Here are some questions that are often asked about Botox treatment.

What is Botox?


Botox is a drug that is made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and called botulinum toxin. Used medically to treat certain muscle conditions it is also used cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralysing muscles.


Botulinum toxin is sold commercially under the following names:

  • Botox, Vistabel, Botox cosmetic (OnabotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)

  • Dysport (AbobotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)

  • Bocouture, Xeomin (IncobotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)

  • Myobloc (RimabotulinumtoxinB or botulinum toxin type B).

Botox works by temporarily relaxing facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as preventing new lines from forming. Botox is also used for a wide variety of other conditions, including migraines, psoriasis and excessive sweating.

Will Botox stop me having wrinkles?

Yes. Botox and all similar purified toxins can temporarily reduce or erase forehead lines, vertical frown lines and as crow's-feet. The treatment does this by slowing down muscles that contract hundreds of times a day, and are responsible for etching lines in the skin. It can lift the corners of the mouth that tend to sag with age, and smooth out the "pin cushion" appearance of some people’s chins. Botox will also soften lines that form around smoker's mouths, and vertical neck cords.

Will having Botox make me look frozen and feel numb?

It will have no effect on the nerves that are responsible for sensation, and it won’t make you make you feel numb either. When used correctly, Botox will lift the brow to give a sincere and appealing look. However if too much Botox is injected into the horizontal lines of the forehead the results will not be as good. That is why it's so important that you are treated by an experienced practitioner who will accurately judge the size of your muscles and assess how much Botox is needed to give you a very good result.

Will having Botox treatment hurt?

Like any injection you have, Botox might be slightly painful, especially when the injections are being placed between your eyebrows. Some practitioners will offer topical anaesthesia that is given ten minutes before the procedure or they might ice the area that you are going to have treated, to numb it.

Are there any side effects of Botox?

Every drug has side effects, and Botox does too although these would be considered short lived and minor. In one to five per cent of cases, there might be a slight droopiness of the eyebrow or eyelid but that will usually go within two weeks. Other than that, some patients have some slight bruising but anything more than that is unlikely.

Is it expensive to have Botox?

There is a wide range of prices for Botox treatment. It is quite affordable to most people but as ever the quality of the result will always depends on the skill of the practitioner. With a Dentists Near Me professional you can be assured of safe and effective Botox treatment at a location convenient to you.

What is the best age to start having Botox treatment?

The whole point of having Botox to is to reduce the sign of wrinkles so you do not need it if you don’t have any wrinkles!  But when you do feel bothered by lines and wrinkles then you can be confident that the Botox treatment you have will address the issues you have with your appearance. And it is safe to have Botox for the long term too.

How long with the effect of my Botox treatment last?

How long the effects of Botox last will vary, to some extent, from patient to patient but in general the results should last from about three and a half months to four months.

Will people be able to see that I have had Botox?

That depends. People will notice that you are looking brighter and fresher and even may think you look younger, well rested. But they should not be able to see that the reason for your improved appearance is Botox. Bad Botox produces a shiny smooth forehead or parts of the face that do not move even when a person cries, smiles or laughs. This is not something that you need worry about if you arrange for your treatment to be done by a Dentists Near Me professional.

How will I feel the day after I have had Botox treatment?

You should feel absolutely fine. The results of the Botox should reach their optimum effect over a couple of days and will then continue to develop over the next two weeks. The normal advice from a professional to anyone who wants Botox specifically for a special event would be to have it a fortnight before the event to take advantage of the full effect of the Botox treatment. Some medications might cause the skin to bruise slightly after treatment but that will soon fade. Patients will normally be allowed to put their make up on right after treatment if they wish but will be advised to avoid hard workouts for 24 hours after Botox treatment.


If you are concerned about facial wrinkles and want to talk to an expert about Botox treatment then Dentists Near Me will have the details of a professional at a location convenient to you.