Facial Aesthetics

Where to Get Botox Injections in Southend On Sea

Published on 01/06/2023

person receiving botox injections near eye

Wondering where to get Botox in Southend on Sea & Leigh On Sea? You’re not alone! Around 900,000 Botox injections are carried out in the UK every year as this common cosmetic procedure grows in popularity.

Botox can help to improve skin texture and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. It is commonly used as an anti-ageing treatment, but can also be used for treatment conditions such as excessive sweating.

Botox may be minimally invasive and delivered in a simple injection, but it’s still vital that you choose the right provider for your Botox injections. 

Read on to learn more about our options for Botox in Southend On Sea and how you can stay safe when choosing your provider. We’ve also answered some of the most common questions we hear about this facial aesthetic treatment.

Where can I get Botox in Southend On Sea?

We offer safe and effective Botox injections in the heart of Southend On Sea & Leigh On Sea. Your local dental practice might not be the first place you think of when it comes to cosmetic treatments, but there are many benefits to choosing Leigh Dental Centre for your treatments.

  • Dentists spend a long time studying the anatomy of the face, so they are ideally suited to this type of treatment.

  • Dentists are skilled with needles and highly trained in how to use them safely. Compare this with a beauty therapist who can start giving Botox injections with just one or two days of training.

  • Every dental practice should be safe, sterile, and monitored by the Quality Care Commission.

  • You’ll have access to excellent aftercare support.

  • If you want to be discreet about your treatments (for example, if you don’t want to tell your partner you’ve had work done) your Botox will simply look like a dental visit on your bank statements.

What should I look for in a Botox provider?

When choosing your Botox provider, you want to know that they are safe, skilled and experienced. It’s possible to start giving Botox injections after a 1 – 2 day training course, so always ask to see examples of previous work before you go ahead with treatment.

It’s also common for experienced practitioners to have a cooling-off period between your consultation and your treatment. This ensures that you are confident you’re making the right choice.

And finally, ask about their aftercare support and opening hours. If the practitioner rents a chair or a room, find out how often they will be there. You want to know that you’ll have access to support if something goes wrong after your treatment.

Can anyone do Botox injections?

Botox can only be prescribed by a medical professional, but there are actually no rules about who can administer the treatment. This is why it is so important to choose a provider that is safe and experienced.

Frequently asked questions

When should I get Botox?

It’s a deeply personal decision to get Botox. Some people start using it as a preventative measure in their 20s or 30s. Others will wait until their 50s or 60s to help turn back the clock a little. Think about your personal goals and what you hope to achieve before you move forward.

Where is the best area to get Botox?

Botox is typically best placed in areas where wrinkles and uneven skin texture are prominent. This includes:

  • Forehead

  • Around the eyes

  • Smile lines

  • Around the lips

  • The chin

How long do Botox injections last?

When you have Botox injections, the muscles underneath the skin are temporarily immobilised. The time it takes for this to wear off will depend on your individual metabolism. Most people enjoy the results for 3 – 4 months before it needs to be topped up.

What is the cost price of Botox per unit UK?

Our Botox treatments start from £175 per area. In the UK, the average can vary from between £100 to £350. You will typically pay per area of Botox, whereas treatments like dermal fillers are priced by the amount of filler used.

Is Botox safe?

Botox can be very safe when administered correctly. However, with any facial aesthetics treatment, there is always risk involved. It’s important to take good care of your skin after your treatment to avoid the risk of infection at the injection site.

What should I avoid after Botox?

After Botox, you need to protect your skin and the injection site. You should avoid going to the gym or doing any activity that will cause you to sweat excessively. You should avoid swimming pools, saunas, jacuzzis, hot tubs and steam rooms.

You should protect your skin from the sun and also keep the skin well moisturised. If possible, avoid massaging the area or applying makeup. And finally, avoid sleeping on your face the first night after Botox.

You might notice some light bruising after your treatment, but this should go away after a few days.

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