The Orthodontic Practice at Battersea
Your questions answered
Our team at Facial Aesthetics Practice will be happy to answer any questions you have at your initial consultation and throughout the duration of your treatment but you may find some answers to your questions here.
What is Botulinum Toxin or Botox?
Botulinum Toxin has been used for over 25 years and is a type e of purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is very safe and is injected directly into facial muscles in very tiny amounts during treatment.
How does it work?
Botulinum Toxin works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the facial muscles that have been injected. This makes the muscles less active and therefore softens and smoothes the appearance of persistent line and wrinkles.
How many treatments will I need?
In most cases patients can see a real difference after one treatment. This is because Botulinum Toxin works gradually, smoothing and softening lines and wrinkles for up to 4 months. Every face is unique of cure and we’ll advise you on how many treatments you’re likely to need and how often, depending on the results you’d like to achieve.
How long does Botulinum Toxin work for?
The effects of Botulinum Toxin often last up to four months, depending on the patient. If you decide to stop treatment, any permanent lines and wrinkles will gradually return.
Is the treatment painful?
It’s very rare for treatment with Botulinum Toxin to be painful. Most patients experience a feeling of slight discomfort is at all during the treatment itself but that’s all. Rest assured we will talk you through what to expect before your first injection, so you’ll be fully prepared prior to treatment.
I’m worried that I’ll end up with a “Trout Pout”?
Rest assured following an extensive assessment we will aim to meet your expectations being mindful not to over-contour the lips. In this way we avoid over bulking out of this sensitive area.
Can I go back to work after the procedure?
With Botulinum Toxin injections at worst you will have a little redness which will subside after a few hours. Following Dermal Filler injections of the mouth area or nose to mouth area you may experience temporary mild bruising and swelling so in fact you may decide not to return to work that day.
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