Everyone has heard of Botox. It is a revolutionary procedure that improves moderate to severe frown lines, forehead furrows, smoker’s lines and crow’s feet.
Botox is a great alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures because it is quick, painless, gives full results within a week and rarely has side effects. So, if you are still on the fence about whether not Botox is right for you, we are here to give you a little more information on how Botox works, what you can expect during your treatment and how you can help make your Botox results last longer.
Botox can sometimes sound scary, but it isn’t. Botox is just a neurotoxin that works by attaching itself to nerve endings. Then the neurotransmitter responsible for causing muscle contractions cannot be released. Basically, Botox injections just temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles.
Botox has been proven safe for most people. It works best on younger patients and is recommended for people between the ages of 18 and 70. Older people should consult with a plastic surgeon in Jackson MS to ensure that their skin tone is elastic enough to respond to the Botox treatment.
Side effects from Botox are really unusual, but as with any cosmetic procedure, they can still occur. The most common side effect is temporary bruising. Another one is headaches that can last up to 48 hours. Eyelid drooping can happen but is really very rare and will normally subside within three weeks. Botox is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or people who suffer from neurological disorders.
Don’t let these precautions make you nervous. The best part about a Botox treatment at Cole Facial Clinic is that it’s quick and painless. A topical numbing gel will be applied before the injections to make your experience more comfortable. Most people say they only feel a few seconds of mild discomfort during the treatment. The injection sites may look a little red for an hour so after the treatment but this can be easily treated with an ice pack.
Botox results typically last four to six months.
The most popular question about Botox treatments is “How do I make it last longer?”
Here are a few tips: Choose the right doctor. If you pick a doctor who’s inexperienced at administering Botox, your Botox results aren’t going to last as long as they should. In fact, there have been some cases where Botox has only lasted two months because it wasn’t properly injected. Choose a board certified plastic surgeon in Jackson MS that is reputable and experienced.
Avoid applying any kind of masks, scrubs, or abrasive cleansers for one week after receiving Botox injections. Doing so can disrupt the Botox in your face.
Get Botox treatments regularly. If you have Botox sessions at regular intervals, then your muscles will become weaker over time. This means that Botox’s effects will last longer.
Avoid the sun. You’ll want to avoid sun exposure on the day of your Botox treatment. Sun exposure boosts blood circulation which causes blood vessels to dilate and can potentially disperse Botox faster than normal. So make sure to wear a sunscreen with an SPF 30+.
Studies suggest that moving the muscles you just had injected may actually help Botox last longer. Don’t be afraid to make weird faces. But, as always, make sure to ask your doctor first.
If you have any questions about Botox in Jackson MS or are ready to make your appointment, call us at 601-933-2004 or send us an email.
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