Anti-wrinkle treatments are the most popular and sought after treatments for smoothing forehead lines, crows feet, and frown lines to achieve rested skin

What’s the difference between anti-wrinkle treatment and dermal filler treatment?

Anti-wrinkle treatments act by temporarily blocking the signals that instruct specific facial muscles to contract which in turn, helps to smooth out the layer of skin thereby noticeably reducing the expressive fine lines & wrinkles that may appear to age the facial area. However, dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid function to contour and add volume to restore youthfulness or create definition, The results of dermal fillers are immediate.  Click here for more information about dermal filler treatments


There are currently three brands of botulinum toxin type A  wrinkle-smoothing injections available for treatment in the UK and these are

  • Botox
  • Bocouture
  • Azzalure

Anti-wrinkle treatments are ideal for the following areas:

  • Heavy bows, vertical frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal worry lines of the forehead
  • Eyes: Crow’s feet/laughter lines 

Anti-wrinkle treatments are also an ideal treatment for excessive sweating known as hyperhidrosis.

Anti-wrinkle treatments can also be useful to slim the jawline and smooth the neck.

In addition, they are used to smooth the chin known as pebble chin, lift the brows, and smooth the lines on the nose which are often referred to as bunny lines.

Anti-wrinkle products can also be incorporated in different doses with other skin-loving ingredients for the perfect formula to provide bespoke medical facials.

Frequently asked questions:

How much do anti-wrinkle injections cost?

This depends on the number of areas treated and treatment indications. Please visit our price guide for more information.

What happens during the Anti-wrinkle treatment?

An initial discussion with the practitioner is made to manage expectations. An in-depth medical history is taken to ensure suitability for the treatment. Photographs may be taken to monitor the progress of the treatment.

What’s the duration of the Anti-wrinkle treatments session?

The process usually takes up to 10 to 15 minutes.

Is the Anti-wrinkle treatment painful?

Having wrinkle relaxing injections is a fairly comfortable procedure. However, pain is a very individual response and therefore local anesthetic cream may be applied to the skin in order to numb it prior to injection.

How many treatments are needed to see results?

After the first treatment results can be seen between 7-10 days. The treatments may be repeated. A repeat treatment may be necessary up to three to four times a year. Less frequent administration may be possible in the following years’.

How long is the recovery time?

The recovery time is immediate.

How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?

The treatment may last 3-6 months.

how long does it take for anti-wrinkle injections take to work?

It can take up to 10 days for your treatment with wrinkle relaxing injections to take effect and for the results to be fully noticeable.

How safe are Anti-wrinkle treatments?

In the hands of an experienced aesthetic professional with the right knowledge and skill, wrinkle relaxing injections are incredibly safe and backed by years of evidence-based clinical research. However, it is important to be aware of the potential side effects which will be covered during the initial in-depth consultation.

The treatments are administered from a single-use vial using single-use needles designated to the client to ensure safety and effectiveness every time with no risk of contamination.

What are the side effects of Anti-wrinkle treatments if any?

Common side effects of the wrinkle-smoothing injection are a small amount of temporary bleeding or mild swelling at the injection area. Bruising may be possible especially treatments near the eye area, as it is more delicate. However, this bruising is temporary and can be covered with cosmetics. Mild headache may be experienced post-treatment. In rare cases across the world double vision has been reported. Occasionally there have been cases after a forehead treatment drooping of the upper eyelid occurs. Drooping of the eyelids (Ptosis) – This is a rare but transient complication occurring in 1-2% of patients. The incidence can be minimized by positioning post injections. In the experienced hands, this happens in less than one percent of patients and will usually resolve within 2 – 10 weeks. Infection is unusual. If infection occurs, additional treatment including antibiotics may be necessary. There is a possibility of an unsatisfactory result from the procedure. The procedure may result in unacceptable visible deformities, loss of function, and/or loss of sensation. You may be disappointed with the results of the procedure. Allergic reactions – In rare cases, local allergies to topical preparations have been reported. Systemic reactions, which are more serious, may result from drugs used during surgery and prescription medicines. Allergic reactions may require additional treatment.

What are the contraindications of the Anti-wrinkle treatments?

  • Those with a known hypersensitivity to Botulinum Toxin Type A or to any of its’ excipients e.g. human albumin, and sodium chloride.
  • Neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis or Eaton Lambert Syndrome.
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Co-treatment with Aminoglycoside antibiotics, or medicinal products that interfere with neuromuscular transmission (e.g. tubocurarine – type muscle relaxants).

What are the cautions for the anti-wrinkle treatment?

  • Patients with coagulation disorders, or using anticoagulants due to the increased likelihood of bruising. The use of aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, high dose vitamin E, and high dose omega 3 oils, may be stopped for at least seven days prior to treatment to minimize bruising.
  • Patients with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or with peripheral neuromuscular disorders.

What should be done after the Anti-wrinkle treatments?

Detailed aftercare instructions are provided. It’s important that the instructions are followed in order to benefit fully from the positive outcome of the treatment.

Please note, never stop any prescribed medication without informing your doctor.

Post-treatment advice

  • Avoid high-intensity exercise immediately following the treatment.
  • Avoid touching/rubbing the area injected.
  • Avoid cosmetic application for three hours after injection.
  • Avoid heavy alcohol consumption on the same day.
  • Remain upright for at least three hours post-injection.
  • Exercise injection muscle as advised.
  • The full effect can be seen after two weeks
  • Duration approximately three months
  • Contact immediately if undesirable effects are experienced.

Who can administer these Anti-wrinkle treatments?

Botulinum toxin is a prescription-only medicine (POM) therefore a qualified registered prescriber such as doctors, dentists, independent pharmacist prescribers and independent nurse prescribers prescribe and authorize treatment. Administering requires a qualified aesthetic practitioner, who is fully insured, registered, regulated, and qualified for the necessary training.