10 things you should know about Botox
1. What are the benefits of Botox?
Botox is a ‘prescription only’ medication. It has so many different uses across the body. For the face, its main use is to prevent deep wrinkles and lines from settling in, however it can also be used in the face to reduce sweating and pore size. Botox in the face can help with realxing the jaw muscles to prevent teeth grinding, imrpoving a gummy smile and enhancing the look of a cobble stone chin.
2. What accredication should I look for?
Botox is a prescibed medicine, so it should be administered to you by someone who has the ability to prescribe medications, such as a prescribing nurse or a doctor. Look for accreditations like ‘Save Face’ or ‘CQC’ registration.
3. What risks are there for Botox?
There are risks asscoiated with every single treatement and Botox is no different. The common risks are really minor and easy to deal with, as long as you know what to expect. Redness and swelling will typically only last for a few hours. Bruising may last a little longer but will be very slight if it occurs at all. Occasionally, especially with your first treatment, there may be a minor asymmetry which can be adressed at your follow up appointment. There is a whole long list of other possible effects which are really unusual. On the whole Botox is really well tolerated and problem free.
4. Are there different types of Botox?
Botox is in itself, a brand name. This is the product of choice at LPA because we feel that it conveys quality and means that we are giving you exactly what you think we are. Bocouture, Azzalure and Xeomin are other well known and well thought of brands.
5. How long does Botox last?
Typically Botox lasts around 3 months. This result can be slightly longer lived in treatments for sweating or relaxing the jaw muscle but for facial fine lines and wrinkles, around 3 months is the normal duration.
LPA is an award-winning nurse-led clinic. Our philosophy is to help you age in a way that you feel confident and comfortable in yourself. We’re on a mission to win your trust from the off, by making your visit relaxed and easy and ultimately sending you on your way with a natural revitalised and more attractive version of you, so that you’re ready to conquer your world!
We are based in EC1 in the bustle of the city. We are registered with Save Face, the UK aesthetics regulatory body.
6. Is Botox painful?
Botox is administered using a super fine needle. This means the treatment is very comfortable. When having treatment for the first time, we find that most people are shocked that the whole process is complete because they hardly felt a thing.
Botox is a super effective treatment to stop sweating. If you suffer with excessively sweaty armpits, you will likely have tried many of the products available to help with the problem and discovered that they are either ineffective or effective but with intolerable side effects. Botox to stop sweating, is a revelation. The treatment is straight forward, highly effective and with very little by way of side effects. Long sufferers of this embarrassing condition are typically blown away by results.
Botox can be used for those who clench their teeth. Whether it’s causing dental problems, discomfort caused by the tension, or increasing the bulk of the jaw muscle, Botox is the number one treatment option.
9. Jaw and neck
Botox can be used to improve the look of a cobble stone chin and to rejuvenate ageing necks.
10. Oily Skin
Botox can be used to shrink enlarged pores and help control oily skin by using it in superficial needling device such as in the Wow Fusion – this gives a completely different effect not affecting the muscle strength at all but leaving you with clearer less shiny looking skin.
How many of these were you already aware of?