BOTOX® – your top questions answered!
Your top need-to-knows before the needle.
WHEN CAN I START HAVING BOTOX®?
For preventative use, it is common for patients to start treatment with BOTOX® between the ages of 25-30. However, some people start earlier if they have particular cosmetic wishes or concerns. In reality, you can have this treatment whenever the facial wrinkles or lines start bothering you. Your aesthetic practitioner will be able to make an accurate assessment at your consultation appointment.
WHAT AREAS CAN IT BE USED TO TREAT ON THE FACE?
BOTOX® can be used to treat and soften many types of facial wrinkles.
The most commonly treated areas are:
- Frown lines – vertical lines between the eyebrows that can sometimes create an angry look
- Forehead lines – appearing when your eyebrows are raised
- Eyebrows – placed precisely, botox can be used to ‘lift’ the eyebrows
- Crows feet – wrinkles around the outer corner of the eyes
DOES THE TREATMENT HURT?
As with all injections you are bound to feel something, but because the needles used
for BOTOX® injections are very very small, most people only experience a minimal amount of discomfort – the quick sharp feeling is similar to getting your eyebrows plucked!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR RESULTS TO SHOW?
Results first start to show around four days after treatment as the BOTOX® starts to weaken the muscles responsible for making wrinkles, the effect becomes more and more profound reaching its maximum at 14 days after treatment.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST FOR?
This varies from person to person depending on the strength of your muscles and other factors, but generally effects can last 3-6 months.
WILL MY FACE LOOK FROZEN?
Not unless you want it to! Experienced practitioners are able to tailor their treatments to your face. By administering lower doses via targeted injections, it is possible to soften wrinkles whilst still keeping a lively and expressive face.
IS IT SAFE TO HAVE OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME?
BOTOX® is considered safe and has received FDA approval for a variety of cosmetic applications – when prescribed and administered correctly by a qualified aesthetic practitioner. Occasionally, BOTOX® should not be used, for example if an individual is pregnant or has a specific medical condition. For this reason, prior to undergoing any treatment, it is vital that you are seen by a qualified aesthetic practitioner for a thorough consultation to assess your suitability.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU STOP HAVING TREATMENTS?
BOTOX® is a temporary treatment. After treatment has worn off if no further botox is administered, the muscles will return to normal activity, allowing wrinkles to re-form once again in the same way they did prior to treatment.
Anti-Wrinkle injections are one of the most popular treatments in our training clinics and are always bespoke to your skin following a consultation. The latest high-quality cosmetic injectables can achieve remarkable things for ageing skin – whilst maintaining a completely natural result that keeps you looking like you.