What is BOTOX®?
Don’t let wrinkles make you frown. Most people start to lose elasticity in their skin as they age. When this happens, they look older, tired and even aggravated. BOTOX® is a prescription injectable most often used to treat the horizontal lines across the forehead, crow’s feet and the vertical lines between the eyebrows. It also diminishes lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose.
BOTOX® is made from a refined form of botulinum toxin A that temporarily paralyzes the muscles associated with these imperfections. When properly injected by a trained professional, the result is a smoother complexion and a natural, younger appearance.
Over the past decade or so, BOTOX® has been FDA approved to treat other chronic health issues. It is approved to treat excessive underarm sweating, overactive bladder, and migraines.
Benefits of BOTOX®
BOTOX® has successfully diminished fine lines, wrinkles, creases and folds to create a more youthful look. It has stood the test of time because it also offers the following benefits:
- No downtime or recovery
- Quick treatment
- Can be used in combination with other procedures and treatments
- Long lasting
Who is the Ideal Candidate for BOTOX®?
If you have a tired or worried look on your face all the time, you may want to consider BOTOX®. It relaxes the muscles associated with worry lines and furrowed brows to lift and smooth the area. It also treats excessive sweating, overactive bladder, and migraines so that anyone suffering from those conditions can get relief.
What Do I Do to Prepare for BOTOX®?
There is no preparation for BOTOX® injections; however, we do recommend you schedule a consultation for an overall evaluation to determine if BOTOX® or another dermal filler or injectable is the best option to achieve your desired look. It is also important to make sure you can tolerate BOTOX® without any adverse reaction.
What Happens During BOTOX®?
Your appointment for BOTOX® injections is quick and virtually painless. It is common to get the injections immediately following your consultation if time allows. Doctors simply injects the targeted areas with BOTOX® then gently massages the area to ensure the gel is evenly spread throughout the area. Most people handle the injections with no issues; however, if necessary, we can apply a numbing cream to the area to alleviate any anxiety or discomfort.
How Long Does It Take to Perform BOTOX® Treatments?
Most BOTOX® treatments are completed within 30 minutes unless other treatments or procedures are done in conjunction with the injections.
What to Expect After BOTOX®
Immediately following BOTOX® injections, you may return to your normal routine with no issues. You may have some slight redness or swelling at the injection site, but that resolves itself within a few hours or by the next day.
When Will I See the Results?
You will begin to see results from BOTOX® within a few days, with most of the results appearing within a week. It is important to note that the results are a very natural looking expression rather than the common misconception of a “frozen” face. You notice the change, but most other people will comment on how good you look but won’t realize you’ve had BOTOX®.
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