What are anti-wrinkle injections, and how do they work?


Understanding Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Their Mechanism of Action

Anti-wrinkle injections, commonly known as Botox, have gained immense popularity in the field of aesthetic medicine, including in regions like Newmarket and Suffolk. These injections are a minimally invasive treatment used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking the nerve signals to certain muscles, causing them to relax and preventing them from contracting. This results in a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles that are caused by repetitive facial expressions.

The active ingredient in anti-wrinkle injections is a purified form of botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It's important to note that when used in a medical setting by a qualified practitioner, botulinum toxin is safe and effective.

At Hannah's Medical Aesthetics in Newmarket, Suffolk, we specialise in providing anti-wrinkle injections. As an experienced nurse and a Level 7 certified practitioner in aesthetic medicine, I ensure that all treatments are tailored to the individual needs of each client, providing results that enhance their natural beauty.

When considering anti-wrinkle injections, it's important to choose a reputable and experienced provider. In the UK, the field of aesthetic medicine is regulated by bodies like the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), both of which I am registered with.

The procedure for administering anti-wrinkle injections is relatively quick, often completed within 30 minutes. The actual injection process takes only a few minutes and does not require any anaesthesia, although a topical numbing cream may be used for comfort.

Typically, clients start to see results within a few days, and the effects can last between three to six months. However, this can vary between individuals.

As with any aesthetic treatment, it's crucial to have a detailed consultation to discuss your aesthetic goals, suitability for the treatment, potential risks, and expected outcomes. If you're considering anti-wrinkle injections in Newmarket or Suffolk, feel free to get in touch to arrange a consultation.