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Safe, sterile and vastly experienced: Dublin 18 Dental Rooms’ team for Botox Dublin

Individuals are complex creatures and decide to experience different things throughout their lives for a variety of personal reasons. Dentistry allows us to experience the pleasure of maintaining our teeth healthily for the duration of our lives. Facial aesthetic treatments allow us to benefit from non-surgical Botox Dublin treatments which rejuvenate our skin and allow us to look younger. We provide this treatment with our  highly experienced practitioner in the safe and sterile treatment rooms that Dublin 18 Dental Rooms provide .


Patient’s choice

How we look in the twentieth century has become a subject of much discussion but as adults deciding on appearance is a matter for the individual. Dentistry today is a lot more than pulling and filling teeth and cosmetic dentistry has become an important aspect of dental care. Teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic procedure, much like smoothing facial lines using Botox Dublin is a relatively simple procedure. Whitening teeth with the wrong solution can cause problems to gums and teeth so having it done by a qualified practitioner makes sense. Facial aesthetic treatment such as Botox Dublin and fillers done correctly by our qualified team in our safe and sterile environment makes similar sense.

Relationships built on trust

Our dentists spend a lot of time building relationships with their patients sometimes over many years. This relationship is built on trust and allows for the opportunity to enjoy candid discussions about condition and treatment of dental issues. It therefore makes sense to have facial aesthetic treatment with someone that a patient knows and trusts. The reason for electing to have Botox or filler treatment is usually based on a personal, voluntary decision. Because our patients and our dentists have a relationship built up over many years it allows for a frank and candid discussion about the reasons for choosing the treatment. That relationship means that our patients will be more circumspect about having an aesthetic procedure because they will have had the opportunity to have a candid discussion.

The final decision is the patients

Making a decision to have any kind of treatment to our bodies must always rest with our patients and our practitioners can only advise. Facial aesthetic treatment is fortunately non-surgical and lasts for a period of time requiring repeat treatment. The duration of the treatment and the frequency will depend on the patient’s skin and exactly what they want to get out of the treatment. The advantages of having a dentist perform facial aesthetic treatment cannot be trivialised. The patient dentist relationship is very important and the fact that our dental surgery is already prepped for sterile procedures is critical to the safety of a patient.

It’s not all about feeling good about yourself

Facial aesthetics are not always used to provide a rejuvenated appearance. Botox treatment can be used to correct a drooping brow, to reduce migraine and pain and to reduce excessive sweating under the armpits as well as other parts of the body. Botox treatment has also been known to correct the problem of crossed eyes. More serious conditions have also benefited from this form of treatment. Botox treatment is also used to relax facial muscles in Bell’s Palsy patients and also to correct twitching eye and squinting problems.

How should I choose a Botox practitioner?

It has become an everyday phenomenon to use facial injectables like Botox Dublin to complement one’s natural features. Despite its popularity in the non-surgical cosmetics market, not many are aware that these facial injectables are considered medical procedures. Even though Botox Dublin offers high rates of efficacy, it must be borne in mind that there are risks and complications if procedures are not carried out with due consideration to best practice safety and quality standards.


It is of fundamental importance that patients considering Botox Dublin opt for a suitably trained and experienced practitioner for naturally-pleasing quality results. It only stands to reason that being a medical intervention, that Botox injections be administered by a medical professional, of which, a dental practitioner is best placed.

It is the in-depth training in facial musculature together with their well-practised use and handling of fine needles and strict adherence to safe medical protocols that usher dentists as a favoured choice for the administering of facial injectable treatments. At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we have helped countless patients improve the aesthetics of their facial appearance as well as treat numerous medical conditions including excessive sweating, chronic migraines and easing muscle aches.

Top things to look for in a Botox practitioner

The first thing to look at would be qualifications – how qualified is the practitioner to carry out Botox treatments? The quality of patient experience and the results of the procedure are both heavily impacted by the qualifications of the practitioner. Choosing someone with low-level non-medical training only heightens the risk of complications and adverse effects.

Specific formal training in administering facial injections is another non-negotiable factor not to ignore. Knowing how to identify the most suitable injectable sites for best results and how to promptly deal with any adverse reactions to minimise risks are some of the critical areas of covered in training.

Real-world hands-on experience of the Botox practitioner is invaluable for producing high-quality aesthetically-pleasing end results. The experience of a practitioner is often showcased in before-and-after photos of patients.

The setting of where treatment is carried out is important too. As is the case with all medical procedures, a sterile environment is of the utmost importance. A clinical medical environment is a preferred setting to avoid infections when receiving Botox injections. A nail bar or beauty salon are unsuitable settings as there is no guarantee of the level of cleanliness as is required by authority bodies.

Only qualified medical practitioners have legal authority to prescribe Botox injections as designated prescribers.. Thus illegal use of Botox in unauthorised hands can cause damage and is the cause of many botched procedures.

It is important to have relevant knowledge of facial anatomy. The face is a dense concentration of nerve endings, muscles and blood vessels that require a delicate hand and a sound knowledge of facial anatomy for effective and results-oriented cosmetic treatments.

The duty of care, we at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, offer all of our patients is second to none. Our medically trained professionals are committed to a patient-first philosophy that ensures we address patients’ questions and concerns to ensure their goals are achieved successfully. Reach out to us for more information about our facial injectable treatments.

Botox Dublin responding to our patients’ needs

Our patients are our primary focus, and we pride ourselves on listening to them and responding to their requests. Modern dentistry requires us as a dental practice to utilise all of our training to the maximum benefit of our patients. Part of our training includes facial and neck anatomy, which provides us with thorough knowledge of the skin, muscles and bones of this area of the body. We already have sterile treatment rooms where we can offer you safe treatment. Our knowledge and facilities, therefore, make our clinic a great place to provide this form of treatment as an extra benefit for our patients.


Botox is more than just a beauty treatment!

As a dental practice, we offer Botox Dublin treatment as an additional aesthetic enhancement service to our patients. Botox Dublin is often associated purely with reducing facial wrinkles, but it’s far more than that. This form of treatment has been around for more than five decades and is also used to treat a variety of medical conditions; cervical dystonia (neck spasms) and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) are two of the more common applications. Conditions such as an overactive bladder, lazy eye and even chronic migraines are known to benefit from Botox Dublin.

What is botox?

Botox is a toxin that has been adapted in a laboratory so that it can be safely used in a variety of medical and cosmetic applications. It is important to understand that in the first instance, there are four different types of injectable botox: Dysport, Botox, Xeomin and Jeuveau, and then there are variants of these as well. We use type A, which is approved for cosmetic use and has been used for more than fifty years.

How long is treatment

Treatment duration depends on the patient’s age and the complexity of the treatment (based on how many areas require treatment). On average, treatment takes around thirty minutes and is conducted by our highly experienced Dr Eddie, who has over twenty years of experience. This is a rapidly evolving industry, and Dr Eddie stays up-to-date on the latest developments by attending seminars, conferences and courses. As with all our staff, we always want to be offering the latest treatments at all times to our patients, ensuring that they get the maximum benefit of our knowledge and techniques.

How long do the results last?

The results will depend on the age of the patient but, on average, may last for around 3 to 4 months. The more treatments that you have will normally extend the period of time that the results last.

What areas can be treated

As this is a non-surgical treatment, it is very popular for use on the forehead, around the eyes and between the nose and eyebrows. This treatment can also be used on other areas such as the lower face, and it can be used to reduce excessive underarm perspiration. If you would like to reduce the signs of ageing, give us a call here at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, and we will explain how we can help you.

Safe Botox treatment in Dublin

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms we understand that the signs of ageing can have a negative effect on your self-confidence. We can alleviate this anxiety by providing you with our two decades of experience in facial aesthetics and by using Botox Dublin in our safe and private treatment rooms. Facial aesthetics treatments are evolving rapidly and our practitioners attend regular seminars and training on the latest developments and techniques so that we stay up to date.


Is Botox safe?

Administered in the correct dosages and by a competent and skilled clinician, Botox Dublin is perfectly safe. This type of treatment is a non-surgical way of reducing the visible signs of ageing and can be administered to those areas of the face where it is most noticeable. The procedure is relatively quick and painless and can be completed in thirty minutes. Botox is also approved by the FDA for a variety of issues related to health. Botox is used in the treatment of certain bladder disorders, to alleviate excessive sweating and of course in facial aesthetics treatments. The actual amount of botulinum toxin that is administered in each dose is extremely small, to ensure that the effects are contained only in the area where it is applied. Botulinum toxin is produced in a powder form which is diluted in a saline solution before being administered by injection. It is recommended that women who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding should refrain from Botox treatment. Part of our process is always to discuss the treatment with you and to ascertain if you have had any allergic reactions in the past. We will discuss the benefits to you and encourage you to ask any questions that you may wish to have answered.

How does it reduce the signs of ageing?

It works because Botox Dublin is a neurotoxin which disrupts the nervous system by targeting the process by which the nerves send signals to the muscles. Your nerves release acetylcholine to your muscles making them contract. The Botox injections stop the release of this chemical which prevents your muscle from contracting, resulting in smoother skin.

What types of wrinkles can Botox be used to reduce?

One of the facial areas that is commonly targeted by using Botox is the area between your eyebrows, where you will normally find what are referred to as glabellar lines. Another area that is regularly targeted is around the outside of the eyes which is often referred to as ‘crow’s feet’. Creases that naturally occur above the area between the eyebrows, on the forehead, are also something that patients identify as requiring treatment. The corners of your mouth may also be in need of a little attention. Some other areas that are considered medical conditions where Botox can be used are scars, but as our expertise is in the facial area that is where we concentrate our procedures.

How long does the effect of the treatment last?

It normally takes between twenty-four and seventy-two hours for the treatment to show results and it can take up to five days to be completely effective. Your skin will appear smoother and wrinkle free for anywhere from three to twelve months.

Botox Dublin: getting the elixir of youth in minutes!

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, our dental practice has a little secret! While you may not be a mastermind for realising we do all things teeth, you could get a bonus point for realising that we are also highly qualified to deliver facial aesthetics treatments. For those of you who may be thinking this is a little irregular, do not be alarmed! Dentists are highly experienced and knowledgeable about facial anatomy. This means that our dentists are well-equipped for carrying out Botox Dublin treatments. With delicate procedures being intrinsic to dentistry, injecting the tiny facial muscles with Botox Dublin is also a treatment we can deliver in just 30 minutes to give you a fresher, more youthful appearance.


What is Botox Dublin?

While you may have seen some photographs in magazines of celebrities who have taken Botox a little too far, the fact is that the results can be far more natural. We use botulinum toxin type A in our injections and carry out the procedures in the sterile and safe environment that you would expect from any medically trained person. Our dentist has over 21 years of experience in Botox procedures, there is no need for general anaesthetic or downtime required after treatment, although we do use a local anaesthetic gel to minimise the risk of you feeling any discomfort.

The aim of the treatment is to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; this is achieved by injecting the targeted area with the botulinum toxin type A. This blocks the nerve endings that cause your skin to contract and allows the muscles to relax and look smoother. Botox is a purified form of this toxin, which is FDA approved. We only use extremely small amounts of this to achieve the most natural looking results.

How long will the results last?

It is reasonable to assume that you don’t want to be popping in to see us every week to keep on top of your youthful glow (as much as we’d love to see you!) With Botox, you only need to come to see us for repeat treatments every 3 to 4 months. This means you may only need to see us roughly 4 times a year. It should also be noted that with these treatments, the skin can also start to rejuvenate itself, as it becomes smoother with the muscles being relaxed, it can start to hold this look on its own for longer periods of time.

How do I get started?

To find out if Botox is the right treatment for you, simply come and visit us for a consultation. We will discuss your goals and will be able to advise on the best way forward for you. We also offer dermal fillers, which may be more appropriate for your needs. You can ask us as many questions as you need to about the proposed treatments, to be able to make an informed decision about your own personal plan.

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we want you to feel and look fabulous, so come and see us to find out more about how Botox can give you a new lease of life!

Botox; your FAQs answered

Do you want to banish the appearance of deep or fine wrinkles from your face? Have you had enough of spending money on face creams that don’t seem to work?


At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we are proud to be able to offer our patients Botox Dublin, to help you smooth your skin and feel healthy and revitalised.

Here, our team answers common questions that we receive about Botox Dublin, so read on to learn more!

Who is suitable for botulinum injections?

Most people are suitable for Botox Dublin in the context of aesthetics.

As long as you are over the age of 18, are not pregnant or nursing, have a healthy lifestyle and do not have any history of neuromuscular disease, then you should be the ideal candidate for this procedure.

Do they hurt?

This is tough to answer as everyone experiences discomfort differently; the injections may feel akin to a bee sting for some and for others, it may feel like a minor scratch.

Either way, if you are worried about this, talk to our team and we can apply a numbing gel over the site where we will place the injection to help you feel more comfortable.

How do they work?

Botulinum injections work cosmetically by paralysing the nerve that they are injected into; this results in the muscle being unable to contract and thus, the wrinkles on the skin cannot deepen and gradually vanish.

Performed incorrectly, you may end up with what is known as ‘frozen face’ which can be very distressing, but under the care of our team, the result will be natural looking and will allow you to retain a natural glow without a permanent flat expression.

How long do they last?

Typically, the effects of the injections last between 3 to 4 months; after this, many people report that the fine lines and wrinkles that they were looking to diminish the appearance of begin to reappear.

However, there are many variables that can impact how long these injections last; if you are older when you have your first set of injections, they may not last as long as they would in a person who is younger. Also, if you have very deep wrinkles that are being treated with the injections, there is a higher chance of them reappearing sooner than if they were a fine line.

It is important that after you have had these injections that you stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet; if you smoke, do not exercise regularly or consume alcohol every day, this will put your skin and body under additional pressure and will result in a shorter lifespan of the injections.

How often can they be reapplied?

On average, most practitioners will be able to reapply these injections every 6 months, but in some instances, you may be able to have them reapplied every 3 to 4 months. This spacing between treatments will vary and will depend on your age, lifestyle factors, the amount of the botulinum injected and of course, where they are injected. For instance, when these injections are conducted around the eyes, they often have a shorter lifespan.

Botox aftercare advice from Dublin 18

When you are looking for a long-term way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, many non-surgical options can help you. And many of these facial aesthetics can be performed by our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms!


When you have had botulinum toxin injections, you may have some questions about the aftercare. After all, this is one of the most popular ways to refresh your appearance without surgery and, as it is not permanent, you will probably have a few queries as to how you can prolong the effects.

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we are proud to be able to offer our patients facial aesthetics such as Botox Dublin and will ensure that the procedure and the aftercare are handled with the high quality that you deserve from our team.

So, what are some of our tips on managing the aftercare that surrounds Botox Dublin injections? Read on to find out!

Minimal exercise

Many people are health conscious and so many people can be found jogging around their local park or hitting the gym after work.

Once you have had Botox Dublin, you will need to refrain from strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours. Why? Because physical activity increases blood flow and, while that is great for your cardiovascular system, it can increase the blood flow to the areas where the injections have occurred, causing the Botox to move away from the pre-designated areas.

So, skip the gym and put your feet up!

No makeup!

OK, so this can seem harsh for people who work in high profile jobs and need to look their best, but after these injections, you should avoid wearing makeup, or indeed applying any kind of pressure to your face for around 24 hours.

Once again, this is to do with inadvertently causing the substances from the injections to move away from where they need to be.

Also, you should avoid other facial treatments for the same period, such as facials, massages, exfoliating scrubs and the application of dermal fillers.

Sleep upright

When you have had these injections, it may be worth investing in an additional pillow to allow you to prop yourself up while you sleep.

You may have guessed it by now, but a key issue that comes with these kinds of injections is that they can often move around under the skin. To prevent this from occurring, it is wise to reduce the pressure on your face when you are sleeping.

Avoid sunlight

It is well known that UV rays can cause damage to the skin, but when you have had these injections, so can the heat of being out in the sun.

Heat equates to flushing and sweating, which increases metabolic activity that can cause the injections to move about.

To be safe and keep your injections where they need to be, avoid direct sunlight for at least 24 hours.

Apply ice

While we stated earlier that you should avoid overhandling the areas where the injections were administered, we do advise our patients to gently apply ice packs to these locations to reduce swelling and bruising.

Discover Botox for a youthful appearance

Botox Dublin is a highly popular non-surgical FDA approved treatment procedure which is available for you at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms. You may have heard about celebrities having Botox, however did you know that for many years now it has been available more readily and safely at dental practices all over the country?


What is Botox?

Botox Dublin or botulinum toxin type A is a drug which is derived from the bacteria known as clostridium botulinum and is used in the form of an injection in small, safe doses for different medical purposes. Here at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms we use Botox Dublin injections to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes and forehead to create a younger and more youthful appearance of the face. This is because over time your skin loses its elasticity, and becomes thinner and less hydrated, therefore it is more prone to damage. This leads to the formation of wrinkles in areas of your face where the skin folds during facial expressions such as smiling and frowning. Many other factors such as smoking, drinking, genetic factors, exposure to the sun over a long period of time and exposure to UV light, (for example sunbeds and tanning booths), also result in wrinkles. As you get older these wrinkles which begin as fine lines become deeper and more prominent and eventually result in permanent grooves in the skin.

How does Botox work?

Botox Dublin works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles preventing them from contracting which means that they cannot move and therefore disguises the appearance of lines and wrinkles in these areas. For example if your forehead is not moving when you are frowning then the skin will remain relaxed and therefore you will not be able to see the wrinkles and folds which may usually appear when making such facial expressions. Book an appointment at our practice today to find out about Botox injections and how they can help to address your lines and wrinkles.

The procedure itself is safe and simple. It will only require a few minutes from start to finish and our practitioner will use a small needle to inject the Botox into your areas of choice. Whether this is in your forehead, around your mouth or around your eyes, you should only feel a mild discomfort at the time of the injection and therefore no anaesthetic is necessary. You should be able to see full results within 7 to 14 days and the injection itself should last from 3 to 6 months, but varies from patient to patient.

Botox injections are safe to use, however you may experience some temporary side-effects such as bruising which is very common but will disappear quickly. You may have slight pain or swelling around the injection site which should also disappear very soon.

Botox is not suitable for pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding and our practitioner will be able to make an informed decision on whether Botox injections are the right choice for you.

Speak to us at the Dublin 18 Dental Rooms today and find out more about Botox, the procedure involved and how it works. Soon you can begin your journey to regaining your youthfulness and beauty to help boost your self-confidence and improve your wellbeing overall.

FAQs about Botox answered by Dublin 18

Are you looking for a long-term solution to lines and wrinkles, but don’t want the inconvenience of a surgical procedure?


Although you may not know it, in recent years, many dental teams across the UK and Ireland have been training their staff to perform non-surgical facial aesthetics. In simple terms, this means the temporary eradication of lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing using injectables and other non-surgical methods. And not surprisingly, this has led to a boom in many people not only trying these procedures for the first time, but also discovering how remarkable facial aesthetics can be!

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, our dental team is proud to be able to offer our suitable patients facial aesthetics, such as dermal fillers and botulinum toxin, or Botox Dublin and will be happy to discuss these options with you. We will always aim to get you the cosmetic results you want, leaving you happy with your appearance.

If you are considering the traditional facial aesthetics procedures, you will probably have a few queries before booking the appointment. Here, our team answers 5 FAQs that we receive from our patients who are trying Botox Dublin for the first time.

How do botulinum toxin injections work?

The main ingredient in Botox Dublin (botulinum toxin) is a neuromodulator, which is injected into a specific area of your face, neck or even hands and then blocks the nerve signal. This prevents the muscles from contracting, thus leading to a reduction of movement and a lessening of lines and wrinkles.

Post-injection, you will notice that your wrinkles begin to reduce in around 3-7 days.

Can any facial area be treated with these injections?

Many facial areas benefit from the use of botulinum injections, but a few have yet to be tested.

Common areas that we inject at Dublin 18 include the eye area (crow’s feet), the forehead and lip lines. We can also inject the chin and the cheeks, to create a more noticeable dimpling effect.

It can also be used on the neck area, to soften the appearance of sagging muscles and may also be injected into the back of the hand to achieve a smoother effect.

Do the injections hurt?

In general, many patients who have had botulinum injections with our team describe a slight stinging sensation when the injections are applied. But you may feel nothing at all!

If you have concerns about discomfort with these injections, talk to our team and we will be able to apply a numbing agent to the treatment site beforehand.

How long do the effects last?

On average, the effects of botulinum toxin last around 3-4 months, but there are a few factors that can impact its longevity.

One is your age at the time of injection; more mature people tend to notice shorter-lived effects. If you smoke, drink alcohol, use sunbeds or sunbathe, then these can also cause a shorter lifespan.

Could I have them redone at a later date?

If you are happy with the effects of the injection(s) and wish to have them redone when they begin to fade, our team can reapply them every 3-4 months as required.

Facts you may not know about Botox Dublin

Are you looking for a way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face or neck? Are you less than keen on having a procedure like a facelift?


When it comes to non-surgical facial aesthetics, our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms can help you restore more than just your smile. Offering a range of treatments such as Botox Dublin, we can ensure that you feel great about your smile and more!

But how much do you know about botulinum toxin injections? Here, we discuss 5 facts that you may not know about having Botox Dublin. Enjoy!

It doesn’t erase wrinkles

While it is a treatment to smoothen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, you could be forgiven for thinking Botox Dublin fills in the wrinkles in the same way that fillers do.

What it actually does is temporarily freeze the nerves and muscles in your face, thus preventing them from contracting and deepening the fine lines and wrinkles that are already present.

So, many people who undergo the treatment see it as more of a preventive procedure than a restorative one.

It isn’t permanent (sorry!)

Sadly, there is no aesthetic treatment that is permanent.

And, when it comes to having botulinum toxin injections, the longevity of the results is on average between 3-6 months. However, some factors can shorten or even lengthen its effectiveness.

If you are a smoker or you regularly sunbathe, these activities can shorten how long the effects of this treatment remain. There is also evidence that points to the location of the injections impacting on longevity; around the eyes is one of the shorter-lived locations whereas injections to the cheeks tend to have effects that last longer. Your age at the time of administering the injections will also play a part in how long they last, with older individuals needing more regular top-ups of this procedure.

There is some aftercare

Botulinum injections do require some aftercare to ensure that the procedure is effective.

For 24-48 hours post-injection, you must avoid extended periods of time in the sun, smoking or drinking and applying pressure to your face. No wearing makeup, no facial massages and you should sleep with your head elevated for at least 3 days after you have had the injections.

For more advice on aftercare in your specific case, please talk to our team.

The injections are customised

Much like dental care, the amount of botulinum toxin and its strength is tailored to your needs.

For instance, if you are looking to remove extensive wrinkles, we will use a stronger concentration in our injections and may use multiple injections to gain the desired look. This is also done to prolong the effectiveness of the treatment.

It is used in medicine too!

Botulinum toxin isn’t only used for aesthetics.

In medicine, it is used to prevent migraines, treat overactive bladders and even help with excessive sweating. It is also used in optometry to treat a condition known as lazy eye.