Botox is a common injectable treatment to remove wrinkles and lines. According to PlasticSurgery.org, hyaluronic acid fillers average anywhere from 9-12 months, while a botulinum toxin lasts roughly 3-4 months. That being said, there are many questions that people have about Botox.
How Does Botox Reduce Wrinkles?
Botox is a type of botulinum toxin type A and a neurotoxin. Fine needles are used to inject them into specific areas for treatment. Botox blocks the signals the nerves send to the muscles. As a result, it prevents the targeted muscles of the face from contracting. When there is no contraction, the skin remains smooth.
Is It Safe?
The FDA has approved Botox to be a safe treatment of wrinkles and lines. However, botox is not safe for some patients, and they should be aware of the associated dangers. These individuals include those who are pregnant or breastfeeding and those with neurological diseases.
Does It Hurt?
Botox treatments are not painful but may be slightly uncomfortable. This discomfort occurs during the actual procedure and goes away once the procedure ends. There is no real recovery time and no use of anesthesia. They are fast, and many receive these treatments during lunch. Patients continue with their day immediately after the procedure.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As with all procedures, there is always some risk of side effects. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, tenderness, and redness at the injection sites. These side effects should go away within a week of the treatment.
What Are the Best Treatment Areas?
Botox is ideal for wrinkles and lines around the eyes, on the forehead, and lips. Botox can be injected into the chin or jaws to create a more streamlined look and soften dimpling. In addition, botox may be able to treat medical conditions like excessive sweating.
How Long Before I See Results?
While everyone is unique and has different results, the average response occurs around three to seven days after treatment. Therefore, it could take up to two weeks to see optimal results.
If these FAQs do not address all of your questions, please get in touch with Skin and Sculpt Medical Spa today. We are happy to answer all your questions. Then, if you are ready for Botox, schedule a consultation, and we can get you started.