Botox® is one of the most used anti-aging treatments in the cosmetic world. By blocking the nerve signals to problematic muscles, Botox® can reduce wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, mouth, and neck. Botox® is also used to reduce sweating and improve other conditions. The small doses make Botox® safe and effective, taking only 3-4 days for initial results.
What are Botox® Treatments Like?
Botox® treatments are typically quick and relatively painless. If you feel nervous about your treatment, you can request a topical numbing agent to ease discomfort. Most people feel comfortable without it.
Before your first Botox® treatment, you will attend a consultation meeting to discuss your goals and methods to achieve them. After the consultation, you will schedule your first appointment. You can relax as you receive injections at your treatment site. You may feel a slight pinch. The entire treatment typically only takes 20 minutes.
How Long Does Botox® Take to Work?
You should see the full effects of your Botox® treatment between 10 and 14 days, but initial results may appear as early as 3 to 4 days after. Since Botox® blocks the communication between the nerves and the problematic muscles, it takes a few days before the signals stop and the wrinkles lessen. Furthermore, the timeline varies depending on age, skin elasticity, and the injection volume.
What to Expect with Botox® Recovery
You may return to work immediately after injections, making Botox the perfect “lunchtime” treatment. Robertson Wellness Aesthetics suggests not laying down 2-4 hours after your treatment. Laying down can apply pressure on the treated areas and affect your results.
You may notice minor swelling or soreness at the injection site, but it should be unnoticeable to others. Even if you notice swelling or soreness, please do not rub or massage the treatment area for at least 24 hours to prevent the toxin from spreading to a different site.
What Results Will I See With Botox®?
You will see smoother skin and a decrease in fine lines and wrinkles. You should notice younger and brighter features after the effects take place. Botox® typically lasts between 3-4 months, but maintenance treatments are needed to keep them.
If you do not like your results, you can skip the maintenance treatments, and your face will return to its pre-treatment state. But, we at Robertson Wellness Aesthetics are confident you will adore your new look.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?
The best candidates for Botox® treatments are in good physical health, over 18 years old, and have realistic expectations for your results. Botox® can only temporarily improve the signs of moderate to severe wrinkles. It cannot change your facial structure or your overall look.
You may not be a good candidate if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or have an active skin infection at the injection site. You may also not be a good candidate if you are pregnant, nursing, or have a neuromuscular disease.
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Robertson Wellness and Aesthetics is a professional medical center located in Beverly Hills, California. We provide services for all your needs with the highest level of care and professionalism. We strive to provide the latest technologies and services to meet all of our clients’ needs. Please call us at (310) 407-0542 or fill out our online consultation form below to get in contact with our team.