Here are our Frequently Asked Questions. If you want to know more, please feel free to call us!
Frequently Asked Questions
A: BOTULINUM TOXIN. Botox is an injectable substance that is a medical-grade form of the botulinum toxin A, also called botox botulism. It is a medical protein that is injected into the muscles of the face to minimize the appearance of furrows and lines.
A: Botox injections are not deep and are applied with a very thin needle. Most patients describe the feeling as nothing more than “a small pinch.”
A: A common misconception about Botox is that its results are immediate, they are not. It takes a bit of time after the injection has been administered to see its full effects. Results are typically seen within 7 days but can vary from person to person.
A: 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.
A: 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.
A: 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.
A: The upper half of the face is most commonly treated with Botox – 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
A: Absolutely. When administered by a trained professional, Botox poses no risk to your health.
A: 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.
A: Pregnant patients, patients who are currently breastfeeding and patients with certain neurological disorders should avoid using Botox. As Botox will not work to eliminate all types of wrinkles, we encourage all of our patients to first receive a Botox consultation prior to scheduling treatment.