• Wrinkle Reduction Injections


Wrinkle reduction injections have become the most popular aesthetic treatment in the UK and worldwide due to their powerful anti-ageing effects and ability to reshape and rebalance the face.


Wrinkle reduction injections have become the most popular aesthetic treatment in the UK and worldwide due to their powerful anti-ageing effects and ability to reshape and rebalance the face.

Botulinum toxin works by temporarily blocking signals from our nerves that tell our muscles to move, causing those muscles to relax. They are most commonly used for treating dynamic wrinkles.

At CK Dental, our aim is always to deliver natural rejuvenation, preserving facial expression while creating a smoother appearance. As results vary from patient to patient, we can offer a follow-up appointment approximately two weeks post-injection to allow enough time for the treatment to take effect and for us to gauge its effectiveness.

What areas can be treated with wrinkle reduction injections?

Wrinkle reduction injections can address a wide range of concerns.

Smoothing of dynamic wrinkles

As we smile or squint, lines form around the corner of the eyes, known as crow’s feet or smile lines. Frown lines, or glabellar lines, are the vertical furrows between the eyebrows. Horizontal furrows also form across the forehead, caused by the repeated raising and lowering of the eyebrows. We lose collagen and elastin as we age, so these dynamic expression lines become deeper and permanently etched in the skin. Botulinum toxin injections can relax the facial muscles responsible for crow’s feet, smoothing the overlying skin.

Reduction of a too-wide jawline

Although men might desire a wide, square jawline, this can be seen as a masculine, unattractive feature in women. This is often the result of an overdeveloped masseter muscle located at the side of the jaw and responsible for chewing. Injections of botulinum toxin into this muscle can cause it to shrink and relax, producing a softened, narrow shape to the lower face.

Addressing a gummy smile

A gummy smile is often caused by hyperactive elevator muscles that lift the upper lip too high when smiling or speaking, revealing the gums. This can frequently affects self-confidence but can be addressed by injections of botulinum toxin into the muscle, reducing the appearance of a gummy smile.

Alleviating teeth grinding

Teeth grinding, known medically as bruxism, is unconscious teeth clenching that can cause jaw pain, headaches, the wearing down of tooth enamel, tooth and gum sensitivity, or chipped teeth. Botulinum toxin is used to relax the specific muscles responsible for teeth grinding.

Choosing a Dentist for Facial Aesthetics

Wrinkle Reduction Injection FAQs

We use ultra-fine needles, and our aesthetic practitioner is a highly skilled injector, so patients typically experience a pain-free procedure.

There may be a small amount of redness and swelling at the injection sites that should quickly subside. You will be advised to avoid touching or massaging the area for 24 hours afterwards, and we also recommend you avoid excessive alcohol, exercise, heat treatments, or sun exposure for the first 24 hours.

Botulinum toxin works by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles, so it can take five to seven days for the results to become visible. The longevity of the results varies from patient to patient, but typically, you can expect them to last four months.

The FDA first approved botulinum toxin for reducing frown lines in 2002. Since then, it has been used in millions of treatments and has a strong safety record. Choosing a highly experienced and skilled practitioner is essential for achieving the optimal outcome.

Meet Kareem Mohamed

Specialising in facial aesthetics and employing non-surgical methods to enhance facial and skin appearance, dentist Kareem Mohamed graduated from the University of Manchester. His vocational training in London earned him the Ruby Austin Shield for clinical excellence. Kareem later served as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Bristol, obtaining membership in the Royal College of Surgeons.

Transitioning to general practice, Kareem became a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Bristol Dental Hospital in 2019, contributing to the education of dental students through lectures and supervision.

Known for his patient-centric approach, Kareem provides outstanding patient care for his dentistry and facial aesthetics patients in CK Dental’s serene, calming environment.

Kareem Mohamed Facial Aesthetics at CK Dental

Why choose a dentist for your facial aesthetic treatment?

Facial aesthetic treatments have become incredibly popular in recent years, but lack of regulation in the industry means that they are often offered by individuals who do not have the necessary training and experience to ensure a safe and satisfactory outcome.

We would always advise you seek a suitably qualified medical professional to carry out your facial aesthetic treatment as it is essential that not only can your practitioner deliver the aesthetic outcome you want to achieve, but also to avoid and manage any unwanted complications.

Dental professionals have a unique position in the facial aesthetics industry, and there are several reasons why they are best qualified to carry out these procedures.

Dentists possess a deep understanding of facial anatomy and the tissues of the face, including the muscles, bones, and nerves.

A dentist will have trained for a minimum of five years, gaining artistry, clinical dexterity, and core anatomical knowledge.

A dentist will likely have performed thousands of pain-free injections throughout their career.

You can be assured of a high level of patient care in a safe, clinical environment.

You can also expect a high level of discretion as nobody will question your reasons for visiting your dentist.