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Botox FAQs


What does a Botox® treatment involve?

Botox® treatments involve a series of injections to the area being treated. Botox® is injected directly into individual muscles using a tiny needle and in very small amounts.


How effective are Botox® injections?

The effectiveness of Botox® treatments can vary from person to person, that is why your treatment should be tailored specifically for you. A skilled practitioner should be able to adjust your treatment to produce the results you desire. In clinical trials by Allergan, nearly 90% of clients surveyed rated the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better one month after treatment.


How do Botox® injections work?

Botox® treatments relax the injected muscles, therefore reducing movement. This reduced movement prevents creasing of the skin, hence reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox® treatments work only on the specific muscles injected, leaving surrounding muscles to function as usual maintaining normal facial expression.

Botox® also works as a preventative treatment. If the skin is unable to crease, wrinkles are not able to develop. Over time the benefits of this treatment become more impressive.


How safe are Botox® injections?

You may have heard some myths about Botox® treatments but it is actually a very safe treatment.

Botox® has been used in medical procedures for over 30 years. Since the late 1980s, Botox® has successfully been used for cosmetic treatments. With treatments of the forehead there is a small risk; (about 1%); of developing a drooping eyelid or eyebrow but the effects of the treatment are never permanent and any unwanted effects usually last a few days to a few weeks only. Because of it’s low risk, Botox® is the most popular aesthetic treatment in the world. Note: Ensure you find a good, well qualified practitioner to keep your risks as low as possible.


How long is the recovery time following Botox® injections?

Following the treatment there may be minimal redness. Bruising is uncommon. Most patients continue with their normal day without anybody noticing.

It is important not to massage or rub the areas after treatment so we advise you not to have a facial or do vigorous exercise. We also recommend that you remain upright for 3-4 hours after your treatment.


Do Botox® injections hurt?

The needles used for treatment are extremely fine and therefore Botox® injections really do not hurt at all, many clients don’t even realise they have received some of the injections.


How long does the Botox® injection procedure take?

The actual Botox® injections only take around 10-15 minutes, but any good practitioner will spend around 45 minutes to 1 hour with a new client providing a thorough consultation. During this time they will ask about your medical history and discuss you desires and expectations with reference to cosmetic treatments.


Which lines on the face can be treated with Botox® treatments?

The upper half of the face is most commonly treated withBotox – around 95% of all Botox® aesthetic treatments are administered here. Forehead lines, frown lines between the eyes and crow’s feet are the most popularly treated areas to reduce the signs of ageing.