FAQs about BOTOX® Cosmetics
Euro Med Spa receives a lot of calls from people interested in Botox Injections.
We noted down all frequently asked questions and decided to share some
Botox facts and myths with you.
What you should know before getting a Botox® Injections:
BOTOX® Brand name should always be capitalized and should have ®
symbol, it means it is a registered trademark of
Allergan, Inc and it is made in USA It’s just not BOTOX without ®
- Make sure your provider is a certified BOTOX ® injector and has enough
training and experience.
- Ask to see before and after pictures of the provider’s clients, not
pictures which come from the manufacturer.
- Ask what the dilution rate is. Ideal dilution rate should be 1:1, otherwise
you will get more water then product, results will not last and the treatment
might have adverse side effects.
Will my face be "frozen?
A: Here at Euro Med Spa we believe in moderation and Dr Iqbal suggests
to his clients the ideal number of units, offering them to come back for
a follow-up and lets clients decide if they want few extra units.
: Is Botox® a toxin?
A: Botox is not a toxin, it is a purified protein from Clostridum bacterium
which helps relax muscles and get rid of unwanted wrinkles. You will start
seeing results within days and they will last few months.
How often should I have injections?
A: Dr Iqbal recommends to have initial 3-4 treatments 3 months apart and
once the muscles are trained to stay relaxed the treatment can be done
Why do some people have unwanted side effects?
A: Unwanted side effects of Botox® injections are usually associated
with poor injection technique and lack of injector experience? Such complications
occur because the toxin diffuses, leading to unexpected muscle weakening.
With more concentrated doses (1:1), physicians can accurately place the
Botox® with a greater duration of effect and less diffusion.
Here at Euro Med Spa all injections are performed by Dr Iqbal who uses
advanced techniques when injecting Botox® and Dermal Fillers and uses
the most effective concentration of Botox®, so that you get actual
product, not water.
Who performs the injections?
A: Dr Iqbal performs all injections himself, using advanced techniques
and ideal concentration of Botox®, so that Botox® is less likely
to get to the unwanted areas. Dr Iqbal is an actively practicing Medical
Doctor with over 22 years of experience, a Diplomat of Anti- Aging Medicine,
and AMA member, he is a certified Botox® Injector.
Will I bruise after the injections?
A: Dr Iqbal advises to stop taking blood thinning* medications 3 days prior
to your appointment and if you bruise easily it is the best to start taking
Arnica supplements available at GNC at least 3-4 days prior to your appointment.
In most cases clients don't bruise.
* Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Aspirin and some other products may contribute to
the blood thinning.
Does it hurt?
A: The Botox needle is slightly thicker then a hair, very few people are
a little sensitive but mostly clients feel no discomfort. We can cool
the injection site with the ice or apply topical anesthetic if needed.
Q: How many units of Botox® will I need?
A: Each face is unique and different, that’s why it is impossible
to offer the same amount of Botox® units to everyone. During your
complimentary consultation Dr Iqbal will suggest an ideal number of units
for you depending on your particular needs and areas you want to improve.
This allows us to offer you the most effective concentration of Botox®,
not a diluted version.