Anti-wrinkle injections

Botox™ wrinkle-relaxing injections

Muscle relaxing anti-wrinkle injections are one of our most popular cosmetic procedures. River Aesthetics uses the Botulinum Toxin Type A, a protein which temporarily causes muscles to relax and prevent wrinkles. Anti-Wrinkle Injection treatments have been used medically for over 30 years and can also work as a preventative measure.

This well-known and popular treatment is highly effective at softening fine lines and wrinkles in the upper part of the face, lips, jawline and neck, leaving a more refreshed youthful appearance.

River Aesthetics are experts in this treatment. They deliver exceptional results for a natural, ‘non-frozen’ wrinkle-free look.

Botox™ injections are effective for:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brow lifting
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet or smile lines
  • Visible neck bands
  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Migraines, headaches and facial pains.

River Aesthetics use anti-wrinkle injections to soften the frown lines between the eyebrows and the forehead, and also around the crow’s feet area of the eyes, helping to restore a refreshed appearance. At River Aesthetics we aim for a softer, more natural look which allows us to achieve a significant line improvement while maintaining normal facial expression. Anti-Wrinkle Injections can also be used to treat excessive sweating (known as hyperhidrosis) by giving injections to the armpit area, and to help with teeth grinding, jawline contouring and reducing gummy smiles.

Injecting tiny amounts of the botulinum toxin (in the form of the preparations Botox® or Azzalure™) into the muscles of the face can visibly smooth and soften lines and wrinkles. The injections temporarily relax the facial muscles, which helps to reduce the muscle contractions that cause lines and wrinkles to develop.

Wrinkle-relaxing injections are particularly effective on ‘dynamic’ lines – those caused by overactive muscle contraction – such as frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines, ‘crow’s feet’ or ‘laughter lines’, as well as correcting downturned mouths and neck lines. By weakening the frown muscles, there is often a ‘brow lift’; for people in their 40s and 50s, this can help to prevent heavy upper-eye bags.

Dr Manning and Dr Woodward have become experts in the use Botox™, having performed thousands of treatments. Many of their patients have been seeing them for over 15 years, benefiting from their success at achieving soft, natural-looking results.


Is Botox treatment safe?

Botulinum toxin is safe as a prescription-only medication, administered according to the needs of the patient by an appropriately-trained medical practitioner. If the procedure is performed correctly, the treatment will leave the patient able to show normal facial expressions and with a more relaxed, youthful appearance. Due to its exceptional success rate, it remains the most popular cosmetic treatment and has been used safely for over 11 years, worldwide, on more than 1 million people.

However, over the years there have been many cases of bad and even dangerous practice of the use of Botox, usually offered at a discount price by unskilled and unqualified ‘practitioners’ who do not act in the best interests of their patients. They may be offering ‘cheap’ Botox treatments after obtaining the toxin illegally via the internet, even watering it down so that it is less effective.

At River Aesthetics, you are safe in the knowledge not only are our doctors fully-qualified and experienced practitioners, but they use the best products on the market.

So whilst you may find Botox™ treatments cheaper elsewhere, here you are guaranteed the expertise and skill of two of the leading cosmetic doctors in the UK.

Is the treatment painful?

This anti-wrinkle treatment involves a small number of carefully-placed injections, using very fine needles, to accurately target specific muscles in the face. Most patients describe the sensation as a small scratch. No anaesthetic is required.

How long does the treatment take?

Most Botox procedures are completed in 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how many areas are being treated.

Can Botox™ treatments be combined with other anti-ageing treatments?

At River Aesthetics we can combine Botox with other treatments to prevent or reverse the effects of ageing and thinning skin, such as wrinkles and loss of volume in the face. We often use dermal fillers such as Ellanse™ in combination with Botox™, for filling deeper lines, restoring volume and achieving a natural lift.

We can also help to improve skin texture, hydration, elasticity and fine lines with other treatments such as the Vampire Facial® (PRP) and skin boosters. Profhilo also works alongside Botox to give you youthful, firm, hydrated and wrinkle free skin.

We also offer complimentary skincare consultations with one of our experienced aesthetic practitioners so we can also check you are on the best anti-ageing products for you skin and so your Botox results will last as long as possible.

What other benefits does Botox™ have to offer?

We also have a lot of patients come to us not just for cosmetic reasons but also for us to help them with medical conditions. Botox can be used to treat migraines and chronic headaches. We also use Botox™ to help reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), especially in the underarms, hands and forehead. Botox™ can also be very helpful in treating excessive activity in the neck muscle (platysma), which can result in neck bands and lines (sometimes known as a ‘turkey neck’). Combined with Silhouette Soft threads in the neck, we can achieve results similar those from neck lift surgery.

Are there any side effects?

Some patients immediately after treatment may notice small bumps and redness (like mosquito bites) in the treated area. These disappear very quickly, usually by the time you leave the clinic.

When will I see results?

You will start seeing results 5 days after treatment, optimum results are 2 weeks post treatment.

How long do the effects of the treatment last?

For most patients, the results of the treatment last between 3 and 4 months depending on age and muscle activity. For younger patients who have ‘baby botox’ with us or those who have regular wrinkle-relaxing injections, we often see results lasting up to 6 months.

Does anti-wrinkle treatments give you a shiny forehead?

Over treatment can lead to an undesirable ‘shiny’ frozen appearance. However, at River Aesthetics we make you look well not ‘done’. Your results will look natural and not shiny.

Once I have had treatment and it wears off, what will happen?

No. Botox temporarily relaxes the face muscles and prevents them from moving the overlying skin. When the treatment wears off, you will look the same as you did before the treatment… but with the benefit that, because your face muscles have not been able to crease your skin, the treatment has helped to prevent wrinkles from deepening.

For this reason, ‘Baby Botox’ can be used as a preventative treatment for people in their 20s and 30s, to prevent lines and wrinkles appearing in the first place. It can also maintain a natural lift of the brow, to prevent heaviness and hooding of the upper eyelids later in life.

Why choose River Aesthetics?

What makes River Aesthetics so special and why should you choose to have your medical cosmetic treatment with us?

·  We are the leading cosmetic medicine and aesthetic clinic based in London, Hampshire and Dorset.

  • Dr Victoria Manning & Dr Charlotte Woodward are Advanced Aesthetic Doctors, global trainers, international speakers and former General Practitioners specialising in Non-Surgical Rejuvenation and wellness.
  • River Aesthetics is internationally renowned and individually focussed.
  • Rivers’ accolades in the industry include being featured in Tatler’s Finest, the Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Also featured in 2018 as a Tatler Super Clinic outside London. They have also featured in Conde Nast’s Brides Cosmetic Beauty Guide 2018. They won Highly commended in 2017 Aesthetic Awards for Best New Clinic in the UK and Ireland and finalists in. 2019 Safety in Beauty Awards for Aesthetic Doctor of The Year and Best Patient Journey. Also featured as the go to clinic for Silhouette Soft in this years’ Tweakment Guide.
  • As a result of such high profile exposure, River Aesthetics is in demand with a wide-ranging clientele including high profile Politicians, Olympic athletes, to TV personalities and A-List actors.
  • Dr Victoria Manning and Dr Charlotte Woodward’s approach is about helping you to be the best version of yourself. They achieve beautiful, natural-looking results using the latest treatment innovations, delivered by highly qualified experts you can trust. Their ethos is to provide a highly personalised approach, with bespoke aesthetic procedures and treatments tailored to the life stages of each person they care for.

Treatment Summary

Procedure Time
20-30 Minutes
Not required
Side Effects
Small bumps and Redness (like mosquito bites)
Duration of Results
3- 4 months

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Expert Comment

Dr Charlotte Woodward

“Anti wrinkle treatments are great for smoothing out those lines we hate, if you are always accused of frowning or you grind your teeth, we can help, and once you’ve had this treatment , you’ll never want to go without again”

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