Botox is a treatment for wrinkles and fine lines. If you want to prevent early fine lines becoming full blown wrinkles, you might consider botox. You can prevent early signs of aging. Botox injections uses a toxin called onabotulinum toxin. That toxin prevents muscles from moving. It is also used as a treatment for different conditions such as lazy eye, chronic migraine, eye twitching etc. It is a safe and effective treatment. It is FDA approved.
Which Areas of the Body Can be Treated with Botox?
The areas botox used are as follows:
- Around the eyes (Crow’s feet lines),
- The area between eyebrows called glabellar region.
Who Cannot Have Botox?
People that can’t get botox are as follows:
- Pregnant women,
- Breastfeeding women,
- People with skin infection,
- People that do not feel well,
- People with a neuro muscular condition such as myasthenia gravis.
What Happens After Botox?
After botox you do not see the results right way. It takes about 2 to 3 days to start working. After 3 weeks, you will see the full effect. After you get a botox, make sure that you do not rub your face for 3 days. You should also avoid vigorous exercise. Here are the things you should avoid after botox:
- Avoid using sunbeds.
- Do not get into sauna.
- You should stop drinking alcohol for 3 days.
- You shouldn’t apply make up on your face for 24 hours.
- Do not put pressure on the application area.
- For a week, avoid getting skin care.
Your practitioner will give you more information about what you should avoid. Make sure you follow the recommendation for the best results.
What are the Risks of Botox?
Risks of botox are small if it’s done correctly. So you do not have to worry about complications. If you have any problem, you should talk to your practitioner. After botox you might have the following:
- A frozen look. If botox is injected too much then you might not be able to move your muscles on your face.
- You might also have temporary weakness and droopiess in your face.
- Redness, swelling and bruising is common where the needles went in the skin.
- You might have a flu like symptoms.
How Long Botox Effect Last?
Botox’s effect last for about 4 to 6 months when it is injected to the face. If you repeat the procudure, botox will last for longer period usually about 4 to 6 months. If botox is injected under arm it will last longer which is about 8 to 10 months.
What are the Things to Consider Before Getting a Botox?
Things to consider before getting a botox are as follows:
- Make sure you inform your practitioner if there is any medication you are using.
- You should stop using Aspirin at least before 2 weeks before the injection.
- You should’nt drink alcohol 3 days before of the application.
- You should also inform your practitioner if you are using vitamin E and D, fish oil, green tea etc.
What Do I Need to Know About Botox?
Things you should know about botox are as follows:
- You should always ask your doctor if you are an ideal candidate for botox.
- Make sure you know all the risks, benefits of the procedure.
- Check the quality of the products that are going to used.
- Choose the right place to do it.
- You will not see the results right away. So make sure you wait for at least 3 days to see it’s results. Depending on the area treated, it might even take longer time. You need to be patient.
- If you want to maintain the effect of botox you should get follow up injections.
- If you massage the area you get injected, toxins might spread to different areas so don’t do that.
- The number of injections will be used depends on many factors.
What to Do Before Botox?
Before botox if you want, you can get skin numbed. But must of the people do not feel this much discomfort. If your palms are being treated, it might be good idea to get skin dumbed. Your doctor can choose different types of methods to numb the area. Topical anesthesia is widely used. Also ice and vibration anesthesia techniques are preferred. Just a tiny needle will be used for botox so do not worry about the pain. It is a comfortable treatment. Most of the people do not feel anything during procedure at all. You should take your doctor’s advices and you will be all good.