Botox is a miracle non-surgical cosmetic treatment that has a miraculous ability to reverse your aging process. In fifteen minutes you’ll get a flawless skin that is free from wrinkles, dryness, stretch marks, spots, acne, and moles. Although it’s a well-known and fairly simple treatment, there are some things about Botox you should know.
1. Find an Experienced Doctor: Dermatologists are not the only ones who do Botox, there are also other providers, or even spas offering the treatment. But you should choose an experienced and certified dermatologist who is trained to do Botox. While Botox injections are relatively simple, the treatment still needs to be done by a trained and experienced medical professional. If the injections are too deep, too low, or in the wrong spot, you could have negative side effects, like a droopy eyelid.
2. Do Some Researches: After choosing your doctor, spend some time researching the side effects of Botox on your skin. Bruising, muscle weakness, pain, swelling, dizziness, flu, redness, bleeding, and neck pain are some of the effects that you can see after Botox injections. Always discuss your worst fears with the doctor and opt for this procedure only when you have received satisfactory answers.
3. What about the pain, swelling, and bruising? Many patients report minimal pain after the application of Botox injection. There may be some initial mild redness, swelling, or bruising, which should resolve quickly. Bruise marks, redness of the skin and swelling around the injected area lasts from a few minutes to a day, then completely disappears.
4. Is Botox Safe? Botox injections have some side effects. Swelling, bruises, redness of the skin, blurred vision, pain, bleeding and muscle weakness are some of the adverse side effects that you may experience after injections. Consider that while some of these side effects may disappear in less than one hour, others may take a few weeks to disappear.
5. How Long Does It Last? How long Botox lasts will be different for everyone. It also depends on the areas treated, and how many units were injected. On average, most Botox treatments last between two and six months.
6. Is it preventative? Although you may not have wrinkles yet, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider Botox. Starting treatment before wrinkles start forming can limit their development and reduce the treatments needed later.