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Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it take before the effect of a botulinum toxin / botox treatment becomes visible?

About 3-5 days after the treatment the result becomes visible; optimal results occur after 2 weeks.

Is one treatment enough?

A botulinum toxin treatment is always temporary, because it wears off after a while. How long the effect will be noticeable also varies. It depends on how strong the muscles that have been treated are, as well as whether a prior botulinum toxin treatment of the same muscles has occurred. This is why the duration of the effect varies from 3 to 6 months.

Is the treatment painful?

The treatment can cause slight discomfort. However, this is so minimal that no anaesthetic is required. Coincidentally, the sensitivity is unrelated to the botulinum toxin itself, but is due to the saline solution it is dissolved in.

Is botulinum toxin safe?

Yes. Botulinum toxin has been used safely (for over one hundred years) in the treatment of numerous medical conditions, for instance by neurologists and urologists. Use within cosmetic medicine is a much more recent development. There has never been any indication that botulinum toxin in healthy people could have damaging side effects. However, patients with certain neurological conditions, such as myasthenia gravis, should not be treated with botulinum toxin, since this could aggravate their symptoms.