Botox is a popular, non-invasive procedure that rejuvenates one’s appearance through injections made into the facial muscles to temporarily weaken (relax) them.
These protein injections block nerve impulses from being sent to the muscles in order to stop them from contracting, thus preventing the formation of dynamic lines and wrinkles.
This process smoothens and softens the facial skin, giving off a radiant, youthful appearance.
Although the results from treatment with Botox only last for about four to six months, it is a highly sought-after procedure as it has shown to be very effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Patients may be required to attend subsequent follow-up sessions in order to maintain the results.
$120 to $1,000
Treatment with Botox involves:
1. Cleaning and disinfecting the treatment area
2. Applying an ice pack or local anesthetic to reduce discomfort during the procedure
3. Injecting Botox into the area, which takes about 5 to 10 minutes
4. Allowing the patient to rest for a bit before returning home with special self-care instructions
Before treatment, it is highly recommended to:
After having Botox injections administered, you should:
Patients may continue using make-up after the procedure, if they so wish.
We understand you may want to change your plans due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its health implications.
Side effects that are commonly experienced in and around the injection sites include:
What can cause me to develop wrinkles?
Many factors contribute to the development of wrinkles which include:
Is Botox treatment safe?
When used as a muscle relaxant, Botulinum toxin (Botox) is considered to be very safe and has been widely used to successfully treat medical conditions in both adults and children over the last two decades. As for the cosmetic side of things, Botox has been commonly used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles for more than 15 years, making it the most popular cosmetic treatment available.
How does Botox work?
Botulinum toxin A (Botox A) is an effective neuromodulator that is administered into the target muscles via injections with an ultra-thin needle; this prevents nerve impulses from being sent to the muscles, forcing them to relax. Since it is actually the frequent contraction of facial muscles that give rise to fine lines and wrinkles, forcing them to relax will reduce the appearance of these lines and creases. Results will usually become more noticeable over the next three to seven days post-treatment.
When should I start getting Botox?
There are no age restrictions when it comes to starting Botox, but it is important for patients to have an initial consultation and evaluation with a medical professional before commencing any type of treatment. In fact, many individuals in their early twenties decide to start Botox as soon as they notice wrinkles forming, or as a measure to prevent them early on.
How much Botox will I need?
How much Botox you may need depends on:
How long does it last?
Results are expected to last over three to four months, and can be maintained with follow-up treatment sessions. After subsequent sessions, you can expect your results to last even longer.