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Can Botox Be Reversed?

Can Botox be reversed?
The simple answer to this question is no Botox cannot be reversed. There is no known ‘antidote’ to Botox although this does not necessarily mean there is nothing that can be done if you experience certain unwanted results. The following side effects can generally be corrected: ... Read more

Can You Drink Alcohol After Botox Injections?

Can Botox affect vision?
Botox injections are most commonly used to improve the cosmetic appearance of both the face and neck area. They work by paralysing certain muscles within the face such as the frown muscle, which has the result of decreasing wrinkles and frown lines. Botox is extremely effective and the results typically last for about 4 months. As to whether you can drink alcohol after Botox injections then the answer is that there are no studies to say that you can’t. Typically practitioners will advise that you avoid excessive alcohol immediately before and after the injections as it can cause increased fluid retention, which may lead ... Read more

Can Botox Cause Acne?

Can Botox cause spots / acne?
Botox is typically used for cosmetic purposes to reduce the appearance of frown lines, wrinkles and smile lines (crow’s feet). Botox is actually a neurotoxin which is produced by bacteria under laboratory conditions. It works by blocking the transmission of nerves impulses which will result in paralysis of the muscles which they supply. Botox is typically injected into the nerves that supply the muscles within the forehead, which when contracted cause the appearance of frown lines. By preventing these muscles from contracting so the appearance of wrinkles will be reduced. There are very few Botox side effects but there have been some reports of Botox causing ... Read more

Does Laser Eye Surgery Affect Reading?

Reading glasses after laser eye surgery
One of the most common complaints people have following laser eye surgery is that there has been a deterioration in their reading vision. Whilst laser eye surgery does not specifically cause our reading vision to deteriorate it can have this effect on some people. Who is likely to be affected? If you are over the age of 45 years old and are short sighted (minus prescription) then your reading vision will be significantly reduced following laser eye surgery. If you are under the age of 40 years old and are long sighted (plus prescriptions) then your reading vision is likely to be the same or slightly better following ... Read more

Are There Any Age Restrictions For Laser Eye Surgery?

Are there any age restrictions for laser eye surgery?
One of the most commonly asked questions about laser eye surgery is whether or not there are any age restrictions? Laser eye surgery is the UK's more common elective surgery and approximately 80% of the population are suitable. Whilst there are no upper age restrictions to having the surgery, the minimum age one can have the treatment is 18 years old and some clinics may insist that you are 21 years old. There following illustrates the issues surrounding age and laser eye surgery: Minimum Age For Laser Eye Surgery: The reason ... Read more

Does Botox Make You Look Younger?

Does Botox prevent ageing?
Botox is an extremely common non-surgical cosmetic procedure which is generally used to improve a person’s appearance. Botox does have other uses including treating excessive sweating and migraines but it is most commonly used for cosmetic purposes. For most people the aim of Botox is to make them look younger by reducing some of tell-tale signs of ageing. The most common of these are as follows:
  • Wrinkles: Botox can make you look younger by reducing the appearance of mild wrinkles. It will not however treat extensive wrinkles where there are large areas of sagging skin. For this
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Can Botox Lift Jowls?

Can Botox help droopy eye lids?
The jowls refer to the lower part of a person’s cheek and as we get older they becomes fleshier and more droopy. This is one of the most common facial features that people associate with getting older and it tends to affect women more than men. As the jowls start to droop it results in the loss of the defined jaw line, which is associated with youth and beauty. The face then becomes wider and more square shaped and this continues to get worse as we age. There are 3 main factors that cause Jowls to develop and they are as follows:
  1. Gravity: Unfortunately gravity is
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Can Botox Help Droopy Eye Lids?

Can Botox help droopy eye lids?
Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can be used to treat imperfections of the face and neck area. There are limitations as to what the Botox procedure can treat and it works most effectively on mild wrinkles and frown lines. Botox is injected into nerves that supply certain muscles within the face, which in turn causes them to relax. Relaxing certain muscles can improve the appearance of the face by reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Botox would not normally be considered the best option to treat drooping eye lids and most practitioners would generally recommend a surgical procedure such as a brow lift. Droopy eye lids are typically caused by excessive ... Read more

Does Botox Prevent Future Wrinkles?

Can Botox affect vision?
One of the most common uses of Botox is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles of both the face and neck area. Wrinkles are an inevitable part of getting older but they can also affect people much younger than you might expect. The most common reason for developing wrinkles at a younger age is simply down to our genetics but other factors such as sun damage and poor diet can accelerate the process. ... Read more

Can Botox Affect Your Vision?

Can Botox affect vision?
Botox is a common non-surgical cosmetic procedure that is used to treat certain cosmetic imperfections of the face and neck area. It works by relaxing certain targeted muscles which in turn can smooth out frown lines and reduce wrinkles. An experienced Botox practitioner knows the exact location and concentration to inject the Botox to get the desired results. However, a poorly trained clinician could in theory inject into the wrong nerve and cause visual problems. If Botox is inadvertently injected into any of the muscles that control  ... Read more