Everyone has heard all about anti-wrinkle treatments and have probably seen the pictures, some great and some not so great, but what are your best options for Botox Dublin and what is it really like?
How it works
Botulinum toxin selectively paralyses the muscle groups around the injection site. This results in relaxing the tissues which are anchored to those muscles. With the strategic applying injections many of the signs of ageing can be mitigated.
The quality of the final finish depends heavily on the skill of the practitioner person under team of the quantity is important but also its precise location. The delayed effect of treatment can be a common hurdle for less experienced providers. The full effects of treatment are only obvious after 24-48 hours; this can easily lead to the over application of treatment and a more radical final result than is desired. Full treatment can take up to 30 minutes but top-up, allowing secondary treatments can be done much quicker.
What is Botulinum toxin?
Botulinum toxin is a natural protein product excreted by Clostridium Botulinum. It is produced in very large biological fermenters, in much the same way as beer or wine. It is then concentrated by chromatography and sterilised before being packaged in vials for use in clinics. It is not only used in cosmetic treatments, but a very useful way of managing chronic sweating and relaxing muscles around the temples responsible for continued persistent migraines
Does it hurt?
The cosmetic procedure involves injecting very small quantities of fluid; the needle used for this is extremely fine and is usually considered very tolerable. If you do find the injections uncomfortable, many providers will use a topical numbing cream to pretreat the areas before commencing treatment.
Are there side effects?
Treatment has a low impact on your daily activities. You should be fine to drive to and from the surgery without an escort. The effectiveness of the treatment can be limited by facial massages or the application of sustained pressure to the affected areas soon after injections. The effect is sometimes referred to as blurring, when an active ingredient is moved from its desired location.
Common side effects involve bruising and headaches, as well as a drooping of the eyelids if the injection has been around the eyes. These should disappear within 24-48 hours after treatment. If they persist, you should get back in contact with your clinic for further advice.
Cost and financing options
The price of your treatment will vary and depending on the complexity or number of injections required, this can increase. Many surgerys provide interest-free credit or full treatment plans. They can only be agreed on after the treatment plan has been written and a full assessment has been carried out in the clinic.
This provides an excellent opportunity to spread out the cost of healthcare, making it far more manageable to your daily finances. Please note that even with interest free credit and a payment plan, a deposit is usually required at the start of your treatment.