Are you considering getting a cosmetic procedure done to enhance your appearance? Cosmetic procedures are becoming more and more normalized as time goes on. They’re not only for celebrities anymore.
If you aren’t comfortable with the idea of going under the knife, why not consider a non-surgical wrinkle reducer to look younger?
In this case, we’re referring to botulinum toxin (otherwise known as Botox). Everyone knows about Botox when you call it by its name, but how much do you really know about the procedure and results?
Keep reading to learn all about what to expect from this cosmetic procedure.
What Does Botulinum Toxin Do?
Botox is an injectable toxin. This might seem like something that you don’t want to put into your body, but when a licensed professional is doing it for you, it’s safe and comfortable.
Botox is used for a variety of purposes, but in this case, it’s for “freezing” parts of your face to reduce the appearance and formation of wrinkles. You’ll notice that people with Botox often have less extreme expressions. This is because the toxin is preventing that part of their face from moving.
This makes it great for reducing crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles.
The Procedure Itself
The procedure is simple. When you decide that you want to get Botox with Dr. Miller (or your local cosmetic surgeon), you’ll start with a brief consultation. This will allow the doctor to determine how to place the Botox (and how much you’ll need) to get the best aesthetic results.
During the procedure itself, the doctor will use a small needle to inject Botox into the desired areas. It only takes several minutes and you don’t need any anesthesia.
Aftercare and Results
When you first finish the procedure, you may have slight bruising or redness. This will fade and you should have the “finished product” within two weeks (people often see final results within one week). To avoid bruising, avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications for up to two weeks before the procedure.
For aftercare, make sure that you’re avoiding touching the injection site for four days. If you exercise, take a day or two off to allow the injection to settle. You should not be in pain during the healing process.
Your first shot should give you results for anywhere between three to six months. People who are more active may be on the lower end of that spectrum.
When the shot wears off, it’s acceptable to get touch-ups. Often, subsequent Botox procedures last longer, and wrinkles appear smoother even when the shot wears off.
Is a Wrinkle Reducer Right for You?
Botox is a procedure that comes at an affordable price with significant results. Is it the right non-surgical wrinkle reducer for you and your aesthetic needs?
If so, it’s time to have a consultation with a local doctor who performs Botox procedures. Get ready for your smooth new look!
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