Benefits of Botox® Injection
Special considerations for Botox® Injection
You may resume normal activities immediately. One note of caution: Don’t rub or massage the treated areas after the injection because it can cause the Botox® substance to migrate to another area of your face. If this happens, you could have temporary facial weakness or drooping.
How is the procedure done?
There are 43 muscles in your face and it’s vital that the person who performs Botox® injections understands and pinpoints the correct spots to optimize your treatment. A very thin needle is used to inject small amounts of Botox® into specific muscles. By carefully choosing specific muscles, your healthcare provider weakens only the wrinkle-producing muscles, preserving your natural facial expressions.
Botox® injections usually take less than 15 minutes. The number of injections you need will depend on multiple factors, including your facial features and the extent of your wrinkles. Crow’s feet, for example, usually demand two to three injections. Furrows above your brow could take five or more.
No anesthesia is required. There is no down time or recovery time. You may notice results within a few days, but it can take up to a week to see the full effect. This improvement typically lasts about three to four months. When the effects of Botox® begin to fade, your muscle reactions and the wrinkles will return.