What You Need To Know Before Getting Botox

bottox-injectionWhat Is Botox?

Botox is a cosmetic treatment that is used to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. It is injected directly into the skin. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing muscle activity in the face. This treatment has been approved by the Food And Drug Administration since 2002. It is estimated that 11 million people have had Botox. This treatment is approved for both men and women.Who Is A Good Candidate For Botox?You should be at least 18 years if you are interested in getting Botox. You should also be in good physical health. If you have had a history of bleeding or swallowing problems, then this treatment is not right for you. Furthermore, it is important to note that this treatment is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing.What Do I Need To Do To Prepare For Botox?

If you take blood thinning medications, then you will need to stop taking those medications two weeks before you get Botox. Blood-thinning medications increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.

Is Botox A Painful Procedure?

You may experience some mild discomfort during this procedure, but it can be managed with a cream or injections. The doctor can also use a cold spray to manage the pain.

What Can I Expect After Botox?

This procedure can be completed within 10 minutes. You can return to your normal activities after you get Botox. You will be able to notice the results within four to five days.

Are There Any Side Effects Associated With Botox?

Botox is very safe, and the vast majority of people will not develop any side effects from it. Bruising and swelling are two of the side effects that people commonly experience after getting this treatment. Some patients may experience flu-like symptoms and a headache. A small percentage of people develop eyelid droop, crooked smile, dry eye and excessive tearing. You can minimize your chances of developing serious side effects by choosing a qualified medical doctor.

Is Botox A Permanent Treatment?

Botox is not a permanent treatment. The results can last anywhere from three to six months. You will have to periodically get treatments to maintain the results of this treatment.

How Much Does Botox Cost?

The average cost of Botox can vary. The doctor and the place that you get the Botox performed are some of the factors that will influence the cost. The average cost of Botox is around $400. Keep in mind that Botox is not covered by health insurance. You should ask your physician about the cost during your consultation.

What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Botox?

Botox is a non-invasive treatment that is a-lot safer than many other treatments. It is also less expensive than many other treatments. Additionally, there is no downtime necessary.

This article was published on behalf of Dr. Farah Meher Homji at the Cosmos Clinic. If you’d like to follow her updates on the cosmetic surgery side of things, you can find her on LinkedIn, as well as her series of videos on YouTube.

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