Anti-wrinkle injections are a popular cosmetic procedure. They are made of diluted Botulinum toxin, which is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When a very diluted dose of Botulinum toxin is injected by a fine needle into a specific muscle it blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscle, inhibiting the movement of that muscle, causing wrinkles to temporarily relax and soften. This is an effective treatment for dynamic wrinkles, by softening the action and reducing the tone of the muscles of facial expression. This inhibition is not permanent and requires maintenance treatments to sustain the result.

The benefit of treatment includes: skin around the area will look more smooth and the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines will be reduced. The rest of your face will not be affected, and you will still be able to laugh, smile and frown but with less wrinkling of the skin in the areas treated. The most commonly treated areas are frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet around the eyes and the lines that form across the forehead.

The results begin to be noticed from 48 to 72hours, peaking at 7-14days after and lasts ~3-6 months. After this period of time, the procedure may be performed again.