Botox® is derived from botulinum toxin and reduces wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily relaxing the muscle. The most common area of treatment is frown lines between the eyes, but usage in other areas is popular. It may also be used to treat excessive underarm sweating.
Botox® temporarily reduces the muscular contractions that cause wrinkles, resulting in the overlying skin becoming smoother. It is most effective at smoothing the lines caused by years of moving these muscles on a regular basis. Several tiny Botox® injections are placed directly into the muscles responsible for these lines and wrinkles. Your physician will determine which muscles to inject for optimal results.
Botox® is very safe with few side effects. Rare side effects may include headache, flu-like symptoms, and temporary eyelid droop.
You should refrain from vigorous exercise or laying flat for a few hours following treatment, but may otherwise resume normal activities. Botox® has no downtime and little to no pain or discomfort. Results can be seen within 7-10 days following only one session.
A Botox® treatment will generally last for two to three months and depends on the number of areas injected and the size of the treated areas. Maintenance treatments every few months are recommended for longer-lasting results. Our Frisco Med Spa is happy to answer any of your questions.
The only discomfort is a slight pin-prick sensation from the small needle injecting the Botox®. While usually not necessary, ice or a topical anesthetic may be applied prior to treatment.
Botox® should not be injected if you have an infection at the site, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or with certain neurologic conditions. Your physician should be advised of your medical history before receiving Botox®.
Botox® is not a permanent answer to reducing wrinkles. Results may also vary and rarely problems with asymmetry may occur.