An active ingredient used in anti-wrinkle injections is Botulinum Toxin Type A. Some of the well-known prescription based injections of this sort are Botox® and Bocouture®.
Botulinum toxin has been used medically for more than 20 years as a way to reduce wrinkles. Botulinum toxin blocks the nerve signals that cause the muscles to contract. This results in the possible elimination of frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet and lines around the mouth. A similar principle also applies to give a brow lift or treat bunny lines, dimpled chin, a gummy smile or a downturned smile.
The potential full effect can be seen after 2 weeks. Treatment of lines and wrinkles tends to last between 3-6 months, with the effect gradually wearing off.
Our wrinkle removal consultation is available in Gravesend, Dartford, Bromley and Kent, London.