The Ultimate Guide to
anti wrinkle injections

Ultimate guide to anti wrinkle injections

As we age, our faces change in ways that feel like they’re out of our control. Facial volume becomes unflattering and unwanted lines and creases begin to settle in. With the use of fine line and anti wrinkle injections, we can slow down the signs of ageing and the appearance of wrinkles to help you look as youthful as you feel.

In this guide we’ll be providing everything you need to know about anti wrinkle injections and answering some of the commonly asked questions from our dermatology clinic in Southampton.

What types of wrinkles are there?

Before we start, it is important to understand the different types of wrinkles, where they are on our faces, and how we came to get them in the first place. Wrinkles are classified as being either dynamic or static. Dynamic means that they are due to repeated facial movements, for example laughing or frowning. Static wrinkles are simply due to a loss of gravity or elasticity, often a sign of ageing.

Some of the most common types of wrinkles that can appear include:

  • Frown lines – These run across the forehead horizontally along the top of the T zone.
  • ‘Worry’ lines – These are wrinkles that create an ’11’ between your brows.
  • ‘Bunnies’ – These are wrinkles at the bridge of your nose, horizontally between your eyes.
  • Crows feet – These are found on the outside corners of the eyes.
  • Laugh lines – These are the lines from the side of the nose leading down to the edge of your mouth.
  • Lip lines – These are the small vertical lines above your top lip.
  • Marionette lines – As cheeks start to droop these wrinkles begin to form below your lips.
  • Platysmal bands (Neck) – The muscles that span from our clavicles to the lower part of the face that become wrinkled over time.
  • Chin dimpling – When chin muscles contract over time, this can cause wrinkles and creases to appear. 


These are the most common types of wrinkles that our patients will often look to have treated. If any of the above sound like something that you would like to have treated, get in touch.

Do injectables hurt?

Now, we know what you’re thinking, use of needles automatically equals pain. Even a simple flu injection can cause a bit of a sting. However, with regards to anti wrinkle injections, the needle used by our specialists is so fine that you are unlikely to feel anything more than a light pinch to the treated area.

There is very little to no pain during treatment, however if you would prefer local anaesthetic or a facial tension machine, this is also available. The analgesic that we offer for local anaesthetic are topical and injectable lidocaine. The injections are done with a very small needle and almost all our patients can tolerate this with no problems, so the above should not be necessary.

What are the side effects of anti wrinkle injections?

If you are considering anti wrinkle injections, it is important to be fully aware of the potential side effects that may occur. Although these injections can cause side effects, they are often temporary and are kept to the area that the injection took place.

The most common side affects of anti wrinkle injections include:

  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Facial pain
  • Headache and nausea
  • Muscle weakness


As previously mentioned, all of the above are temporary side affects and will often only last for a few days. As with most cosmetic treatments, we would recommend a consultation with one of our in-house medical cosmetic professionals to inform you of the potential risks before your first injection.

How long do anti wrinkle injectables last?

Cosmetic anti wrinkle injections last between 3-6 months. Results are visible after one treatment, but aesthetics do vary between patients depending on how quickly your body metabolises the toxin. 

How long does this treatment take?

Treatment usually takes around 10 minutes, but will vary depending on the area being treated and the amount of anti-wrinkle solution being used. This procedure is available to adults over the age of 18, and requires a full consultation prior to treatment.

Which areas can you have injectables?

Cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatments can give you smooth skin no matter where you carry stress, or where your skin loses laxity first. This can include:

  • Forehead
  • Crows feet
  • Cheeks
  • Gums
  • Lips
  • Nose
  • Chin
  • Nostrils
  • Neck
  • Jaw


Speak to one of our cosmetic professionals to identify the areas of your face that may benefit from this type of anti ageing treatment.

What is the cost of anti wrinkle injections?

Cost of treatment can vary between patients. Please contact our clinic in Southampton for a consultation and more details on pricing for your chosen treatment.

Why choose Kaizen for your cosmetic treatments?

We’re a team of highly qualified & trained medical professionals with a vast amount of experience in the medical industry and are CDC registered. This gives us confidence in all the treatments we perform. We can answer any questions you may have and strive to give you the best experience possible.

At our medical dermatology clinic in Southampton, we provide a safe and professional environment where you can feel at ease before, during and after your treatment. We understand how medical treatments can sometimes feel daunting, so making you feel comfortable is a fundamental part of our experience.

Contact us to book a consultation and discuss your aesthetic goals with a fully qualified medical expert.