For more than 20 years, Botox has solidified its reputation as one of the most trusted neurotoxins in the world, with a proven track record in effectively reducing wrinkles and restoring a youthful appearance. In fact, this brilliant neuromodulator has become one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments that is both safe and effective when administered by a skilled injector. While Botox has been around the block for a while, many are just now discovering this glorious treatment for the first time. Whether you’re just now noticing those wrinkles creeping in or have been on the fence about Botox for a while, our expert injectors are here to make sure you’re 100-percent comfortable with the treatment and provide answers to all the questions that have been on your mind (and then some).
So, let’s get into it – here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about Botox, so you can make an informed decision about this transformative treatment. Have more questions? Give our office a call, we’re here to help!
How does it work?
Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes muscles responsible for wrinkles and fine lines. By blocking nerve signals in specific areas, Botox minimizes the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin.
Where can Botox be injected?
While Botox can be injected in various areas, the most popular areas include the forehead, frown (between the eyebrows / glabella), and the outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet). In addition, Botox can also be injected into the masseter muscles (which can offer relief for those who suffer from teeth grinding or TMJ pain), platysmal bands and digastric muscle of the neck, mentalis muscle for dimpling in the chin, upper lip for softening of vertical lip wrinkles and underarms and hands for excessive sweating. Plus, Botox can also be strategically injected in certain areas for the treatment and prevention of migraines.
How Many Units do I need?
The Botox dosing for each patient is going to be individual, and it’s very important that you see your medical provider to determine how much you need. However, just so you have an idea, the standard dose for the frown is 20 units. For the forehead, standard dosing is between 10-20 units, and for the crow’s feet area, it’ll be about 10-15 units. The recommended FDA standard dose for all three areas is 64 units.
How is Botox different from filler?
While Botox addresses wrinkles caused by muscle movement, dermal fillers plump up and add volume to areas that have lost elasticity. Botox treats lines such as crow’s feet, while fillers target static wrinkles like smile lines and add volume to lips and cheeks.
How long does Botox last?
Results typically last around 3 to 4 months.
At what age should I start getting Botox?
Age is not the sole factor in determining when you should start getting Botox, rather, it’s the appearance of wrinkles. Some individuals start in their late 20s for prevention, while others begin in their 30s or later.
Are results instant? How long does Botox take to start working?
No, results are not instant. You might notice initial results within a few days, with the full effect becoming visible in about 2 weeks.
What can I expect at my treatment?
Our experienced injectors will evaluate you during a consultation and discuss your goals. The injections are relatively quick, and any discomfort is very minimal.
Is there downtime?
There is minimal downtime with Botox. In fact, you can get treated on your lunch break and return to your daily routine immediately after the treatment.
What should I NOT do after getting Botox?
After your Botox treatment, we recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for 24 hours and refraining from rubbing or massaging the treated areas. Additionally, avoid lying down flat for at least 4 hours post-treatment.
Botox offers a simple, yet effective way to enhance your natural beauty. If you’re interested in learning more or giving Botox a try, our skilled team at Natural Elegance Beauty is here to guide you every step of the way. Contact us at 909-219-4236 to schedule a consultation, and let’s begin your journey to a more youthful, confident you!
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