Muscle relaxing injections are one of the most popular non-surgical treatments available in the UK. Fast, safe and versatile, wrinkle smoothing treatments like Botox can be used to soften the lines around the forehead and eyes. At Elixir Cosmetics we are proud to offer Botox as part of facial rejuvenation treatments. Muscle relaxing injections can be used to improve and rejuvenate areas of the face, as well as prevent excessive sweating. This anti ageing treatment is simple and quick to perform and the results last for months. Often simply referred to as Botox, this is actually a product name but is used to describe anti-wrinkle treatments. Contact us to hear more and learn about our competitive pricing.


Botox is a product used in anti wrinkle treatments. The treatment temporarily relaxes the muscles to give you a fresher, brighter and more relaxed appearance. Wrinkles become smoother and often disappear altogether. Wrinkle relaxing injections are the most effective treatment for smoothing out dynamic wrinkles (lines which appear when you frown, smile or laugh). Common sites are between the brows, across the forehead and at the corners of the eyes. At Elixir Cosmetics in London we use Botox as this product is the most effective in smoothing signs of facial ageing. Find out more information about how anti ageing injections like muscle relaxing injections work by contacting the clinic.

How can Botox injections improve your appearance?

This skin rejuvenation treatment is most commonly used as a form of anti ageing treatment but can also be used to stop excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis. Botox immobilises the muscles and stops them from contracting, while untreated facial muscles continue to contract in the normal way so that facial expressions are unaffected. The goal is to soften dynamic lines and wrinkles to refresh and rejuvenate the face. The injections create a more youthful appearance by preventing new lines from forming, and softening the appearance of existing lines. If you wish to fill existing lines you may wish to consider dermal fillers as an alternative.

What issues can be addressed with muscle relaxing injections?

This depends on what you’re looking to achieve with Botox. Some patients just hope to reduce wrinkles in the forehead, whereas others wish to lift the lower face. The Nefertiti neck lift, for example, involves placing multiple injections of Botox along the lower jawline as well as down the side of the neck along the platysma muscle it is possible to improve the definition of the jawline, rebalance the underlying muscles and provide ‘lifting’ in the neck and jaw area. A well-defined jawline with a long neck has been a sign of beauty since the time of the Egyptians. This new procedure creates a toned, smooth neck, and lifted jawline and was named after Queen Nefertiti, whose bone structure continues to be admired in modern times.

The following can also be addressed with muscle relaxing injections and Botox:

  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Brow lift
  • Define jawline
  • Lift the lower face
  • Smooth out visible cords in the neck
  • Bunny lines (beside the nose)
  • Downturned mouth
  • Pebbly chin
  • Gummy smile
  • Excessive sweating

What happens during treatment with Botox injections?

This type of skin rejuvenation treatment is entirely non surgical and non invasive, and patients are treated as out-patients. Before treatment the areas of skin to be injected are cleaned before a topical anesthetic is applied to ensure the treatment is comfortable. Your anti ageing expert will then inject the muscle relaxing injection into the areas its required. Treatment with Botox takes around 15-30 minutes on average. Some initial results can be seen immediately although the long term results of wrinkle relaxing injections are seen in the days and weeks afterwards.

Is this treatment painful?

Botox involves a muscle relaxant being injected into a muscle in a certain area of the face. While any treatment involving injections will provide a certain level of discomfort, the needles used for Botox treatments are ultra-fine and so the pain is usually minimal. Topical anesthetic creams or cold packs can also be used to minimise any pain, but in general, the treatment should not be too uncomfortable. You can always discuss any concerns or discomfort with the administrating doctor, so whether you are feeling any pain, or you are just afraid of needles, we will do our best to make sure you are comfortable.

What is the recovery from this treatment like?

It’s quick and simple and you can return to work immediately. There may be some slight bruising or redness to the areas of treatment straight after, but this usually only lasts a few hours. It’s important to follow any aftercare guidance you are given post-treatment.

Who should you trust to perform skin rejuvenation treatments?

We have a team of experts at Elixir Cosmetics in London here to help you rejuvenate your skin. We will offer you the most advanced non surgical treatments we have available, only providing trusted products by reputable brands, such as Botox.

Where can you get more information?

If you are interested in learning more about skin rejuvenation treatments like this or dermal fillers, mesotherapy or platelet rich plasma therapy, please book a consultation with us.


    20-30 minutes




    Nil. No exercise for 24 hours.


    Smoothes lines and also some lifting. More youthful appearance.


    Suitable for frown lines, forehead lines and crows feet. Also for neck bands, gummy smile treatment.


    Single treatment. Results last for 3 months.

CONTRAINDICATION Neurological disorders and muscular disorders such as Bell’s Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis. Pregnancy. Breast-feeding.


We use the premium range – BOTOX. Prices start from £200. Please contact the clinic for more information.

Advanced Botox 3-5 areas £250
1 area, forehead
1 area, glabella in between the eyebrows
1 area, crows feet
1 area, nose bunny lines
1 area, mouth lines
Underarm sweating £300
Gummy Smile – reduce the appearance of your gums when you smile £100
Eyebrow Lift £100
Jawline Slimming Botox £250
Neck Lift From £300


  • DO Not Smoke for at least 24-36 hours (Smoking is not recommended post procedure)
  • Avoid any Hot Drinks (Post procedure) as this can affect the the filler.
  • Avoid any alcohol consumption for 24 hours before treatment and 24 hours (Post procedure)
  • Avoid any exercise for 24 hours (Post procedure)
  • Avoid using any Make-up or Skin care products / Spray Tan / Direct sunlight, sun exposure and do not use tanning beds.
  • Avoid any water on the lips. Use a facial cleansing wipe to clean face, avoiding the facial area.
  • Avoid touching or massaging the injected area, unless absolutely necessary.
  • Avoid chewing gum and kissing.
  • Use Arnica Cream (TM) after your treatment to help with any bruising or discomfort (If required)
  • Apply cool compresses to injected sites for five minutes up to (Four times a day) If Required.
  • Restrict facial movements (Where possible) Up to 1-3 weeks post procedure.
  • Try to keep the head elevated while sleeping for the first (48 hours post procedure) to help prevent swelling.
  • Sleep in an upright position, face up, to help reduce any swelling (3-7 nights post procedure)
  • Avoid any dental appointments, facial appointments and chemical treatments (4 weeks post procedure)
  • Avoid excessive heat – swimming pools, sauna, steam rooms, hot showers for at least (48 hours post procedure)
  • Paracetamol is advised to patients for post procedure discomfort (Ibuprofen should be avoided)


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