Injectable Wrinkle Treatment

Smooth away frown lines, forehead creases or crow’s feet with our proven Botox® or Azzalure® anti-ageing wrinkle treatment.

With a Botox® or Azzalure® wrinkle treatment at our Harley Street or Belsize Park London clinics, within just a few days you will look fresher and younger, and the results will last up to six months. Prevention is always better than cure, so it is recommended to tackle fine lines and wrinkles now before they become too pronounced.

Popular Injectable Wrinkle Procedures

Botox® and Azzalure® wrinkle relaxing injections are the most popular non-surgical treatments to rejuvenate the upper part of the face, and have been used to treat millions of patients worldwide. The treatment known as Botox® (Botulinum Toxin) and Azzalure® are licensed for cosmetic use in the UK for the temporary reduction of moderate to severe frown lines.

Botox® and Azzalure® wrinkle treatments do not require any anaesthetic, although if preferred the target area may first be numbed with a cold pack or local anaesthetic cream. Minuscule quantities of Botox or Azzalure are then administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause frown lines. Because an extremely fine needle is used and the treatment only lasts a few minutes, most patients only experience mild and temporary discomfort.

Botox® and Azzalure® work by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles, which reduces wrinkle-causing muscle activity. As a result, the surface of the skin gradually smoothes out and the unwanted lines start to diminish. Our experienced practitioner will ensure that the correct amount is administered in precisely the right muscles, allowing for normal facial expression and a natural look.

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly are Botox® and Azzalure®?
Botox and Azzalure contain a natural purified protein produced by Clostridium Botulinum bacteria, which induces long-term relaxation of contracted muscles.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment takes about 10-15 minutes depending on how many areas are being treated.
Is it painful?
Most people experience only a mild temporary discomfort.
Are Botox and Azzalure safe?
Yes, it has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use to temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines and has been used without any known long-term problems for over 30 years.
What is the recovery period?
After a Botox or Azzalure wrinkle treatment you will be able to carry on your normal day post-treatment without anyone noticing, but you should avoid vigorous exercise, drinking excessive alcohol or lying down flat for the first four hours.
How soon will I see a difference?
You can expect to see results within a few days although the greatest effect is visible about one to two weeks after your treatment. Lines and wrinkles in the treated areas will look more relaxed and softened, giving a more youthful appearance to your skin.
Will Botox or Azzalure wrinkle treatments ‘freeze my face’?
No. By only injecting specific muscles responsible for wrinkles, our trained practitioner is able to minimise any possible loss of facial expression.
How long will the results last?
Visible results can last from three to six months, depending on your individual response and your facial expressions. You may then wish to return for a follow-up maintenance treatment. Most people find that repeated Botox/Azzalure wrinkle treatments, ideally performed before the full effect has worn off, mean that results last longer over time.
What if I decide not to continue with Botox or Azzalure wrinkle treatments?
If you discontinue treatment, your frown lines will gradually return to their pre-treatment appearance.
Is there anything I should do at home to improve the results?
After a Botox or Azzalure injection you should avoid massaging the treated area for two days. You should also do some facial exercises for the first three hours to help work the anti-ageing injections into the muscles.
Can I fly after Botox or Azzalure injections?
Some practitioners advise their patients not to fly for 24 hours afterwards as a simple precautionary measure, but there is no medical evidence to support this.
Can Botox or Azzalure injections be used in other areas of the body?
Botox is also approved in the UK for the treatment of several medical conditions; in particular it has a nearly 100% success rate in stopping hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) for up to 7-12 months.
Can they be combined with other treatments?
Botox and Azzalare wrinkle treatments work especially well when combined with other non-surgical treatments, such as dermal fillers, to help lift the lines around the mouth and cheeks.