Botox for aesthetic purposes is a popular and safe procedure that can help to reduce lines and wrinkles. Botox works by relaxing the facial muscles that causes lines and wrinkles, allowing for a smoother look.

Botox side effects are rare when undertaken by a professional aesthetics clinic such as the team at Southern Urogynecology, but may include temporary effects such as bruising and swelling from the injection. There are no lasting side effects, allowing for patients to resume their activities straight away without recovery downtime.

There are some patients for whom Botox may not be idea: patients with damaged nerves in their face, muscle conditions, or those who are pregnant or brestfeeding.

The effects of Botox for aesthetic purposes can last up to six months. Botox effects vary from person to person, so it’s important to book a consultation to learn more before undertaking this procedure.


As you age, your skin begins to thin out, and the collagen and elastin that helps to keep your skin plump and youthful will reduce. Wrinkles are formed when the substances that naturally exist in your skin start to decrease. Fillers work by injecting hyaluronic acid or another substance with a needle, which fill wrinkles, plumping and smoothing them out. Fillers are produced with substances that help to retain moisture in the skin, allowing for that plump and youthful look. Fillers can last for several months depending on the patient and the skin condition.

Side effects vary, but can include swelling from the needle injection. Fillers should be done in a professional medical environment such as at Southern Urogynecology, where we are able to determine the best course of action and ideal procedure for you with a free consultation.