Botulinum Toxin injections (Botox®, Azzalure®, Xeomin®)
MOST COMMON QUESTIONS
What is Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections used for?
It is very successfully used for treating frown lines, forehead furrows and eye lines (crow’s feet).
Is Botox safe?
Yes, it has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use and has been used for over 30 years without any known long-term problems.
How does Botox work?
The Botulinum toxin inhibits the nerve transmission to the muscles under the skin. Wrinkle lines formed by the dynamic action of underlying muscles will then become smoother or disappear altogether.
Can anyone have Botox?
It is suitable for most adults apart from those who are pregnant or breast feeding or under certain medications.
Do Botox injections hurt?
Not at all, Dr Pairovan is very gentle. You may experience a mild temporary discomfort.
How will I look after Botox treatment?
There may be slight redness immediately after, which settles within a few hours. Application of ice helps.
Is there anything I should avoid after Botox treatment?
For the first 4 hours we advise not to do vigorous exercise, drink excessive alcohol or lie down flat. Otherwis e life can carry on as normal.
How quickly does Botox work?
It starts to work in about 5-7 days. The ultimate effect is seen after about 14 days.
How long does Botox last?
At first 3-5 months depending on each individual’s own response. Repeat treatments have been shown to last 6 months.
Does Botox leave my face numb?
No. There is no sensation change to your skin.
What are the side-effects of Botox?
It is a very safe treatment. However, side effects can occur but are rare. They can include slight bruising at the injection site or a temporary headache.
Will Botox leave me expressionless?
No, definitely not. Our expert training enables us to minimize any possible loss of facial expression by injecting specific muscles responsible for the wrinkles. The treatment will be tailor made for your specific requirements. We will work closely with you to achieve the result you wish to get!