Wrinkle relaxing treatments

Edinburgh Waterfront Hospital

Explore our advanced anti-wrinkle treatments, designed to smooth and rejuvenate the skin. Utilising highly effective substances approved for medical use, these treatments target areas prone to wrinkles, offering a refreshed and more youthful appearance.

Wrinkle relaxing treatments


  • PROCEDURE: Anti-Wrinkle Treatments
  • KEY COMPONENT: Various options that can be discussed at consultation
  • TREATMENT AREAS: Forehead, Frown Lines, Crow’s Feet, Gummy Smile, Bunny Lines, Neck Muscles
  • IDEAL FOR: Reducing the appearance of dynamic facial wrinkles, enhancing facial expressions
  • PRODUCTS USED: Various approved brands
  • SUITABILITY: Most adults, excluding pregnant or breastfeeding individuals and those with certain medical conditions
  • PROCEDURE TIME: Typically 10-20 minutes
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What the procedure involves

  1. Consultation: A detailed assessment to identify areas of concern and discuss treatment goals.
  2. Treatment Process: Careful application of injections to targeted facial areas to reduce the appearance of lines.
  3. Technology: Our clinic uses the latest, safely approved technologies for precision and comfort.

Benefits and expected outcomes

  • Reduced Appearance of Wrinkles: Especially effective on dynamic lines that appear with facial movement.
  • Enhanced Facial Aesthetics: Creates a smoother, more youthful facial appearance.
  • Non-Surgical Approach: A minimally invasive procedure with no downtime.

Ideal candidates

  • Adults with Dynamic Wrinkles: Individuals showing signs of ageing like forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines.
  • Non-Surgical Candidates: Those seeking a minimally invasive option for facial rejuvenation.
  • Realistic Expectations: Understanding that results are temporary and require maintenance treatments.
  • Good Overall Health: Excluding those with certain medical conditions and neuromuscular disorders.
  • Not Pregnant or Breastfeeding: Treatments are unsuitable for pregnant, breastfeeding women or those trying to conceive.

Risks and Considerations

  • Temporary Side Effects: Common effects like redness, swelling, bruising, or discomfort at injection sites.
  • Allergic Reactions: Rare but possible, particularly in individuals with ingredient sensitivities.
  • Asymmetry or Unintended Muscle Relaxation: Potential for uneven results or impact on untreated muscles.
  • Duration of Effectiveness: Varies between individuals; typically lasts 3-4 months.
  • Medical History Concerns: Not suitable for certain conditions like neuromuscular disorders.
  • Follow-up Treatments: These may be needed for optimal results or to address any unevenness.
  • Post-Treatment Activities: Restrict certain activities immediately following the procedure to minimise risks.

Aftercare and recovery

The injection sites may be a little tender, and bruising, swelling, or redness may occur. This can be minimised by applying cold packs to the treated areas immediately after treatment. Some patients report headaches, but this is uncommon.

You will be advised to avoid massaging the injected areas, vigorous exercise and exposing yourself to temperature extremes for the rest of the day. The application of make-up should also be avoided for 12 hours to reduce the risk of infection.


Frequently asked questions about wrinkle reducing injections

What Are Wrinkle Reducing Injections?

Injectables are used to relax facial muscles, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

How Do They Work?

They temporarily block nerve signals to muscles, softening expression lines.

Are These Injections Safe?

When administered by trained professionals, they have a strong safety profile.

Who is Ideal for These Treatments?

Adults with dynamic wrinkles are not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals.

How Long Do Results Last?

Typically, it takes 3-4 months, varying between individuals.

Can These Injections Prevent Future Wrinkles?

Regular treatments may reduce the development of new wrinkles by relaxing muscles.

What Should I Expect During Recovery?

Minimal downtime; some may experience mild redness or swelling.

Will My Facial Expressions Look Natural?

When properly administered, treatments maintain natural facial expressions.

Can These Treatments Be Combined with Other Procedures?

They are often combined with fillers or skin treatments for comprehensive rejuvenation.

Can Men Benefit from Wrinkle Reducing Injections?

These treatments are equally effective for men, addressing common concerns like forehead lines and crow’s feet.

Is There an Age Limit for These Treatments?

Typically recommended for adults over 18, effectiveness and suitability may vary with age.

How Quickly Can I Return to Work or Daily Activities?

Most patients resume normal activities immediately, with no significant downtime required.

Are There Any Lifestyle Changes Recommended Post-Treatment?

Avoiding alcohol and strenuous exercise for 24 hours, post-treatment is advised for optimal results.

How Should I Prepare for the Treatment?

Avoiding blood-thinning medications and supplements a few days prior can reduce bruising risk.

Will I Feel Any Discomfort During the Procedure?

Discomfort is usually minimal; some clinics use a topical anaesthetic to enhance comfort.

How Is the Treatment Customised for Individual Needs?

Dosage and injection sites are tailored based on individual facial structure and wrinkle severity.

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