Botox Q & A
What is Botox®?
Botox is a leading cosmetic injectable that works against wrinkles and fine lines. It doesn’t treat just any fine line, only those that form the more you make muscle movements and facial expressions. As your skin becomes more elastic over time, these wrinkles become more defined and are eventually permanently visible on your skin’s surface. Such wrinkles include:
The ingredient in Botox that does the heavy lifting is called botulinum toxin, and it’s a neurotoxin that comes from bacteria that you can find throughout nature. When the toxin reaches your nerves, it blocks the signals that they deliver to your muscles, telling them to move. The effect remains for as long as the drug stays active in your system.
When will I see the results of my Botox injections?
The effects of your Botox injections don’t appear right away after your appointment. You might see some swelling and redness near the injection points for the first few days, and you should try not to touch or rub your skin for the first six hours. You should also avoid lying down for four hours afterward.
You’ll start seeing your results just 2-3 days after your appointment at Beraja Medical Institute. You can see your full results about 10 days after the injections, and they can last for up to four months. If Botox works for you and you enjoy your smooth, wrinkle-free skin, you can get repeated injections for longer-lasting effects.
Am I a candidate for Botox injections?
To find out whether or not you’re a candidate for Botox injections, you should come to Beraja Medical Institute to speak with a provider in a one-on-one consultation. They can tell you more about the treatment and help you decide if it’s a good fit for you.
Your provider might decide you’re an ideal candidate for Botox injections if you:
Are between ages 18-65
Are in good general health
Have no allergies to Botox or its ingredients
Have realistic, achievable expectations
Have a positive outlook
Don’t have any neurological conditions that could interfere with Botox
If Botox isn’t available for you because of your health, age, or an allergy, your provider at Beraja Medical Institute can tell you about other treatments and strategies that may help you reach your goals.
If your wrinkles are all you see in the mirror, don’t hesitate to call the office or use the online booking tool to request a consultation at Beraja Medical Institute today.
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