Things to Know Before Getting Botox, London

Posted on October 7, 2021

Botox London has changed a lot of lives for the better.

Did you know? Millions of people get Botox treatments each year. From decreasing lines and wrinkles to making you look younger, Botox London has a lot of benefits.

In fact, my patients’ lives changed for the better because of Botox.

For one, they had more confidence. They also had better work performance and relationships.

But how does Botox work? How should you prepare for it? Are there any risks associated with Botox London?

In this article, I will talk about Botox, how it works, and its risks. I will also explain what usually happens before, during, and after the treatment so you can make an informed decision.

What Is Botox?

Botox is an extremely popular substance that boasts a wide range of benefits.

While mainly known as a frontrunner for wrinkle treatment, Botox can also be used to correct crow’s feet and forehead lines.

Cosmetic doctors can also use Botox to treat bunny lines, smokers lines, frown lines, and other signs of ageing.

Botox is an injectable substance made from a type of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. This temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles. By doing this, Botox reduces the appearance of many signs of ageing.

Botox London is a substance derived from Clostridium botulinum.

Botox London is a substance derived from Clostridium botulinum.

Interestingly, Botox has been around for many years. Models, athletes, and actors have been using Botox to maintain their youthful appearance.

As one of the most popular wrinkle treatments, millions of people use Botox. As long as a highly qualified cosmetic doctor administers Botox, it can solve your issues.

In addition, Botox is a non-surgical procedure. It only involves injections. Many patients find this convenient because the treatment requires less downtime.

Since many patients do not want to go under the knife, Botox serves as a great alternative for them.

Moreover, Botox treatments have been successfully giving patients what they want. Since 1999, Botox has been approved by the FDA to treat eye problems. Since 2002, Botox has been approved by the FDA to treat cosmetic problems.

Given the FDA’s approval of Botox use, you don’t have to worry about its safety.

However, you should still be careful where you get your Botox from. Due to its immense popularity, many clinics all over the world offer low-quality Botox for cheap prices. Worse, some of them offer fake Botox. Hence, you should only work with the top skin clinics in London.

Botox works by temporarily disabling your muscles and nerves.

How Does Botox Work?

Specifically, Botox works by paralysing the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. In order to do this, Botox blocks the nerves that control muscle contractions.

When injected, Botox temporarily paralyses the muscles and nerves. As a result, it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

In addition, Botox is especially effective for dynamic wrinkles― ones that appear when you frown, squint, or smile.

However, the effects of forehead Botox are irreversible. They usually start to show within three to five days after you get injected with Botox. The effects become more visible within two weeks.

Hence, I take a conservative approach when injecting Botox. It’s because I can always inject more Botox, not reverse its effects.

Things to Know Before Getting Botox London

Without a doubt, Botox is a safe and effective treatment as long as it’s done by a qualified practitioner.

My clinic has been using Botox for many years. Moreover, my patients are always satisfied by the results.

But before you get Botox in London, there are some things you should know about. These include the reasons why people get Botox London, the risks of Botox, and what happens before, during, & after a Botox treatment.

In this section, I will discuss the things you should know before getting Botox.

You must know a few things before getting Botox London.

You must know a few things before getting Botox London.

Harley Street remains the cosmetic hub of London, so many people go there to get Botox

Why People Get Botox in London

In 1860, many doctors moved to Harley Street, London because of its quality housing and central location. These doctors then invited their colleagues to work with them. Because of this, Harley Street started to flourish.

Since then, the number of doctors, skin clinics, and organizations in and around Harley Street grew. When the National Health Service was established in 1948, there were about 1,500 doctors practicing within the vicinity of Harley Street.

Now, Harley Street is a world-renowned medical centre in London. From celebrities to regular citizens, Harley Street has helped change the lives of many patients.

Today, there are more than 3,000 people working in the Harley Street area. These include doctors, nurses, and aestheticians. Clinics and organizations at Harley Street are led by experts in cosmetic treatments.

One of the most well-known clinics in Harley Street is The Harley Street Filler Specialists London. Led by me, Dr. Julian De Silva, the clinic specialises in non-surgical procedures including Botox.

Featuring state-of-the-art facilities, my clinic’s staff gives you nothing but the best.

For one, my clinic boasts a team of award-winning aestheticians. We also do each treatment carefully, so your safety is assured.

Moreover, we take pride in offering great customer service. Once you step into my clinic, the staff will politely and kindly treat you.

After the procedure, my team offers aftercare support to ensure that you recover well. We are also available anytime to address your concerns and questions.

In summary, people get Botox treatments in London and at my clinic because of high-end facilities, award-winning aestheticians, excellent customer service, and aftercare support.

Before Getting Botox London

No matter what procedure you plan to have, you should do research first. Read up about Botox as much as you can. By reading about Botox, you become more prepared for the procedure.

Next, you need to consult a cosmetic doctor. While Botox is a non-surgical procedure, it needs to be carefully done by a certified doctor. You can book a consultation with me here.

During the consultation, you must explain your goals, medical history, current condition, current medication, and lifestyle habits (e.g smoking, drinking).

Based on these, I will determine if Botox is the best treatment for you. If it is, I will explain how the procedure goes, its risks, and how it helps you achieve your goals.

I might also suggest complementary procedures such as laser resurfacing and chemical peel.
After you agree with the things we discussed, you can schedule your Botox treatment.

You must know as much as you can about Botox before getting the treatment.

You must know as much as you can about Botox before getting the treatment.

A Botox treatment involves injecting the substance into certain points of your face.

While Getting Botox London

A Botox procedure starts with a practitioner applying topical anaesthesia to your skin.

Once the anaesthesia works, the practitioner will inject Botox into your skin using a fine needle. Botox injections usually follow a strategically defined pattern. This includes several points.

Depending on your goal, the practitioner will keep injecting Botox until it achieves the desired effects.

The whole procedure takes about 30 minutes. For this reason, Botox treatments do not require an overnight stay.

After finishing the injections, the staff will instruct you to stay at the facility for observation. Once the staff clear you, you can go home. I recommend that you go home right away and rest.

Even if a Botox treatment is non-surgical, you need enough rest to recover properly. You also have to be careful not to put too much pressure on your face as you commute home.

After Getting Botox London

There are a few things you should keep in mind after getting Botox London.

For one, you have to avoid aspirin products as they can increase bruising. You must also avoid rubbing or massaging your face.

Next, you must avoid wearing makeup. Makeup can irritate your skin and interfere with the treatment.

You should also avoid sleeping on your face the first night after getting the treatment. This will put too much pressure on your face and can ruin Botox’s effects.

Speaking of sleeping, you should also get enough sleep each night after the procedure.

Moreover, you should not drink alcohol excessively for 24 hours after the treatment. Alcohol dehydrates you, so you must not have it after the procedure.

You should also avoid doing strenuous activities such as running and lifting heavy things.

Lastly, you must avoid extreme sunlight and extreme temperatures for about two weeks after the Botox treatment.

You must avoid drinking and certain medicines after getting Botox.

You must avoid drinking and certain medicines after getting Botox.

Risks associated with Botox include pain, swelling, and bruising.

Risks Associated With Botox

Botox injections are generally safe when administered by a skilled and experienced cosmetic doctor. However, just like any non-surgical procedure, Botox comes with risks. These include:

  • Pain or discomfort at the injection points
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Facial weakness
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Eye dryness

Please take note that these side effects are temporary. They go away with time, so you don’t have to worry when you experience them after getting Botox.


Botox has been a miracle worker for many people. For some, it’s an anti wrinkle treatment. For others, it’s a way to maintain their appearance-based careers (e.g. acting, modelling).

Similarly, Botox can serve as a miracle worker for you. With its non-surgical nature, Botox lets you achieve your aesthetic goals in no time.

So, if you are planning to get Botox London soon, contact us to book a consultation now!

Dr. Julian De Silva, Medical Director

About the Author

Dr Julian De Silva is a leading facial plastic surgeon that specialises only in surgical and non-surgical facial procedures. Dr. De Silva has considerable experience in cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery from fellowships in London, Los Angeles, and New York. He is one of a handful of elite surgeons to be recognised with British, European and American qualifications, memberships and board certification.

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