If you’re unhappy with the crow’s feet next to your eyes or wish you didn’t have the frown lines between your eyebrows, there is no need to feel stuck with these features any longer. Botox may be the answer you’re looking for to feel better about yourself and the way that you look.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a prescription injection used to temporarily improve the look of wrinkles in adults. Botox can also be used to help prevent severe underarm sweating. This treatment is generally performed only when topical medicines have not worked well.
How does Botox work?
Botox is injected into the muscle that creates the wrinkle and blocks the nerve impulse in that area. This relaxes the muscle and the result is that the wrinkle is smoothed away, giving you more youthful skin.
Does the Botox injection hurt?
Most people do not find the injection to be painful. In fact, most people compare the feeling to being pinched. In addition, it is not uncommon for a provider to numb the area being treated with ice before the injection or to apply a topical numbing cream to this area.
How long does the treatment last?
The whole treatment is very short and only takes approximately 10 minutes.
How quickly are results noticed?
Results are seen very quickly. It is common for results to be noticeable within 24 to 48 hours after treatment.
Is there any downtime associated with this treatment?
There is no downtime associated with Botox treatment. You can even get a treatment during your lunch hour and return to work.
How long does Botox last?
The effects from a Botox treatment generally last approximately three to four months. However, after several treatments you may notice longer lasting results.
What side effects are associated with Botox?
Side effects from a Botox injection can include pain or discomfort where the injection is given, dry mouth, head pain, neck pain and a feeling of tiredness. There is also a potential for temporary eye issues such as decreased eyesight, dry eyes, blurred vision, swelling of your eyelids, double vision and dropping eyelids.
If you any questions about Botox, would like more information about this treatment, or would like to schedule an appointment for Botox, please contact us at San Diego Cosmetic Laser.
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