Everything you need to know about Botox

October 27, 2013

Every week there seems to be headlines about the latest anti-aging treatment or wonder product that will help turn back the hands of time. However, unfortunately for a lot of people they simply don’t work. This is why Botox is still the most popular ant-aging treatment in the UK because women can rely on the results. However, we would be lying if we said that Botox hasn’t had a bad press so what you need to know before getting Botox?


Photo: freedigitalphoto.net/Marin

Photo: freedigitalphoto.net/Marin

Know what you are getting

It may sound obvious but it is important to know what you are getting injected into you. So as we always try to help at Shumaila’s here a brief guide to Botox. The idea is that it Botox is a medicine approved by the FDA that is a very small protein naturally created by bacteria named Botulin and used in its purified form.


How it works is that when injected into the face it stops the nerve endings from sending signals to the brain stopping frowns and lines forming. However, the Botox itself is highly diluted before it is injected into your skin and the needle used is thinner than a hair so most people don’t even feel it. What’s more there is no recovery time so you can go back to work after getting the procedures.

Choose a good provider

A lot of the bad press surrounding Botox is when people go to unqualified practitioners. So make sure you know that you are being treated by someone who is fully qualified and will administer the injection safely. Therefore, make sure you do your research online beforehand and ask to see examples of their work and always remember that if the price seems too good to be true it usually is.

However, if you are thinking about Botox you can be sure that you are in safe hands with Shumaila’s as all our practitioners are fully qualified and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have and off course allay any fears.


Less is more

Another criticism that is often levelled at Botox is because it can leave people with a frozen expression. However, most of the time you would never know that someone has had Botox as it can simply make you look fresher faced rather than frozen. Therefore, listen to your therapist who will know how to make your Botox look natural as well as telling how long you should leave between injections. Therefore, make sure you listen to their advice because the idea is that your wrinkles look reduced and you look rested and it shouldn’t be obvious that you have had it done. So always remember that when it comes to Botox less is more.