Ever wondered what a Botox treatment is like? Well, we’re here to tell you all about it! Botox, if you don’t already know, is a prescription medication that, when injected, instantly smooths dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, and forehead furrows. It’s made from the neurotoxin botulinum toxin, which basically relaxes the facial muscles that underlie and cause wrinkles.
One Patient’s Experience
Today we’re following Dena Mills as she undergoes a Botox treatment from start to finish.
Dena has already taken all the recommended precautions prior to her first treatment. She’s refrained from taking any products that contain ibuprofen, aspirin, and vitamin E. This significantly reduces the chance that Dena will bruise following her treatment. Dena had her Botox consultation last week, and she’ll be treating her forehead furrow lines today.
Fifteen minutes prior to the procedure, Dena’s doctor applies some topical numbing gel to her forehead. Dena then lays down on the physician’s chair and she asks her to give her a hard frown. As Dena is frowning, the doctor administers four quick Botox injections into the frown lines and also in the horizontal forehead lines above her frown lines. She then applies light pressure to the area to stop the bleeding. Dena remarks that the Botox injections were a lot less painful than she was expecting. “All I felt was a slight stinging sensation,” she says. “The numbing cream did a great job!” In fact, most people say that the injections feel similar to getting vaccinated – that is, they feel only a few seconds of mild discomfort as the Botox enters the injection site.
Contracting the muscles helps to evenly distribute the Botox throughout the injection site
The doctor then asks Dena to contract her frown line muscles. “Contracting the muscles helps to evenly distribute the Botox throughout the injection site,” she explains. She also advises Dena to refrain from exercising, bending over, lying down or rubbing the area for the first 48 hours. This ensures that the Botox settles in the right place and doesn’t migrate elsewhere. If Dena doesn’t follow this advice, she could potentially experience facial paralysis or eyelid drooping. The doctor also warns Dena that the injection site may look red and feel irritated, but that she shouldn’t worry. This is only temporary.
And that’s it! Easy as pie, huh? The whole treatment took less than 15 minutes!
Side Effects Can Still OccurKeep in mind that side effects from Botox are relatively rare, but as with any cosmetic procedure, they can still happen. The most common side effect of Botox injections is temporary bruising, followed by headaches lasting up to 48 hours. Eyelid drooping can also occur and usually subsides within three weeks. People who are pregnant, breastfeeding or who suffer from neurological disorders can’t undergo Botox injections.
Millions of Men and Women Choose Botox
There’s a reason why millions of men and women choose Botox – there’s no surgery or recovery time involved. What’s more, Botox offers real, noticeable results. Since Botox works by weakening facial muscles, full results are generally seen within five to seven days. You’ll see deep dynamic wrinkles gradually improve over time, in addition to the early effects seen shortly after treatment. Your results will continue to improve, until about two weeks after the procedure. At that time, you’ll be looking your best. The effects of Botox will gradually wear off over the next four to six months, and the wrinkles will need to have retreated.
When used early on in the aging process, Botox not only treats wrinkles but also prevents new wrinkles from forming. Botox is most effective on wrinkles that haven’t quite set in and reduces the onset of wrinkles before they become moderate or severe. By combining a Botox regimen with good skincare, sunscreen, and a healthy lifestyle, you can prevent most wrinkles from getting worse and prevent new ones from forming.
Botox works wonders. So what are you waiting for? Schedule your free, no-obligation Botox consultation at LaserAway.
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