How is Botox Cosmetic Injected?
Botox Cosmetic injections are now commonly performed by many health care professionals and those technicians who have training with the procedure. All Botox injections are done as candidates in a spa or a clinic. When the Botox Cosmetic injections are performed to treat lines, crow's face or wrinkles on the face, there is no downtime.
Are the injections painful?
No, Botox Cosmetic injections are done with very fine needles and the majority of individuals may not feel anything. Prior to the injections, the face is rinsed and the area that needs treatment is marked. Some people are apprehensive about needs and in such cases; the therapist can apply some topical local anesthetic to numb the area. The injections are then done after a few minutes and there is little or no pain.
How many injections are done?
The number of injections depend on the area being treated and the severity of the wrinkles and lines. The deep furrows and lines require slightly more injections compared to the fine lines around the eyes.
On average, most individuals require anywhere from 2-6 injections to obtain a cosmetic result. However, it is not uncommon for some individuals to receive 10 or more injections.
What is the recovery like?
In the majority of cases, once the injections are done there is no recovery period. The area of the injection site may feel a little sore for a few hours. There may be mild redness but otherwise it is difficult to know if one has had Botox Cosmetic injections. Most people can go back to work and resume their daily activities.
Soon after the injections and preferably for the next 12 hours, one should not rub or massage the site of injection. This can cause the Botox to transfer to other areas of the face.
When do I see the benefits of Botox?
The effects of Botox Cosmetic are not immediate. The full cosmetic result is not seen for at least 7-12 days. In some cases, it may be slightly earlier. When the effects occurs, the transformation of the face is quite obvious- it is wrinkle free.
Are Botox injections permanent?
No, unfortunately no one has yet come up with a treatment to reverse the signs of aging. Botox does erase the lines and wrinkles but the effects are not forever. In most cases, the effects of Botox Cosmetic last anywhere from 2-4 months. Repeat injections of Botox Cosmetic are necessary to maintain the cosmetic benefit.
Who injects Botox?
Botox injections are done by both health care professionals, therapists, doctors, nurses and technicians trained with Botox Cosmetic.
Does Botox have side effects?
Yes, but they are very rare. Botox Cosmetic side effects are more likely to occur when treatment is done by someone who is not trained to perform the injections. The most common side effects of Botox include:
– Tenderness and bruising at the injection site
– Flu-like symptoms
– Drooping of eye lid
All these side effects are temporary and dissipate in a few hours to days. Drooping of the eye lid occurs when the Botox is injected close to the eye muscle and can last several weeks.
Final Advice : There is a bandwagon of unscrupulous health care workers who use fake Botox for injections. So get your injections from a reputable spa or clinic.