What is Botox?
Botox is a cosmetic treatment designed to relax muscles and reduce lines and wrinkles on your face. Some wrinkles and lines are caused by overactive muscles. Botox relaxes these muscles, allowing for fewer unwanted expressions.
Scientifically, Botox is one of the Botulinum type A injections, with other brands Dysport and Xeomin producing similar results. FDA approved, Botox is also the most common cosmetic procedure in the U.S.
Is Botox right for me?
If you are on the attack against wrinkles, whether treating existing lines or preventing new ones, Botox is a secret weapon. The injectable is primarily used to treat frown lines, forehead creases, and crow’s feet, but is also used in other areas, including lips, lower face, neck, and even downturned smiles.
What’s the recovery time?
You should be able to resume normal activity immediately after your injections are done. You might have some redness or slight bruising after, but it should dissipate quickly.
We recommend patients do not lie down for at least four hours following injections to prevent any possible migration to unintended areas of your face. We also suggest not to rub the area aggressively or get a facial massage for at least 48 hours after your injection.
What results can I expect from Botox?
The procedure should reduce the wrinkles and lines in your face, giving you a more youthful look. The results last roughly three to four months before wearing off. At that point, you need another round of injections to maintain the results. Sometimes, individuals see results lasting longer, but this is usually due to the fact that muscles have been trained to frown and the Botox puts them at rest.
Many people see results within four to five days, but it could take up to two weeks for full results to show.