Treatment: Botulinum toxin A (Botox ™)2018-12-14T15:39:08+00:00

Botulinum toxin A (Botox ™) treatment in Harley Street, London

  • Conditions Treated

    Anti-wrinkle / Excessive sweating / Hypertrophies calf muscles

  • Treatable Areas

    Forehead lines / Glabellar lines / Crow’s feet / Smile lines / Tear troughs / Cheek / Malar mound / Nasolabial folds / Marionette lines / Armpits/ Palms of hands / soles of feet

  • Practitioner

    Registered nurse or doctor

  • Downtime

    There is no real downtime, but we recommend you not to lay down for at least 4 hours and not to exercise for at least 24 hours.

  • Your Specialist

Jane Olver

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Eyelid & Lacrimal Specialist

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Botulinum toxin A

The Problem

Ageing causes skin and tissue changes in the face, especially around the eyes. The hallmarks of ageing include a tired wrinkled appearance, with lines in the forehead, in the glabellar area between the eyebrows, the “crow’s feet” and the “bunny lines” around the nose. Laughing, smiling, frowning and lifestyle factors all contribute to the development of these facial lines and wrinkles.


The Treatment

Botulinum toxin A is a natural substance made by the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum.  This chemical prevents the release of the chemical messenger called acetylcholine which causes muscles to contract. Injections of Botox ™ can be used in minute quantities to reduce the tone or strength in individual muscles. Laughing, smiling,frowning and lifestyle factors all contribute to the development of facial lines and wrinkles so Botox ™ can be used to smooth lines and wrinkles for a younger, more rejuvenated look .The injections are non-invasive and most often used to smooth away forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, laughter lines and ‘bunny lines’ around the nose.

The main property of this substance is that when it is injected, it paralyses the muscles. Several medical companies have developed a synthetic form of the toxin which has exactly the same effects as the natural toxin but safely in microdoses. Some of the mainstream brand names include Botox ®, Dysport ®, Azzalure ®, Xeomin ®, Vistabel ®, Bocouture ® and Neurobloc ®. At Clinica London, we generally use Dysport ® and Azzalure ® to treat periocular wrinkles, brow ptosis, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm and facial palsy rehabilitation.

Botulinum toxin A is a very powerful toxin which when injected in minute amounts into a muscle, will cause a temporary paralysis of that muscle. It works on the motor end plates of skeletal muscle. It also has an action on sympathetic smooth muscle and glands such as sweat glands (used to stop underarm sweating).

The Results

Botulinum toxin A blocks the release of a neurotransmitter acetylcholine necessary for initiating muscle contraction Its effect starts from between 3 to 7 days after injection and lasts between 2 and 6 months (average 4 months). The peak action is at 7 to 10 days after injection with complete paralysis of the muscle area treated, at which time it gradually wears off. Injections can be repeated.

Product Range

Our product range includes:

  • Dysport ®
  • Azzalure ®

Talk to us about your options on 020 7935 7990

The best way to figure out whether this is something for you is to give us a call. We can answer any questions you have and help you clarify which treatment options are best for you.

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“Dr. Jane Olver was fantastic! She was so caring and sweet and it was clear that she knew what she was doing – very professional! I am absolutely over the moon with my results now!”

Toni C.

“Jane Olver is your woman – I wish I had found her at the start. I will be forever grateful for her care and expertise.”

Nancy W.

“Just wanted to thank you for your exceptional assistance with my eye condition. I was so worried but you really helped me feel at ease.”

David T.

“I felt much better after speaking to you and being reassured. I am much calmer and actually got some sleep last night.”

Catherine M.
“I was deeply impressed by the politeness and empathy shown to me. I found the surgery very peaceful and beautifully decorated and I hope to see Jane again soon.”
Jeffrey W.
“I highly recommend Jane Olver. The whole experience was calm and highly professional.”
Lorraine M.
“I am writing to you to say thank you to you, Cloe and Jane for taking care of me this week. You were all really lovely and professional and I am very grateful. Big cheer for The Clinica London Team.”
Rick A.
“Many thanks for taking care of my ptosis surgery today. I am now back home and resting but wanted to send a quick note to thank you for taking such good care of me.”

“The treatment was a great success; within 24 hours of starting the treatment the pain and swelling subsided and as a result, I was able to enjoy a great holiday in Argentina.”
“Thank you, my eye is recovering brilliantly (you almost can’t see I had it). Jane was amazing, please pass on a huge thank you.”


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We are accredited with the major private health and professional speciality bodies who have bestowed upon us the qualifications to carry out aesthetic and medical treatments at the highest levels of quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

As the needles a very small, the treatment does not hurt even though some areas can be more sensitive than others.  Cooling the skin with the Coolsense® device helps numb the skin before each injection.

Botox treatment is usually a very quick treatment of about 10 – 15 minutes, depending on amount and position.
Its effect starts from between 3 to 7 days after injection. The peak action is at 7 to 10 days after injection with complete paralysis of the muscle area treated, which then it gradually wears off.
The result lasts between 2 and 6 months (average 4 months)