What are the side effects of botox anti wrinkle treatment?
Issues can sometimes arise when Botox trickles into adjacent muscles and causes them to relax. This results in unwanted results. For example, it may seep into the eyebrow or eyelid muscle, causing them to relax, which results in a slight droop. It may track into the cheek muscle when injected into the crow’s feet or bunny lines area leading to a facial droop. Since only a small amount of the botulinum toxin track to the unwanted areas, any problem caused will usually settle within four weeks.
Side effects of the procedure are temporary, with full recovery achievable in a maximum of three months. At Skin Luxe, we always book our clients into a review appointment after each treatment. This allows us to assess the effectiveness of the treatment and assist you with your recovery.
Other minor effects are due to the injecting needle, which can cause bruising and swelling.
What is the downtime with botox treatment?
The recovery time after Botox injection is usually two weeks. Although the treatment can start working within five days, it can take up to two weeks for the full effect to occur. Any bruising from the injection should also settle quickly.
How long does botox last?
The treatment can last between 3-6 months. Your exact results will vary as it depends on how strong your muscles are and how fast your body is at breaking down the botulinum. The treatment will wear off gradually with full movement back in six months time.
How much does Botox in our Glasgow Clinic Cost?
Botox treatment is often priced per area where each area refers to a group of muscles. Most commonly treated areas are frown, forehead and crows’ feet wrinkles. At Luxe Skin, we offer great prices on all areas and allow you to combine areas for a discounted price. One area costs £175, two areas are £250, and three areas are £325.
Botox vs. Fillers
Botox and fillers are used to achieve different results. Botox treatment is excellent for relaxing muscles and because of this, it’s ideal for treating active lines. These are lines that occur when facial muscles are moving. They include forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet etc. You don’t want to use Botox in areas where the muscle needs to be active such as on the cheeks. Your cheek muscles need to keep moving as they help to make facial expressions. Because of this, Botox injections aren’t useful for cheeks and other areas which need to move that can cause wrinkles.