What is Botox used for?
Botox injections are noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. They’re also used to treat conditions such as neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), an overactive bladder and lazy eye. Botox injections may also help prevent chronic migraines.
What are the potential side effects of Botox?
Common side effects may include:
Muscle weakness near where the medicine was injected
Trouble swallowing for several months after treatment
Muscle stiffness, neck pain, pain in your arms or legs
Blurred vision, puffy eyelids, dry eyes, drooping eyebrows
How long does Botox last?
In general, Botox lasts 3-4 months. There will certainly be patients in which in lasts longer, in that 4-6 month range, or shorter, in that 2-month range. It is also common for first-timers to notice that it may not last as long initially but may last longer after the second treatment.
How often should you get Botox?
Typically, the effects of Botox last for up to three to four months. Therefore, the recommended treatment is once every three to four months. Nonetheless, if your facial muscles begin to train themselves to contract less, the period of time for each treatment may be extended longer than three or four months.
How much does Botox cost?
Most of the practices charge flat cost for each injection of the Botox Cosmetic while some practices break the cost according to the “units” used in each treatment. The flat rates usually cost between $300 and $1000 and per-unit rates are typically around $10-15 per unit. A consultation is required for an exact price.
Who should not get Botox?
People who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological disease should not use Botox. Since Botox doesn’t work for all wrinkles, you should consult with a doctor first.
What should you avoid before Botox?
There are no medication contraindications to receiving Botox®, but aspirin and supplements like fish oil, ginseng, garlic, and ginkgo biloba (to name a few) can increase a patient’s chance of bleeding and, therefore, bruising. For the most seamless experience, lay off them before heading in for your appointment.
What to do after a Botox Treatment?
DO stay upright for 2 hours after treatment. … This helps the BOTOX® reach the cells it needs to in order to work. DO avoid getting too hot 48 hours after treatment, for example strenuous exercise, drinking alcohol, hot weather, sun beds, sauna, steam room.
What should I avoid after Botox?
No rubbing or massaging of the injected area for 4 hours after treatment, including facials.
No strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment.
Keep upright for 4 hours — no lying on your front.
Avoid headwear that is tightly fitted across the forehead.
How long after Botox can you wear makeup?
It is fine to put makeup or cream on immediately following a Botox injection, but do so gently without massaging or tugging at your skin as you do so. Do not massage the treated areas for at least 24 hours after your injections to avoid spreading the medication to unintended muscles in your face.
At what age should you start getting Botox?
Most patients typically start using Botox at age 30, some even in their mid-20s. It’s possible to benefit from preventative Botox treatments starting as early as 25, but before that, the odds are low that you could have built up enough lines to worry about.”
Are fillers Better than Botox?
Lip fillers typically last 6 months to 1 year. Botox is most effective for superficial lines and wrinkles, while fillers plump the skin and can smooth out even the deepest forehead furrows and marionette lines. Depending on your goals, a combination of Botox and fillers can make the greatest impact on your appearance.