What To Know About Botox
What Is Botox?
Botulinum toxin A is used to temporarily diminish underlying muscular activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines in adults—to help them look significantly smoother. It is FDA-approved for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines.
How Long Does Botox Last For?
1 to 2 weeks following treatment, you should see results. Botox should last 3 to 4 months following the treatment. However, this varies depending on the patient. It could last up to 6 months for some, while it could only last 2 months for others.
What To Know About Preparing For & Recovering From Botox Treatments:
Don’t drink alcohol at least 24 hours before receiving Botox injections, avoid anti-inflammatory drugs and smoking for two weeks, stay out of the sun in the days leading up, and don’t wax, bleach, or tweeze the affected area(s). Tell your doctor about any medications you’re taking beforehand as well. In the days leading up to your procedure, make sure to wash your face thoroughly.
Botox does not require any recovery period. Patients usually resume their routine activities right away. Keep in mind that you should not exercise for at least five hours. Apply cold packs if you’re experiencing pain or bruises. Keep your hands away from your face.
Who Is Botox For?
Botox candidates usually have moderate to severe wrinkles between their eyes, on their foreheads, and around their necks. They’re also in decent health and have reasonable expectations for the treatment. You are not a candidate for Botox if you are allergic to any of the product’s ingredients, have a skin infection or serious illness, are pregnant or nursing, or have a muscle or nerve issues.