Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog talks about botox and the main concerns patients have when seeking this treatment.
By far the most commonest concern with botox treatments is not to have an unnatural look. This is understandable as botox patients want to improve their appearance and not make it worse. In addition as most botox patients don’t tell anyone else about the treatment, they don’t want to give the game away. I combat this by baby stepping the botox dose I give and by offering a 3 month guarantee on all botox treatments. This gives the patient peace of mind that they can have a free botox top up within 3 months and therefore we can slightly under dose with the botox initially.
The next concern for botox patients is will t be painful. This is not unexpected since we are using needles to inject the botox. First, the needles we use are diabetic syringes, these are very small and fine needles. Second, we don’t inject very deep into the skin and third, the botox treatment is very quick and over in a few seconds. Patients say they feel a slight scratch but no huge amount of pain.
The last concern is complications with the botox treatment. There will be some redness and swelling immediately after the botox injections, but this disappears after around 20 minutes. The other complication from the botox treatment is bruising. This is more common around the eye area. You can reduce this with ice applied to the area and the use of Arnica cream. As you can see there are risks with any treatment and botox is no exception, but with careful planning most of these can either be eliminated or reduced.
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