Used alone or in combination with technology treatments and dermal fillers, a range of anti-wrinkle treatments may be recommended at your anti-wrinkle consultation, to relax facial muscles to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

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What are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Anti-Wrinkle Injections are made of a naturally occurring toxin that has been safely used in small doses for cosmetic treatments for decades, to relax facial muscles.

Face illustration showing where anti-wrinkle injections can be injected

It's commonly used for minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyebrows and beside the eyes, as well as lifting the corners of the mouth. The effects are observed after 3 - 5 days and last up to six months.

It has also be used in the treatment of 'gummy smile', as well as treating excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and teeth grinding (Bruxism).

Key Areas for Treatment:

  • Non-surgical Brow Lift
  • Smoothing Forehead or Frown Wrinkles
  • 'Crows Feet' Treatment - relaxing fine wrinkles next to the eyes
  • Chin Dimpling Treatment
  • Lifting Corners of the Mouth

Other Applications:

  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in the palms, feet and underarms
  • 'Gummy Smile' Treatment
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders treatment
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding) treatment
  • Jaw Slimming Treatment
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How Does It Work?

Anti-wrinkle injections contain Botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This sounds a bit alarming but it's extremely safe when administered by a medical practitioner in small doses for cosmetic purposes. It is administered in small amounts into facial muscles through a tiny needle, causing the muscles to relax and therefore reducing the folds that naturally appear in our skin when our face moves. It has also be used as an excessive sweating treatment for the palms, feet and the underarms, as well as treating certain tension conditions such a TMJ and tooth grinding.

Expert Insight:

"I have been administering a variety of cosmetic injectables for almost two decades and consider it to be a real mixture of science and art. We'll make sure we cover exactly what you're hoping to achieve in your appointment and show you examples of our previous work to make sure you're 100% confident before any treatment starts."

Private Harley Street Clinic Anti-Wrinkle Injections Expert

Dr Vian Ansari, Medical Aesthetic Practitioner

Is there Downtime After Anti-wrinkle injections


There is generally no down time after Anti-wrinkle Injections; you can carry on with your normal day.

Just make sure you follow aftercare instructions given to you by your practitioner.

How much do Anti-wrinkle injections cost?


Treatments are fully personalised to you and what you're looking to achieve from your treatment, so the number of areas treated varies from person to person.

Typically, a treatment can range from £200 - £500, depending on your individual needs.

How long is a Anti-wrinkle injections Appointment

Appointment Time

Injectable appointments are generally very quick; treatments targeting wrinkles only shouldn't last more than 15 minutes.

Filler treatments will last around 30 minutes depending on the desired treatment area.

Bruxism/Hyperhidrosis treatment may vary slightly depending on your individual needs.

How often do you need to have anti-wrinkle injections

Refresh Time

The length of time between appointments varies by treatment, area and individual. If your treatment involves toxin injections, you may look to get a retreatment around the three to four month mark. Depending on your individual facial muscles, however, the effects of your treatment may be noticeable for far longer than that. Dermal filler injections and Profhilo treatments last longer - between 12 and 18 months.

Frequently Asked Questions


"...looks so natural..."

"Karolina and her injectable fillers give a lift that looks so natural. The before and after photographs look remarkable but I still feel like I look like 'me'. She takes the time to explain every step and why she feels it would be best for me. I trust her fully as she has such a good eye! I've been seeing her for almost five years and look forward to every visit!"

"...never ceases to amaze me..."

"I have all my injectables done with Helen and am genuinely always so pleased with my results each time. Her ability to listen to my needs deliver natural results whilst maximising my features to look their best never ceases to amaze me. I have nothing but praise for Helen I tell all my friends about her!"

"...nothing but confidence ..."

"Karolina is professional, approachable and very easy to talk to. I go to her for my under-eye as well as cheek filler and each time her work has been amazing. She makes sure we talk thorough about what we are trying to achieve and keeping it looking natural. I have nothing but confidence in Karolina as I know the results will be outstanding."

"...honest and realistic.."

"I have been seeing Helen for almost a decade, and over this time have had various treatments from Ultherapy and various injectable fillers to combat the ravages of time. Helen has a great eye, is subtle in her approach to injectables and always stays up to date with new techniques and treatments. I trust her implicitly with my face - not only because she is skilful, but also because she is honest and realistic about options and results, and she has never let me down"

"...the results speak for themselves.."

"I've been seeing Helen for injectables for as long as I can remember. She really takes the time to get to know you and how your face is constructed.

She practices the utmost in hygiene and ensures any discomfort is minimal. The results speak for themselves.

I've had people comment on how well rested and radiant I look - never obvious, never overdone. I wouldn't go anywhere else!"


Our Trusted Brands:

We only use brands that come personally recommended by our medical practitioners who have years of personal experience with the wide variety of treatment options available and their various results.

If you book a Anti-Wrinkle injection consultation with us, be assured that, at Private Harley Street Clinic, our medical practitioners use a range of high quality, professional injectables - hand selecting the individual products from a range of different suppliers that we believe best suit our patients' needs and the looks they are trying to achieve.


At your consultation with one of our medical practitioners, you may be recommended more than one type of treatment. Hyaluronic acid fillers are useful to replace lost facial volume and counteract skin laxity, resulting in a combination of smooth-looking skin and well contoured features, and they complement treatments which are more focused on minimizing the appearance of wrinkles.

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