle that causes minimal discomfort. The injection may cause a small local skin reaction that usually settles within minutes. The injected area should not be massaged or excessively animated after the injection. The treatment takes up to 2 weeks to take full effect.
Our aim is to relax tightened muscles on the face and provide a softening effect to obvious lines and wrinkles. The most popular areas for treatment are; crows feet, glabella “eleven” lines, and forehead lines.