Frequently Asked Questions about Botox Injections/Botox Treatment:
Q. What is Botox?
A. Botox is the term used for the most common most popular cosmetic procedures around the globe. Injecting botulinum toxin into muscles primarily facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing these muscles.
Q. Where can Botox be injected on the face?
A. Botox can be injected into muscles of upper face to correct frown line forehead lines crows feet around chin mouth jawline and neck.
Q. When should I start Botox?
A. You should start Botox when you see an increase in muscle activity. As we age the facial muscles get strong and skin gets weak due to collagen and elastin loss. In your early twenties go for prevention treatments for collagen and elastin build-up. Use antioxidants serums and hydration creams. Late 30’s you can start Botox to relax the overpowering muscles.
Q. Is injecting Botox a painful treatment?
A. Botox injection is a quick procedure, all you feel is a slight pinch. This procedure is done under local anesthetic cream or numbing cream.
Q. What is the difference between Botox and fillers?
A. Botox is injected into overactive facial muscles to relax their activity so these muscles don’t fold the skin. Fillers, on the other hand, are injected into the skin to strengthen skin quality, under the skin to replace the soft fat pads that shrink with age also fillers are injected deep on the bone to recreate structural support if that is required on the face.
Q. What is the downtime after Botox procedure?
A. There is virtually no downtime, immediately after injection these injected points are slightly red and raised. This settles within half an hour after the procedure. Rarely you might get bruised on few injected sites. Avoid lying down facial massage and strenuous exercise for the next couple of hours. You can resume your daily activity almost immediately.
Q. Is Botox safe?
A. Yes. It is FDA-approved. Botox is a neurotoxin that causes muscles to relax. Doctors have used Botox for decades to enhance the beauty look of facial lines and wrinkles. Botox also has some medical uses to treat various symptoms and conditions.
Q. When will the results be visible?
A. Results will begin showing within 48 hours of treatment and will reach the peak in approximately 30 days.
Q. Is it just a one-time treatment?
A. The effect of Botox treatment lasts for 3 to 6 months depending on your age, condition of the skin, facial structure and expressions, diet and lifestyle. With the depletion of the medicine, muscle action starts increasing and the wrinkles start reappearing, indicating the need for repetition of the treatment. It has been observed that with repeated treatment, the wrinkles often appear less severe than before.
Q. Is Botox Treatment Good For Skin?
A. As we age, our skin loses volume and forms fine lines and wrinkles. Even with a good skin routine loss of volume cannot be corrected. Botox treatment relaxes the muscle responsible for these fine lines and keeps the skin smooth, plump and crease-free. Besides this, botox also helps in managing acne and controlling sweating.