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Do you need Botox? 10 things you need to know about having Botox

Have you ever thought, “Do I need Botox?”. Many people now seem to be doing it but not everyone talks about. So, here at Oak Tree Surgery we thought we would give some information about Botox so that you can make an informed decision.

What is Botox?

Given via injections, Botox is a medical treatment that can relax facial muscles and reduce the signs of ageing by making lines and wrinkles less obvious. All this is without the need for surgery. 

10 things you need to know about having Botox – Information about Botox

  1. Safety is of key importance – you should use a qualified practitioner to administer Botox, who operates within a clean and safe practice
  2. The effect isn't permanent – Botox is non-surgical and therefore the effect isn’t permanent but lasts around 4-6 months, depending on the person
  3. There's no guarantee the desired effect will be achieved but if you use an experienced healthcare practitioner to give Botox, you can be assured that they work to achieve the best possible results
  4. You should not have Botox if you are pregnant or breast feeding as the effects to the baby are still unknown
  5. There are risks to having Botox but if you want to reduce the signs of ageing and have Botox Injections by a doctor, you should minimize your risk. You can read more about the risks of Botox here
  6. You should always expect an in-person free consultation to discuss your Botox, in advance of your treatment. During this meeting you can make sure you are absolutely comfortable with the person who will be giving you Botox
  7. Local anesthetic is not usually given. Your skin is simply cleaned to prepare for the Botox Injections
  8. For each area of skin where you have Botox injected, it takes around 10 minutes. Pain is minimal.
  9. It takes 3-5 days to see the initial results of your Botox Injections and to reduce the signs of ageing. Full effect can usually be seen after 2 weeks
  10. 10. After having Botox you should avoid rubbing the areas you have had Botox administered for around 3 days

If you are interested in having a free consultation, get in touch with the Oak Tree Surgery Team in Bridgend. 

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