Botox Treatment Basics

Botox treatment is a popular treatment for women and men to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face. It is an injection that relaxes wrinkles and is commonly used on crow’s feet, and forehead lines. In 2002, Botox was approved by the FDA for use on the face. Here’s some basics you need to know about Botox before you get treatment.

Botox Treatments

Botox is injected into the forehead, frown lines, smoker lines, mouth corners, eyebrows, and neck.. It can be used to lift eyebrows and improve symmetry. The injector uses a small needle which feels like a small pinch — no numbing cream is needed.
Most treatments can last three to four months before another treatment is needed. It will take approximately 10-14 days to see results or improvement in your skin.

Some Common Side Effects

Botox treatments use different amounts of the product depending on what it is used for and the lines and age of the patient. Common side effects are itching, rash, dry mouth, discomfort, pain, and droopy eyes. Bruising can last up to 10 days but is not common with this procedure. The injector may ask you to stop taking aspirin and/or other painkillers two weeks before your procedure to prevent bruising.

Demand for Botox Has Grown

With the growth of social media, selfies and video conferencing in recent years the demand for Botox has grown significantly. Botox does not take long and can even be done on a lunch break. This accessibility has made it easier than ever to get Botox treatment.

Make an appointment with our expert team at The Center for Women’s Aesthetics to determine if this treatment is right for you. Our injectors can access your skin and help you decide whether Botox is a good option for you. Give us a call or schedule a visit online today!