June 5, 2015
What Can I Expect After My BOTOX Treatment?
One reason BOTOX® has become such a popular solution for wrinkles and aging skin is due to how little downtime the procedure requires. If you’re looking to achieve smoother, younger looking skin without undergoing invasive surgery, here’s what you can expect from this safe and effective procedure.
What Are the Effects of BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, on frown lines and on lines that develop around the eye, known as crow’s feet. The treatment works by blocking signals between nerves and muscles, disabling muscle contraction. When the muscles are relaxed, wrinkles soften, leaving your skin looking smoother, younger and livelier.
What Is the Recovery Time for BOTOX® Treatment?
Patients who receive BOTOX® injections can go home right after the procedure with little to no pain or discomfort. Recovery time varies, but generally lasts no more than a day. Some patients may experience bruising near the injection site, but this can be minimized, if not wholly avoided, by applying a cool compress to the site immediately following the procedure. To prevent the medication from shifting around, keep your head elevated for three to four hours after receiving the treatment and avoid rubbing or applying pressure to your face. Once you have fully recovered, it is important to follow up with your doctor to make sure you get the best results from your treatment in the future.
How Long Do the Effects of BOTOX Last?
The results of BOTOX® typically last for about four months and the positive effects can be seen after just one session. Most people who receive BOTOX® get treatment every few months to maintain the effects and continue improving the appearance of their skin. Over time, as your muscles are trained to remain relaxed, you may not need the treatment as frequently.
Get Younger Looking Skin Without Surgery!
If wrinkles and expression lines are making you feel less like yourself, a solution is in sight! At The Medical Center of Body Rejuvenation, we’re dedicated to helping you love the way you look. If you’re ready to get smoother, younger looking skin, give us a call today!