Botox injections are a safe, common cosmetic procedure that thousands of people undertake every year. Botox is a natural toxin that is used to reduce the appearance and halt the progression of wrinkles. It is also used to reduce sweating. If you've never undergone a Botox treatment before, you may be wondering what to expect. Does it hurt? How long does it last? What is the recovery time like? How does it work? Before you decide whether or not Botox is for you, read through the following so you will be able to better understand this cosmetic procedure and how it can impact your life.
The Botox procedure is very simple and fast. A cosmetic surgeon will inject a small amount of Botox into your skin or muscles by using a tiny needle. The Botox works by temporarily numbing your nerves and muscles. The amount of injections you will need depends on many different things, like the size of the area being treated, the prominence of the wrinkles, and your desired outcome. Sometimes, your doctor will numb the site of your injections before beginning the procedure. This makes undergoing Botox treatment relatively painless. Most people say this procedure does not hurt. Some people may experience bruising or tenderness around the area of the injection for a few days after the procedure. However, you will be able to return to your normal daily functioning immediately after the procedure. You can go to get a Botox treatment on your lunch break and be back at work that same afternoon.
Botox generally lasts for about 3 to 4 months after a procedure. Once the results of your procedure begin to noticeably wear off, it is time to go back for another treatment. Botox is not long-lasting like a face lift, however, it is much less invasive and more affordable than a face lift.
The effect of Botox injections differs from person to person. Some of this is due to differences in surgical tactics and experience. Other times, the difference may be due to someone's natural anatomy. Quite often, the difference is due to someone's personal preference. In the early days of Botox, people often heard stories of other people who had undergone the treatment and looked like plastic or were unable to smile. This is no longer the case. Experience and advances in the understanding of Botox has allowed cosmetic surgeons to use the injection to help craft people into natural-looking, more youthful versions of themselves.
If you want to ensure that you get the results you're looking for from a Botox procedure, be sure to contact a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Filiberto at Artful Awakenings Cosmetic Surgery Center. His years of experience will give you the look you are looking for, with relatively no pain to your person or your pocketbook. Call his office today to learn more.