Is Botox® Treatment Right for Me?
Have you been considering plastic surgery or some other treatment to enhance your appearance? Whether you’re considering surgical or non-surgical aesthetic enhancements, you want to be sure you’re informed on every aspect of the proposed treatment. At MD Beautify, we offer a wide variety of non-surgical, medical aesthetics and weight loss procedures, including cosmetic Botox® treatments. We’ve compiled a few of the frequently asked questions on the topic to help you research your options.
What is Botox?
Approved for cosmetic use in more than 75 countries, Botox is an injectable serum partially manufactured out of varying formulations and potencies of a highly-purified toxin protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It has been thoroughly tested and has gone through stringent clinical trials to ensure its safety. It provides temporary improvement of fine lines and wrinkles, including deep frown lines and crow’s feet.
Is Botox Safe?
The effectiveness and safety of Botox has been extensively tested. When treatments are provided by certified Botox providers, patients should rest assured that the treatment is safe.
What About Painful Side Effects?
Your beautician may choose to numb the injection site ahead of time to reduce any chance of pain. At most, you’ll likely feel a pinching or pricking sensation. There is a possible risk of side effects, including, but not limited to, eyelid drooping, swelling, pain at injection site, headache, neck pain, vision problems and allergic reactions. For full disclosure, speak with your practitioner about potential side effects.
How Does Botox Work?
Those crow’s feet and frown lines are the result of repetitive muscle contractions from years of frowning, squinting, and smiling. When Botox is injected into these muscles, they temporarily relax and contractions are reduced. The result is a smoothing of unsightly crow’s feet and frown lines. Generally, patients start to see a difference within 24 to 48 hours of treatment.
How Long Will my Treatment Take?
The treatment itself will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. However, you should plan on at least an hour visit to ensure you understand the procedure, its possible side effects, have the opportunity to discuss your treatment goals and options with your physician, and have a facial assessment completed.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Every patient is different, however, many patients experience long-lasting results for three to four months after treatment.
Is There a Recovery Period with Botox?
The wonderful thing about Botox is how convenient it is! After your treatment is complete, you can return to your usual routine with minimal downtime. Your physician will discuss any special care instructions following your injection.
Can I Benefit from Botox Treatment?
Whether you’ve got mild, moderate, or severe lines and wrinkles, there’s a good chance you could benefit from the results of Botox! Many patients enjoy the youthful appearance of smooth skin following the procedure, and you may too! To learn more about the cosmetic botox treatments and other non-surgical medical aesthetic procedures provided by MD Beautify, contact us today to schedule an appointment! Our skilled staff is happy to speak with you about your concerns and answer any questions you have.