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Helen Limerick Botox Fillers Testimonial


“Everyone has commented and the comments they’ve made are ‘You look really fresh. What have you done? Have you changed your makeup?’. People have said that to me a lot and I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s probably the Botox’ and they’re like, ‘What? You got Botox?’.

It’s a very natural result. I didn’t want to look frozen or to look kind of pumped up. I just wanted to look natural.”

Helen, Limerick

Botox Injections

Botox treatments are a very popular, safe & effective means of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the face. Another benefit is that the procedure can help prevent new lines from forming in the future. Botox treatments have grown massively in popularity in Ireland and in Limerick in recent years. However, care is needed when choosing a practitioner for the procedure. Here at Shields Dental in Limerick city, we have fully qualified and experienced practitioners who regularly provide treatments to our many satisfied patients.

We can offer you a free initial consultation and since we are open 7 days per week, you can choose the day and time which is convenient for you. We know that you will have lots of questions and we want you to be happy to proceed with treatment when you finally make the commitment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our patients have lots of questions to ask about Botox treatments. Therefore, we’ve put together a list of these questions for you to read and digest before making your initial free appointment.

Botox, or botulinum toxin has been used in several medical procedures. In cosmetic applications, Botox is a series of injections which relax facial muscles and make lines less visible. The procedure uses very fine needles to help eliminate lines such as wrinkles, crows feet and frown lines. Botox is thus a non-surgical treatment which is very quick and straightforward. Furthermore, Botox helps to prevent the future development of wrinkles and fine lines.

Botox should always be performed by a Doctor or Dentist with the correct professional qualifications.  Consequently, here at Shields in Limerick, we only use qualified and experienced practitioners who provide a safe and suitable environment. Botox is injected with small needles and used in small volumes, so there is no risk of any side-effects. In any case, you will be given a thorough assessment prior to your treatment. However, the treatment is not advisable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Your Doctor or Dentist here at Shields in Limerick will want to assess your medical history at your first consultation. They will also need to understand the reasons why you are seeking treatment. The injections will be given around the areas that you are looking to treat.

Botox is usually injected in the following locations:

  • forehead,
  • between the eyebrows,
  • the corners of the eyes,
  • between the nose and mouth and
  • into the crease running from the corners of the mouth down the side of the chin.

The effects of the treatment will not appear straight away. In most cases, patients will see results within three to five days after treatment. An obvious reduction in the wrinkles and lines on the areas of your face that have been treated will become apparent. Full results are often visible two weeks after the treatment.

The results of the injections will be visible for between four and six months after treatment.

The following factors affect how long Botox will last:

  1. The location of the injection
  2. The amount of Botox injected
  3. Your age and the elasticity of your skin – elasticity decreases with age and the effects may wear off more quickly
  4. Wrinkle depth – The effects may wear off more quickly when treating deep wrinkles

You will be invited to attend a free pre-treatment consultation in order to asses your suitability for Botox. If you are suitable, we can of course go ahead with your treatment. Whilst the majority of patients are suitable, injections are not advised for pregnant or breastfeeding women as the side effects on the baby are at present, not known.

Patients can experience some discomfort, though most will tolerate this well. If you have any worries, our practitioners here in Limerick will do everything they can to make you feel at ease.

The injections take only several minutes to administer.

The main side-effect is mild redness, swelling or bruising and this should resolve quickly. The reaction is similar to getting an injection from the doctor. Also, you may feel like you’re wearing a tight baseball cap on your forehead after a couple of hours. This can last for a couple of days and is normal.

You can read more on the side effects of Botox here.

Hopefully, we have addressed some of your queries above and you are now ready to take the next step. There are several ways in which you can get in touch with us. Firstly, we have included a convenient contact form below for you.  You can also give us a call at 061 480 070. Remember, your first consultation is completely FREE.



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