Botox is a very popular injectable service that is offered by practitioners in plenty of spas or cosmetic clinics across the country. Many patients use botox to treat fine lines and wrinkles to have a more youthful look. However, there are still numerous misconceptions and questions about the practice of Botox. Continue reading below to find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Botox.
What is Botox?
Botox consists of botulinum toxin that is used as a cosmetic treatment to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face, but it could be used for other procedures such as treating hyperhidrosis or preventing migraines. However, here at Kathryn Russo Medical Aesthetics we only use Botox for cosmetic procedures. Although the word “toxin” may seem dangerous, Botox is FDA approved and safe to use by a licensed professional. Research practitioners that offer Botox as a service (or book a consultation with us!) to begin your journey with Botox.
How does Botox work?
Botox, when injected into the problem area, temporarily blocks the muscle’s nerve signals, preventing it from contracting. As a result, the muscle relaxes and the appearance of wrinkles is diminished. The procedure is very quick; it can take under 10 minutes for the actual injection period.
How long does it last?
Results are noticed within 24-48 hours after the procedure and can last for 4 to 6 months. Of course, all patients are different and can have different timing of results, so connect with your physician on your goals, and they will recommend a follow-up appointment at an appropriate time.
Is Botox painful?
Every patient has a different pain tolerance, however, Botox injections are typically just a slight pinch. If you are concerned about pain, our practitioners offer numbing creams or other numbing agents to help prevent any issues.
Will Botox make my face look unnatural?
This is a common question about botox and our answer is “Not if we do it!” Botox can make your face look expressionless if too much is injected into the problem area, however, our practitioners have the advanced expertise in Botox injections, and will make sure you look according to your goals and the best you!
Interested in Botox? Still wondering if Botox is right for you? Contact us today!
We provide free consultations for patients who want more information about their experience with Botox. Express your expectations and concerns to your practitioner, and in return, we can discuss potential treatment options for you! If you choose to do Botox, we will assess your facial expressions and create a personal treatment plan.
We’re excited to meet you and assist you in gaining tighter, smoother, and more youthful skin! Contact us at (617) 834-1812 to schedule today!