FAQs about Botox Dublin answered by Dublin 18 Dental Rooms

When most people think of cosmetic dental care, few people consider that a dental team is also usually able to perform non-surgical facial aesthetics that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face.


This is because dental teams have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the facial muscles and nerves, so they are usually better equipped to perform these procedures than a spa or shop on High Street.

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, our dentist is happy to offer all patients Botox Dublin. Botox is one of our more popular cosmetic procedures, and it can yield very impressive results if applied correctly.

If you are considering having Botox Dublin for the first time, you will likely have some questions about what this treatment will be like, and as a leading provider, our team is happy to answer common questions that we receive about this treatment below.

How does it work?

Botox Dublin is a neuromodulator, which is a form of botulinum toxin type A.

It is injected into targeted areas on your face or neck using an ultra-fine needle and works by blocking nerve signals that are needed for the facial muscles to contract. If the muscles cannot contract, expression lines and wrinkles will reduce in their appearance.

Is it uncomfortable?

It is a common concern that many patients have that having these injections will be uncomfortable. And while we cannot speculate how you will feel about having this procedure, we have heard from many of our patients that the application of the toxin to the subdermal layer of the skin feels no worse than a bee sting. If you do not like the sounds of that at all, we completely understand and can provide a numbing agent to the area beforehand, so you will not be in any discomfort.

How soon will I see the results?

The experience of each person may differ, but it will usually take between 3 to 5 days post-procedure to notice the effects. For those who may have more deeply set wrinkles, it can take up to 2 weeks. Bear in mind that you will need to adhere to the aftercare advice of our team to ensure that this treatment works correctly.

How long does it last?

The results of having Botox injected under your skin typically last between 3 to 5 months. This is because the body gradually metabolises the material, which will lead to the return of the muscular movement in the face as the nerves become more sensitive. If you wish to maintain the effects of this treatment for longer, you can undergo periodic maintenance treatments every 4 months or so, but this will depend on an assessment by our team.

Are there any side effects?

There are a few common side effects of having this procedure, which include bruising, swelling and redness around the injection site and general tenderness that will last a few days. If you experience this, simply apply an ice pack to your face, but try to avoid rubbing the area, as the material is still loose under your skin and may ‘bleed’ into the surrounding tissues.