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Questions & Answers

Is Botox® safe? Is there any danger of Botulism?

Muscle relaxing injections such as Botox® have been used in medicine for over two decades and are well established. Not everyone can be treated with these injections. Therefore a medical history should be taken at your consultation. There is no danger of Botulism from Botox® if it is administered by a trained healthcare professional and in the correct dosage.

How does Botox® work?

When some muscles in the face and the neck move and contract, they cause unwanted lines and wrinkles. Your brain normally sends electrical messages to your muscles to do this. When Botox® is injected into specific sites, these messages don’t reach the muscles, resulting in a relaxed, smoother and a more natural appearance.

Does it hurt?

The smallest needle is used for the procedure. Only a mild and temporary discomfort has been reported by patients. A cold pack can be used prior to treatment to minimise this.

Are there any side effects of Botox®?

Any complication is temporary and most are very rare. Small bruising at the site of injection and a very mild headache are reported as most common. Another extremely rare and temporary complication is as a result of Botox® migrating to unwanted areas causing drooping of the eyebrow or eyelids.

How long do the results last?

The results are not immediate and may take 2 to 12 days to become evident. The treatment may last up to 4 months.

Does having Botox® injections effect my facial expressions?

Treatment is tailored to your personal preference. Your normal facial expressions remain unchanged, as Botox® is only used to relax and smoothen your unwanted lines and wrinkles.

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