Anti Wrinkle Injections
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox has many uses within medicine & anti-aging including the treatment of excessive sweating & facial muscles to reduce the appearance & onset of lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is a Prescription Only Medication (POM) & for your own safety, should only be administered by a suitable qualified professional.
WHERE CAN BOTOX BE USED?
Botox treatments are often used for the following areas: the forehead, in between the brows, crows feet, bunny lines, smoker’s lines, chin, brow lifting, underarms, jawline, gummy smile
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX TAKE TO WORK?
The effects of Botox can start to appear from the third day following injection into the specific muscles. It can take 7-14 days for the full reduction in muscle movement to occur, any reviews or additional treatment should not be carried out by your qualified medical practitioner before this in order to reduce the risk of over-treatment & complications. Botulinum toxin results will vary between individuals, it may take more than one treatment to gain the desired results in cases of severe movement, lines or wrinkles.
HOW LONG WILL BOTOX INJECTIONS LAST?
The results from Botox treatments vary between individuals. On a cellular level, the toxin has completely disappeared from the muscles after 12 weeks. Movement in the muscles will slowly begin to return before this 12 week mark, once completely worn off you can expect all previous movement, lines and wrinkles to return. Repeat treatments are required to maintain reduced movement & over time any lines & wrinkles will become less severe due to the muscle shrinking. Environmental factors such as exercise & sun exposure may adversely affect the longevity of Botox treatments.
DO BOTOX INJECTIONS HURT?
Any injections can hurt, however this procedure involves small needles and is relatively painless. It is possible to apply local anaesthetic cream or a cold pack to slightly numb the area. There may be some discomfort once the anaesthetic cream wears off but this will soon pass.
IS BOTOX SAFE?
Botox and other Botulinum toxin treatments are Prescription Only Medications (POM) & for your own safety, should only be administered by a suitable qualified professional.
WHAT DOES BOTOX FEEL LIKE WHEN IT STARTS TO WORK?
Some people do not feel anything as botulinum toxin starts to work, usually from 3-5 days after treatment. Other people report that they became aware that they were trying to frown but could feel that they were no longer able to do this. Occasionally people can experience a dull headache between the eyebrows for up to 24 hours after treatment.
CAN YOU EXERCISE AFTER BOTOX?
Yes, within five minutes of having a botulinum toxin treatment the toxin has already been absorbed into the specific muscles. After this time there is no risk of the toxin migrating & so going for a workout at the gym on the same day of your treatment is acceptable.
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