Botox Questions and Answers
How Does Botox Work?
Using Botulinum Toxin Type A Botox injections treat wrinkles via an injection. Botox was invented to treat neurological disorders, but today, it has been very successfully used in the treatment of wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
How Is the Procedure Performed?
Botox is injected into the muscle tissue surrounding a wrinkle via a small needle. The discomfort is minimal and usually lasts a few seconds. Botox relaxes the muscle tissue by blocking nerve impulses to it. Within a couple of days the results can be clearly seen and will last for several months, after which the procedure can be performed again.
Am I Eligible to Receive Botox Injection?
Women who are pregnant or nursing should wait to have the procedure done, since the side effects associated with pregnancy are unknown at this time. Medication such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and aspirin, will increase bruising. Younger people who have wrinkles but do not want to have a facelift are good candidates. As with all medical procedures, a consultation with a local cosmetic surgeon will help you find out if you are a candidate.
What Are the Side Effects of Botox?
Although Botox is relatively safe it does have some mild side effects. The most common side effects are temporary bruising, numbness, swelling, and a tingling sensation. Patients should not rub the area within the first 12 hours to help alleviate these side effects.
Can I afford It?
Our doctors have a variety of financing options available to help virtually any candidate afford the look they desire.
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