Anti-wrinkle injections are becoming increasingly popular among men and women alike, who are looking to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and refine their overall look. Often used as a preventative treatment, they can be a quick and effective way to ‘stop the clock’ and boost confidence levels.
But how do anti-wrinkle injections actually work? Keep reading as we delve deeper into how this treatment works, when you will see results and what you can expect if you book an anti-wrinkle injectables treatment with us!
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Anti-wrinkle injectables are actually a purified protein that has been diluted many times and works by blocking the chemical signal that the brain sends to the muscle telling the muscle to contract. This means that when the brain says ‘squint, it’s sunny’, the muscles are saying ‘I can’t hear you’.
In effect the treatment relaxes and lifts the muscle, softening the look of lines and giving a tighter, smoother appearance. Only small amounts of the product are administered so that your body will easily break it down after a period of time and after it has had its desired effect.
How was anti-wrinkle discovered?
The original brand of anti-wrinkle injections has been used for medical conditions like muscular sclerosis for over 60 years. Doctors then noticed its value in treating patients with overactive muscles. Then, through extensive research, it was found to be highly successful in treating children with cerebral palsy.
The cosmetic use, as an anti-wrinkle treatment, was discovered by Ophthalmologist Dr. Jean Carruthers in 1987, when she used the product to treat eye muscle spasms and saw that crow’s feet around the eyes also improved significantly. She spoke to her husband, a Dermatologist, about her observations and he decided to investigate further by trying it on his receptionist. Hence the first anti-wrinkle treatments were born.