Considering Botox? What You Need to Know

BotoxBotox is a protein which has the ability to freeze muscles. When injected under the skin, it has the effect of smoothing wrinkles or sagging.

When Botox smoothes out your lines and wrinkles, your face will look much more plump and youthful. Botox can take years of stress, work and exhaustion off your face.

Many people turn to Botox to enhance their natural features. Once the crows’ feet have been smoothed out from the edges of your eyes, your eyes will appear bigger and brighter,

What is the Procedure and Recovery Time?
While preparing for botox, It is recommended that you avoid alcohol for the week before your procedure, as well as aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs. This will help reduce any bruising.

The process of Botox injections requires no anesthetic, is relatively painless and is completed in a few minutes. A fine needle is inserted into muscles under the skin to inject the protein. You don’t need to take any time off of work or interrupt your busy schedule.

Most people require no recovery time. Some people will incur slight facial bruising. Other people may suffer from headaches, but this is very rare.

What are the Risks and Rewards?
Botox is considered a very safe treatment with minimal side effects. In very rare circumstances, patients will suffer from eyelid drooping, but this will resolve itself after three weeks. Eyelid drooping is usually a result of the botox moving around under the skin, so it is advised that you avoid rubbing the area or laying down for several hours following the treatment.

Botox is a very convenient and safe method for reducing the appearance of aging on your face. Once the procedure is completed, it usually takes full effect between three and seven days afterwards. Botox lasts between four and six months. As the effects of Botox wear off, the wrinkles will return and need to be retreated. However, over time the wrinkles will gradually become less pronounced because the muscles are being trained to relax.

If you have any further questions about botox, or would like to schedule your appointment to gain a more youthful looking face, contact us at one of our four Beautiful Eyes east coast locations, or complete our online contact form.

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