Frequently Asked Questions
Botulinum toxin A is injected in clinic during a routine visit. The injection is made with a tiny needle, very slowly and gently.
We often inject botulinum toxin A into different areas of the face and neck as well around the eyes.
Most patients say that they feel little or no pain during the injections. If you feel you are more pain sensitive you can take painkillers and tranquilising tablets prior to arriving at the clinic.
There is also the option to apply an anaesthetic cream to the face 30 minutes before undergoing the procedure. The oculoplastic surgeon will discuss the various options with you.
You will not need any treatment or special advice after this procedure. Ice packs may help if there is a small amount of bruising.
Typically there is a review a few weeks after the procedure to check the final result. Follow up after these procedures depends on the patient. The Botulinum toxin works for a limited period of time (2–4 months).
Spasms will gradually get worse again and regular injections will be necessary to prevent symptoms.