Offering a smoother, more relaxed and youthful face and neck without surgery, Botox is a truly remarkable substance. Injecting it into facial muscles weakens them, which diminishes facial wrinkles such as frown lines, crows’ feet, forehead furrows, and even the horizontal wrinkles that appear on the neck.
Botox offers instant results with minimal recovery and no down-time.
Not only can Botox treatments smooth existing wrinkles, they can also help to prevent new lines and wrinkles from forming in the future.
By instantly relaxing the muscles that cause your wrinkles, a Botox treatment will effect a clearly noticeable change in your appearance. You will see a complete or partial smoothing of the treated areas of your face and neck within 72 hours, and you’ll look more youthful and refreshed.
Your results may last anywhere from three to six months, after which they will gradually wear off.
Quick and painless, Botox is one of the least intimidating cosmetic procedures you’ll ever undergo.
Getting Botox injections takes only a few minutes and can be performed in the surgeon’s clinic. Because it’s a painless process, no anesthesia is required.
Your surgeon or the qualified health professional they select for the procedure will inject small, diluted amounts of purified botulinum toxin into specific muscles with a very fine needle.
Once the injections are complete, you are free to go. Many people return to work immediately after their treatments: there is no downtime or recovery time required.
Botox treatments are popular not only because they produce such great results, but also because the recovery process is swift and painless. A treatment can be performed by a skilled health professional in just a few minutes, after which you can continue on with your regular activities.
In rare cases, you may experience temporary bruising in the treated area: avoiding alcohol at least one week prior to treatment can help prevent this. Although you’ll start seeing positive results within a few hours of treatment, it generally takes three to seven days to take full effect.
Try not to rub the treated area during the first 12 hours, as it can shift the treatment to other muscles in the face.
Botox treatments are very safe, with rare side effects that include:
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and anyone with a neurological disease should not use Botox.