Why Does Botox Take Time To Work?

Botox: it’s one of the most famous aesthetic beauty treatments going, with a long history of creating smoother skin and even being used preventatively, to stop wrinkles forming. Today, we’re going to answer some of those common questions about this incredible treatment, and why you might be interested in having Botox in Coventry.

So, what is botox and how does it work?

Botox is an anti-wrinkle injection that helps to ‘dull’ the signals between nerves and muscles. When injected into areas that see lots of movement – expressive wrinkles, formed by actions like frowning or smiling – it limits that movement, effectively ‘relaxing’ the face.

How quickly does botox work?

It takes a couple of weeks post-treatment to really see results because botox has to reach the cellular level of the muscle. In other words, it has to work its way in! Timing also vary between patients; between injected areas; and between amounts used. Thicker skin may also take longer to see results.

How long does treatment take?

It depends on the number of areas being treated, but typically an appointment lasts under an hour. Of course, you’ll also need a consultation ahead of treatment; that’s partly because botox is a prescription-only medicine, and partly because a consultation is always part of the treatment process here at our Coventry aesthetics clinic.

Can I have other treatments alongside anti-wrinkle injections?

Yes, but we’d discuss these with you during your consultation. Because anti-wrinkle injections treat wrinkles caused by movement, we might offer dermal fillers to treat those caused by sun damage. Whatever we recommend, it’s worth knowing that we’d never suggest a treatment we felt wasn’t needed or was unsuitable.

What are the pros and cons of Botox injections?

To give you some idea, pros include smoother-looking, more youthful skin and wrinkle prevention; while the biggest negative is that, as with all aesthetic treatments, you’ll need repeat sessions to prolong results. However, botox can last anywhere from 3-6 months (depending on how quickly you body breaks down the ingredients), so it’s fairly long-lasting.

How do I book a consultation?

We’d love to see you a consultation for Botox in Coventry, to book simply visit our contact page, then call, email or fill out the form. We’ll then be able to book you in at a time that suits you and discuss your options. We’re excited to be part of your journey for Botox in Coventry!