Botox Q&A

How does Botox work?
Botox is a neurotoxin (a form of botulinum toxin type A) that is injected into targeted treatment areas using an ultra-fine needle. Botox works by blocking nerve signals to prevent the muscles in certain areas of the face from contracting, allowing the skin to remain smooth and unwrinkled.
How long will it take before I see results?
It will start working at day 3 to 5 and continue reducing muscle activity up today 14. Static lines however can continue to improve after this stage.
Which Botox do you use?


Do the injections hurt?
The procedure is not considered to be painful most patients experience brief discomfort similar to plucking and eyebrow. The injections take only a few minutes.
What will happen if I choose not to continue with treatments?
If you do not continue with treatments your lines will gradually return to how they did before having any treatment.
Do I need a consultation prior to treatment?

Yes as Botox is a prescription medication a face to face consultation is required prior to treatment.

How long do the results last?

Most results last for up to 12 weeks with gradual movement returning before this point.


Will it get rid of all my lines?

In most cases it reduces the lines and wrinkles by 50% – 80% although some people have almost 100% reduction.

Is there anything I need to avoid after Botox?

Have a look in the aftercare section and you will find the post treatment leaflet which has more details.


Is there any side effects?

Very common (affects more than 1 user in 10)
• Redness, swelling, irritation, rash, itching, tingling, pain, discomfort, stinging or bruising at the site
of the injection
• Headache

For more information click on the patient information leaflet from the manufacturer: Azzalure, 125 Speywood units, powder for solution for injection – Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) – (emc) (

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