Anti-wrinkle injections, are often used to relax muscles of the face, helping to reduce or completely eliminate wrinkles, particularly those that occur due to facial expressions. It is the treatment of choice for forehead lines, crow's feet and lines between the eyebrows (11s). It can also be used to treat lines in the lower face, such as smokers’ lines, and to lift e.g. the eyebrows or the corners of the mouth. In addition to being used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, they can also treat headaches and reduce a gummy smile, teeth grinding and excess sweating.
Botulinum toxin drugs are potent neurotoxins derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum
These drugs are all tried, tested and proven and are licensed for use in the UK. They contain one common substance, the botulinum toxin (produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum).
This toxin is highly potent. Tiny amounts are injected into the muscles identified as those causing the wrinkles. The injections are just beneath the skin, making anti-wrinkle injections the most popular aesthetic treatment due to the lack of downtime needed and proven results.
This Glowday Treatment Guide has been edited and medically verified by Andrew Rankin.