The aging process can manifest itself in your body and on your face in a dozen different ways. While you may be able to exercise, lose weight, and otherwise hide your appearance with clothing, you cannot hide the effect that aging takes on your face.
With BOTOX® treatments, however, you might be able to turn back the hands of time and reclaim a younger looking appearance. You can decide if BOTOX® is right for you by learning what it is and what kinds of benefits it can offer.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is known by brand names like Dysport® and XEOMIN®. It is a purified protein solution.
After it is injected in your face, it relaxes the muscles and prevents them from contracting. This temporarily eases the appearance of wrinkles and gives your face a smoother and younger look.
Candidacy for BOTOX®
As beneficial as BOTOX® is in cosmetic medicine, it is not for everyone. Doctors have the obligation of making sure that patients are well-suited for this procedure.
BOTOX® candidates must meet criteria like:
being in overall good health
have no previous allergic reactions to BOTOX®
have realistic expectations and goals for improving their appearances
As long as you meet these qualifications, you may be allowed to undergo BOTOX® treatments.
How is BOTOX® Done?
BOTOX® is an outpatient procedure that can be done in our office. The BOTOX® is mixed with a solution before it is injected into your facial muscles.
Our provider may give you a local anesthetic or lidocaine prior to doing the injections.
It can take up to three days for the BOTOX® to go into effect. In rare cases, it may take up to five days before you see an improvement in your facial appearance.
BOTOX® Side Effects
While BOTOX® injections are relatively safe and widely available, they still have some minor side effects about which you must be aware. After you receive your treatment, you could experience any of the following reactions such as mild pain at the injection site or temporary numbness.
These side effects should dissipate quickly on their own. However, if they become bothersome or life-threatening, you should seek medical help immediately.
BOTOX® can ease the signs of aging and restore your appearance. You can undergo this procedure with confidence by learning how it is done and what advantages it has in store for you.