Botox treatments have grown to become popular and are considered to be the best option available when it comes to wrinkle removal without going under the knife. The botulinum toxin blocks the release of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine that paralyzes your face muscles so that wrinkles don’t form. The entire Botox treatment only takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete and does not cause severe negative side effects.
At The Consultation
You can freely discuss your concerns and doubts with the doctor so that you get the best results out of your treatment. Depending on your budget and the results you are looking for, the doctor will offer you treatment recommendations. Make sure you understand the workings of the treatment during this time. If you have doubts, air them out so that they can be laid to rest.
Before Going In For The Treatment
Although many people endure the stinging pinch you get from a Botox injection, it is always best to consult with your doctor whether you will require a numbing agent. You can choose from an ice and vibration anesthesia or a topical anesthesia. A numbing agent will come in handy, especially if you are being treated for excessive sweating. Eat well and hydrate yourself, it’s alright to feel a little bit nervous before the procedure.
During The Treatment
You will have to fill out a medical consent form while the pre-treatment photos are taken out so that you can check out the results. The first appointment will take around 30 minutes while the followup appointments last for 15 minutes. The doctor makes use of a thin needle to inject tiny concentrations of the botulinum toxin into the muscles or skin. Rely just on a skilled and qualified doctor to carry out the procedure for you. The extent of the area that needs treatment will determine the number of Botox injections required.
After The Treatment Is Complete
You may have a little bit of swelling or may experience redness right after the treatment. This will go away within 10 minutes. You can go about with your day-to-day activities after the treatment. Just be careful not to massage or rub the treated areas. This may cause the toxin to travel to different areas of your body. Most people do not experience pain or side effects, and very rarely, you experience headache, which can be eased with an OTC painkiller.