Anti-wrinkle injections

Natural signs of ageing, including fine lines and wrinkles, can make us look and feel older and this can have a negative effect on self-esteem and confidence…

In recent years, anti-wrinkle treatment techniques have become increasingly popular with both men and women, with an increasing number of people looking for ways to preserve their youthful looks and keep visible signs of ageing at bay.

Anti-wrinkle injections
Procedure Time

Procedure Time

30mins estimated

Back to Work

Back to Work


Full Recovery

Full Recovery

24 hours estimated



2-3 weeks

Risks & Complications

Risks & Complications

Infection, bruising, dropping eyelid, allergic reactions, headaches

Duration of Results

Duration of Results




Not required

What is Botulinum Toxin (‘Botox’)?

Anti-Wrinkle injections, commonly referred to as Botox®, consist of a Botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin is a purified protein. It works by temporarily weakening and relaxing the muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles, resulting in a younger looking appearance. 

How does it work?

Botulinum toxin blocks the nerve impulses to the facial muscles that have been injected. This reduces the activity of the muscles and therefore softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

When do I notice the effects?

The time taken to notice effects varies from person to person. The effects can be noticed from as early as 2-3 days; full effects take up to 2-3 weeks following treatment. We review the results at this point to ensure you are happy with the results.

How long do the results last?

You can initially expect full effects to last around 3-4 months after which the effects slowly fade. The results have known to last much longer the more treatments you have. When used over a period of time it can prevent the occurrence of new lines. If you decide to stop treatment, any lines and wrinkles will gradually reappear

Will it hurt?

The treatment is virtually pain-free. If any discomfort is experienced it is usually minimal and short–lived. There is therefore no need for local anaesthesia.

What areas can I get treated?

  • frown lines between the eyes
  • worry lines across the forehead
  • ‘crow’s feet’ around the outer eye area
  • brow lift
  • Asymmetric brows
  • Bunny lines 
  • Chin
  • Marionette lines or labio-mental creases
  • Square jaw/ facial slimming/ masseter hypertrophy
  • ‘Gummy’ smile
  • Platysmal neck bands 

Treatments are also available to reduce underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis).

Is it safe?

Millions of people worldwide have had these injections and the safety of the product is well established. Botulinum toxin has safely been used since as early as 1980, for many medical conditions, such as Cerebral palsy; Focal spasticity associated with stroke; Blepharospasm; Hemifacial spasm.

Are there any side effects?

Although rare and uncommon, a few side effects have been known to occur. You may experience mild bruising, numbness, or tenderness at the injection site. Some people may experience a mild transient headache. There is a very small risk, less than 1%, of developing a temporary drooping eyelid when injecting close to the eye. If this occurs drops can be used to lessen the effect until it wears off naturally.

Who cannot have the treatment?

  • Anyone who has a neuromuscular disorder, such as myasthenia gravis
  • Anyone on certain medications: antibiotics like gentamicin, tobramycin, clindamycin and lincomycin; quinidine for heart rhythm problems
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women 
  • Anyone who is allergic to human albumin or any of the ingredients
  • Anyone who has an infection at the injection site