With its explosion in popularity as the top non-surgical solution for smoothing facial wrinkles, chances are you have had Botox injections yourself, have thought about it, or know someone who has. Still, many people have questions about Botox injections.
Here’s what you need to know to find out if Botox is a good option for your concerns.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin — Botulinum Toxin Type A — that gets injected via a needle to temporarily paralyze facial muscles that contribute to lines and wrinkles.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox has been FDA-approved for cosmetic use since 2002. This highly-requested cosmetic procedure is also used in other applications, such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), chronic migraines, and more.
Like any drug, side effects are possible. Although rare, potential complications from Botox injections include:
- Eyelid ptosis
The key to achieving a beautiful, natural result while minimizing complications is choosing an experienced, detailed provider such as a plastic surgeon. A plastic surgeon possesses the expertise necessary to administer Botox safely and effectively. Make sure to do your research when choosing a provider for Botox injections.
How Long Do Botox Injections Last?
Following Botox injections, you will begin to notice your facial muscle activity softening within a few days, with full results showing up after about a week.
The results of Botox injections typically last three to four months before they gradually begin to wear off. Most patients schedule regular injections every 4-6 months or so to maintain the results.
Am I Too Young For Botox?
Many patients are starting to receive Botox injections in their 20’s and 30’s. By paralyzing some of the key facial muscles responsible for creating wrinkles, Botox injections can make it less likely that you will develop those wrinkles in the future.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
The cost of Botox varies based on the practice, site of injection, and the amount used. For a complimentary consultation, please contact us so we can provide you with an exact price.
What Should I Avoid After Botox Injections?
To minimize the risk of complications following Botox injections, it is important to avoid intense exercises for at least a few days after treatment. This rest period helps prevent the Botox from migrating away from the site of injections before it has adequate time to settle.
Interested in Botox?
If you are curious about Botox and want to know more about how it can help with your anti-aging concerns, please contact us today for a complimentary consultation. Our dedicated, experienced team is ready to help you look your best!