FAQ’s – Non-Surgical

Frequently asked question by Non-Surgical Patients:

What is Botox?

Botox is Botulinum A and a protein which is extracted from micro-organism.

How does Botox work?

It blocks the nerve endings of the targeted muscles and relaxes it.

What is a filler?

There are many different types. But the one we use is Hyaluronic gels which are used to either add volume to the face or augment lines and wrinkles directly.

What is the difference between Botox and fillers?

Botox relaxes the muscles and the dynamic lines of the face reduces. Filler adds volume the skin or any area targeted under the skin.

How often should I have Botox and filler?

Every 4-5 months for Botox and once a year for fillers.

Can I still have facial laser treatments such as IPL/CO2/Fractora treatments after having fillers?

Yes, only radiofrequency can reduce some of the fillers under the skin. Advice should be obtained by the doctor prior to having any laser treatment following filler administration.

Will it hurt?

Botox is rather painless. Fillers will require numbing cream before injection and some lasers will require nerve block prior to administration. As a result the treatment does not need to be painful.

How long does Botox last?

This depends on the area and the dose used. 4-5 months usually for each treated area.

How long does filler last?

Depending on the type of filler used, from 1 year to 2 years.

What happens if I stop having treatment?

The effect of Botox and Filler together will sometimes take years to wear off and the face will return to the state prior to treatment.

What will happen if I have Botox too often?

It is advised not to have Botox earlier than 3 months as the effect will not be accentuated.

What are the side effects of Botox ?

Any injectable can give bruising at the area. A small number of people might experience headache or flu-like symptoms and depending on the experience of the doctor there is always the chance of droopy muscle on the part of the face treated with Botox.

Can I fly after Botox & Filler treatment?

Yes.

Can I have Botox if I am Pregnant or Breast Feeding?

Although in parts of the world this is practiced, we advise against it.

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