Botox injections

Botox Injections is the common term for the Botulinum toxin and brand names include Botox®, Vistabel®, Dysport® and Neurobloc®

It is used for furrows around the eyes and on the forehead. Botox Injections require no anaesthetic and will take approximately 20 minutes. Your skin will be cleaned and then small amounts of botulinum toxin will be injected into the area to be treated. This procedure is usually undertaken as an outpatient.

You should not massage or rub the treated area and treat it gently for 24 hours following treatment. Results are often visible by around 8 days, although it may take 2- 3 weeks after the treatment for the full effects to be seen. The effects of botulinum toxin injections generally last for about three to four months, although the results can last longer with repeated treatments.

Botulinum toxin may be less effective for people aged 60 and over because the muscles underlying the skin
are not as firm. Possible complications include redness, severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), bleeding, tiny abscess (microabscess), over or under treatment.