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    Anti-wrinkle Injections

    Anti-wrinkle injections are used to soften lines and wrinkles in between the eyebrows, around the eyes and across the forehead. These are caused by overactive muscles, which anti-wrinkle injections temporarily relaxes. Here’s how we do it at DestinationSkin:

    • Soften laughter lines & wrinkles
    • You get subtle, natural results from our expert doctors and nurses

    Book your Free consultation at your local DestinationSkin with one of our experienced Doctors or Nurses from £79 per area now and start your journey to smoother skin today.

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Anti wrinkle injectables temporarily relaxes the muscle responsible for wrinkles. At DestinationSkin, we only use injectables from the world’s leading supplier, Allergan, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands.

How do anti wrinkle injections work?PlusMinus

Anti-wrinkle injections work by temporarily blocking the release of the chemical substance (called acetylcholine) that sends signals from our nerve endings to our muscles. This chemical usually instructs your muscles to contract. In blocking the release of acetylcholine, Anti-wrinkle injections help relieve over active muscles, preventing the formation of lines and wrinkles on your skin that your over active muscles would otherwise be moving around and overworking.

Anti-wrinkle injections are injected directly into the muscles responsible for contraction. We use an ultra-fine needle which is virtually painless, so you won’t need anaesthetic. The anti-wrinkle injection tends to take no more than 10-15 minutes. The onset of the effects of Anti-wrinkle injections take no more than seven to ten days and can last up to three or four months depending on the individual. Repeat treatments are recommended three to four times per year.

Anti-wrinkle injections are ideal for worry lines on the forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes and frown lines between the eyes. At DestinationSkin, we are specialists in advanced procedures including the lower face and neck and in the correction of asymmetry. Excessive sweating, also known as Hyperhidrosis, can also treated with Anti-wrinkle injections with results lasting from 6-12 months.

Are anti wrinkle injections right for me?PlusMinus

If you want any of the results listed below, then Anti-wrinkle injections are a good choice for you to meet your skin goals:

  • Frown lines and crow’s feet will be heavily reduced or disappear completely.
  • You will see subtle natural looking results
  • It promotes a tauter, more youthful look.
  • This treatment can be used as a preventative for lines deepening as you age.

Where in my body can I have anti wrinkle injections?PlusMinus

How much do anti wrinkle injections cost?PlusMinus

Using premium grade product from Allegan,, our anti-wrinkle injections are performed by our highly qualified Doctors and Nurses and to soften lines and wrinkles in between the eyebrows, around the eyes and across the forehead.

TreatmentWhy Choose Us?
Forehead lines/Frown lines/ Crows feet/Bunny lines

Prices from £175

  • Only premium grade FDA approved is used in our treatments.

  • Every medical injector is fully certified with one of the following qualifications (GMC, GNC, GDC), are able to prescribe products used for treatment and sit on their relevant register to practise.

  • All medical injectors undergo regular treatment training every year.

  • Our expert team have over 165 years’ experience between them and have performed over 60,000 treatments with a client satisfaction rate of over 99%.

  • FREE post-treatment reviews after your appointment to review your results.

  • Comprehensive medical insurance to protect you in the rare case of a complication, our medical team are also fully qualified to address any complications.

  • Generous loyalty scheme available to save on future treatments.

  • Documented progress pictures for you to review your results.

  • Easy to afford payment options available to help spread the cost.

  • Dedicated Customer Service Team

Lip lines (smokers lines)

Prices from £99
Jaw contouring / Chin treatment

Prices from £79
Neck lines

Prices from £325
Hperhidrosis to prevent excessive sweating

Prices from £425
Prevent teeth grinding

Prices from £245


Annual anti wrinkle injections packages are available, please ask for details. A minimum £25** deposit is required to secure your booking and is redeemable against your injectable treatment.

*An area refers to either forehead, crow’s feet or frown lines
** £25 deposit is to see our medical injectors, senior medical injectors will incur a £50 deposit, and clinical directors will be £75

Will anti wrinkle injections work for my skin type?PlusMinus

Anti-wrinkle injections can be used on all skin types, however we pride ourselves on being ethical in the treatments that we perform, and upon consultation it will be decided if this treatment is suitable for you.

What results can I expect?PlusMinus

Our clinical team are all experts at achieving gentle, natural looking results – helping you age the way you want to. During your consultation, your practitioner will discuss realistic treatment results with you. The treatment can take up to 2 weeks to take affect after the initial placement.

We invite you to come back to the clinic 2 weeks after the initial treatment to check your results and that you are happy with your experience with us. Common results include the reduction in static lines as well as smoother looking skin.

Pre-treatment advicePlusMinus

You can’t drink any alcohol in the 24 hours prior to having this treatment. We also advise that you avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs a couple of days before your treatment (unless they are taken for a chronic medical condition). Avoiding these medications will reduce your risk of bruising at the point of injection. Ask your medical practitioner if you have any concerns.

Before and aftersPlusMinus

  • After 2 areas of anti wrinkle injections


How many treatments will I need?PlusMinus

anti wrinkle injections usually last for approximately 3 – 4 months and we recommend that you have ongoing treatments to maintain the results. This is due to the natural re-connection of the signal between the muscles and nerve endings. If you are using this treatment for preventative measures, you are training your muscles to contract less, and therefore you allow the skin to prevent wrinkles from forming.


You can have anti wrinkle injections and continue with your day to day activities. However, we do advise you avoid wearing makeup, except for Youngblood mineral make-up, which we can apply in clinic after your treatment.

We also recommend that you do not go to the gym, saunas, steam rooms or swimming on the same day as treatment. You should avoid touching the injection site.


Q: How much recovery time is there after treatments?
A: With any injectable treatment there is a small risk of bruising, localised bleeding and swelling. However, this will all subside after the coming hours after treatment.

Q: How do I know if I’m suitable?
A: You shouldn’t have anti wrinkle injections if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, since the effects on the baby aren’t known.

Q: Is this treatment safe?
A: We are rigorous in our commitment to safety and the treatment is only ever performed by an experienced doctor or nurse. Also, we only ever use high quality products and use Allergan brands such as Juvederm®. Allergan, is an internationally-recognised supplier and they rigorously test the products against stringent guidelines. They produce clinical tests to confirm its safety and suitability for this treatment. Read more about why we are the injectable specialists, here.

Q: What happens during the treatment?
A: Your treatment will take place in one of our private treatment rooms. The medical injector will cleanse the area being treated and perform the injections.

Q: How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
A: Anti-wrinkle injections are not a chemical or poison so please do not believe any myths you may read in magazines or online.
When injected into a human muscle, this purified protein binds to receptors on the muscle and block the signals telling the muscle to move or contract. When the muscle is relaxed, the skin overlying it is therefore also relaxed. Immediately, you will see a smoothing of the mild to moderate lines on the skin. Some of the deeper lines may still be visible, but they will look softer. The anti-wrinkle injections can also help to add volume and smooth lines. During a free consultation our experienced doctors and nurses will discuss with you what results you want to achieve and the best treatment for you.

Q: How long does the treatment last?
A: The manufacturer of anti wrinkle injections confirms in their guidelines that the muscle will remain relaxed for 3-4 months. After this time, the muscle will generate new receptors and slowly regain all movement. In some people, this can take a little longer, and the lines may not re-appear for 5-6 months, so it may seem that the treatment has lasted longer.

Q: When should I repeat my anti wrinkle injections treatment?
A: Based on the fact that the muscle will begin to regain movement at 12 weeks, we recommend that you repeat your treatment between 3-4 months for the most effective maintenance of the results. This will ensure that the skin remains line free, or in the case of very deep lines, they will remain softer and potentially continue to repair.

Q: Are anti wrinkle injections painful?
A: Everyone has a different sensitivity to the feeling of a fine needle in the skin, but most people find that there is only a very mild discomfort associated with having anti wrinkle injections. The needles used are extremely fine and the treatment is over within minutes. For this reason, no topical anaesthetic is required.

Q: What will I look like after my treatment?
A: At the injection points, the skin may look red, raised and slightly swollen. These effects only last up to 20 minutes. Bruising is uncommon, but it can occur. It is not a major problem and will heal within 5-7 days (or sooner with herbal Arnica). You will be given specific aftercare advice if bruising is expected. We recommend that before your treatment, purchase Arnica 30cc (Boots, Holland & Barrett and other stockists are available) and use it only following your treatment, as directed by your practitioner.

Q: When will I see the results?
A: Results will be seen 3-4 days following injection. It will take 10-14 days for the full effect to occur and you will be offered a follow up appointment at that time to ensure that both you, and your practitioner are happy with the outcome.

Q: What if I don’t like the result or it’s too frozen for me?
A: Our Medical Injectors are experienced with all aspects and the type of results achieved. Treatment is not a ‘one size fits all’, and the injector will discuss the best ‘look’ for you in your bespoke, detailed consultation. We can assure you that your treatment will be delivered safely, and in accordance to your wishes. It is a popular treatment because most people are really happy with the result. Please understand, however, that we do not have a crystal ball and therefore cannot guarantee how much you will love the result!

Q: Is there anything serious I should be worried about before considering having anti wrinkle injections?
A: Please make sure you read the consent form thoroughly before agreeing to have your treatment. This will outline the main side effects and risks associated with anti wrinkle injections treatment. At DestinationSkin, our Medical Team are fully qualified, certified and experienced Doctors, Dentists and Nurse Prescribers. All the treatments will be performed inline with strict medical protocols and to a very high clinical standard. This will minimise any of the common side effects and risks, and this will all be discussed thoroughly in your consultation.

Q: How will I know if the side effects are normal, or something serious has happened?
A: After your treatment, the common effects are mild redness, slight swelling and possible bruising. The treatment area may feel tender to touch and all of these effects are normal, will subside in a few days, but may last up to a week. Each day everything should improve slightly and the area should look more normal and feel better.

It is very uncommon to have any serious side effects, however if you do experience any of the following, please call the clinic immediately, or if after hours, seek help from a GP or A&E:

  • swelling that is getting worse as time passes
  • increase in pain and getting more severe with time
  • skin feeling hot, redness increasing and becoming worse in time
  • skin near the treatment area or along the side of the nose looking pale/white or greyish in colour on the day or day after the treatment, and pain increasing in this area
  • generally feeling unwell in the days following your treatment

Q: What if I don’t like the results or it looks too unnatural?
A: Our Medical Injectors are experienced with all aspects of HA Dermal Fillers and the type of results that can be achieved. Dermal filler treatment is not ‘one size fits all’, and the injector will discuss the best ‘look’ for you in your bespoke, detailed consultation.  We can assure you that your treatment will be delivered safely, and in accordance with your wishes based on a thorough consultation. Dermal Fillers are a popular treatment because most people are really happy with the results. Your Medical Injector will endeavour to completely understand your expectations, however we cannot guarantee how much you will love the result!

Q: Is it safe to have any treatment if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: We do not recommend that you have any injectable treatments if you suspect or can confirm that you are pregnant. We also recommend that you have completely finished breast feeding before returning for your aesthetic treatments.

Q: What can I do to ensure I get the best results from my injectable treatments?
A: Here are a few tips to optimise the outcome of your treatment:

  • Avoid having any alcohol the day before your treatment. This will help to minimize the chance of bruising.
  • In the week before your treatment, try to avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen or any other type of anti-inflammatory medication as this will also increase your risk of a bruise occurring.
  • For anti wrinkle injections– please do not plan to have any other facial treatments (peels, facials, waxing, threading, semi-permanent makeup) for a week following your treatment. It is ok to have these treatments at any time before your anti wrinkle injections visit.
  • For Dermal Fillers – please do not plan to have any other skin treatments (peels, facials, microdermabrasion, micro needling) for 1 week prior and 2 weeks after your dermal filler treatment.
  • If you have been unwell with a cold virus, cold sore (herpes) or any other skin rash or condition, please phone the clinic to check if you should still attend your appointment. Your general medical health is important, and we are happy to reschedule your aesthetic treatment if necessary.
  • After your treatment, please closely follow the aftercare advice given to you by your Medical Injector, and please do not apply anything else to the treatment area, unless previously discussed.
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Last edited: 31/01/2020