Botox Injection Treatments

About BOTOX® Treatments

Medically reviewed by The Harley Medical Group Clinical Governance Board, Chaired by Simon Smith (Medical Director & Consultant Surgeon) on 6th March 2020.

Botox® injection treatments are commonly used to treat all areas of the face, as these treatments can combat both fine lines and also deep wrinkles. 

Botox® treatments have been used as Cosmetic Treatments since the late 1980's, revolutionising the cosmetic industry due to their remarkable results combined with very few risks and no recovery time. 

Botox® injections have been used to treat millions of patients worldwide and is the world's most popular Non Surgical treatment.

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Why Choose The Harley Medical Group

  • We offer the highest standard of treatment and service at competive prices
  • All of our clinics always have fully trained medical professionals available to answer your questions
  • You will only every be treated by a highly trained Doctor or Registered Nurse Prescriber
  • We offer a variety of treatments including 'Baby Botox' and 'Advanced Botox'
  • We have clinics nationwide


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  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Crows Feet

Advanced Botox Injection procedures also treated:

  • Droopy Jowls
  • Gummy Smile
  • Dimpled Chin
  • Peri-Oral Lipstick Lines
  • Downturned Mouths
  • Neck Lines & Bands

Benefits of BOTOX Treatments

  • A purified protein that prevents fine lines and deep wrinkles from appearing by relaxing the contracted muscles.
  • Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles already formed, by relaxing muscles, restoring a more youthful appearance.
  • Overtime the treatment re-educates the muscle so time between treatments will increase
  • Untreated areas of the face aren't affected, so you can still smile and frown, but the skin on the treated areas won't wrinkle as much as usual.
  • Botox treatments are non-invasive with virtually no recovery time necessary; you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.
  • Not permanent and will naturally break down.
  • Lines and wrinkles can be minimised by using a purified protein produced by a bacteria which induces long-term relaxation of contracted muscles. This product was originally used to treat eye spasms and central nervous system disorders.
  • Botox treatments are ideal for easing over-active muscle movement that can cause deep frown lines and crows feet. It can also be used to reduce excess perspiration 'Hyperhidrosis' and more recently to alleviate the symptoms of migraines.
  • Encourages muscle re-education, as the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria which induces long-term relaxation of contracted muscles. 
  • Botox has been approved for cosmetic use and is ideal for easing over-active muscle movement that can cause deep frown lines and crows feet. It can also be used to reduce excess perspiration 'Hyperhidrosis' and more recently to alleviate the symptoms of migraines. This product was originally used to treat eye spasms and central nervous system disorders. 
  • Lines and wrinkles are a natural and unstoppable part of the ageing process. While they are inevitable they can be prevented and reduced.

It's essential that you attend a Registered Clinic and are consulted prior to your treatment by a Registered Nurse so that a tailor made treatment programme can be started. Your Nurse Counsellor will be able to advise you on the treatment plan which is most suitable for you to achieve your desired results. Your Nurse Counsellor will run through all of this information in thorough detail with you at your consultation and will assess your suitability for this treatment.

We have performed thousands of botox procedures across our 19 clinics in major cities across the UK including Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds and our flagship clinic on Harley Street in London. 

If you have any concerns or further questions relating to botox line & wrinkle treatments please feel free to contact your nearest clinic, where our friendly Nurse Counsellors are on hand to answer any concerns or queries that you may have.




The effective anti-ageing solution Botox® can specifically help to treat common lower half face concerns

As we age, the face naturally loses collagen and elasticity causing the skin to look less refined as it once did.  Botox injections are is the only treatment that directly tackles the cause of dynamic lines by weakening the muscle that causes the skin to wrinkle.  However, extensive line & wrinkle reduction botox treatments are ideal if you’re over 45 years old and are looking to retain a less tired, and more defined youthful appearance without wanting to resort to a surgical Face-lift procedure.

We can guarantee Botox injection treatments will provide you with the most gradual and natural, visible results - subtlety is key.  In addition, an even better outcome can be achieved when used in combination with Dermal Fillers.  Treatment can be completed within as little as 15 - 30 minutes depending on the desired area.

Botox before and after photos

BOTOX Before and after Photos:

Our patients see excellent results after their Botox Treatments.

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*Please note that these images have been provided by our patients who have allowed us to use them and have not been altered or photoshopped in any way.

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Botox prices


The price will depend on the area being number of points needed to achieve the desired results.


1 Area, Single£195.00
1 Area, Package of 3£526.50
2 Areas, Single£295.00
2 Areas, Package of 3£796.50
3 Areas, Single£395.00
3 Areas, Package of 3£1,066.50


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Botox Aftercare

What should I avoid following treatment?

To help reduce the accidental spread of Botox® to neighbouring muscle groups, we recommend that you avoid lying flat for 4 hours post treatment and avoid the following activities for around 24 hours:

  • Rubbing or massaging the area treated
  • Vigorous exercise
  • Any “facial” beauty treatments

Some patients experience a slight headache after their injections, which can be managed with paracetamol if required. Following this period you can use your normal skin care routine.

How long will it be before I see the results of Botox treatment?

  • Botox® can take from 2 days to up to 2 weeks before a muscle relaxing effect occurs.  Remember, however, that the aim of treatment is not to stop all expression, but to reduce the intensity of the muscle activity that causes the lines in the areas treated.  This gives the skin a chance to rest from the repeated furrowing and creasing that can occur hundreds of times a day, enabling the wrinkles or folds to gradually soften overtime.
  • When Botox® begins to work, you may notice some temporary strange “sensations” around the treated areas as the muscles that have not been injected adjust.
  • What should I do if Botox® treatment doesn’t appear to be working, or if I have any problems?
  • If this is the first time that you have received Botox® with The Harley Medical Group, we would ideally like to see you a couple of weeks after treatment to discuss the results that we have achieved.  If you cannot schedule a return appointment, and you find that you have had no observable effect after 2 weeks, please contact us.
  • If you have a good initial result, please note that, as recommended by the manufacturers of Botox®, we aim not to perform any “top-up” treatments within a 3 month period following your treatment. 


If you have any concerns or further questions related to Botox treatments, please feel free to contact your clinic.

Treatment Face Map

Muscle-relaxant treatment face map


Is a line and wrinkle treatment right for me?

We have learnt from our patients that there are many reasons why people choose to have line and wrinkle injections, each as individual as our patients, the recurring reasons are to reduce the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows, reduce the appearance of crows feet, reduce the appearance of forehead lines and the desire to relax the muscles long-term to smooth facial lines. other patients have told us it alleviates migraine pains, reduces excessive sweating (Hyperhydrosis) and treats muscle pains.


Who shouldn't have Botox injections?

Studies have not been performed on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Although treatments are not thought to be dangerous, treatment is best avoided during this time.

If you have any diseases, involving nerve damage or muscle weakness, line & wrinkle treatments are not recommended. It is also important to let your Doctor know if there is a family history of such diseases - for example Myasthenia Gravis or if you have previously suffered from Bell's Palsy.

Patients who are currently being treated with amino glycoside antibiotics or spectinomycin should wait until they have completed their course of treatment, and anyone who has had an allergic reaction to human albumin should not have line & wrinkle treatments.

How can I be sure I won't get the 'frozen face' look?

Our line and wrinkle treatments reduce muscle movement, not prevent it.

The frozen look people are well acquainted with is due to overly large amount of Botox being used each treatment. Your pracititioner should administer a small amount inviting you back for a review in two weeks to assess if more is required.

With The Harley Medical Group the review is free of charge.

How regularly should I have a line and wrinkle treatment?

To ensure the best results long-term initial treatments should be approximately 3-4 months apart, but this will eventually become 6-12 months as your muscle is re-educated.

What, if any, are the possible side effects?

Side effects of Botox injections are rare - indeed it is one of the safest Cosmetic procedures available.

However, there is the possibility of inadequate injection technique resulting in the treatment being injected or dispersed by massaging the area, this can cause a temporary weakness and is why it's so important to have your treatment at a clinic which is registered by the Care Quality Commission (the independent inspection body for both the NHS and independent healthcare industry).

When the treatment begins to work, you may notice some temporary strange "sensations" around the treated areas as the muscles that have not been injected adjust. Some patients may experience some tenderness, mild redness, swelling or bruising follow the treatment but these are only short-term effects that last a few days.

What 'purified protein' do you use?

The Harley Medical Group uses Botulinum Toxin, also known as Botox®, which is a neurotoxic protein produced by the purified protein Clostridium Botulinum.

The Botox is injected into to contracted muscles to induce a relaxed state, resulting in smooth, wrinkle-free, surface skin. 

Who administers the Botox injections?

At The Harley Medical Group your Botox injections will only ever be administered by a specialist trained Doctor or fully trained Registered Nurse Prescriber.

How does the line and wrinkle treatment work?

Your medical practitioner will inject Botox directly into the muscles below the wrinkles, resulting in a temporary relaxation of the facial muscles. Thereby preventing the formation of new wrinkles, whilst softening existing lines.

With repeated treatments your muscles become re-educated limiting the damage incurred by the skin's natural collagen and reducing the development of new lines and wrinkles.

Is there any down-time?

The treatment will take around 10 minutes and there is no down-time.

Immediately following your treatment you are advised to avoid exercise and hot baths to prevent sweating out the Botox.

We also recommend avoiding massaging or rubbing the area for 24 hours after the treatment has been injected.

Please be aware that while there is no down-time the results are not immediate; it can take up to five days for the results of your Botox injections to be fully visible. 

What is the difference between an anti-ageing injection and a dermal filler?

The line and wrinkle injection treatment available at The Harley Medical Group relaxes the muscle under the skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles which have developed as the collagen has been worn away.

A Dermal Filler is a temporary volumiser injected into the skin that will fill facial lines and wrinkles, enhance lips and create facial contouring e.g. to the cheeks or nose and revitalise the skin.

Dermal fillers are used on lines and wrinkles that remain present on the skin when the muscle underneath is relaxed with our treatment.

Dermal Fillers are a fluid form of Hyaluronic Acid which is a protein found between the cells of all living organisms and is a component of Collagen. As we age our body produces less of this acid which contributes to the ageing process with the appearance of dry and thinner skin.

What are the causes of lines and wrinkles?

There are a number of reasons, both environmental and genetic, that cause and exacerbate the signs of lines and wrinkles on the face, chest and hands. As we age, collagen production slows and the signs of ageing are accelerated. 

External Factors

  • UV sun rays
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Lack of exercise
  • Dehydration
  • Repetitive facial expressions

Genetic Influences

  • Inherited genes
  • Slower cell regeneration
  • Changes in hormones levels
  • Fat layers thin
  • Production of collagen slows
  • Blood vessels enlarge


Over time the damage we have caused our skin over the years starts to show as:

  • Skin loses elasticity
  • Fine lines and wrinkles become deeper
  • Skin thins
  • Skin loses tone
  • Skin pigments (e.g. liver spots)
  • Gravity takes it's toll!

One of the best approaches to tackling lines and wrinkles is a healthy diet and a preventative skincare routine

What can I expect from my Botox treatment?

At your initial consultation, prior to your treatment, you will meet with a Specialist Botox Counsellor who will answer your questions, assess your suitability to proceed and then agree the areas you want treated.

Depending on the area of concern and the depth of the lines and wrinkles your counsellor may recommend dermal fillers, this will be discussed in full during your no obligation consultation. You will then be booked in for your treatment at a time most convenient to you.

The Botox, administered by a specialist trained Doctor or highly trained Nurse Prescriber, is injected directly into the wrinkles which results in temporarily relaxing the facial muscles and preventing the formation of wrinkles, whilst existing lines are softened.

Because a very fine needle is used, most patients find that there is only mild and temporary discomfort.

The entire treatment usually takes approximately 10 minutes, and during this time your practitioner will discuss with you the results which you can expect to see and advise repeat treatments that will be suitable for you.

To optimise and maintain your result we recommend a comprehensive anti-ageing skincare routine


When will I notice my Botox treatment working?

Botox takes between 5-10 days to come into full effect - the results are not immediate.  

Immediately following your treatment you are advised to avoid exercise and hot baths to prevent sweating out the Botox.

We also recommend avoiding massaging or rubbing the area for 24 hours after the treatment has been injected.


Is there an age limit for injectable treatments?

At The Harley Medical Group due to ethical reasons we do have age limit policies with our injectable treatments. Due to the natural development of the face and muscles we have made the decision not to provide dermal or lip fillers to anyone below the age of 18. To treat excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis, we do not inject anyone below the age of 21. For muscle relaxant injections that address lines and wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes we do not treat anyone below the age of 25.