By now, we’ve all heard of BOTOX®, the powerful wrinkle treatment and the number one cosmetic procedure in the US. While we all know that BOTOX can work to prevent wrinkles, many patients still have questions. Beauty magazine, Allure, recently published some of the frequently asked questions about this cutting-edge treatment. Read on to learn more about what to expect from BOTOX Injections.
BOTOX Questions and Answers
BOTOX, for those that aren’t sure, is part of a category of cosmetic treatments called Botulinum Toxin Type A. Essentially, these types of treatments act as muscle relaxers that prevent facial creases. While that part is clear to most people, there are still questions left to be answered.
Here are a few questions borrowed from the Allure article along with our thoughts on the matter:
- “Will BOTOX make me feel numb or look frozen?” One of the biggest concerns with BOTOX is patients wanting a natural look. When administered correctly and conservatively, we can often achieve not only a rejuvenating look, but a natural look as well. And, since BOTOX should not affect the nerves that cause sensation, patients worried about facial numbness can breathe a little easier.
- “Does BOTOX hurt?” As with any injection, BOTOX can be somewhat uncomfortable. Compared to dermal fillers, BOTOX uses a smaller needle, and many patients are surprised how little discomfort they experience from the procedure. We can also offer topical anesthetics to numb the area before treatment.
- “What is the ideal age to start using BOTOX?” There’s no simple answer to this question. To quote Allure, “You don’t need it before you have wrinkles to hide.” BOTOX is a procedure aimed at making you look younger; many patients don’t ask for BOTOX before their late 30s and 40s.
- “How long does BOTOX last?” As with any cosmetic procedure, individual results will vary. In general, however, the effects of BOTOX can often last up to four months. Though not a permanent solution, BOTOX can often rejuvenate the face and take year’s off the appearance.
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To learn more about BOTOX or any of the procedures offered at our Plastic Surgery Clinic, be sure to contact us today. We have offices in in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Speak with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon—schedule your consultation at (866) 971-7705.