The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Botox
Botox (botulinum toxin) is a neurotoxin that affects nervous system. It forces muscles to contract. This weakens or paralyze the muscles temporarily. Botulinum toxin which is purified for medical practices is used in small amounts and only moves locally in the area where it is injected.
Botox preserves its popularity as a non surgical application that can temporarily treat wrinkles in the areas like supraorbital, forehead and lip sides in people aged from 18 to 65.
Is Botox Painless?
Most patients experience little pain or no pain. Injection needles are smaller than normal needles. Pain sensitive people can asked for topical anesthesia but it does not needed in many cases.
How Long Does the Application Take?
Approximately the injection takes 10 minutes but treatment is completed in 30 minutes on average. After the application, the results can be seen within 2-3 days and the most distinct results can be seen in 7-14 days.
Will My Face Look Frozen?
This is a very common misunderstanding about botox application. After a botox application practiced by a professional, your face will look firmer and smoother but you will definitely be able to perform your mimics.
How Long Does It Last?
It lasts 3-4 months.
Does It Have Side Effects?
Botox is approved by FDA. Botox’s side effects show rarely. The most common side effects are swelling and cyanosis in the application area, headache, redness, nausea and indications of flu.