Botox 101

As we age, most of us want to try and slow this process down. Maybe you have started to see those fine lines and wrinkles appear as you look in the mirror. Or maybe you just want to prevent deeper wrinkles forming in your forehead, crow’s feet, and frown lines. Luckily, it has never been easier to help women and men dramatically improve wrinkles and soften the overall appearance of their skin with Botox. This is a treatment that requires minimal downtime and there is no need for surgery. Botox is one of the most popular procedures and is administered to millions of patients a year! If you have ever considered this treatment, continue reading below to see some frequently asked questions! We love the power of Botox to diminish fine lines and wrinkles to eliminate those signs of getting older!

What is Botox?

Botox is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines look better in adults. It has 16 years of research and is approved in 98 countries! Botox is a prescription medicine injection using a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Although women are predominately the ones getting this treatment done, men do as well!

How Does it Work?

Botox targets the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling, and raising the eyebrows over the years. The muscles are injected with Botox to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will notice a visible smoothing of the frown lines between your brows, your crow’s feet lines, and your forehead lines.

How Much Time Does Treatment Take?

The Botox injections are quick, only lasting a few minutes! There is mild discomfort around the injection site and the area may be tender afterwards. But there is no need for the use of anesthesia. 

Does it Hurt?

Botox is injected into the muscle area with a small needle. Most patients think Botox feels like a little pinch, but with little discomfort.

How Long do the Effects Last?

About 3-10 days after the injections, the effects will start to appear. For some, the full results can take up to 14 days. The lines will start to progressively decrease. They will not disappear immediately after the injections! Results may last anywhere from 3-6 months, varying from patient to patient. Another treatment should be scheduled as lines begin to appear again.

How Long is the Recovery Time?

Treatment requires minimal downtime. You can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office! Refrain from lying down after your treatment for 4-6 hours, facial manipulation, as well as working out!

Any Side Effects?

Temporary bruising may occur around the injection site! Other side effects include allergic reactions, headaches, dizziness, neck pain, dry mouth, tiredness, blurred vision, and dry eyes. Always be honest when discussing your medical history before Botox treatments!

We would love to have you in for a complimentary consultation if you are considering a Botox treatment! Call us today 843.249.5433 or complete the form below.

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