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Wrinkle Relaxing Injections

Wrinkle Relaxing Injections

Wrinkle relaxing injections can temporarily soften and reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face.

At our St. Albans skin clinic this procedure is performed only by medical practitioners with decades of collective experience with this treatment; in fact, one, of our teams trains other UK doctors, nurses, and medical professionals in this treatment. Wrinkle relaxing injections are a safe and popular aesthetic treatment that can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Read on to find out more and make an informed decision about whether this is the right treatment for you. Wrinkle relaxing injections are effective on expressive lines, ie those lines that appear when your face moves. For treatment of static lines, See Dermal Fillers.

Wrinkle relaxing injections are an aesthetic treatment mainly used on the upper face. As the name suggests, they can relax wrinkles, giving the skin a smoother, more youthful appearance.


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What Are Wrinkle Relaxing Injections?

Wrinkle relaxing injections, sometimes called BOTOXÒ, works by utilising a naturally found protein, Botulinum Toxin, in a safe and effective way to soften the intensity of the muscle contractions which create lines and wrinkles.

We specialise in natural-looking results and don’t promote the ‘frozen’ look; what you can expect from this treatment is for your existing lines and wrinkles to become softer and new lines can be prevented from forming or worsening in the treated area. You will still have some mobility of your facial muscles; however, the treated areas won’t have the intensity and strength of movement that they had prior to treatment.

Forehead frown lines and crows feet around the eyes are very popular treatment areas. Other treatments have evolved to allow for the more complex treatment of facial muscles such as improving the appearance of neck bands, also known as the platysmal bands, and helping to soften the masseter muscles which can help your jaw to look less bulky. Furthermore, Botulinum Toxin has been used to help control excessive sweating.

Depending on the strength of your muscles in the treatment area it may take more than one treatment to achieve your optimal results.

Indications that wrinkle relaxing injections may be right for you:

  • You have fine lines and wrinkles
  • You frown lines that are present when you’re not frowning
  • You would like to subtly lift your brow
  • You have crow’s feet
  • You have visible neck bands
  • You experience excessive underarm sweating, also known as axillary hyperhidrosis
  • You have a bulky jawline which you’d like to soften

Botox near me prices?

It depends where in the UK you live. At our St. Albans skin clinic, which is in Hertfordshire, UK wrinkle relaxing injections are charged by the area and start at £205*.

In short, we are fairly and competitively priced but haven’t undersold our skills, high quality treatments and experience. We’re proud of our prices because not only is the treatment included in them but also our decades of medical training, knowledge, experience, and high-quality products; this translates into advanced treatment techniques, tangible results, safe practitioners, and safe treatments.

Are there any side effects to wrinkle relaxing injections?

In the quantities used for cosmetic or aesthetic practices, botulinum toxin has been proven to have a great safety profile. There are known possible side effects, as with any medical-aesthetic or aesthetic treatment but with experienced medical practitioners and approved treatment products the likelihood of these is further reduced.

Consultations are an important part of the treatment process in allowing you to understand the treatment and to establish if the benefits of the treatment are outweighed by any possible side effects.

During a consultation your characteristics, such as brow position and muscle activity, will be assessed. Your medical practitioner will be able to discuss whether this treatment is appropriate for you, as well as any suitable alternative treatments.

Your practitioner will discuss any possible side effects, questions you may have and any aftercare you should adhere to prior to you having treatment.

Are wrinkle relaxing injections painful?

The wrinkle relaxing treatment has a very low level of discomfort associated with it. Our patients tolerate the treatment very well and liken the sensation to a small scratch from the needle in the treatment site.

How will I look after wrinkle relaxing injections?

Most patients find that they look no different immediately after this treatment. You may have small pink marks at the site of the injections however this does not usually last more than 30 minutes in our experience.

You should not expect to start seeing results of your treatment immediately as it can take two weeks to see your full results.

Are Botox top ups free?

We will have invited you to make an appointment to return to the clinic two to four weeks after your treatment at this time so that we can assess your results and if necessary, your practitioner can ‘top up’ your treatment if any small tweaks are required. There is no extra fee for this service at our St. Albans skin clinic.

Botox – is it safe?

Yes, it is safe in the small quantities we use it in; a few billionths of a gram which is dissolved in saline.

Some patients talk about it being a poison but this is not quite true; in large quantities it is toxic but is widely considered safe to use for aesthetic concerns such as wrinkles through to medical problems including excessive sweating, leaking bladders and eye squints. In fact, the medical community consider it so safe as it has a paediatric licence for some conditions.

Did you know that botulinum toxin isn’t the only toxic substance we use in medicine? Arsenic trioxide has a medical use as an anti-cancer agent; Captopril (antihypertensive drug) was developed from snake venoms; and Byetta (a type 2 diabetes drug) was developed from the saliva of a venomous lizard called the Gila monster… As you can see, it’s all about the quantity being used!

Are Botox and fillers the same thing?

No, but many do get confused about what the differences are between Botox and filler treatments. They are both injectable treatments and can complement each other very well in some cases, but really that’s where the similarity ends.

Learn what the different uses of Botox and dermal fillers are.

Are wrinkle relaxing injections and Botox the same thing?

In short, yes! Wrinkle relaxing injections, muscle relaxing injections, anti-ageing injections are all the same treatment which uses botulinum toxin. Botox is simply a brand name for a botulinum toxin product.

How many injections will I have?

There is no set number of injections per treatment or per area, no one person is exactly the same. You may not even require the same number or pattern of injections at each treatment as your muscle movement may be influenced from your previous treatment.

Each treatment is as unique as the individual patient. It is important to note that as we age our requirements and results from this treatment may change, even in those patients who have had this treatment for a long time.

Are Botox results instant?

No, it can take up to two weeks for you to see your result, however some people may appreciate results sooner than this.

How long do wrinkle relaxing injections last?

The average patient finds that treatment lasts approximately three months. Some patients notice longer lasting results the longer they maintain the treatment.

Although treatment can last three months, it’s important to note that peak results are reached around six weeks following treatment and from there your natural muscle activity slowly returns; the treated muscles are usually no longer under the influence of treatment by 13 weeks onwards. At this time, should you wish, you would require another treatment.

Factors that can reduce the duration of results include metabolic rate, high levels of physical activity, smoking and stress. It is important to note that as we age our requirements and results from this treatment may change, even in those patients who have had this treatment for a long time.

We are all unique, so this is a guide only. Patient results and experience will vary.

Will I look ‘frozen’ after the wrinkle relaxing injections?

At our St. Albans skin clinic, we specialise in natural-looking results which soften the appearance of your lines and wrinkles whilst allowing you to continue making facial expressions.

Our experienced practitioners are cautious not to over treat you to avoid the ‘frozen’ look that so many people wish to avoid.

Do I have to keep having wrinkle relaxing injections?

No. If you decide that you don’t want to maintain your results you do not have to continue having treatment. The results will gradually wear off and you will look the same as you did before the treatment, although you will have had the benefit of the lines not deepening for the duration of your treatment.

Lovely friendly and professional advice. Really clear and honest information from Natalia. Felt very at ease with the treatment. Thank you – Jacki

Absolutely delighted every time I come. Excellent faultless service. Lovely professional team – Zoe

“Most pleasing results I have had over 10 years of having visited a number of local aestheticians since I began treatment for fillers and Botox. Natural-looking results that have really made a visible difference without being at all obvious. Thank you Skin to love!” – Denise

“Professional experts offering detailed and excellent advice. All at a fair price – service is superb! Staff are warm, friendly and very helpful. Treatments exceeded my expectations and I will be recommending you to all of my friends.” – Sophie

“I found Natalia professional informative, reassuring. And highly personable. The results were perfect.” – Elain

“What a fantastic clinic! Both procedures went extremely well, having had Botox and fillers elsewhere I have found skin to love far superior. Knowledgeable staff who give you plenty of time.“ – Sharon

“I went to the Skin to Love Clinic after I’d had treatment for Breast Cancer. Although inside I felt very positive about everything, I looked anxious and drawn after 6 months of chemo, surgery and radiotherapy. Over time they have eased some of the more intense worry lines and my confidence has soared. They’re warm and friendly, and they are experts at what they do.  I look forward to my visits to the clinic to see them and greatly value the positive impact those visits have had on how I feel about myself.” – Amy

I cannot express how happy I am with the treatment I’ve had (Botox). It’s absolutely fantastic. Both Natalia and Jane are incredibly knowledgeable and professional. They completely put me at ease and I can’t recommend them highly enough. – Shirin

A friend visiting who I hadn’t seen for 6 months was so blown away by my ‘youthful’ appearance she made me drop her off at the skin to love clinic for an urgent consultation!! Thank you Jane and team!!! – Cloudagh

“Great Experience. My second visit and Natalia was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Would highly recommend.” – Banee

“Very professional and gave me time/space to feel comfortable plus answered all questions, double checked I am satisfied” – Ewa

There was no pressure and the staff were very reassuring and happy to answer lots of questions as I was convinced I would have an allergic reaction.

I did it! It felt too easy – the consultation was longer than the procedure, which was painless. I thought I would have puncture wounds or swelling as I walked onto the high street but there was no evidence that I’d had anything done. The family haven’t noticed a thing but I feel like I can look in the mirror again and feel more confident. I will definitely have this procedure again as it looks natural and I can still raise my eyebrows as I wanted to look natural and not frozen or startled. Thank you. – Louisa

From £205.

We offer a bespoke approach to treatment, tailored entirely to your needs and desires, therefore the cost of your individual treatment will be confirmed during your consultation following a thorough assessment.

Treatment Summary

No. of treatments
Usually one, although a ‘top up’ may be required two to four week later

Procedure time
Generally, 15 to 30 minutes depending on the areas treated

Final results
Usually two weeks

Recovery time

Discomfort level
None to very mild

Duration of results
Approximately three months

Resume usual activities
We ask that you do not exercise or schedule a treatment or procedure where you’re required to touch or lay on the treatment area, such as a facial, massage or haircut, for 24 hours’ post treatment. Full aftercare will be provided prior to treatment.

Consultation needed prior

*Prices correct at the time of publication; we reserve the right to amend these without notice and recommend that you check the prices with the Clinic for accuracy.  We are all individuals therefore results and patient experience will vary. As with all medical and medical-aesthetic treatments, results will last a different amount of time from person to person depending on variables such as the individual’s metabolism, lifestyle and area of treatment; this may even vary between treatments for an individual. The information we provide is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide variety of patients of different ages, genders and is based on an average patient experience.

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What people have said...

Nikki was amazing - highly recommend!
Joseph Curran
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I’ve had the HydraFacia treatment with anti-aging booster recently and I couldn't be more pleased with the results! My skin feels incredibly clean, hydrated, and has a radiant glow. Nikki was fantastic—she meticulously explained each step of the treatment, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience. The thoughtful touch of a follow-up call post-treatment added a personalised touch that I truly appreciated. Thank you, and I'm definitely looking forward to more sessions!
Thank you Emma. You made me feel comfortable and calmed my nerves. The procedure was smooth and quick and Emma kept me distracted the whole time. Would definitely recommend.
Hannah King
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Fiona Mitchell
Fiona Mitchell
Really happy with my service. Nikki explained the procedure clearly, involved me in decision making & im happy with the outcome. Thank you!!
Abbie Sullivan
Abbie Sullivan
A friendly, warm and informative reception met me when I arrived.Emma was excellent and explained exactly what she was going to do.Emma talked through the forms and I felt confident with her knowledge and ability to treat me in a clean and hygienic medical room.I can highly recommend Emma and the Skin to live clinic in St Albans.
Jane Sandhu
Jane Sandhu
I met Emma who did my treatment. She provided great customer service in explaining the process which has gone so well. All staff are warm and welcoming, making me feel comfortable throughout the process. I highly recommend anyone. Thank you Emma
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I am a repeat customer and wouldn’t go anywhere else. The clinic is supportive, calming and highly professional. Staff are amazing, especially Natalia. Highly recommended. Thank you STLC.
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I recently had tear trough filler with Dr MedhatHe was friendly, professional and answered all my queries and concerns putting me at ease.He outlined the treatment in detail, and at all times I felt informed and comfortable.I am very pleased with the result Thankyou!
sam B
sam B
This was my first Hydrafacial and it was great!! The process was really interesting, lots of different steps and my skin is now glowing! I will definitely be back for another soon. Thank you so much for everything!
Molly Colgate
Molly Colgate
I've always been made to feel very welcome when visiting the Skin to Love Clinic. The follow-up sessions are a great opportunity to monitor progress and chat about any changes. Jane is very thorough and knowledgeable and her skin product recommendations have worked a treat. All the staff are really really lovely, I cannot fault a thing. Thank you!❤️
Anna Robinson
Anna Robinson
I had 3 moles removed (one on my face, and two on my body) by Emma. She did a wonderful job and they are healing up beautifully. She is clearly incredibly knowledgeable and I was well informed about the process. Not only that but she put my mind at ease fantastically as I was feeling quite nervous. We were able to laugh and chat throughout the appointment and I actually left in a better mood than when I went in! That is definitely Kudos to Emma (and the lovely staff at the front desk who always made me feel so welcome). Thank you so much.
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Great team, professional, lovely to work with and experts in their field.
Nina Maru
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I was a bit anxious about my skin condition at first however , it was by far the best experience I’ve had in a clinic so far. I was reassured and made feel comfortable. The expertise of Jane is outstanding, she went above and beyond and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for professionalism, warmth and effective treatment. Thank you!
Couldn't have been easier, very quick and efficient procedure with full aftercare instructions, thank you Emma for all your additional advice, you were brilliant. I'm healing well!!!
Kate Armitage
Kate Armitage
I've been visiting the Skin To Love Clinic for around 6 years and cannot fault the staff and the service. I am made to feel special at every appointment and over the years Jane has offered me fantastic advice about my skin and general wellbeing. Jane has a wealth of experience and I wouldn't trust my face to anyone else! The result is always fresh and natural looking and I always leave the clinic with renewed confidence. Thank you!
Tracie Phillips
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I saw Emma, she was very professional and knowledgeable. I had complete faith in her advice. I would highly recommend and she is such a lovely person!!
Kevin McCartney
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Hannah Gout
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I just want to send a little note about the brilliant skin to love clinic in St Albans. I would definitely recommend it to anyone seeking the many many treatments they do for face and whole body.I am very lucky to have the fantastic Nikki as my therapist who is so many things to many to mention and a brilliant superb therapist. She is so good at her job and devoted to her work procedures and patients and very very patient and empathetic and understanding and helpful as I am going through greiving of losing my der mum.a few months ago.I absolutely lovgo8ng to the clinic for my reagents. They are the best. And would definitely recommend to anyone considering any treatments.Thank youKay Harrison
Kay Harrison
Kay Harrison
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joanna hughes
joanna hughes
Update: I've now had 7 C&B treatments and I stand by my feedback below: my experience has been consistently very positive and the treatment shows consistently beautiful resultsExceptionally positive experience:* A consultation is required to determine whether the requested treatment is suitable for me. This reassured me of their expertise and integrity (that they wouldn't just push any treatment on me)* Specialist Jane is clearly an expert on the Clear&Brilliant treatment and provided me with a comprehensive insight in the procedure + follow-up care and answered all my questions* Tomorrow I'll receive a check-in call, which shows their level of attentiveness* Reception staff is very friendly, welcoming and helpful* So far my Clear and Brilliant treatment looks good, will see results in 2-4 weeks
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Very welcoming clinic and staff are knowledgeable and make you feel at ease. Natalia is very professional and discussed all aspects of my treatment and what to expect. Offered advice for further treatment without any pressure.I am pleased with the appearance of my skin after Obagi skincare treatment.
I highly recommend Natalia - she is an expert in her field, highly professional and a lovely person.
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Thank you Natalia for my treatment. My skin looks so fresh after the Chemical Peel treatment.Thank you also for kindly explaining the process of various other treatments that will suit my skin.I feel very relaxed and confident in your capable hands and your kind and empathetic character. Many thanksChris
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Joanna is absolutely amazing, not only is she so lovely and calming she’s so good at what she does. I had my second treatment today, previously I had micro neeeling and today I had my lips filled and I couldn’t be happier with both results! Such natural results which is exactly what I was going for. Couldn’t recommend this place enough!
Niamh Ginger
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Lovely staff .excellent service . Feel more confident after my skin tags removed Many thanks to Jenny for the good results and advice.
Fozia Picton
Fozia Picton
The treatment I had was amazing, although I didn’t quite expect the level of pain to start with, but through breathing deeply, I managed to overcome it and lay for an hour whilst the treatment was working.Thank you Nicky for looking after me!
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rosie barker
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