How long does botox last?

On average anti-wrinkle injections last 3 months, this can vary depending on factors like metabolism, lifestyle and muscle memory. Botox will take full effect after 14 days. Muscles will start to move again in 6-8 weeks and full movement is usually within 3 months. 

What are the side effects of botox injections?

Common side effects include redness and swelling over injection sites for 30 minutes after injections. Bruising is common and is treated with regular ice packs and arnica cream. Headaches can occur in the initial few days while the muscles are relaxing. Less common effects include brow and lid heaviness reported in 3-5% of cases. Allergy to botox is extremely rare.

What precautions should be taken after my botox treatment?

Do not reapply any products onto the face for 24 hours after injections and keep hands away from the face. Alcohol consumption and exercise should also be avoided for the remainder of the day. Stay upright for 5 hours after injections. Avoid warm temperatures for 72 hours. Facials, hair removal and sun beds should be postponed for at least 2 weeks.

What is dermal filler?

Dermal filler is a naturally occurring substance in human cells called hyaluronic acid. It is injected as a bulking agent to add volume and lift to areas in the face to reduce signs of ageing and fatigue. This clinic uses premium fillers from the Juvederm Vycross range. Each product is designed for different needs such as volume, structure, lift and longevity.

Is dermal filler painful and how long will it last?

Dermal filler injections are not a painless procedure. Each syringe contains a local anaesthetic which provides comfort during the procedure. Topical anaesthetic ointment is applied to lips prior to filler injections. Lip filler (Ultra range) will last usually between 6-9 months while cheek, jawline and chin filler (Voluma Range) can last between 12-18 months.

What are the side effects of dermal filler injections?

The most common side effects include redness, bruising and swelling which can take 2-4 weeks to fully settle. In extremely rare cases filler can be injected into a blood vessel and cause tissue damage but will be dissolved quickly by the doctor. Lumps are not common but are usually reduced effectively by regular massage. Allergic reaction is also extremely rare.