Botox Inejctions - Your Questions Answered
How does Botox reduce wrinkles?
BOTOX is a neuromodulator drug that relaxes and weakens the muscles that cause face wrinkles. The weakening effect is temporary and the muscle activity comes back gradually. Together with dermal fillers Botox is very effective for facial rejuvenation.
How safe is Botox?
Botox injections for face wrinkels are extremely safe when injected by an experienced doctor. Botox injections can cause bruising, which is rare and resolves quickly. Botox injections can also weaken the surrounding muscles causing unwanted muscle effects. These effects resolve quickly. Studies showed that three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping after Botox injections for frown lines.
Other rare side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions.
How quickly does Botox work?
The effect ofBotox injections on face wrinkles usually develops over the week following Botox injection. The maximal effect on face wrinkles is usually seen up to one month after injection.
How much does Botox hurt?
Most patients describe it feeling like a mosquito bite or a pinch. Dr. Elseweifi usually uses a topical numbing cream before Botox injections.
How long does the Botox treatment take?
The actual Botox injection for face wrinkles takes about 10 minutes. However, it is important to spend time with the doctor to discuss treatment goals and expectations.
How much des Botox cost?
The cost of Botox injections for face wrinkles does not only include the price of Botox. Botox cost usually includes the skill and expertise of the doctor who is doing the injection. It is important to find an experienced doctor who takes the time to understand your treatment goals, examin your face wrinkles, and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
How long does Botox last? When will Botox wear off?
Most patients can expect 3 months from a procedure.
How often to get Botox?
There is no limit to the number of Borox injections a patient can have over time for face wrinkles. Dr. Elseweifi usually schedule patients for follow up after 4 months of Botox injections.
What areas can be treated by Botox?
Botox is most commonly used to treat wrinkles of the face. Areas treated by Botox include the forehead, frown lines, smile lines, and wrinkles around the eyes. Botox injections are also used to reduce neck bands.
If you have more questions about Botox injections for face wrinkles, please call Butcktown Dental Associates at 773-276-2757