Eyesthetica receives numerous inquiries about the non-surgical wrinkle reducer known as Botox Cosmetic. We thought it would be helpful to prospective candidates if we compiled the top 10 most-asked questions into a single blog post.
1. What is Botox?
Botox is a purified neurotoxin designed to soften the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. The injectable is most commonly used to minimize wrinkles between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and around the outer corners of the eyes.
2. How does Botox work?
Botox is intended to soften dynamic wrinkles, or lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements. Small amounts of the product are injected into the skin to relax targeted facial muscles. As the muscle relaxes, the overlying line or wrinkle becomes less noticeable.
3. What are the possible side effects of Botox?
Some patients have minor bruising or redness immediately after treatment, but these side effects usually subside within a few hours. More serious complications are very rare.
4. What is the recovery like?
Downtime is very minimal. Most patients resume work and the rest of their regular activities almost immediately after treatment.
5. When can I see the results?
Results usually appear within 24 to 48 hours of treatment.
6. How long do the results last?
Results vary, but most patients see improvements lasting for three to six months.
7. How many treatments will I need?
You will see improvements after a single treatment. As the effects of the injectable wear off, your skin will return to its pre-treatment appearance. We see many patients that return every three to six months for repeat treatment to maintain the effects.
8. Does Botox treatment hurt?
No, Botox treatment is not painful. Some patients compare the injections to a tiny prick or pinch.
9. How much does Botox cost?
The cost of Botox varies, depending on the amount of product needed and the skill and experience of the injector. We can give you a pricing quote over the phone or during an in-person consultation at our practice.
10. Can men have Botox?
Men make up about 10 percent of all Botox patients. Botox is popular among men who want to gently soften lines and wrinkles without looking like they have had any work done.