5 Questions to Ask Before Undergoing Botox Injections

The questions to ask before you choose to undergo Botox injections

When it comes to facial anti ageing treatments, Botox injections are the most popular. Having become a mainstream cosmetic solution to lines and wrinkles, both men and women seek Botox treatment.

Mr Gary Ross offers Botox injections as part of wider facial rejuvenation treatment plans for his patients. It is common to combine Botox treatment with more invasive methods of facial anti ageing, as this can reduce and prevent new lines and wrinkles from forming.

For example, muscle relaxing injections may be used after facelift surgery or blepharoplasty surgery in order to address facial ageing signs that surgery alone can’t always fix.

Asking the right questions

With popularity continuing to soar, particularly with younger patients, here are five questions you should ask before undergoing Botox injections. Make sure this anti ageing facial rejuvenation treatment is suitable for you.

– What are Botox injections?

Botox is a product name but it is commonly used to describe muscle relaxing injections. It is a type of toxin and had uses in medicine before being used in aesthetics.

They are designed to freeze the muscle it’s injected into, preventing lines and wrinkles from forming. It can be used as a preventative measure, but it’s often used to reduce the signs of facial ageing.

– What is Botox treatment like?

It is non surgical and non invasive. However, it is still a medical treatment and should be entered into with an understanding about the pros and cons regarding it. Botox treatment takes less than 30 minutes, in most cases.

Before treatment with muscle relaxing injections a numbing cream is applied to the skin to ensure patient comfort. The patient will have had a consultation prior to the treatment, and the medical professional will have a detailed plan of where to administer the toxin.

– Am I suitable for treatment with muscle relaxing injections?

This is determined during a consultation. In most cases patients are 30+ and if you are unsuitable or deemed to not need Botox treatment you will be turned away. You can read more about the anti ageing treatment and who it can be beneficial for here.

– Are muscle relaxing injections safe?

When administered correctly, by a medical professional with advanced injectable training, Botox injections offer high patient satisfaction. There are risks associated with all cosmetic treatments, and it’s advised to read up on these before committing to treatment.

You will be given safety advice during your consultation prior to this (or any other) treatment too. Feel free to ask any safety questions you have during this meeting.

– How long do the results last?

Generally, the results of Botox injections will last around 6-12 months. This depends patient to patient and results cannot be guaranteed.

More information

If you would like more information about Botox treatments or any of the facial rejuvenation procedures offered by Mr Gary Ross please contact us.

You can book a consultation online or find out more information via the non surgical treatment pages.



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