Botox treatments are a popular way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. According to Forbes, it takes between three and 10 days for the results to appear. When you’re ready to try Botox treatments for the first time, you might be wondering what to expect. Here’s an overview for you.
Botox is administered via injection so there can be a slight bit of discomfort during the treatment. Your technician can apply a numbing gel to any sensitive areas that you might have. Ice packs can be used immediately after your injections and once you get home to alleviate any lingering discomfort. Any pain or soreness that you might feel after your injections will likely go away after a few hours. Over-the-counter pain medication should be more than sufficient to help you feel more comfortable.
Slight Chance of Bruising
In addition to a small amount of discomfort, you might also experience some bruising or possibly light bleeding. Bruising can be noticeable but should dissipate after a day or two. If you tend to bruise easily, you are more likely to experience bruising from your treatment, but it’ll be mild and short in duration. Speak with your esthetician about your concerns during your consultation for more information about your specific situation. Many people receive treatment without any adverse effects, but it’s important to know what could happen in order to be fully prepared.
Improved Appearance of Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Botox works to freeze your facial muscles to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Two popular areas for Botox treatment are the “angry 11s” between the eyes, and crow’s feet. Botox can be safely used on all areas of the face. Discuss the results that you want with your esthetician during your consultation to ensure that you get the results you want. Every person is different, but you can expect to see results before the week is over! Results can vary, but many patients report that their face remains virtually line free for a period of months. You can discuss how often you would like your treatments following your visit.
Botox treatments are a great way to maintain a youthful appearance, even as you age. If you’re ready to look as great as you feel, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!