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Frequently Asked Questions Before having Botox

 

Is Botox safe?

It is safe and FDA approved. Since it is injected directly into the muscle, it does not get absorbed anywhere else in the body.

How long does the procedure take?

Botox treatment has been coined a lunch break procedure as it takes no more than 10 minutes to administer. After the specialist has assessed which areas needs to be injected, everything else is quite fast. It is a short procedure, and you will be on your way in no time.

How long does it last?

The effects last 3-6 months. There is a lot of variation depending on individual lifestyle, metabolism, etc. ‘How long does it last?’ is therefore a question that has an individual answer. For example, for new patients, whose muscles have not been relaxed before, the effects may wear off faster. So do not worry if the results fade off earlier than expected after your first treatment as you can come for a top up.

When will I see the results after the Botox treatment?

After an approximately 10-minute procedure, the muscles relax in 2-6 days. The full results of the treatment are seen, however, within 2 weeks.

Is it painful?

The injection does not hurt. It is for this reason that you do not need anesthesia. For those with sensitive skin, an ice pack or topical lidocaine cream can be applied to numb the skin and make you more comfortable.

Is there any after treatment?

The injected area might swell a little and it is advised not to rub the injected area. Also, these areas should not be massaged or exposed to hot water for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Additionally, alcohol and exercise should be avoided for 24 hours after.

Will I look natural after the injections?

Of course you will, but with more vibrant and smooth skin. We know people fear that the results could look unnatural.  Take a look at our gallery and look at some of the Botox before and after photos of our patients.

Are there any contraindications?

The most common contraindication to Botox treatment is active skin infection involving the area of injection. Expectant and breastfeeding mothers should avoid the treatment until the end of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Finally, if you have certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, and Lamber-Eaton syndrome, you should steer clear of any injections as it may worsen the conditions. We will guide you through this process and answer any questions you may have.

Are there any side affects?

The most common side effect is minor bruising, which resolves in a few days after injection and a slight headache after the procedure (this is a remote possibility). The latter disappears soon after you take some painkillers or after a short rest. If the agent spreads into an undesired area then it is possible to develop droopy eyelids or frozen forehead. This may happen if it is not properly administered, which is why you should always get a professional to do it. With the services performed by licensed and experienced professionals, you can rest assured that all potential side effects would not ruin the outstanding results as well as your excitement.

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What is the actual process?

A tiny needle is used to inject Botulinum solution into the muscle that creates the wrinkle. The nerve impulse sent by the brain is then prevented from reaching and activating the muscle, which then relaxes. This overtime leads to gradual muscle weakening, and the skin overlying the muscle gradually softens.

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