By now, you have likely heard of BOTOX® treatment. This popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment is well-loved. If you are considering having the treatment done for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions. Let’s look at some of the most common questions and their answers so you can decide if this treatment is a good option for you.
How Does BOTOX® Help Fade Wrinkles?
BOTOX® treatments aim to help your face relax, which will then cause wrinkles to fade. The strategic injection of this purified protein serum slows down muscle movement to the point that it temporarily stops, typically 3-5 days after treatment. In some cases, it takes a full two weeks for someone to see peak results. On average, the results of this treatment last for four months.
What Areas of the Face Can be Treated by BOTOX®?
While there are many off-label cosmetic uses for BOTOX®, there are three main ones that can be targeted. The first is between the eyebrows, where frown lines form. These two vertical lines are the result of frequent frowning. For some people, laughing causes the lines to show up as well. The second area is next to the eyes. These lines are known as crow’s feet, and they show up when you make a wide variety of facial expressions. The third area that BOTOX® treatments are effective is on the forehead. Horizontal lines across the forehead are another common problem alleviated by this treatment.
What Does it Feel Like to Get BOTOX® Injections?
The injections that are given for BOTOX® and quick and relatively pain-free. Even if there is a brief discomfort while the injections are given, it does not last beyond the treatment. Due to the fact that it is non-surgical and minimally-invasive, there is no anesthesia or downtime. You can easily choose to have your injections done over your lunch break and return to work with no issues.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Nearly anyone who is bothered by wrinkles that are the result of repetitive facial movements is a good candidate for this treatment. There is no such thing as being too young or too old to start getting BOTOX®. This treatment is growing in popularity as a preventative measure as well.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
Ready to learn more about BOTOX® treatments and what they can do for you? If so, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with the office of Dr. James B. DeStephens. At our convenient location in Gainesville, FL, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!