BOTOX 101: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Botox is a popular non-surgical, injectable treatment that relaxes lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox received FDA approval for cosmetic use more than two decades ago, and it is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world with millions of treatments performed every year.
If you’re considering the treatment, there’s no doubt you have questions. You may be concerned about how natural the results will be. It is essential to find a licensed healthcare provider who is experienced in administering the procedure. The following is information that will help you prepare for receiving Botox from our experienced doctors at J.Walker Salon.
What areas are typically treated with Botox?
The purpose of Botox is to look naturally more youthful. Treatments are commonly used for forehead and brow lines, eye area “crow’s feet” and lip lines.
What is the difference between Botox and Fillers?
People often confuse these two types of treatments, but the main difference is that Botox relaxes muscles that cause wrinkles while fillers pump up volume to fill wrinkles.
How does Botox work?
Botox targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling and raising the eyebrows over the years. J.Walker’s doctor will inject these muscles with Botox to temporarily reduce muscle activity. Over time, the toxin is broken down and lines return.
Is there any downtime with Botox?
There is no downtime with Botox, however, keep in mind that there can be minor redness and pin pricks at the site of injections.
How long does Botox take to work?
Everyone is different, but it generally takes between 3 and 14 days to see the effects of Botox.
How long will Botox last?
The results of Botox typically last between 3 and 5 months, at which time you will notice wrinkles return. Most people return for treatments for continued maintenance.
Does Botox hurt?
Very fine needles are used to administer Botox, so most people experience only minor discomfort.
Will using Botox look unnatural?
Botox is intended to deliver a natural, more youthful appearance. The key is to seek treatment from an experienced practitioner such as the doctor at J.Walker Salon.
What do I need to let the doctor know before receiving Botox?
Before receiving Botox, you will receive an in-depth consultation to help you achieve your unique aesthetic goals and express any concerns. Schedule your consultation today!