Everything You Need To Know About Botox Injections
Have you been thinking about getting Botox injections? If so, you’re not alone! It consistently ranks among the top non-surgical cosmetic treatments in popularity. Over 7 million people in the US are getting Botox, and that number continues to rise. Let’s discuss this treatment and why it’s become so popular.
What Is Botox And How Does It Work?
Botox is derived from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin. It works by temporarily paralyzing the muscle – blocking the nerves from sending signals to contract the muscle. When injected into the face, this has the effect of smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive expressions like smiling, frowning, and squinting.
Is It Safe?
Botox is well tolerated by most people and considered to be very safe and effective. It is FDA-approved for cosmetic use.
What Are Treatments Like?
The needle used to inject Botox is so fine that it’s unlikely that an anesthetic is required. However, we can apply a numbing cream for very sensitive areas. It takes almost no time at all to treat facial wrinkles, just 15-20 minutes! Afterward, you might feel a bit of soreness or swelling that usually dissipates in the following 24 hours. During this time it’s important not to rub or massage the area to prevent the Botox from migrating to other parts of the face.
How Long Does Botox Last?
After your treatment, you’ll begin to see results in as little as 3 days with full results appearing in about 2 weeks. The effects typically last 3-4 months.
How Do I Know If Botox Injections Are Right For Me?
If you’re still on the fence about whether or not Botox injections could be right for you, please schedule a consultation with us. We are happy to discuss the pros and cons of this treatment to help you decide.