Wrinkle reduction treatments using muscle relaxing injections in Ipswich

Muscle relaxing injections

Examples of facial areas that can be treated

  • Frown lines / glabellar lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Smile lines crow’s feet
  • Lip enhancements
  • Nose to Mouth lines / Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette Lines

What exactly are anti-ageing injections?

Injectable anti-ageing treatments are a quick and convenient way to smooth out those lines on the forehead and around the eyes and mouth without any need for surgery. The treatment is accomplished by injecting small amounts of anti-aging solution in the area of the wrinkles. It works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that are responsible for producing the wrinkling of the facial skin, thus producing the appearance of smoother, flatter skin.

This makes lines and wrinkles, such as crow's feet and frown lines, less obvious. They can temporarily alter your appearance without the need for surgery.

Before you go ahead

If you're considering injections containing botulinum toxin, be certain about why you want to have them.


  • The effect isn't permanent.
  • There's no guarantee the desired effect will be achieved.
  • The ageing process will still happen elsewhere – for example, Botox will not fix sagging eyelids.


  • Ask the dentist what you should do if something were to go wrong.
  • Botulinum toxin is a prescription-only medicine that should only be prescribed and given by an appropriately trained healthcare professional, such as a doctor, dentist, pharmacist prescriber, or nurse prescriber.
  • You shouldn't have botulinum injections if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, since the effects on the baby aren't known.

What it involves

Muscle relaxing injections

This should always be a face-to-face meeting.  Consultation with the dentist who will be performing the anti-aging injection is very important. Your medical history should be discussed, as well as any medications you have or are currently taking. This should always be a face-to-face meeting. We will want to fully understand your medical history and reasons for wanting the treatment before they go ahead. Discussing expectations is important also. Determining the effectiveness of the injections will depend on skin type, thickness, and degree of wrinkling.

How does it work?

Local anaesthetic isn't usually needed. Your skin is cleaned, and small amounts of botulinum toxin are injected into the muscles of the face to be treated.
Several injections are usually needed at different sites. It takes about 10 minutes. The injections may be a little painful. Most people tolerate the discomfort well.


You will not be likely to see any difference straight away. Although some patients may experience treatment effect in 48 to 72 hours, most patients do not notice full treatment effect for 7 to 14 days following the treatment. Should you desire additional treatment, a 30-day wait is desirable. Avoid massaging or rubbing the treated areas for up to three days. The effects generally last for about four to six months. If you want to maintain the effect, you'll need regular follow-up injections.

Muscle relaxing injections

For most patients the aim is natural-looking rejuvenation (not fake/frozen).
What’s the best way to achieve this?

The frozen look is only caused when too many anti-aging injections are administered into one area. Working under the strictest regulation in the UK, exceeding all mandatory and voluntary requirements, the Lighthouse Dental Practice team in Ipswich is qualified to prescribe the correct dosage and frequency of treatment. We target only the small, specific muscles responsible for unwanted lines and wrinkles, meaning your normal facial expressions will remain unaffected.


The botulinum toxin injections cost £150-£350 per session, depending on the amount and brand of product used. We will discuss the best plan for you to achieve your desired look.

For an accurate estimate please call for an appointment.

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Examples of facial areas that can be treated

  • Frown lines / glabellar lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Smile lines crows feet

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