Botox Anti-Wrinkle Treatments


Dr. Curtin has limited her aesthetic practice to botox. Botox is used to relax the muscles responsible for frown lines, forehead lines and crows feet around the eye.

What kind of a result can I expect?

Botox takes about 7-10 days to take effect, maximises at 1-2 weeks and the results will last for 3-4 months.

We really emphasise that we believe in a natural result. We want your friends and family to think you look very well but we don’t want them to know why!

Risks and side effects

The main risk associated with Botox following treatment is mild bruising which can be camouflaged with concealer. Any other risks or contra-indications will be discussed at the start of your appointment when a full medical history is taken.

Do I need to take a day off work?

No – the appointment is usually no longer than 30 minutes and apart from avoiding physical exercise, sun exposure and certain facial treatments for 24 hours one can continue as usual after the appointment.

Avoid microneedling, facial massage and laser treatments for two weeks post treatment.

What do I need to do in advance of the appointment?

Preferably have all makeup removed and avoid anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen for 4 days prior to treatment and 4 days post treatment. Avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior to the appointment and 24 hours post treatment. Alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications may lead to an increased risk of bruising. Vitamin E may also increase the risk of bruising.

Who needs this treatment?

Anyone over the age of 30! Some patients attend because they do not want their wrinkles to get any worse. Some attend saying ‘I look cross all the time, but I am not – I am actually quite a happy person, but my wrinkles make me look miserable!’

By starting to use botox before wrinkles really deepen one may prevent static wrinkles from actually forming at all which is a real bonus! However it is important not to start treatment at too young an age. Dr. Curtin will refuse treatment if she thinks you are too young or that treatment is not yet necessary.

Discretion and confidentiality

Confidentiality is assumed at a dental clinic and a breach of this on our part would be a serious breach of conduct. You can rest assured that your appointment will be handled with the utmost of discretion.

If spotted in the waiting room by someone you know, they will just assume you have a routine dental appointment! We have a private exit following treatment if so wished.