You’ve seen it advertised everywhere; through social media, on TV shows and even out in public. Your favourite celebs are getting it and so are your family friends. But how do you know when to take that leap? What does the treatment feel like? Is there any recovery time? Long-lasting side effects? Keep reading to learn more about Botox and exactly what you can expect when you book an appointment!
Simply put, Botox (its clinical name being botulinum toxin A) is a drug primarily used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Botox injections work to block certain chemicals signals from nerves, mostly signals that cause nerves to contract. Botox can be used for frown lines, sagging mouth corners and even to smooth out certain areas of the face and neck. It is also used to treat medical conditions such as TMJ disorders and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
Please keep in mind that a thorough consultation should be done with a medical practitioner prior to any Botox treatments.
Contrary to popular belief, Botox does not need to be overdone nor will your face look “frozen”. Botox can deliver natural-looking results which work to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. It’s just important to keep in mind that less is more, and that it’s easier to inject more than to take away.
Everyone is different, therefore side effects and pain tolerance may vary. As the Botox procedure includes the use of a needle, it can be a little uncomfortable. For side effects, only one in five cases experience side effects and they’re mild, at that. The procedure itself is relatively quick and people can resume most activities immediately after treatment.
Usually results can be seen after 10 to 14 days while the treatment in itself lasts three to four months. Although, the frequency of the treatment depends on the individual. Regardless, the procedure will leave your skin looking more youthful, we’re sure of it!
Whether you’re bothered by wrinkles you already have or you’re just looking to prevent them in your future, we’ve got you covered! Book your free consultation and start your Botox journey with us at Skin Studio today!