Botox is a very popular cosmetic procedure that can help reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines. You will have younger-looking skin because Botox can eliminate the wrinkles on your face. While this is the main reason people turn to this treatment option, Botox can actually help with a number of other conditions.
Those with severe underarm sweating, chronic migraines, or an overactive bladder would also benefit from Botox treatments, as would patients with cervical dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms. If you cannot control your blinking or have eyes that point in different directions, Botox can also help with these issues.
Botox is effective as it blocks signals from the nerves to your muscles, and the injected muscle will not be able to contract. This will cause your wrinkles to relax and soften, and this treatment is often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown lines. It’s important to note that Botox will not help with wrinkles caused by sun damage, so you will not see results in these situations.
The procedure itself is quite simple, and getting Botox will take only a few minutes, and there is no need for anesthesia. A small needle will be used to inject Botox into specific muscles, and most patients will only experience minor discomfort and no pain. It can take anywhere from one to two weeks for you to notice any results, and it’s important that you avoid alcohol starting at least one week before your procedure. Do not rub the injection site for 24 hours; otherwise, the Botox can spread to another area, and it’s also ideal that you stay upright for about four hours after your shot and do not exercise for a full day after your treatment.
The effects of Botox will usually last about three to six months, after which muscle action can slowly return. This would cause the lines and wrinkles to reappear, and they will have to be treated again, although your lines and wrinkles may appear less severe over time as your muscles will shrink.
As with any treatment, it’s important that you consider the side effects, and it is possible that you experience some temporary side effects after your Botox injection. Bruising is a common side effect that will go away, as are headaches, and some people may experience droopy eyelids, although this is rare and will go away within three weeks. This tends to happen when the Botox moves around, so do not rub the treated area. Dry eyes, severe tearing, drooling, a crooked smile and mild pain or swelling around the injection site can also occur, as can weakness in nearby muscles, numbness and an upset stomach.
The experts at Chellsey Medi Spa can provide you with more information regarding Botox injections, and we will discuss whether or not you are a suitable candidate for this treatment. We also specialize in laser hair removal, liposuction, and rhinoplasty, so contact us today if you are in Burlington!