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How exactly do anti-wrinkle injections work?

Posted on 22 April 2016

How Exactly Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections work?

This is a very common and valid question. There is a lot of misinformation out there about cosmetic treatments and what they do, so we will attempt to explain how it works for those of you who have ever wondered what's going on in your body when we inject this muscle relaxing medication. 

In a nut shell...

Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly administered in very small amounts in to selected facial muscles to soften the movement in these areas. They work by blocking the release of a neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) known as Acetylcholine from nerve cells. Acetylcholine normally transmits nerve impulses to muscle cells, causing them to contract (creating movement). Without Acetylcholine, the affected nerve is unable to send a signal to the muscle it supplies, resulting in a temporarily weakened muscle and a more relaxed appearance.  

How long will your results last?

Results will typically last approximately 3 to 5 months depending on the individual and the area being treated. It is recommended that subsequent treatments are performed before movement returns completely, as this will prevent the muscles from returning to full strength and improve long term results.

The movement will gradually return to your treated muscles over time.

What happens when your results wear off?

You can stop your treatments at any time and your muscles will simply regain their strength and return to how they were pre-treatment. 



For any more information on this topic or others, please don't hesitate to contact us on 0755140614 


Information provided is for general information only and is not a substitute for medical advice. Euphoria provides a free consultation with our Registered Nurse to assess your suitability for treatment, discuss your medical history and advise you of any potential side effects and/or risks. Injectable cosmetic treatments are Doctor prescribed. Before undergoing a cosmetic procedure, you should always seek the advice of a medical professional.