Botulinium Toxin® Injections - FAQs
Can anybody have Botulinium Toxin® injections?
No, if you are breastfeeding or pregnant, Botulinium Toxin® (commonly known as Botox®) cannot be used. Anyone that has a neurological disease should not use Botulinium Toxin® either. Patients that are at risk of bleeding should take medical advice before considering Botulinium Toxin® as there is an increased risk of bruising post procedure. These include people who have blood clotting disorders such as Haemophilia, and those who take anticoagulant medicines such as Warfarin, Heparin, Aspirin and Anti-Inflammatory medicines.
Are there any side effects of Botulinium Toxin® injections?
The most common side effect is bruising but this is only temporary. Eyelid drooping is another side effect but not very common and again is only a temporary thing. It is caused by migration of the Botulinium Toxin® which is why the treated area should not be rubbed for twelve hours after the injection and why we advise patients not to lie down for three or four hours. Some patients say they have headaches following treatment but again they are only temporary.
How often can Botulinium Toxin® injections be given?
Not within 3 months of the last treatment
Are Botulinium Toxin® injections safe?
Botulinium Toxin® has been used for many years without any known problems when performed by a trained medical professional.
How long does the treatment take?
Only about 10 minutes
When will I see the results?
Usually within 3 or 4 days
The Smile Centre will be able to advise you on the best type of treatment for you. To book a free consultation, call us on 0800 327 7198. Alternatively, you can enquire online and we will call you back.