Muscle relaxing injections.
We can help you to reduce wrinkles by relaxing your muscles using botulinum toxin. Injections target specific muscles and reduce their dynamics. Once relaxed, the muscles stop creating a fold, and the skin surface appears smoother. The effect is usually visible after 10 days up to two weeks.
What is Botulinum toxin?
Botulinum toxin (BNT) is a fascinating drug which specifically targets the muscles.
BNT is produced by anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In order to be used as a drug the toxin has to be isolated, purified and stabilized.
Safety of Botulinum toxin
Once injected in the specific muscle, there is no systemic spread after treatment. There has not been anaphylactic reactions reported so far. Once injected, all toxin will be gone from the body within one hour.
Mechanism of action
The botulinum toxin targets the neuromuscular junction (where nerves pass the motion signals to muscles) These junctions work when Acetylcholine gets released from nerves, and that makes muscles contract. The injected botulinum toxin stops the release of the Acetylcholine causing chemical denervation in the muscle. This lasts few months, while new sprouts emerge from the nerve ending, and the neuromuscular junction becomes active again.
Botulinum toxin can be used for reducing crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, also ‘gummy’ smiles and has many other clinical benefits. We will discuss with you which treatments you can benefit from during your initial consultation.
Prices start from £189.