Is Botox safe or are there awful side effects?

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You’ve probably seen in the media how Botox is alternately raved about and then demonised. There are journalists who’ve tried it for the greater good of supplying their first hand experience to their readers, but then find themselves enjoying their newly rejuvenated faces so thoroughly, they remain loyal customers to their Botox practitioners. Then, there are the horror stories that sell tabloids, warning us off Botox and all its dangers. But which version is correct?

Let us put your mind at rest. Botox from our Leamington Spa practice is safe. Yes, it carries a minimal risk of side effects, but rather than the grossly distorted images provided by some newspapers to fuel their readers’ indignation, the most common side effects are a slight bruising and swelling at the injection site, which settles down after a couple of days. All injections carry the risk of bruising and swelling. It’s not unique to Botox.

A few Botox users have reportedly suffered from headaches or muscle stiffness following Botox treatment. Feeling tired or feverish is named as another side effect, but these cases are very rare. When you come for your Botox consultation at our Leamington Spa practice, our skilled and experienced practitioner will run through all the possible risks and potential complications the treatment incurs, as well as the very thorough steps we take to ensure they don’t occur.

Thousands of Botox treatments are carried out in the UK every month and many of the customers having them are not having them for the first time. It is a treatment that is approved by the FDA and has an excellent safety record. The advantages of having Botox from us here in Leamington Spa far outweighs the disadvantages, which is why it’s one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments in the world.

What does Botox actually do?

Botox relaxes the muscles of your face to stop them from contracting and forming wrinkles. It is administered by injection by an experienced practitioner, who understands the importance of a lightness of touch. A gentle approach is required in order to achieve a natural-looking effect. And what is that effect? Botox can significantly turn back the clock. It will make you look younger than your years, but without anybody realising that you’ve had treatment.

Your friends may wonder why you look so rested. They might feel envious that you have a new radiantly youthful glow, but it’s unlikely they’ll guess why. Botox is one of the most effective anti-ageing treatments in the world, which is why so many people are dedicated to pursuing treatment of their wrinkles in this way.

If you’d like a smoother, wrinkle-free face and you’d like to try Botox, why not come and have an informal chat with a member our team. We’ll make sure you’re fully informed of how the procedure works and what you can expect. Please get in touch for a chat about how Botox can safely and positively transform your appearance.