The Buzz on Botox
- Posted on: Nov 13 2021
As we age, we gain many things: wisdom, confidence, and sometimes a few wrinkles. But while aging gracefully is something we all aspire to, sometimes we need a little boost in our self-confidence. Thankfully, there are solutions that can help us look and feel our best. One of those solutions is an injectable cosmetic product called Botox. Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic injectables available, due to its safety and its ability to deliver consistent, beautiful, and natural-looking results. Here’s what you should know about Botox.
Though Botox has been used in some form since the 1990’s, it became FDA approved for use as a cosmetic injectable in 2002 for glabellar lines and in 2013 for crow’s feet lines. For nearly 20 years since it has earned a reputation for being a fast and easy way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What Happens During A Botox Treatment?
Botox treatments are a quick and minimally invasive way to treat wrinkles and fine lines. Botox works by blocking nerve impulses in the treated area, essentially restricting muscle activity in those areas. The results are beautiful and natural-looking and can last up to six months.
When you undergo a botox treatment, your skin will first be cleaned. The areas in which to be treated will be marked, and the doctor will inject your skin with a needle containing Botox. The entire process lasts only a few minutes, depending on the areas to be treated. No anesthesia is needed, and most patients say the pain is well-tolerated.
After The Treatment
After your Botox injections, you can expect a little redness or bleeding at the injection site, but otherwise, side effects are minimal. You can return to your daily life immediately after receiving your Botox injections, but it is recommended that you stay upright (no bending, no lying down) for around four to six hours following your treatment. It is also recommended that you limit physical activity such as exercise for four to six hours following your treatment.
Your beautiful results should be visible immediately and last for between three to six months.
Botox is now available at Dr. Peterson’s office. To schedule a consultation, please contact us at 435-503-8841.