Botox Results – How Long Does It Take To Produce Results?
When you talk about popular aesthetic treatments, Botox is bound to be part of the conversation. According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Botox injections are among the most popular cosmetic procedure nationwide. It is estimated that 4 – 5 million people get Botox injections every year. Because of its popularity, almost everyone has at least heard about Botox, even if they never considered using it. But what about those of you who haven’t tried it yet but are curious. You probably have a few questions, especially about botox results.
Before we get to that, let’s start with the basics.
What is Botox?
Botox is a purified protein derived from the Botulinum toxin. It is FDA-approved to treat wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Smoothing out and reducing the appearance of these imperfections is one of the more common uses of Botox. However, it is also approved to treat other conditions like excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), migraines, and muscle spasms.
How Does It Work?
When injected in small amounts into specific muscles, Botox can temporarily relax those muscles. It blocks the nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract, relaxing them and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, which are telltale signs of aging. Botox results provide a smoother, more youthful appearance.
How Soon Will You See Results?
Now it’s time for the answer you’ve been waiting for. Some people who have never had a treatment may think that Botox results are instantaneous. While you don’t have to wait too long, visible results won’t appear immediately. Botox starts working five to seven days after receiving injections. You can expect full results within two weeks or less as it can vary depending on the individual.
How Long Do Results Last?
Botox results typically last three to four months, but again, this depends on the individual. It is recommended you receive Botox injections three times a year to achieve the best results. This will allow the muscles to remain relaxed and wrinkles to virtually disappear. However, if you discontinue the injections, the wrinkles will begin to reappear.
Do Botox Injections Hurt?
Botox injections are relatively painless. You may feel a slight sting when the needle first penetrates your skin, but this should quickly go away. If you’re concerned about pain, you can ask your doctor to numb the area with a topical anesthetic cream before injection.
What Are the Treatment Areas?
When used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, Botox can effectively treat crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles as well as frown, lipstick, and marionette lines.
Are There Side Effects?
Botox has been FDA-approved as a temporary cosmetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines in adults for more than 20 years. The most common side effects of Botox include temporary pain, swelling, bruising, and headache at the injection site. You may also experience temporary drooping of the eyelids or eyebrows. These side effects typically resolve within a few days. Rare but serious side effects include allergic reactions and muscle weakness. If you experience any of these side effects, contact your provider or seek medical attention immediately.
Ready to Experience Botox Results for Yourself?
At Vive Aesthetics and Wellness, our philosophy on facial aesthetics is to enhance one’s natural beauty. Dr. Pinto has extensive training in aesthetic medicine and can help you achieve a more youthful and natural appearance utilizing Botox.
With a precise yet soft touch, Dr. Pinto can help erase the evidence of aging while retaining the individual characteristics that makes you who you are. Let’s face it, we all want to look our best. If you’re considering a botox treatment, schedule a consultation today.