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Wrinkle relaxing brow lift injections can help patients with low brows and slightly hooded eyelids open their eyes up and lift their eyebrows. It is a fantastic subtle treatment that is effective and safe. Anti wrinkle injections do not lift, they freeze, which is the opposite.

The way we achieve a wrinkle relaxing brow lift is by freezing the muscles with an injetion that pull your eyebrows down to allow the muscle that lifts your brows (frontalis, forehead muscle that causes horizontal lines) to do the lifting. This means that if you want a full brow lift, we cannot target your horizontal forehead lines.

We inject in 2 areas for a brow lift, between your eyebrows in the glabella lines area and around your eyes in the crow’s feet area. Please read the FAQs below for more information about this treatment. 

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20 mins


3-4 months

no. of sessions



very minimal


Please see our most commonly asked questions below

What kind of results can be achieved?
Wrinkle relaxing brow lift injections are not effective for everybody so it is helpful to assess you in person. Often, we just have to try the treatment to know definitely if it works for you or not. The shape of the lift depends on your own anatomy but we can tailor it slightly. For example, if you want the ends of your eyebrows lifted more, we can tailor the position of the injections for this. People often comment they look refreshed, more ‘awake’ and well rested. They find they are more space on their eyelid for makeup and their liner does not smudge as easily. In addition, this treatment smoothens out the ‘eleven lines’ in the glabella region and the wrinkles around the eyes called crow’s feet.
Who is this treatment suitable and not suitable for?
This is a suitable treatment for patients who have slightly low set brows and no excessive skin on the eyelids. If you have very hooded eyelids, this treatment will not help lift enough. Often, surgical treatment is best for those patients. If you are very self conscious about your forehead lines and are keen to target them, then wrinkle relaxing brow lift injections are not appropriate for you as freezing the forehead lines will not allow the lifting to occur. If you have heavy wrinkles or are over 60 then Botulinum toxin may not be suitable for you. Allergies to Botulinum toxin are exceedingly rare. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you cannot have this treatment.
How long does it last?
On average Botulinum Toxin lasts 3-4 months. It is completely normal to require treatments every 3 months in the first 2 years. Over time it tends to last longer and patients that have been doing it for some time come every 6 months. When Botulinum Toxin wears off, your eyebrows go back to how they were before. It does not make them lower in any way. It is not possible to get dependent on Botulinum Toxin. The reason why people end up attending regularly is because they love the results and how effective a treatment it is. It is normal to start getting some movement around week 6-8, this does not mean it has worn off early. It is a normal return to activity but full activity takes 3-4 months.
What is the recovery/downtime?
You will have five small bumps that look like mosquito bites above and between your eyebrows and few bumps around the sides of your eyes that last no more than a few hours usually. Small bruises can happen which can sometimes take 2 weeks to resolve. These can usually be covered with makeup. We do not recommend wearing any makeup for 4 hours after. Please see the aftercare section for more information.
What are the side effects and risks?
Like all medical treatments, there are side effects and risks. Mild bruising is common as are headaches and cold-like symptoms. Sometimes the result can be slightly asymmetrical, especially if you had some asymmetry to begin with. This is usually simple to correct at your follow up appointment. Complications are rare with this treatment. A rare complication is an eyelid droop referred to as ‘ptosis’. If this happens, it only lasts a few weeks and not the duration of the injections. We can also give you eye drops to correct it. Although this is not an area that usually needs a top up (unlike forehead anti wrinkle injections), we still recommend all new patients come for a review follow up appointment between 2-3 weeks and we can check the result for you and inject more at this point without any extra charge. We will then understand your anatomy better and will usually only need one appointment in the future. Therefore it is helpful to stick to the same injector who learns the special quirks about your face. It is important to follow the aftercare to minimise these risks and ensure you get the best result.
How painful is the treatment?
There is very minimal pain and hardly any patients require numbing cream. We use the tiniest needles available on the market. We recommend all patients take 1g of Paracetamol 1 hour before their appointment. We find patients sometimes find it a bit more painful around their menstrual cycle.
The appointment is 30 minutes long but the treatment itself is very quick and usually takes 5 minutes. At your first appointment, we will spend a bit more time assessing your face and discussing the treatment.
No. of sessions
The desired results will usually be achieved with the first session, but new patients will often need to come for the follow-up appointment free of charge (for anti wrinkle injections only) at the 2-3 week mark.
How will I look straight after?
You will have small bumps that will take a few hours to resolve. You may have a small bruise. Most people can go out and socialise the same evening. It takes 2 weeks for the anti wrinkle injections to kick in. Most patients notice it starts taking effect from day 5.
How is it done?
We initially undertake a thorough assessment of your whole face and check how it appears at rest and facial expression. We take photographs and then mark out the area to be treated. Numbing cream is usually not needed. We then use the tiniest needles available on the market. It will feel slightly cold as the liquid is injected. It has the consistency of water. Most people say it feels like a pinch. The treatment is complete in 5 minutes.
Can it be reversed?
Anti wrinkle injections always wear off, so no effect or even side effect is permanent. It is normal to start getting some movement around week 6-8, this does not mean it has worn off early. It is a normal return to activity but full activity takes 3-4 months. It is not possible to reverse anti wrinkle injections or remove them, so we advocate a lighter approach on your first sessions as it is possible to add more at your follow-up. However, if you do get a side effect such as asymmetry, it can often be improved by injecting more.
What is the aftercare?
We send a thorough aftercare email to all our patients but please find a summary below.

Looking after your anti wrinkle injections

1. Please do not apply any pressure to the areas treated for the first 24 hours. The anti wrinkle injections have been placed into specific muscles very carefully and pressure can dislodge it.

2. Please stay upright for the next 4 hours after treatment

3. No exercise for 24 hours and avoid very intense exercise for the next 3 days

4. Please be careful with wearing hats and caps for the first 24 hours as that can also apply pressure.

5. No facials or facial massages/devices for one week. No eyebrow treatments ideally for 2 weeks.
How many units do I need?
This is completely dependent on your own individual anatomy. A standard amount for the glabella is 20 units and around the eyes is 12 units. Men often need higher units.
Which brand of Botulinum toxin do you use?
We use the original wrinkle relaxing injections brand in our clinic. It is more expensive than all other brands, but we feel it gives our patients the most reliable and long-lasting results.
How do I prepare before the appt?
Before your Appointment

1. Please stop using topical Retinols, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acids, Salicylic Acid and Tretinoin 5 days before your treatment. This will minimise pain and bruising. However, if you have been established on these for a long time and your skin is likely to flare up without them, you do not need to stop them.

2. Please stop using any Vitamin E supplements and Ibuprofen/Neurofen 5 days before your treatment. Please do not stop any Aspirin prescribed by your GP.

3. Laser treatments for the face, microneedling and chemical peels have to be avoided 1 week before and after the treatment. Eyebrow treatments should be 2 weeks after anti wrinkle injections as their position may change slightly with treatment.

4. Please do not drink alcohol 24 hours before and after the procedure. You are slightly more likely to bruise with it.

5. Make sure you eat something before your appointment and are well hydrated. This prevents feeling light headed during the procedure.

6. It is advisable to take 1 g of Paracetamol (2 tablets) 30 mins-1 hour before your appointment as it will significantly reduce any discomfort during the procedure.

7. Please attend the appointment alone. There is limited space in the clinic and anybody with you will be asked to wait outside the building.

8. Please come to the appointment with makeup removed and minimal jewellery.

9. Please note, we are not able to carry out any Dermal Filler treatments if you are due to fly in the next 3 days. Anti wrinkle injections, Profhilo and Aqualyx are fine.
How does the pricing work?
There are different pricing structures. Please see price list for more information.


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