Common Questions about Botox
- Posted on: Jun 30 2017
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Botox injections are considered to be one of the quickest and simplest non surgical cosmetic procedures. To help you decide if Botox is right for you, here are some commonly asked questions about the procedure.
How does Botox work?
Using a fine needle, Botox is injected into specific areas to stop the signals that run between the muscles and nerves. This blockage makes it so the muscle can’t contract, smoothing out wrinkles to create a softer and relaxed look.
What are the most common areas of focus for Botox treatments?
Forehead creases, lines around the eyes, lip lines, frown lines, and lines around the chin or neck are common areas chosen to receive Botox.
How long does a Botox procedure take?
Botox treatments are quick. You only need a few minutes to get it done and it doesn’t need anesthesia.
Does Botox hurt?
You will experience minimal discomfort during a Botox procedure.
How long will it take for me to see the results of a Botox treatment?
You will begin to notice a change in your appearance within three days. The full effect is evident after about one week.
How do I prepare for a Botox treatment?
During a consultation prior to your procedure, you’re doctor will have recommendations on how to prepare. This may include what food or drink to avoid. It is recommended that anti-inflammatory medications and aspirin are not taken two weeks prior to the procedure. Alcohol should be avoided at least one week before your treatment. These recommendations will help diminish bruising after the procedure.
Can Botox fix any wrinkle?
Facial creases and wrinkles that develop due to gravity or sun damage do not respond to Botox treatments.
How long will a Botox injection last?
A Botox treatment will last up to about four months. You may notice the reappearance of wrinkles around month three. As you receive consistent Botox treatments, the muscles are taught to relax more, thus making the treatment last longer.
Can anyone get Botox treatments?
Those with a neurological disease and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not get Botox.
Whether you want a small update or wish to transform your appearance, Dr. Orna Fisher is here to help you reach your goals. Reach out to our office today at 650-600-7899 to schedule an appointment.
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