What is Botox?
How does the treatment work?
Is Botox safe?
Will there be any downtime?
You may resume normal activities immediately. Vigorous exercise or laying flat may be restricted for a few hours following treatment. Many clients undergo Botox during their lunch break and return to work after treatment. As with any injectable procedure, there is a possibility of localized bruising in areas where Botox injections are administered. Such bruises, if they should occur at all, are easily camouflaged by makeup and typically last only a few days.
What are the benefits of Botox?
How long does a Botox treatment last?
How does the treatment feel?
How long do the results last?
Who are candidates for Botox?
Who should avoid Botox?
Do not use Botox if you have an infection where the Botox will be injected, are allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox or are pregnant. Some conditions may increase the chance of infection, so a doctor should be advised of your medical history before receiving Botox.
What are the alternative treatments?
An alternative treatment to Botox is skin resurfacing, which includes many types of laser therapies and chemical peels. Often, these procedures are done in conjunction with Botox for optimal results. Other alternatives include surgery such as a brow lift.
Are additional treatments necessary?
Generally, after three to four months, the Botox effects will begin to fade and facial features will gradually return to their former state. Maintenance treatments are necessary to keep the effect of Botox for long periods of time.
What are the limitations of Botox?
Instructions before treatment:
Avoid alcoholic beverages and anti-inflammatory medications before treatment. Schedule a Botox appointment at least two weeks prior to any special events to allow time to heal.
Avoid Aspirin and blood thinners, 5 days prior to treatment.
Instructions after treatment:
Treat any mild discomfort with Tylenol, and expect temporary swelling. If desired, an icepack can be applied after treatment. Do not massage the treated areas because it may move the Botox around and create a different effect. It is generally recommended to remain upright for five hours after injections and avoid aerobic activity for a few hours.