Botulinum Toxin FAQ’s

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What is Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum Toxin is a heavily diluted version of Botolinium Toxin. Botulinum Toxin can be administered into either a muscle in the face to prevent premature wrinkles or in sweat glands to control excessive severe sweating.

How does it work?

When we age, frown or smile muscles contract and pull our skin, after a while wrinkles form. Botulinum Toxin relaxes those muscles which prevent them from contracting giving the skin a more even tone.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects are rare and temporary, but in severe cases it can cause muscle paralysis and corneal ulceration. You may occasionally develop an eyelid droop and flu like symptoms but this should disappear within a few days.

Is it expensive?

Botulinum Toxin costs anything between £175 and £350 depending on the area in which you are being treated. You will need top ups every few months and even with top ups you will be regarded as a new client and will then have to pay as such. However, it is still one of the cheapest cosmetic treatments around according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s 2000 survey.

How long does it last?

Botulinum Toxin for cosmetic reasons lasts for around four months before you will need a top up.

Does it hurt?

No, the pain is minimal and the whole treatment will be completed within ten minutes with little or no recovery time.

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