I am interested in having botox injections but how big is the needle and how deep does it go?
Our clients are always surprised how tiny the Botox injections are. As you can see from the photograph, it is an extremely fine and small needle. Injections are into the relevant muscles which lie just under the surface of your skin. Each little injection is a little stingy - like pulling out a fine hair slowly with tweezers. You can go straight back to work, and women can have mineral make-up applied immediately afterwards. No one will know, not even your partner nor friends!
Botox and Dysport are Prescription Medicines containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines of the face. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Arrange a consultation to discuss the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuromuscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to a doctor. A charge applies. Note: Botox and Dysport treatment lasts about 4 months and after this time further courses of treatment could be necessary. Arrange a consultation to discuss your own situation.
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