- Within the world of aesthtics there are probably more questions asked about botulinum toxin, or Botox (the Allergan-owned brand name) that it is often called, than any other topic.
- Below, our founder, Dr Meg Minasian, who has over 25 years experience in the therapeutic use of botulinum toxin, answers many of the most common questions that are asked by people considering botulinum toxin treatments.
- Since it is a prescription treatment it is necessary at The MW Clinic London to first have a personal medical consultation with Dr Meg Minasiasn, before any potential treatments can be considered.
- Any botulinum toxin injections offered by The MW Clinic London will only be administered to clients by Dr Meg Minasian personally, rather than another less experienced therapist.
- This provides our clients with the highest levels of trust and the confidence in having a smooth experience and a safe, positive outcome.
- If you have a question which is not answered here or if you're interested in learning more about our botulinum toxin injections or any of our other treatments, please don't hesitate to contact us.
- To book a consultation with Dr Meg Minasian please contact us here or book online here.
Please find below many of the most common other questions about botulinum toxin or Botox asked by our clients, and answered by our expert doctor, Dr Meg Minasian.
How often should I get Botox?
- The frequency of botulinum toxin treatments depends on individual preferences. Typically the effect of botulinum toxin is 3 months and so depending on the desired effect treatments are repeated every 3 to 4 months.
What are the three areas of Botox?
- The three commonest areas for botulinum toxin treatment are the forehead, frown and eyes.
What are the side effects of Botox injections?
- Common side effects of botulinum toxin injections may include temporary bruising, redness, swelling, or mild discomfort or headache at the injection site. Rare side effects can include eyelid drooping.
How much is Barbie Botox?
- The cost of "Barbie botulinum toxin," which typically refers to injections into the trapezium, can vary based on location and the provider's fees. At The MW Clinic London all injections are administered personally by Dr Meg Minasian, who has over 25 years experience with these types of injections. The cost for these treatments are from £895.
Does Botox get rid of wrinkles?
- Botulinum toxin can temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing the muscles responsible for creating them. However, it is not a permanent solution, and results typically last for a few months.
Where does Botox go when it wears off?
- When botulinum toxin wears off, it gradually metabolizes and is eliminated by the body. The treated muscles regain their normal function, which can lead to the return of wrinkles and facial movement.
Why is my Botox wearing off after one month?
- The duration of botulinum toxin results can vary among individuals. Factors such as metabolism, the amount of botulinum toxin used, and the injection technique can affect how long it lasts. It is not uncommon for some people to experience shorter-lived results.
How much for three areas of Botox?
- The cost of botulinum toxin for three areas can vary depending on the location and the provider. At The MW Clinic London all injections are administered personally by Dr Meg Minasian, who has over 25 years experience with these types of injections. Three areas of treatments costs from £495.
What is the cost of Botox for two areas?
- The cost of botulinum toxin for two areas at The MW Clinic London is from £395. At The MW Clinic London all injections are administered personally by Dr Meg Minasian, who has over 25 years experience with these types of injections.
How much should Botox cost in London?
- The cost of botulinum toxin in London can vary, but it is generally on the higher end compared to other regions in the UK.
Why does Botox take two weeks to work?
- Botulinum toxin typically takes a few days to start showing its effects, with full results becoming noticeable within 1 to 2 weeks. This delay is because it takes time for botulinum toxin to block nerve signals and relax the treated muscles.
What happens when you stop Botox?
- When you stop botulinum toxin treatments, the treated muscles gradually regain their normal function, and wrinkles and facial movement may return to their previous state. There are no adverse effects associated with discontinuing botulinum toxin.
How often should you get Botox?
- The frequency of botulinum toxin treatments varies depending on individual preferences and the duration of the effects. Typically, botulinum toxin is repeated every 3 to 4 months to maintain results.
Can you get just a little Botox?
- Yes, botulinum toxin treatments can be customized to provide subtle and conservative results. The amount of botulinum toxin used can be adjusted to achieve the desired level of improvement while maintaining a natural appearance.
How long does Botox last in the forehead?
- Botulinum toxin results in the forehead typically last for about 3 to 4 months on average. Individual experiences may vary.
How can I make Botox last longer?
- To help botulinum toxin results last longer, it's essential to follow post-treatment care instructions, avoid excessive sun exposure, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Staying hydrated and protecting your skin from UV rays can also be beneficial.
Who is allowed to give Botox injections?
- Botox injections should be administered by qualified healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurse practitioners, or licensed medical aestheticians who have received appropriate training and certification for the procedure. At the MW Clinic London, all injections are administered personally by Dr Meg Minasian, who has over 25 years experience injecting botulinum toxin.
Is it safer to have a doctor administer Botox injections?
- Having a doctor administer botulinum toxin injections can enhance safety, as doctors have extensive medical training and knowledge of facial anatomy. At the MW Clinic London, all injections are administered personally by Dr Meg Minasian, who has over 25 years experience injecting botulinum toxin.