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Wrinkle ReducingTreatment

How does Wrinkle Reducing Treatment work?


The treatment works by temporarily inhibiting the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from motor nerve terminals, which prevents the terminals from stimulating muscle contraction. The muscle activity continues after approximately 3 months.

Therefore, clients will need repeated treatments to maintain the results, roughly every 12 weeks. It can take up to 1 week for results to show.


Why do Wrinkles appear?

 A few examples;

  • Loss of fat: Loss of volume in face.

  • Smoking reduces blood flow, causes lip lines, decreases elastin and collagen

  • Muscle movement- Recurring facial expressions, smiling and frowning

  • Loss of elasticity due to gravitational changes/ ageing

  • Sun damage - unbalanced thickening of the dermis causing collagen damage and pigmentation changes



What regions can SPD treat?

  • Horizontal forehead lines  

  • Crows feet                  

  • Frown lines 

  • bunny lines

  • Gummy smile

  • Smokers lines

  • Excess sweating

  • Massetter- griding/clenching

  • Eyebrow lift

  • Flared nostrils 

  • downturned mouth

  • dimpled chin


Who are the treatments not suitable for?


Those with an at risk medical condition;

  • Myasthenia gravis, Lambert- Eaton syndrome, ALS

  • Pregnancy, breast feeding or planned pregnancy

  • Allergy or sensitivity to wrinkle reducing treatments  

  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics (Gentamicin, Amikacin, Streptomycin)


  • Skin problem/infection near injection site

  • Sunburnt skin to injection site.

  • History of facial nerve palsy


What lifestyle changes should I incorporate?


Sunscreen * Avoid long exposure to the sun, use a sunscreen of SPF 50.

Quit smoking * Increases facial lines and delays skin healing.

Get moving * Good for the skin, promotes healing and health

H2O * Drink plenty of water

Eat well * Have a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. (Eatwell plate)




What to do prior to my appointment?


Stop NSAIDS, Vitamin E 7-20 days before trt to reduce bruising risk.  DO NOT discontinue aspirin/clopidogrel

Stop (if you can) the NSAID Ibuprofen 24 hours prior to trt to reduce bleeding/ bruising