It’s common for people to have questions when they are considering a non-surgical cosmetic procedure for the first time. There are lots of rejuvenation treatments on the market now, but perhaps the most well-known and established is Botox.
It is important that a client feels comfortable enough to ask questions and get all the answers they need to in order to feel relaxed about having Botox in Stanmore. Fortunately, clinics like Centre of Dental Excellence have lots of experience communicating with patients about upcoming treatments.
Below are some of the most common questions that people ask when they are getting Botox in Stanmore.
What can Botox do?
Botox works on specific areas of the face such as around the mouth, at the edge of the eyes and between the brows. The reason that it is effective in these areas is that these are the places where lines are created by the muscles of the face.
Botox is a safe bacterium that affects the nerves in the body. It has lots of medical us as well as cosmetic ones. When it is injected directly into the face, it prevents nerves from sending messages to the muscles. This has the effect of relaxing them and preventing them from making wrinkles in the areas mentioned above.
How long does it take?
The length of the treatment depends on how many areas the patient is having injected. However, as a general guide, the whole process normally lasts 60-90 minutes.
How long does it last?
Botox is not designed to be permanent. Eventually the nerves begin to function normally again. This can take anywhere from three to six months depending on the patient. If someone has regular Botox treatments, they will often find that the effects last longer each time.
Does it hurt?
Some people feel slight discomfort when they have Botox. Many patients prefer to take some over-the-counter painkillers before going ahead. However, the sensations shouldn’t be difficult to bear and many people also go ahead without taking anything. Afterwards, there can be tenderness and sometimes light bruising, but nothing that should stop the patient going ahead with the rest of their day.