Botox: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

About 76,000 patients were reported to have visited cosmetic clinics in Dubai in 2013. In the same year, about 360 million dirhams or US$96 million was spent on cosmetic procedures in the country. Liposuction accounted for 38% of the total surgeries in the UAE, followed by Rhinoplasties (12%) and Breast Procedures (6%), with Botox treatment being one of the rising trends in Dubai.

The total number of treatments are expected to reach 930,800 by 2025, with an estimated 24 million patients. The introduction of new treatment methods has, however, led to more questions arising in the minds of people seeking such services. Here are the answers to a few important questions about Botox treatments in Dubai.

What is Botox Cosmetic?

Botox cosmetic is a highly successful and popular method across the globe for aesthetic treatments. It contains highly purified toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum. It used to prevent the development of wrinkles and frown lines by temporarily paralyzing specific facial muscles.

Can You Do it at Home?

No, Botox is injected in the body and it is important that the person performing it has experience and knowledge in the field of medicine. It is a prescription medicine and should not be used unless it is advised by an expert.

What Areas of the Face can it be Injected into?

This depends upon the preference of the expert who is performing the treatment. Botox can be used at any part of the face but most doctors inject it around:

  • The lower eyelids
  • Nasalis
  • Lip Elevator Muscle
  • Platysmal Bands
  • Mentalis, and
  • Masseter

How Long does it Take for the Results to Show?

Most patients start to witness changes within three to four days of the treatment, although the results are likely to be most observable after about two weeks. Once the results start to show, the wrinkles on the face start to relax, making you look younger. The face looks fresh and youthful, giving you a younger look. These results are likely to last for about four months and then begin to fade away and the wrinkle might start to appear again.

What Should I Do after the Treatment?

The patient should go for continuous follow ups with the doctor who performed the treatment for at least three weeks after the procedure. It is more important for patients who have gone through the process for the first time, in order to monitor the effect of toxin on their anatomy.

If you are looking for Botox treatment in Dubai, make sure you choose a skilled and experienced clinic.


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