How does Wrinkle relaxing injections work?

They work by preventing the muscles that cause frown lines from contracting. This causes the skin to become smoother. Normally your brain sends electrical messages to your muscles so that they can contract and move. The injections keeps that message from getting to the muscle that causes the wrinkles. Technically, the injection is injected directly into the respective muscles i.e. corrugator (between the eyebrows) and procerus muscles (pulls skin in centre of forehead down). It then goes on to enter the nerve endings to block the release of acetylcholine, the chemical that causes muscles to contract. The wrinkle relaxing injections works to block the release of acetylcholine and, as a result, the muscle doesn’t receive the message to contract. Once the muscles are at rest, the skin becomes smoother, creating a more natural and relaxed appearance.

What is a wrinkle relaxing injection ?

“The injections use Botulinum Toxin Type A to treat wrinkles, & are widely used to remove facial lines, especially frown lines, “crow’s feet,” and forehead lines

How long does it last?

The effects are not permanent, reportedly lasting anywhere from three to four months.

Is it FDA Approved?

In April of 2002 wrinkle relaxing injections was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), following previous approval for severe medical problems as far back as 1989. Wrinkle relaxing injections are related to botulism.

How do I select a good doctor?

Check the Doctor/ Physician’s Credentials. Ensure they are registered with the medical council of Ireland.

Tell me about the condition hyperhidrosis (excessing sweating);

Hyperhidrosis: Sweating is a natural body function needed for the regulation of body-temperature. There are five million sweat glands throughout the body and about two-thirds of these glands are situated in the hands. The secretion of sweat is controlled by the sympathetic or (vegetative) nervous system. In approximately 1% of the population, the nerves are over-stimulated and sweat is produced far greater than needed to keep a constant temperature. This condition is referred to as Hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating may be episodic or continuous. Profuse sweating may be caused by warm weather, emotional stress, or for no reason at all.

Hyperhidrosis may be part of an underlying medical condition (secondary hyperhidrosis ) or may be of unknown cause (primary Hyperhydrosis). In general, secondary Hyperhidrosis involves the entire body. Diseases or medical conditions which cause secondary Hyperhidrosis include hyperthyroidism, endocrine treatment for malignant diseases, psychiatric disorders, obesity and menopause. Primary Hyperhydrosis or sweating without known cause is also termed idiopathic or essential Hyperhydrosis. This is a much more common condition than secondary Hyperhidrosis and may occur in one or several locations of the body. The hands, feet and armpits are the most common locations. The condition usually starts during adolescence and is lifelong. Nervousness and anxiety can precipitate excessive sweating.

Muscle relaxing injection treatment for hyperhidrosis

Axillary hyperhidrosis (sweating of the armpits) that does not respond to topical antiperspirants such as Drysol™, Saldrize™ or Certain Dry™ may be treated with muscle relaxing injections, which when injected into areas of the skin that produce excess sweat, effectively reduces sweat production for many months. These injections to the sweat-producing areas of the armpits can frequently provide relief for as long as 6 months. An alternative treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis is surgical removal of the axillary (armpit) sweat glands.

These injections are also an effective remedy for palmar hyperhidrosis (sweating of the palms of the hands) and relief can last many months. However, the pain involved in the administration of the injection to the hands along with occasional problems related to muscle weakness can make them a less desirable form of therapy for treating palmar hyperhidrosis. Although the injection is approved by the Federal Drug Administration in the United States for many medical uses; it is not yet approved for the treatment of excess perspiration. Physicians may use it to treat hyperhidrosis, but it is considered an “off-label” indication.

Lanu Medispa injectable prices:

Fillers: using natural hyaluronic acid

Restylane: 1 Syringe: €570 /Perlane: 1 syringe: €610 / Restylane Light: €390 / Restylane Vital: €410

Muscle/Wrinkle relaxing injections : 1 Area: €260 / 2 Areas: €460 / 3 Areas: €560
Excessive sweating underarms, hands & feet (Hyper-hydrosis) Under arms:€600. Lasts 6-8 months

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