After the initial contact, if you feel comfortable with the procedure, your doctor will book a consultation date, during which you will discuss your medical history. Communicate your goals, medical history and allergies as much as possible to help the doctor make an informed decision on the process. He or she will then book your treatment date and give you a detailed summary of what you can do to prepare for the procedure.
If you are concerned about pain, the doctor can apply topical anaesthesia to alleviate possible discomfort before starting the procedure. Then, he or she will inject the areas of concern with botulinum toxin type A, and the whole procedure takes approximately 15 minutes.
Your doctor will advise you on how you can aid your recovery.
You should be able to return to daily activities straight after the surgery. There isn’t a recovery period associated with Botox. Specialists advise against rubbing and applying make-up to areas where Botox was injected, as it can cause the substance to move to other parts of the body.
The results begin to surface within two days after the procedure and last for up to four months.
FAQs About Botox Injections
Cosmetic Botox should not be applied to anyone under the age of 18.
Botox is minimally invasive as far as cosmetic surgeries go, so there aren’t worrying side effects. The injections can cause some swelling and bruising around the site of injection, but it goes down within two days. At times, muscles around the area the doctor injected may droop, which subsidies with time and is rare.
When the effects of Botox wear off after four months or so, the injection site will return to its state before the procedure. But it would help if you remembered, we age, and we do not stop when we receive Botox. So, if you have received the treatment for five years and suddenly stop, it would not be a surprise that the area in question has the wrinkle portfolio of someone five years older than you were before your treatment. Often, some of the results stay so, in the long run, many people end reaping the benefits of regular Botox treatment even after they’ve ended treatment.