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Anti Wrinkle Injections

Anti Wrinkle Injections

Botox is becoming increasingly popular for treating wrinkles and expression lines, with some people even having so-called “preventative” injections.

If you’re thinking about this type of treatment, then please have a read through our information page which gives you the facts, the figures and details of how to book your free consultation with one of our Cosmetic Doctors or Surgeons.

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With a quick procedure times and undeniable results, anti-wrinkle injections are the most popular cosmetic treatment available today. With thousands of men and women receiving anti-wrinkle injections in the UK every year, Wrinkles are made less visible by relaxing the facial muscles, which  results in a natural, rejuvenated look.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should have Anti-wrinkle injections?

They are the treatment of choice for people who have forehead lines, frown lines or wrinkles around their eyes which they wish to reduce.

What will the treatment involve?

The treatment will be carried out by a Fully Trained Cosmetic Doctor or Consultant and will involve making a series of small injections into the muscles of your face. The injection process itself should only take several minutes and you final result will visible at between 7-14 days. At Revitalize Clinics our Botulinum toxin of choice is Botox® by Allergan.

Does it hurt?

The procedure is largely pain free, with the exception of some mild discomfort which is experienced due to the small needle injection involved. You may notice some soreness in the injection site directly after the treatment, but this should subside fairly quickly.

Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?

Botulinum toxin has been in medical use for more than four decades, and it is administered in such a way that it only affects your muscles and sweat glands – it does not reach any other part of the body. As long as it is administered by a qualified medical professional, the risks are extremely minimal.

What happens after treatment?

You can carry on with your day as normal, although we advise that you avoid strenuous activity/saunas/other facial treatments for up to 24 hours.

After 4-10 days you will notice an improvement in your lines/wrinkles, and this result will last approximately 3-4 months.*

What areas can benefit from an anti-wrinkle injection?

Anti – wrinkle injections are most effective when used to reduce the signs of ageing in the following places:

  • Forehead/brow (forehead wrinkles)
  • Between the eyes (frown lines)
  • Sides of the eyes (crows feet)
  • Bunny Lines (fine wrinkles at top of nose)
  • Plasma Bands (to lift neck)

How long do the effects of an anti-wrinkle injection last?

The results usually last for around 3-4 months, treatment varies from patient to patient, after which you may wish to return for further treatment.

Is ‘Botox’ the only option for people who want to get rid of their wrinkles?

There are various options to treat wrinkles, some of which may be used with Botox or instead of, depending on the results you are looking to achieve. Possible alternatives would include: dermal fillers – facial peels or dermaroller  However, before you undergo any Aesthetic Treatments, you will be invited for a FREE consultation session with one of our experienced medical professionals who will help you determine which treatment is suitable for you.

What are the possible side effects?

Most side effects are short-lived and mild, the most common being mild bruising to the site of the injection. Some patients also report mild headaches shortly after the treatment, but these usually subside within 24 hours.

Cautions / contraindications

You should not have this treatment if:

  • The injection site is infected
  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have a neuromuscular disorder (e.g. myasthenia gravis).

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A full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at face to face consultation.

Please note: Any injectable procedure will only be undertaken after your face to face consultation with one of our medical practitioners, during which a full assessment will be carried out and full list of cautions and contraindications discussed.


Keeping your facial muscles active after the procedure will help the treatment to take effect. Try to avoid any unnecessary touching of your face during the 24 hour period directly after your treatment.

Do not consume any alcohol or pain medication immediately after the anti-wrinkle procedure, and avoid air travel for 48 hours. We do not recommend undergoing any electrical rejuvenation treatments in the week following your Botox treatment.

Non-cosmetic uses for Botox

Botox is a commonly prescribed drug for a host of non-cosmetic medical conditions. It can help those with MS and cerebral palsy, as well as people suffering from teeth grinding, incontinence and more.

Botox can treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) by paralysing the sweat glands. It can be used on the armpits, face, hands and feet, and in some cases will be covered by Medicare. In the underarm area, one Botox treatment can relieve excessive sweating for more than six months and in some cases for more than a year. It wears off after about three to four months in the feet and about six months in the hands. The downside is that injections in the hands and feet can be painful.

Botox can also help those with bladder weakness. It’s injected into the bladder muscle, causing it to relax, increasing storage capacity and reducing incontinence. The procedure lasts between six and 12 months.

To treat chronic migraines (those that occur more than 14 days in a month), Botox is injected every 12 weeks around the head and neck.

Injectable checklist

  • Choose a practitioner who is a qualified medical doctor – or supervised by one – to perform the procedure.
  • Attend a consultation before committing to the injectables and ask for a treatment plan to outline how much work you need and how often you’ll need to return.
  • Consider the ongoing cost of keeping up with the treatments.
  • Make sure you leave several days after attending your first consultation and before getting injectables to give you time to think about your decision.

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For more information please email us here or call our Consultants on 0141 945 2220.

We have clinics in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling.  Our clinics offer appointment times to suit and we will make every effort to make you feel comfortable.

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Glasgow Clinic

Lower Ground Floor
Orasculpt Premises
142 West Regent Street
G2 2RQ

Edinburgh Clinic

6 Lochside Place
Edinburgh Park
EH12 9DF

Stirling Clinic

Stirling Hospital
Polamsie Road