Categories: Botulinum Toxin

7 Common Questions About Botox

Over the years, Botox has been the primary method of reducing the effects of ageing on the face. Most women choose Botox treatment over other cosmetic procedures because it uses simple yet effective processes to enhance your appearance. Below are some of the favourite questions asked about Botox.

Does Botox Work?

Botox is commonly used to reduce the signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines on the face. The injections work by inhibiting the contraction of the muscles, and this helps to lift sagging mouth muscles. Prevent fine lines from forming and soften vertical necklines.

Does Botox Look Unnatural?

If all instructions are adhered to, then; Botox won’t produce an incredible effect on your face. However, the medical practitioner performing the treatment should understand the right amount of dose to use for a particular area or lines you are trying to remove. If you apply an excessive amount of Botox, your muscles can become stiff, but if you use an insufficient dose, you might not have the desired results.

Does Botox Make Me Feel Numb?

Botox exact pressure on the muscles and not the nerves. So it does not affect the sensational part of your facial lines. It is also used to lift the brows and reduce the frown lines between them. You will still be able to feel yourself in all areas of your body after applying Botox.

Is Botox Injection Painful?

You will feel a slight discomfort because of the injection, most doctors administer topical anaesthesia before the treatment or place ice on the injection site to numb the area.

Does Botox Have Any Side Effect?

Botox has some minor side effects that go away after some time just like any drug. In about five to ten percent of cases, there could be a minor drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow for about two weeks. Some patients experience some slight bruising at the site of injection. However, these side effects won’t last long as they tend to disappear after some weeks.

How Long Until I See Results From Botox?

You won’t notice the results instantly. It might show after a few days in most cases. But it will become evident after about two weeks. You are advised to avoid Aspirin and NSAID medications within that time. You should also avoid workout for 24 hours after treatment, but you can choose to wear makeup almost immediately.

How Long Does Botox Last?

The results are never permanent. The effect can last for 3 to 4months depending on the patient. Those who hope to remove wrinkles and fine lines without having swelling or an extended period of recovering, then; Botox can be an excellent option.

Dr. Howard Katz

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