Botox has become a famous non-surgical cosmetic treatment. It is used to reduce the fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles. Before we try anything new we always have tons of questions, especially when we want to do something on our face.
We are scared of things going wrong and ending up looking ugly. This article will help you answer your Botox related concerns.
Does the treatment hurt?
Pain and discomfort varies from person to person. It depends on their tolerance for injections. Some of the patients feel like a pinch when injected with Botox.
How does Botox work?
Botox targets the underlying muscles of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines which are caused when you smile, frown, squint and raise your eyebrows. The specialist injects the muscles with Botox to paralyze them in order to reduce muscle activity. This will smooth the lines.
What is the duration of the treatment?
Botox injections take approximately 10 minutes.
When can you expect Botox treatment to show results and for how long does it last?
The results are usually seen after the first treatment. After 2 – 4 days, muscle weakening starts taking place. The maximum effect is seen between 10 – 14 days and its effect lasts up to 3 months.
Are there adverse effects when the result of Botox wears off?
No, when the results of Botox wears off, the muscle activity returns to its original state.
Who can perform Botox?
It is a prescription drug and can be performed by a physician or his/her designee.
Can you use Botox to increase your lips and buttocks?
No, it is not a filler so it cannot be used to increase your lips and buttocks.
On which areas of your face can you get Botox done? Can you use it on the body?
The areas on the face where Botox can be injected are frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. It is injected in the underlying muscles. It can also be injected into other muscles on the parts of your body.
When can I start getting Botox?
There is no right or wrong age to start using Botox. Many people start to use Botox in their twenties when they notice their lines and wrinkles.
What are the risks and complications of Botox?
The major risk and complication of Botox is that it can weaken the muscles that are not intended to be injected. Other side effects include headache, tiredness, neck pain, double vision, blurred vision, decrease in eyesight, dry eyes and some allergic reactions.
How long is the recovery time after treatment?
Treatment requires a very less downtime so you can resume your daily routine as soon as you leave your specialist’s office.
Is Botox toxic? Can your body be affected after several treatments?
If you take any drug or medication in high dosage, it can produce toxic effects. But Botox does not have a toxic effect as the amount required is far beyond the toxic level of the drug.