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How Botox Works And Why It’s Safe For You

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Botox, has long been one of the most popular cosmetic choices for dealing with fine lines and wrinkles. 

For a number of years, expert clinicians and practitioners at YourGP have been helping men and women throughout Scotland make the most of their appearance with the use of BotoxWe asked YourGP, to explain what Botox is, how it works and whether or not it’s safe.

What Is Botox?
is a brand name of a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

What Is Botox Usually Used For?
Cosmetically, Botox is used to iron out wrinkles and lines, which are thought to be caused by small muscle contractions.

What Are The Most Common Areas That Botox Can Treat?
The most common areas that Botox can treat are:
1. The deep creases between the eyebrows.
2. Frown lines on the forehead.
3. Laughter lines/crows feet radiating away from the eyes.

How Does Botox Work?
works by temporarily paralysing muscles.

What Happens During A Botox Treatment ?
Small doses of Botox are injected into our heads or faces, which in turn block signals from our nerve cells to our muscles.

What Effect Can The Botox Treatment Have ?
The treatment will cause the wrinkles or lines to relax and soften, resulting in a natural and more youthful appearance within 3–5 days, however it can take up to 2 weeks to see full results.

How Long Will The Effects Last?
Effects of Botox can last for three to four months depending on the depth of your contours and whether you have previously had the treatment.

Is Botox Safe?
Yes Botox is safe as long as injections are performed by an experienced doctor.

Can Anyone Carry Out Botox Injections?
Yes, anyone can legally carry out non-surgical cosmetic treatments – e.g. Beauty salons, dental surgeries and even gyms can now provide Botox treatments.

Who Do You Recommend To Carry Out Botox Treatments?
If you are planning to get Botox, make sure that the treatment is carried out by professional, credible practitioners who are qualified to carry out non-surgical cosmetic treatments and who take patient safety seriously.

What Do You Consider The Most Important Factor In A Botox Treatment At YourGP?
At YourGP, patient safety is incredibly important to our clinicians and that’s why three of our clinicians recently became Save Face accredited, this is the sign of Safe Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments.

Is Botox Dangerous?
Yes, if Botox is administered incorrectly, it can be dangerous and may lead to problems such as drooping eyelids and crooked smiles.

Is Botox Safe For Everyone?
Botox is appropriate for most people, however, it is not recommended if you are pregnant or breast feeding, on blood coagulation medication such as Warfarin, or suffer from the chronic muscle condition, Myasthenia Gravis.

What Happens During A Botox Treatment At YourGP?
Prior to any treatment at YourGP, you will have a complimentary consultation with a practitioner, where they will discuss your treatment and answer any questions, and ensure Botox is the appropriate treatment for you.

How Is Botox Administered?
It  is administered by a series of injections with a very fine needle. It can take 5-10 minutes to do the treatment at each site (area on body)and normally takes about 30 minutes for the whole consultation and treatment.

What, If Any, Follow Up Treatment Is Recommended?
After your treatment, you will be advised to make an appointment for a follow-up consultation two weeks later, which will allow for an assessment and top up if required.

Are There Any Side Effects To Botox?
is very safe if injections are performed by an experienced doctor. However, it can cause minor side effects, such as swelling, bruising, and flu-like symptoms. These side effects are mild or moderate in nature and resolve within a few days.

Is Botox Only Used For Wrinkles?
No, Botox can also be useful for treating a variety of medical conditions, including migraines and excessive sweating.

How Does Botox Help Excessive Sweating (Or Hyperhidrosis)?
Excessive sweating (or hyperhidrosis) can have devastating effects on people’s confidence and mental healthBotox can bring rapid and long-term relief to this condition.

How Long Do The Effects Last For Sweating?
One treatment usually lasts for up to a year (although it has been known to last longer in some patients), and effectively treats excessive sweating in underarms, forehead, and hands and feet.

What Areas Of The Body Can Botox Help With?
As well as helping you clear up the deep creases between your eyebrows, Botox might actually help stop you from wiping the sweat from your brow too.

To find out more about Botox or to book an appointment:
YourGP’s online booking form,
reception@your.gp  0131 225 5656.

To find out more about Botox or to book an appointment:

use YourGP’s online booking form , email the reception team at reception@your.gp
or call YourGP on 0131 225 5656.

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