Answering Your Top Botox FAQs

Posted on September 29, 2020

Botox has been used for decades as an injectable treatment to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This popular drug is also used to treat and prevent migraines and control excessive perspiration. It is safe and effective, and it softens the look of lines like nothing else on the market. Millions of Botox treatments are performed annually. If you are considering trying Botox for the first time, you probably have a few questions. Here are some answers to ease any concerns you might have before scheduling your first appointment.

What is Botox And How Does it Work?

Botox is a drug that temporarily paralyzes the muscles of the face. Technically, it is known as botulinum toxin. We inject it into the skin using an ultra-fine needle. It blocks the nerve signals that contract facial muscles. This temporary paralysis results in smooth and unlined skin. Results are gradual, and you will notice the full effect in three to seven days.

What Does Botox Treat On The Face?

Besides smoothing the skin on the forehead, Botox does wonders for other skin concerns. If you are concerned with fine lines around the lips, Botox does a wonderful job smoothing them out. Botox also works well on fine lines around the eyes, commonly known as crow’s feet. We also slim the appearance of the face by injecting Botox into the jaw muscles. Injecting it into the jaw can also alleviate discomfort from TMJ, or teeth grinding. It also smooths dimpled skin around the chin. When used with dermal fillers, Botox works especially well restoring a more youthful appearance.

Is Botox Painful?

There is minimal discomfort while Botox is being injected. For most patients, there is no recovery time and you can immediately go back to your day-to-day life. It does not require anesthesia or numbing of the skin. You will see the full results of the treatment within one week, though times can vary based on the individual.

At What Age Should I Start Botox?

When to start Botox is up to you and your medical care provider. For some people, they schedule their initial appointment when they spot their first wrinkle. Botox is thought to be preventative. By preventing wrinkles from ever forming, they slow down the appearance of aging. Other people wait until lines have become more pronounced. The average age to start Botox is between 35 and 40. Schedule a consultation today to decide if now is a good time to begin Botox treatments.

How Safe is Botox?

This FDA approved drug has been used safely for decades. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you are not a good candidate for Botox.

What About Side Effects?

All medications have a risk of side effects, including Botox. The most common side effects are redness or bruising around the injection site. This usually resolves on its own within hours or a few days after the treatment.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you ready for a more radiant you? Contact DWH Health And Wellness Med Spa today and discover if Botox is the best treatment for your skin.

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