Botox – What Do You Need To Know?

Botox LondonWhat information do you need to know about Botox?

There are many things to consider when making an important decision regarding Botox treatments. It can be somewhat overwhelming and rather confusing. In this post, there’s a list of 15 important things you need to know before you have a Botox treatment.

1. Botox is not surgery. Botox is classed as a non-surgical procedure.

2. Botox is made from a neurotoxin- it treats certain muscular conditions as well as removing fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily paralysing the muscles.

3. Botox can’t be used on everyone. However, it should not be used on pregnant or breastfeeding women, nor should it be used if you’ve had previous allergic reactions to it.

4. You must have a consultation prior to any agreed Botox appointment. This is where you’ll let the practitioner know of any illnesses that could prevent you from having Botox or, any medication that you may be taking which can stop Botox from working.

5. It should be done by a professional. Make sure you find a qualified Botox practitioner that has a list of happy patients and credentials. The wrong Botox doctor could mean terrible results.

6. Be patient with the results. Don’t expect to see big results until 2 weeks after your treatment. Many people think it’s not worked because they can’t see straight away.

7. Everyone is different. Botox can last between 3-4 months, and in some cases 6 months but everyone has a different effect.

8. Be safe. Don’t have any further treatments on the same area for 3 months when the Botox will have started to wear off.

9. Remember, the area will be sore and some bruising and swelling may occur around the injected areas.

10. Exaggerate facial expressions for up to 1 hour after the injections to encourage the Botox to spread around the targeted muscle.

11. Less is always more. Less means no frozen look!

12. Know how much it costs. Botox is usually charged per area.

13. There are side effects – you may experience a dry mouth, headaches, nausea and double vision, but these are rare.

14. Research what is being used – A study in 2014 concluded that 5 in every 6 patients don’t know what’s being injected into them.

15. The average age for Botox is between 35-44.

Book a consultation for Botox in Harley Street at the clinic of Dr David Jack