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The following posts are all related to non-surgical cosmetic surgery and are written by Dr Ganesh Rao

Does Botox Hurt?

Does Botox cause headaches
For those thinking about Botox one of the most commonly asked questions is whether or not the procedure hurts? Generally speaking, most people experience only slight discomfort as the needles that are used are extremely thin. The thinner the needles the less you will feel them being administered. ... Read more

Does Botox Work On Crows Feet?

Can Botox help droopy eye lids?
Botox is used to treat many different cosmetic problems and it works particularly well on crow’s feet. Crow’s feet start out as fine lines from the outer corner of our eye and they tend to deepen and increase with age. It is for this reason that they are often associated with getting older and consequently people look for ways to reduce them. Looking after your skin can help to slow down the development of crow’s feet and it is especially important that you follow these important bits of advice: ... Read more

Does Botox Work On Everyone?

Does Botox make you age faster?
Botox can be performed on people of any age (within reasons), skin type  or sex and for the most part the results are excellent. However there can be exceptions and not everyone responds equally well to Botox. The following are the most likely reasons:
  • Individual results: For reasons not fully understood, some people respond less well to Botox than 
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Does Botox Look Natural?

Does Botox prevent ageing?
Botox can be used to improve the cosmetic appearance of both your face and neck, making you look younger in the process. The most common uses of Botox are to treat wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet which can result in you looking older and more tired than you actually are. The age at which our skin starts to develop wrinkles etc. varies from one person to the next and the following are the main factors that affect it:
  • Genetics: This is by far the biggest factor and unfortunately there is not much we can do about our genetics. Some people’s skin naturally ages quicker than others and it is to do with the amount of elastin
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Does Botox Get Rid Of Bags Under The Eyes?

Bags under the eyes - Botox
Developing bags under our eyes is generally seen as an inevitable part of getting older and for most people this appearance does not overly worry them. However for some people eye bags can occur at quite a young age and consequently can have a detrimental effect on their appearance. Eye bags can make people look older and more tired than they actually are and can lead to people making the wrong assumptions about a person’s life style. ... Read more

Does Botox Get Rid Of Wrinkles?

Does Botox cause headaches
As we get older it is normal for us to start developing wrinkles and this is as a result of our skin becoming looser and our facial muscles losing power. Botox is a common cosmetic treatment which is effective at reducing wrinkles. There are a few factors that determine just how good the results will be and they are as follows: Type of wrinkle: If by wrinkles you mean the deep frown lines that develop in the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet) and above the lips, then yes Botox can treat these effectively. If however you are talking about excess, loose sagging skin, then Botox is less effective. Excessive sagging skin can only really be treated by a surgical procedure such as  ... Read more

Can Botox Cause Headaches?

Does Botox cause headaches
Although Botox can cause headaches this is generally considered a rare side effect. The exact cause of Botox headaches is not certain but it is believed that the most likely cause is from over contraction of certain muscles in the face. When Botox injections are administered they prevent the contraction of the targeted muscles (paralyse them) which is what gives you the smoother appearance. It is thought that the headaches are caused as a result ... Read more

Does Botox Expire?

Does Botox make you age faster?
Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that is normally used to improve the appearance of crow’s feet, wrinkles and frown lines. It can also give the lip a fuller appearance a term which is called Botox lips. Botox is a medical product and consequently it does expire as would be the same with any medicine. There will always be an expiration date on the package and this typically will be around 2 years. Once the Botox has been mixed with saline, it is generally recommended to use it within 4 hours. However it is thought that it will probably maintain its potency for up to about 2 weeks following mixing. Most practitioners will generally mix the Botox to the correct concentration and then use it all the same day. ... Read more

Does Botox Get Rid Of Frown Lines?

Can Botox affect vision?
Frown lines are very common and become increasingly prevalent as we get older. In most instances they do not significantly affect a person’s cosmetic appearance but some people feel the need to treat them. Whenever we are worried or angry we use our Corrugator Supercilii and Procerus muscles in our forehead which gives the distinctive furrowed brow appearance. Over many years of using these muscles, the frown lines can become permanent, regardless of our emotion, which is when people often consider Botox. By administering Botox injections into ... Read more

How Long Does Botox Last?

How long does Botox last?
Botox injections have many cosmetic benefits including reducing wrinkles, improving the appearance of the lips (Botox lips) and minimising crow’s feet. They also have other medical benefits such as treating excessive sweating but the vast majority of people use Botox for cosmetic purposes. Over 2 million individual Botox injections are administered each year which is testament to the impressive results that it produces. For people considering having the procedure, one of the most common questions they ask is ‘How long does Botox last’? It is important to know how long it lasts so that you can calculate the true price of Botox. ... Read more