What is Botox?
Botox falls into a class of injectable medications known as neuromodulators. It is made from a purified form of botulinum toxin, which, when injected into specific muscles, causes relaxation and the smoothing out of lines and wrinkles.
Botox works on dynamic muscles, which create lines and wrinkles when you make expressions, such as smiling or squinting. Botox helps you achieve a softer look without appearing frozen or like you’ve had “work” done.
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Is Botox safe?
More than 98 countries authorize Botox for cosmetic use. Hundreds of studies prove its effectiveness and safety. The FDA approves Botox for use on wrinkles on the forehead and crow’s feet. Botox is also approved to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
What results can I expect with Botox?
Botox smooths your skin and softens wrinkles, particularly:
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Worry lines between the eyebrows
- Horizontal forehead creases
Botox may be combined with dermal fillers to give you a comprehensively youthful look.
You start to notice the effects of Botox within 2-4 hours. Optimal results show up in 10-14 days. The effects of Botox last 3-4 months. You can schedule regular treatments to maintain your results.
What is it like to get Botox treatments?
A Botox appointment lasts just 15-20 minutes. Your provider cleanses your face and then identifies the muscles to treat. You feel a slight pinch when the injections are applied, but most people tolerate the process quite well. If you’re concerned about discomfort, talk to your provider about our comfort menu to make you more comfortable.
Most people receive three injections around each of their eyes, about five injections between the brows, and 5-10 injections in the forehead.
There’s no need to schedule downtime following Botox injections. You can immediately return to most daily activities without anyone knowing you had the treatment. You may develop redness or slight bruising around the injection points. These fade within a few days and can be covered with makeup.
Learn how Botox can help you look your best. Call Garcia Weight Loss Aesthetics & Hormone Therapy today or use this website to schedule an appointment online.