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Botox FAQS

There are a lot of questions surrounding Botox treatments, one of the main questions asked is how long does Botox take to work. Here at Dr Hennessy Aesthetics, we have the perfect answer for you, along with the answer to other questions you may have about this aesthetics topic. 

What is Botox? 

Botulinum toxin is a bacterial toxin that is refined and used as Botox. It acts by preventing nerve signals from reaching the muscles wherever it is administered. When injected, Botox temporarily paralyses and freezes the area by interfering with these nerve signals. It is a highly popular treatment because it can stop wrinkles from appearing in the first place or at least reduce their look.

What happens during my appointment?

After cleaning your face, a very thin needle will be used to inject botulinum toxin into the facial muscles. Depending on the area being treated, different areas will require injections. To help determine the optimal location for the injections, the practitioner will ask you to move the muscles in your face. Typically, Botox treatments only 10-15 minutes.

How long does Botox take to work?

You might be wondering how long does Botox take to work? This type of treatment can take up to 7 days to start showing results. Avoid rubbing the region that has been treated. This prohibits having any facial beauty treatments, power showers on the face, or engaging in any strenuous exercise where you might need to wipe away sweat. This is crucial for preventing the botulinum toxin from unintentionally moving from the injected area to another area on the face.

How long does Botox last? 

Many people ask about how long does Botox take to work, but another question regularly asked is how long does Botox last? Cosmetic injections such as Botox usually have a short-term effect; they must be repeated in 3 to 4 months. Your face muscles respond and ‘repair’ more in response to more botulinum treatments, which over time reduces wrinkles.

Are Botox treatments safe?

For more than 40 years, Botox treatments have been used without risk for a number of medical disorders, including cerebral palsy. Although they are uncommon, there are certain potential hazards to be aware of with this type of aesthetic treatment, as with most medical procedures. During our consultation, we will go over any questions and concerns you might have about your treatment. 

Where can I go to find Botox treatments? 

Stephen Hennessy, a specialist in cosmetic facial rejuvenation, individually performs each of our non-surgical procedures. The kinds of Botox treatments you will find with us are:

– Forehead Botox 
Crows Feet Botox
Botox Brow Lift
Masseter Botox
Gummy smile Botox

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us to arrange a free consultation with us. This will allow us to be able to answer any questions such as how long does Botox take to work and any others in further detail. You can also visit our new blog post to find out more information on how often should you get Botox treatments.


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