During your appointment, your provider will review your treatment areas and how many units of Botox are needed. The tox will be injected into the facial muscles using small micro-needles. The neurotoxin Botox works by blocking chemical signals from the nerves to relax the muscles, which results in smoothing wrinkles.
Baby Botox, also called micro-Botox, is an increasingly popular cosmetic trend that takes a preventative approach in delaying early signs of aging. It works similar to traditional Botox but uses smaller doses of toxin injected in the facial muscles. The face looks younger and smoother without the plastic or frozen expression some can get from a traditional number of Botox injections.
Typically, appointments take no longer than 30 minutes to complete, depending on the areas you are treating. To minimize the risk of bruising, we recommend avoiding NSAIDS, alcohol, and anti-inflammatory supplements, such as Vitamin E, flaxseed oil and fish oil for 48 hrs prior to treatment.
Botox is FDA-approved and considered safe when performed by an experienced provider. However, there are still associated risks.
You can begin to see results as quickly as three days after your appointment, but it can take fourteen days to see the maximum skin smoothing results of Botox. How long your Botox treatment lasts depends on a number of factors. While individual results may vary, typically you’ll be able to enjoy the look of your Botox results for approximately 3-4 months.
If you have moderate to severe facial wrinkles that you would like to improve, Botox may be right for you. With injectables such as Botox, you can begin with a mild enhancement and increase the results over time. It is essential to consult with an experienced medical provider that can evaluate your specific aesthetic goals to determine which neurotoxin procedure is a good fit.
The most common side effects are minimal swelling, bruising, drooping, flu-like symptoms, and/or infection at the injection site.
Botox should not be used on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
A week prior to your treatment, avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, fish oil supplements as these may increase bleeding and bruising. Avoiding alcohol for at least one day before your treatment is also recommended.
Your practitioner will apply a topical numbing cream to the target area to help reduce pain as much as possible. All of the fillers used contain lidocaine, which will continue to numb the area with each injection. Some areas of the face will be more sensitive than others.
When hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are used, results typically last for 8-14 months. But, their exact longevity will vary from person to person as it depends on how quickly each individual metabolises the filler.
Do not sleep on the area where filler was injected, do not touch or massage the area, avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hrs, avoid alcohol consumption for 48 hrs. A post procedural pamphlet will be given after treatment.
You shouldn’t have filler treatment if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients in the filler, if your skin is irritated/infected, or if you have diabetes mellitus.
There are a lot of important arteries in the face which are often treated with fillers, the treatment is medium-risk. But, the risks of dermal fillers are significantly lowered if you choose a medically qualified practitioner for the procedure who has the right training, lots of experience and the appropriate qualifications.