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  • Procedure Time:30 minutes
  • Recovery Time:none
  • Average Cost:$328
Tip:Avoid rubbing the treated area for a few hours, as it can move the toxin to other areas.

Botox Overview

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.

This procedure is for you if…

  • You have deep or surface wrinkles that you wish to smooth
  • You want to look younger, or less tired and stressed
  • You prefer to avoid a surgical facelift
  • You are realistic about the results you can expect
  • You have consulted with a cosmetic surgeon 

You can expect these results:

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. 

What happens during a botox treatment?

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. 

The recovery process

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. 

Understanding the risks

Botox treatments are very safe, with rare side effects that include:

  • Temporary drooping of the eyelid
  • Headache
  • Bruising

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and anyone with a neurological disease should not use Botox.

Did you know?
5.7 million people in the US has Botox treatments in 2011, making it the #1 most popular minimally-invasive procedure. Although the majority of Botox users are between the ages of 40 and 54, 20% are between the ages of 20 and 39. Botox is also used to treat multiple sclerosis, other neurological conditions, and migraine.
 

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