Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox Injections)

Anti-wrinkle injections, commonly known as Botox injections  can be used to reduce the appearance of lines on your face including frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.


What are Botox Injections?

Botox® is a type of protein called botulinum toxin type A. This protein, when injected in small doses, causes your muscles to relax. As you age, repeated contraction of facial muscles causes lines and wrinkles to appear on the face. So the injection of Botox into these muscles relaxes them, keeping them from contracting. This results in a smoother appearance of the lines and wrinkles. It works by relaxing the nerve impulses that tell muscles to contract.

What can be treated with Botox Injections?

Botox injections can be used in virtually any area around the face and neck that require rejuvenation but they are commonly used for the treatment of two areas: the upper face and the lower face.

Upper Face

Botox injections are most commonly used in 3 areas in the upper face.

  1. Frown Lines: small doses of Botox into the area around the bridge of the nose can create a fresher appearance.
  2. Crow’s Feet: the delicate area around the corner of the eyes can be injected to minimise the fine lines that appear here when you smile.
  3. Horizontal Forehead Lines: Botox injections across the forehead reduces the appearance of the horizontal lines that occur when you raise your eyebrows.

Lower Face

The use of wrinkle treatments to improve the appearance of the lower face is not quite as common, but for those who experience lines and wrinkles around the mouth and chin, these treatments make a huge difference.

  • Chin: Botox injections are extremely effective in preventing visible contour irregularities and giving the appearance of a smooth, evenly shaped chin area.
  • Fine lines around the mouth: the area above the upper lip, along with the muscles at the corners of the mouth, are prone to developing lines and indentations due to repeated use. Injecting this area with Botox® softens this appearance by relaxing the muscle.
  • Platysma Muscle: This is the muscle in your neck that results in wrinkling and sagging in this area when you age. By relaxing this muscle, this sagging is reduced.

What does Botox treatment involve?

Aurora Skin Clinics: Photo showing Botox treatmentYour injectable consultation with your practitioner will help you decide whether Botox is a suitable treatment for you and if so, which areas of your face could be treated based on the results you want to achieve. If you decide that you would like to go ahead with this treatment your practitioner will use a small, thin needle to inject the Botox in the most accurate and pain-free way. It is normal to feel a mild discomfort upon injection; most patients describe a slight stinging or burning feeling that quickly subsides after injection. If you are having your upper face treated you are likely to have around 16 injections in total.

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment with Botox injections takes around 20 minutes to complete.

How long will the results last?

In general, it takes 7-10 days to start seeing the  effects of the Botox injections. These results generally last up to 3 months, however this differs between each individual. If you have repeat treatments of Botox, the results from each subsequent treatment will last slightly longer as your muscles become used to remaining in a ‘relaxed’ state.

If you stop having Botox injections your wrinkles will gradually go back to how they were prior to your initial treatment. They will not appear in a worse condition than when you began the treatments.

Before & After Photographs

Price of Botox Injections

  • Botox 1 area – £195
  • Botox 2 areas – £295
  • Botox 3 areas –  £395

Please note that these are guide prices – you will be given an accurate quote to suit your requirements following your consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions on Botox injections that we have received from our previous patients. If you have a specific question that you can’t see listed please contact us and we’d be happy to answer it for you.

Where does Botox come from and how does it work?

Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used for medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), certain muscular conditions and cosmetically  to diminish wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the  muscles that cause lines and wrinkles.

Botulinum Toxin is the generic name for wrinkle relaxing injections, there are many brand names of which ‘Botox’ is one of the most well known.

Can you be allergic to Botox?

Although allergies to Botox are uncommon there have been reported cases. Potential Botox side effects include pain at the injection site, infection, inflammation, swelling, redness, bleeding and bruising. Some of these symptoms may indicate an allergic reaction. Some of the allergic responses can be to the anaesthetic cream and antiseptic applied prior to the Botox injection rather than the Botox itself.

Is Botox safe during pregnancy?

Botox treatment is not advisable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Whilst there are no clinical studies to show that the injection is harmful to the mother or baby, medical professionals advise against having treatment under these circumstances.

VIDEO: How do you keep a natural appearance when having Botox injections?

Here at Aurora Skin Clinics we are very keen to try and maintain a natural appearance so what we do is we work very closely with our patients, we look at their natural movement in their faces and we discuss the effect that they would like to achieve but really it is about reducing the signs of ageing, minimizing the lines and wrinkles but leaving a natural movement to the face.

VIDEO: When and why would you need a Botox review?

When we’ve done the treatment we usually recommend a review at 2-3 weeks because it can take up to 2 weeks for the effects of the treatment to actually fully take affect. We get you to come back just so that we can make sure that you have got the best effect and sometimes we need to tweak it a little bit just to make it better for you and it just makes sure that you’re getting the best treatment possible.

If you would like to find out more information on Anti-Wrinkle Injections or would like to book a consultation please give the team a call on 01844 318825 or fill out the contact form and one of the team will be in touch.