Everything you ever wanted to know about Botox but were afraid to ask

June 30, 2013

It seems that not a week goes by without Botox hitting the headlines and now the latest breakthrough seems to be that doctors are using it to treat people with irregular heartbeats. By injecting the toxin into the fat pads surrounding the heart it can paralyse the nerve which triggers the faulty rhythm. However, for most of us Botox can be used as an effective way of dealing with wrinkles or fine lines but with so much written about it can be hard to know whether it is for you. So here is everything you need to know about Botox but are afraid to ask.

photo: freedigitalphotos.net/Ambro

photo: freedigitalphotos.net/Ambro


Will it leave me looking wooden?

It’s a common concern for anyone who hasn’t had Botox before as there is so much written about celebs who seem to have frozen faces thanks to Botox. However, that is not the case at all as when done well Botox actually looks quite subtle and simply smoothes out the lines and doesn’t leave you unable to move your face.


At Shumaila’s you will be seen by a qualified professional who will be able to access where you need Botox so it looks subtle and not overdone. What’s more as Botox only lasts up to six months if by some miracle you don’t like the result it will wear off but most people who try it love Botox and keep getting it and no one can tell.


Will it hurt?

One of the great things about Botox is the fact that it is non-invasive. The needle used on your face is thinner then a piece of hair. When you first have it done you might see some small red lumps in the injected area but these disappear after about 15 minutes. In fact there is absolutely no recovery period at all so once it is done you can get on with your daily life, unlike a facelift where you could have weeks of recovery time.


But I have to be old don’t I?


As long as you are over 18 you can get Botox and in fact more and more people are turning to Botox as a preventative measure. Statistics from the American Society for Plastic Surgeons show that in 2010 there was an 11 per cent increase in the number of people in their 20’s who got Botox in the USA.


Is it safe?


Because Botox is derived from the Botulinum toxin which is linked to botulism a lot of people assume it is bad for you but that is not the case at all. The Botox that is injected into your face is so purified that is perfectly safe while a lot of the problems associated with the injection is when it is done but non-qualified practitioners. At Shumaila’s you will be seen by a qualified doctor so you will be in safe hands and leave with a subtle look. What’s more Botox has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use since 2002 so it is perfectly safe.