Botulinium Toxin® Injection Guide
It is important to have a full consultation before having Botulinum toxin (commonly know as Botox®) treatment so you fully understand the procedure and any risks. It is also necessary to review your medical history as Botulinum toxin is not suitable for everyone.
Two weeks before your Botulinium Toxin® treatment, you should refrain from taking any anti-inflammatory medication such as aspirin or ibuprofen in order to to reduce bruising. Alcohol should also be avoided for at least one week before treatment.
Before the procedure begins the doctor will examine your facial muscles and your ability to move muscles in the brow area. This is to determine where to inject the Botulinum toxin to get the best results.
Botulinum toxin® Injections – What Actually Happens?
Although there is no need for an anaesthetic the area being injected may be numbed with an anaesthetic cream or a cold pack before the injection takes place.
Using a very fine small needle the Botulinum toxin is then injected and will attach itself to the skin's nerve endings. There is no discomfort in this procedure and it usually lasts about 10 minutes.
Results Within 2-3 Days
Results can be seen in 2 or 3 days and may continue to improve over the month. The results can last up to 6 months but are not permanent which is why continued treatment is recommended. A minimum of 3 months must be left before further treatment can be given.
Botulinium Toxin® is a quick and fairly painless procedure for smoothing out lines and wrinkles. There is no downtime following treatment but patients are advised not to lie down for 4 hours or rub the treated area as this may cause the Botulinum toxin to spread.
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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 7193. Alternatively, you can enquire online and we will call you back.