Botox® in Hove and Brighton

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Considering Botox® in Hove? Azure Aesthetics can help!

As it’s such an important topic, we are asking the question again. Everyone wants to (and should know) the side effects of Botox® in Hove if this is a treatment that they are considering.

What are the Side Effects of Botox® in Hove?

So, what are the potential side effects of Botox®? There may be pain at the infection site, infection, swelling, some redness, bruising, bleeding or inflammation. Further, you may feel some itching, a rash, dizziness or faintness. Again, you must tell your practitioner if you feel any of these symptoms. Other side effects of Botox® include numbness, muscle spasming, twitching or droopy eyelids. So, now that we have discussed the side effects of Botox® in Brighton, anti-wrinkle injections, we should consider how you can avoid these.

How to reduce the risk Botox® side effects:

The best ways to mitigate the risk of Botox® in Hove anti wrinkle injection side effects are many-fold, and include: Make sure you inform your practitioner of your full medical history and answer the medical history forms completely so that they are fully aware of any conditions that may impact the Botox® treatment. Research your practitioner, and aim to be seen by the best. Avoid those places that are unregulated, or where treatments are carried out by non medical practitioners. If something goes wrong, you need to make sure you are in the right hands to deal with it. If you are taking medication or using supplements, make sure your practitioner is aware of them. Make sure you discuss and understand the before and after treatment guidance from your practitioner.

What is it like to get Botox ® injections and is it painful?

Botox® needles are very very small and thin, and so any pain experienced is minimal. If you really want, you can have some topical anaesthetic applied or a cold pack, although it’s very rarely needed.

What can I expect from my Botox treatment at Azure Aesthetics?

To answer this, we break down the procedure into smaller categories:

Before the treatment: whilst not necessary as the treatment is relatively pain free, some patients prefer to have numbing cream, which is more likely if you are having your underarms treated for hyperhidrosis (excess sweating). This will typically be carried out by topical anaesthetic.

During the treatment: At Azure Aesthetics, your practitioner will use a thin needle to administer the Botox® into your muscles or skin. They will perform a pre assessment and discussion with you and will advise you how many areas they will treat, and how many injections are to be carried out. They will mark the areas before the treatment based on this consultation.

After the treatment: Your practitioner will provide you with a list of aftercare guidelines. These will include specific instructions on what you can and should not do, such as not rubbing the area that was treated, or massaging it.

Is Botox® a permanent treatment?

Typically, the results gather momentum from 1-3 days after the treatment, and then become more stable after 10-14 days. They treatment ought to last a minimum of 3 months, upwards to 6 months. So, the short and sweat answer here – no, Botox® in Hove anti wrinkle injections is not a permanent treatment!


Azure Aesthetics is a facial aesthetics clinic based in Brighton and Hove, providing Botox®, Dermal Fillers and Lip Augmentation by medical professionals. If you would like more information on the treatments we offer please do get in touch, or you can book a consultation.