Botox in Birmingham

by Dr Andrew Greenwood BDS 


I have  20 years experience of facial aesthetics and have performed 1000’s of Botox treatments during that time both as an injector and trainer. So you can rest assured you are in safe hands.

Not only do I use Botox for cosmetic use, I also treat medical conditions such as migraines, underarm sweating and teeth clenching.


Some common Botox questions

1. Q: What is Botox?

A: It is a purified form of botulinum toxin used to temporarily relax muscles, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.


2. Q: How does it work?

A: Botox blocks nerve signals to muscles, temporarily paralyzing them and preventing contraction, which smoothens wrinkles.


3. Q: What areas can be treated with Botox?

A: Botox is commonly used to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines between the eyebrows, and neck bands.


4. Q: Is Botox safe?

A: Yes, when administered by a qualified professional, it is generally safe with minimal risks and side effects.


5. Q: How long does a Botox treatment last?

A: Results typically last 3-4 months, but this can vary depending on individual factors and treatment areas.


6. Q: Is Botox painful?

A: Discomfort is minimal. Most people report a slight stinging sensation during injections, which subsides quickly.


7. Q: Are there any side effects of Botox?

A: Possible side effects include mild bruising, headache, or temporary drooping of nearby muscles. These usually resolve quickly.


8. Q: What is the downtime after a Botox treatment?

A: There’s minimal downtime. Patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment.


9. Q: Who should avoid Botox?

A: Pregnant or breastfeeding women, individuals with certain neuromuscular disorders, or those allergic to Botox components should avoid treatment.


10. Q: How can I find a qualified Botox provider?

A: Look for registered healthcare professionals experienced in administering Botox. Ask for recommendations and make sure they are suitably medically qualified. Botox is a prescription medicine and shoud only be administered by a suitably qualified healthcare professioal.

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