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FAQs Botox

If you are considering Botox treatment then here are a few common questions that arise from people considering treatment for the first time. We welcome all our clients to book in for a free of charge consultation to go through any of these questions and to discuss your exact requirements.

What are Wrinkle Treatments ?
Wrinkle Treatments have been used for over 25 years and is a type of purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is very safe and is injected directly into facial muscles in very tiny amounts during treatment.

How does it work ?
It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the facial muscles that have been injected. This makes the muscles less active and therefore softens and smoothes the appearance of persistent lines and wrinkles.

How many treatments will I need ?
In most cases patients can see a real difference after one treatment. It works gradually, smoothing and softening lines and wrinkles for up to 4 months. Every face is unique of course and we will advise you on how many treatments you are likely to need and how often, depending on the results you would like to achieve.

How long does Botulinum Toxin work for ?
The effects often last up to four months, depending on the patient. If you decide to stop treatment, any permanent lines and wrinkles will gradually return.

Is the treatment painful ?
It’s very rare for treatment to be painful. Most patients only experience a feeling of slight discomfort, if at all, during the treatment itself but that’s all. Rest assured we will talk you through what to expect before your first injection, so you will be fully prepared prior to treatment.

I’m worried that I’ll end up with a “Trout Pout” ?
Rest assured following an extensive assessment we will aim to meet your expectations being mindful not to over-contour the lips. In this way we avoid over bulking out of this sensitive area.

Can I go back to work after the procedure ?
At worst, you will have a little redness which will subside after a few hours. Following Dermal Filler injections of the mouth area or nose to mouth area you may experience temporary mild bruising and swelling so in fact you may decide not to return to work that day.

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