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Anti Wrinkle Injections

Anti wrinkle injections involve tiny injections of neurotoxin into specific muscles to reduce lines caused by facial expression. neurotoxins are widely used, very safe, with minimal side effects, and have been available for medical use for over 40 years.

The most popular areas for neurotoxin treatment are frown lines, forehead lines and crows feet, however, other areas can also be treated successfully. Your full results are seen after 2 weeks after treatment, at which point we check your neurotoxin results at a review appointment. Injectable neurotoxins typically last 3-6 months before the muscles start to move again and more lines will appear.

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Injectable Neurotoxin Treatment

How do injectable neurotoxins work?

Anti Wrinkle Injections with neurotoxin products reversibly paralyze muscles and weaken muscle movement, preventing contraction.

Injectable neurotoxins stop muscles from folding the skin; the best areas to treat with neurotoxin include the frown, forehead, and crow’s feet lines, which create a more youthful appearance once treated. A brow lift, jaw definition treatment, neck lift, downturn mouth, and gummy smiles can also be treated.

What are injectable neurotoxins used for?

Neurotoxins have been used to smooth lines and wrinkles within aesthetic medicine clinics widely across the UK since 1977. Neurotoxins are also used in hospital treatments to reduce migraines, excess sweating, bladder instability, and spasticity in medical conditions like cerebral palsy and many surgical procedures.

Dr Anna Hemming (Thames Skin Clinic) has designed her bespoke Thames lift treatments with neurotoxin and Profhilo. Thames Lift combination treatment works brilliantly on the brow and neck area because it smooths and hydrates the skin.

Find out more in our blog post do you worry about your frown lines? and what are anti wrinkle injections?.

What are the types of botox?

There are several different brands of medication used for anti wrinkle injections including the big ‘B’, Azzalure, Bocuture and Dysport. At Thames Skin Clinic we will only use the best pharmaceutical medically approved injectable products, with excellent supporting research and safety profiles. The results are tried and tested. The treatments are very safe.

We do not use cheap, unlicensed, unregulated products.

Is Botox treatment suitable for me?

Wrinkle-relaxing treatments using neurotoxin are suitable for anyone wishing to smooth fine lines, and wrinkles on the face and neck, and pause the accumulative effect of muscle movement making skin wrinkles or gummy smiles. Anti Wrinkle Injections are not suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you are undergoing IVF treatment. We always discuss your medical history during your consultation.

How long does botox last?

Neurotoxin treatments normally last 3-6 months with most people finding muscle movement returning at about 4 months.

Patients vary in the time it takes to break down neurotoxin. Some will break down quickly and others take longer for the muscle movement to return.

How safe is botox treatment?

Neurotoxin treatment is very safe when injected by a medically qualified professional.

All our wrinkle treatments are performed by Dr Hemming who is extremely experienced in aesthetic techniques. She is both medically qualified and has a very experienced eye for natural treatment.

Will I feel any pain or discomfort during botox treatment?

Neurotoxin injections at Thames Skin Clinic are not painful treatments. You may notice some very mild discomfort when treatment is placed. This is short-lived and does not linger after treatment.

Are there any associated risks?

Side effects after neurotoxin treatment are minimal if any. The solution is injected through a very small needle, never the less the injection site may be tenderness and mild bruising may occur. Ptosis or drooping of the eyelid is very rare, much less so with the experienced injector physician.

Anti-Wrinkle injections should not be used if pregnant or breastfeeding as we have no research to prove it is safe for your foetus or child.

Care must be taken if diagnosed with neurological or bleeding disorders, currently suffering from a skin infection or allergy, or taking particular medication. Your specialist will be able to advise you further.

Please discuss any current medication with the doctor, especially if you are taking aspirin or Ibuprofen. Medication may need to be stopped before treatment.

How much downtime is usually needed after wrinkle treatment and what should I expect?

After wrinkle treatment, there may be a small bump on the skin which usually settles in 5-10 minutes. Occasionally a small pinprick bruise may occur. There is no significant downtime and full aftercare advice will be given at your appointment.

  • Treatment is gently placed through a fine sterile needle into the facial muscle of expression.
  • Treatment can cause mild discomfort over a few seconds.
  • Effects can be seen within 3 days and the complete effect in 2 weeks.
  • Treatment lasts for 3-6 months. Often increases with duration with progressive treatments.
  • Your comfort levels and expectations are important factors which are considered in your consultation.
Treatment areas

Treatment is a safe and effective way of reducing wrinkles and progressive static lines.

Treatment is frequently used in the following areas:

  • Frown
  • Forehead
  • Crows feet
  • Brow lift
  • Bunny lines
  • Chin orange peel texture
  • Platysmas bands (Neck)
  • Nefertiti Neck lift
  • Lip lines
  • Downturn mouth
  • Gummy smile
  • The Thames Neck lift is a combination treatment involving wrinkle treatment and hydration and skin tightening.
Side effects

Side effects are minimal if any. Treatment site tenderness and mild bruising may occur. Ptosis or drooping of the eye lid is very rare, much less so with the experienced physician.

It should not to be used if pregnant or breast feeding as we have no research to prove it is safe for your foetus or child.

Care must be taken if diagnosed with neurological or bleeding disorders, currently suffering with a skin infection or allergy or taking particular medication. Your specialist will be able to advise you further.

Please discuss any current medication with the doctor, especially if you are taking aspirin on Ibuprofen. Medication may need to be stopped before treatment.


For at least 4 hours after treatment

  • Keep upright
  • Do not bend excessively

For 12 hours after treatment

  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid wearing makeup (mineral make up is fine)
  • Avoid excessive exercise and swimming

For 2 days after treatment

  • Do not rub or massage treated area
  • Gently pad dry with a soft towel after washing

For 2 weeks after treatment

  • Avoid strong sunlight
  • Don’t have facials

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Your final results depend on your skin condition in the treatment area, your desired results, the general condition of your skin and healing capability, any pre-existing medical problems.

Anti-Wrinkle consultation treatments vary by the area of treatment given to achieve the best results. We often get asked about the cost of treatment. At Thames Skin Clinic we pride ourselves on results rather than focus on the price of a treatment, it is more important that we get the correct quality of product rather than offer cut price treatments, products and services (especially when it comes to medical treatments). You will never see Thames Skin Clinic advertising services on social coupon sites such as Groupon as we believe they have a negative impact on our customer safety, results and satisfaction. We also wish to abide by the advertising regulator and work in a safe ethical manor.

Our prices reflect the skill, training and premier product choices we have made as well as the true reflection of the beautiful bespoke clinic surroundings.

To discuss Wrinkle consultation treatment and for a detailed consultation regarding the best options for your treatment please call us today and book an initial consultation with our specialist practitioners. There is a charge for appointments with Dr Hemming.

Anti Wrinkle injections start from £290

Additional effects

Decrease sweating. Improve Migraines.Some treatments create lifting – brow, corners of mouth.

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Initial appointment

New Patient consultation 45 minutes

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Treatment takes

15 minutes (following consultation)

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Follow up

14-21 days post treatment

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Lasts for

3-6 months

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Results take

up to 14 days to settle

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Cold compress and numbing cream depending on treatment

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01 Nov 2018


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20 Jul 2017


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21 Aug 2020

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I have recently moved to Barnes and was searching for someone that could deliver wrinkle injections on my skin but I wanted someone reputable, Doctor led, and that didn’t over do my face as I don’t want it to look like I have treatments. I had my appointment with Anna, the lovely lady that owns this clinic and what a brilliant experience it was for me. I knew my end result would be exactly what I was after. I shall be back, for other treatments because I feel I’m in safe hands and you all know what you’re talking about. No I know why Anna has such a great reputation within the industry. She is not only a wealth of knowledge when it comes to skin but I feel at ease and taken care of in her beautifully designed clinic in Twickenham. Go, you will not be disappointed.


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