FAQ’s on Botox
Are there any side effects?
Some clients can have bruising. To minimise this risk, we would advise taking anti-inflammatory tablets such as ibuprofen or aspirin, or Vitamin E, 48 hours prior to treatment. Other temporary side-effects can include itching, tingling or headache.
Are there any reasons why I should not have Botox?
We can assess these during your medical questionnaire. We cannot offer you Botox if any of the following contraindications are present:
- Allergy to Botox or eggs
- Infection at the proposed injection site
- Muscle disorders such as Myasthenia Gravis, Lambert Eaton Syndrome or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Breast feeding
How does it work?
Botox works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, preventing them moving and stopping dynamic wrinkles from forming.
Is Botox safe?
Botox has been used medically and cosmetically for around 30 years. Over that time, it has become one of the most widely researched medicines in the world and developed an excellent safety record.
What are dynamic Lines/wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles are created when we use our facial muscles to form expressions. This includes frowning, raising eyebrows and smiling. Over time, these facial expressions and muscle contractions cause your skin to wrinkle.
What exactly is Botox?
Botox contains purified protein botulinum toxin A. It gives a more relaxed and youthful appearance by making the muscles relax so wrinkles and lines soften and smooth.
Will Botox remove all my lines and wrinkles?
We would need to have a consultation to assess your skin properly. In cases of deeper lines, Botox may only soften the line. We can also advise on dermal fillers to replace lost volume if needed.