Botox Removes Wrinkles.
But how long does botox last? How quickly will you see the results? Does it hurt? What is Botox? Is there downtime? What areas can I have treated? We answer all of these questions for you here, but first a little background.
Unfortunately with time, even with the most rigorous skin care routine and upkeep, wrinkles will develop. Natural facial movements such as smiling, frowning, squinting and constant mouth movements that happen when you talk will stretch out the skin and cause wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyes, around the eyes, around the mouth and even on the neck area, also known as turkey neck.
What is Botox? BOTOX (botulinum toxin) injections can help prevent and reverse what happens over time, potentially ‘freezing’ the muscles in those stubborn areas where wrinkles begin to form. The injections can help provide a more youthful appearance by reducing the fine lines and wrinkles in the face. It can also help with excessive sweating in areas such as the hands, feet and/or armpits.
Our skilled nurse manager & expert injector has an eye for helping to correct the areas on the face that show signs of aging. BOTOX injections take little time, can be done on a lunch hour and are relatively painless. No anesthesia is required for this procedure and we will have you looking rejuvenated in no time. How long does botox last? The benefits typically last about 3 months and there is little to no downtime. Contact our office for more information on BOTOX or to schedule your appointment today!
What is Botox?
A drug prepared from the bacterial toxin botulin, used medically and cosmetically to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by immobilizing the underlying muscles.
When can I see results?
Results typically start to become evident 7-10days after the injections but can take up to 2 weeks.
How long does Botox last?
While not permanent, initial results typically last about 3 months. After regular treatments, the results can last longer (6-9 months).
Does it hurt?
Although the procedure is not pain-free, most patients tolerate it with minimal discomfort. You will feel a small pinch with the injection that only lasts a few seconds.
Can I lie down afterwards?
NO. It is very important to stay in an upright, vertical position for at least 1 hour after receiving Botox. Avoid lying down and leaning over as this can affect the results.
Is there downtime?
Typically there is little to no downtime. You may have some small red bumps around the injection site for 15 minutes after the injection. Some patients may have mild bruising that typically subsides in 2-3 days.
Where can I get Botox?
The most common areas treated are the forhead, frown lines, crow’s feet (around the lateral eyes), bunny lines (around the nose) and the neck.
Do I need to do anything to prepare?
As with any injections, we recommend for you to discontinue all blood thinners 1 week before injections to minimize the risk of bruising. Common blood thinners include, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, vit C, CoQ10, fish oils, omega, etc. If you are unsure if a medication is a blood thinner please call our office.