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Botox is a well-known, non-surgical treatment that involves injectables and is most frequently used to remove wrinkles and lines from the face. With over a 4.4million treatments performed worldwide in 2020, despite the lockdowns, it remains one of the most popular injectable treatments you can get. 

It is natural for people considering cosmetic injections for the first time to have some hesitations about getting Botox cosmetic treatment before their first experience. The following are some responses to frequently asked questions about the Botox treatment we get. We hope they will help put your mind at ease.

When Can I Shower After Botox Treatment?

After getting Botox, you should wait at least 24 hours before taking hot showers, baths, or soaking in hot tubs. Allow the Botox to take effect without being disturbed for a sufficient time. Doing so will decrease the likelihood of complications or unsatisfactory results. 

How Much Research Was Done To Prove Botox?

When considering Botox, you can put faith in the product’s long and successful history. Botox is the treatment of its kind that has been researched and studied the most, and it has been given the go-ahead to be used in 95 different countries. 

These studies have been published over more than 16 years. More than 528 articles published in scientific and medical journals have been reviewed by a panel of experts and described how safe and effective Botox is. Not to mention that millions of people experience treatment every year without encountering any adverse effects.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox treats one of the root causes of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines, which are the repetitive muscle contractions that occur over time due to facial expressions such as frowning, squinting, smiling, and raising the eyebrows. 

Botox will be injected into these muscles by your provider to reduce the muscles’ activity temporarily. You will start to notice that the lines between your brows where you frown, the lines around your eyes, and the lines on your forehead look temporarily better.

Will My Face Look Stiff?

Using Botox needs precision. When you are treated by a licensed medical professional who has received extensive medical training and is an expert in facial anatomy, you can have confidence that Botox will produce natural-looking results. That said, you’ll still look like you, albeit with fewer wrinkles.

You can judge the results by comparing your provider’s before and after photos from their previous patients. 

How Many Injections Will I Need?

Your treatment with Botox will be tailored to meet your specific requirements and objectives. When you meet with your provider, they will decide the proper treatment for any areas you want to address, such as moderate-to-severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. 

  • Crow’s Feet: Your provider will inject three areas of the muscle surrounding each of your eyes. This process repeats on the muscle forming the other crow feet eye area.
  • Frown Lines:  Your provider will implement five injections to the muscles in your forehead and between your brows.
  • Forehead Lines: Your provider will give you five injections in a muscle located in your forehead.

How Much Time Will It Take? Does It Hurt?

Your provider will talk to you about your goals and examine your face to determine which areas of your face need to be treated. If your provider identifies you as a good candidate for the injection, it may occur on the same day. 

Some patients have described the sensation of receiving a Botox injection as being similar to a pinprick. Your provider may numb the injection site with ice before they begin. Alternately, if you are concerned about the discomfort the treatment will cause, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream before starting the procedure.

Downtime following treatment is kept to a minimum so that you can get back to your regular activities as soon as you walk out of your provider’s office.

When Will I See The Results, And How Long Will It Last?

For moderate to severe frown lines, you can expect to see as few as 24 to 48 hours and complete results in 30 days. Results can last up to four months. 

However, it would be best to keep in mind that results can vary from patient to patient, so your doctor will schedule your next consultation based on your outcomes and aesthetic goals. Make an appointment with us today to discuss your objectives and learn what you can expect.

What Age Should I Consider Botox?

Patients frequently question whether or not they are too young or old to benefit from Botox treatment. Some people start treatment as a precautionary measure as soon as they notice the first signs of aging, such as lines and wrinkles. 

Others wait until they are older, when their expression lines are more pronounced, to start showing them. You should make an appointment for a consultation with a qualified medical provider before deciding whether or not you might benefit from Botox treatment.

Any Side Effects?

Side effects are always a possibility with any procedure, regardless of whether it’s a medical or cosmetic one. Around the injection site, some people may develop bruising, swelling, redness, or tenderness. These side effects are not expected. Following treatment with Botox, these unwanted effects typically disappear within several days to a week after the procedure.

How To Prepare For A Botox Appointment?

In the week leading up to your procedure, your provider may recommend that you refrain from drinking alcohol and avoid taking certain medications or supplements, such as blood thinners. This will assist in reducing the likelihood of experiencing any potential side effects from the injections.

Are Botox And Fillers The Same?

People frequently get these two different kinds of injectables confused with one another. Still, there is a simple way to tell them apart: Botox is used to reduce muscle movement, while fillers are used to add volume.

Botox works by relaxing the muscles in the face that are responsible for creating lines and wrinkles. However, facial fillers replace the volume that has been lost by plumping and lifting the skin using a gel that is made of hyaluronic acid. 

Takeaway

Botox is one of the easiest ways to address signs of aging, and suppose you are interested in the treatment, contact and book an appointment with our clinic, Allen Medical Aesthetics. We offer medical aesthetic and spa services that will help address your aesthetic or wellness concerns. 

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