Botox injections are among the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures. In fact, over 4 million Americans choose this convenient, low-cost cosmetic procedure each year.
At the Eye Specialists Center, we offer a variety of cosmetic procedures, including Botox injections and Dermal fillers.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox uses a sterile form of the toxin botulinum. When injected under the skin, the toxin inhibits the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that causes facial muscles to contract. Essentially, the toxin temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause wrinkles. When the muscles relax, the wrinkles seem to disappear.
While a paralyzing toxin may seem dangerous, Botox injections are surprisingly safe. The procedure is FDA-approved to minimize the appearance of crow’s feet, deep-set frown lines, furrowed brows, and similar signs of aging.
Keep in mind that Botox is not the ideal solution for some wrinkles. For example, sun-damaged skin is not caused by neuromuscular contraction. These wrinkles are best treated with other procedures.
How Much Botox Will I Need?
The total injections needed depends on the size of the treatment area. Crow’s feet may only need 2 to 5 injections while a furrowed brow could take 8 to 10.
How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
Treatment sessions typically take only 10 to 15 minutes. Complete results are noticeable after a few days.
How Long Do Results Last?
Botox results can last up to 6 months. You may need additional injections to maintain a fresh appearance.
You should not re-inject Botox more than once every three months.
Will There Be Downtime?
You won’t need down time after a Botox session. You can resume normal activities as soon as you leave our office.
Should I Worry About Side Effects?
Like all medical treatment, Botox does have potential side effects. Some of these may include nausea, bruising, pain, headache, redness, and ptosis (upper eyelid drooping). All of these side effects will fade in time.
Am I A Good Candidate for Botox?
If you think Botox injections are right for you, or if you have additional questions about the procedure, contact us to arrange a consultation.