Anti-wrinkle injections also known as Botulinum toxin has been a staple in aesthetics for approximately 30 years, transforming how we approach anti-ageing and facial rejuvenation.

We introduced Anti-wrinkle injections to the Isle of Man at Tracey Bell Dental and Aesthetic Medical Clinic in 2003.

Through extensive experience and training on the island and worldwide, we have honed our skills in providing full-face Botox treatments. This comprehensive approach includes administering Botox in various areas of the face and neck to achieve a harmonious and youthful appearance. I write this post today as only on Wednesday a patient asked do you do “full face”.

My reply: “of course I do on probably 80% of our patients”. – I then realised I probably didn’t have a page on this or our website

Understanding Full Face Botulinum Toxin

What is Full Face Botulinum toxin?

Full-face botulinum toxin involves the strategic application of anti-wrinkle injections in multiple areas of the face to address various aesthetic concerns. This treatment typically includes:

  • Upper Face: Forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes.
  • Mid-Face: Bunny lines on the nose, around the mouth, and in the cheek areas.
  • Lower Face and Neck: Jawline, chin, and neck bands.

By targeting these areas, full-face Botox can provide a balanced, natural-looking rejuvenation that enhances overall facial harmony.

How Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work?

Mechanism of Action

Botulinum toxin type A, temporarily blocks nerve signals to the muscles. When injected into specific muscles, it prevents them from contracting. This relaxation of the muscles reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and fine lines, which are caused by repetitive facial expressions.

The Science Behind Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum Toxin is derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It acts by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contraction. By blocking this signal, Botulinum Toxin effectively relaxes the targeted muscles. Over time, this relaxation leads to a smoother and more youthful appearance as the overlying skin is no longer creased by muscle movements.

Anti-Ageing and Rejuvenation Effects

Lifting and Smoothing

One of the key benefits of full-face Botox is its ability to create a lifting and smoothing effect. By relaxing the muscles, Botulinum Toxin can:

  • Lift Drooping Areas: Particularly around the eyebrows and jawline, providing a subtle lift that opens up the eyes and defines the contours of the face.
  • Smooth Wrinkles and Fine Lines: Reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines for a smoother, more youthful look.
  • Brighten the Eyes: By targeting muscles around the eyes, Botox can create a more awake and refreshed appearance.

Muscle Hypertrophy and Rejuvenation

Interestingly, Botulinum Toxin also has a long-term rejuvenating effect through muscle hypertrophy. Over time, as the muscles are kept relaxed, they can undergo hypertrophy – a subtle increase in muscle size. This helps in maintaining a youthful contour and firmness in the treated areas.


  • What is full-face Botulinum Toxin?
    Full-face Botulinum Toxin involves injecting anti-wrinkle injections into various areas of the face and neck to achieve a comprehensive rejuvenation, targeting wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging.
  • How long does a full-face Botulinum Toxin treatment take?
    The treatment typically takes around 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated.
  • How soon will I see results from full-face Botulinum Toxin?
    Results usually begin to appear within 3 to 5 days, with full results visible within two weeks.
  • How long do the effects of full face Botulinum Toxin last?
    The effects of Botulinum Toxin generally last between 3 to 6 months, after which the treatment can be repeated.
  • Is full-face Botulinum Toxin safe?
    Yes, anti-wrinkle injections are considered safe when administered by experienced and trained professionals. It has been extensively studied and used for cosmetic purposes for decades.
  • Will full-face Botulinum Toxin make my face look frozen?
    When performed by skilled practitioners, full-face Botulinum Toxin provides a natural look without freezing your facial expressions. The goal is to soften lines while maintaining natural movement.
  • Does full-face Botox hurt?
    The injections may cause mild discomfort, similar to a pinprick. Topical numbing agents can minimise any discomfort.
  • Are there any side effects of full-face Botulinum Toxin?
    Common side effects include mild swelling, redness, and bruising at the injection sites. These typically resolve within a few days.
  • Can I return to my normal activities after full-face Botulinum Toxin?
    Yes, there is minimal downtime with anti-wrinkle injections. Most patients return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.
  • How much does it cost?
    The cost varies depending on the number of areas treated and the amount of anti-wrinkle injections required. A consultation with your practitioner will provide a personalised cost estimate.


Full-face Botulinum Toxin is a highly effective and versatile treatment that can address multiple signs of ageing, providing a rejuvenated and youthful appearance. At Tracey Bell Dental and Aesthetic Medical Clinic, our expertise and experience ensure that you receive the best possible care and results. If you’re considering full-face Botox, please reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and discover how this treatment can enhance your natural beauty.

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