What you Need to Know about Botox
- Posted on: Dec 15 2017
If you want to treat your wrinkles or facial creases, Botox could be an excellent option for you. Botox works by blocking the connection between the muscles and nerves, resulting in a smooth and relaxed look. Here’s what you need to know if you are considering Botox injections:
What can Botox treat?
Botox is commonly used on frown lines, crow’s feet, lip lines, the chin area, and forehead lines. It is important to note that Botox injections cannot treat wrinkles caused by gravity or sun damage.
What happens during a Botox procedure?
Botox injections take only a few minutes and do not require anesthesia. Using a fine needle, Botox is injected into the muscles being treated. Patients report feeling minor discomfort. You will need to wait up to a week after your treatment to see the full effects of Botox. In preparation for your treatment, do not drink alcohol one week before and do not take anti-inflammatory medications or aspirin two weeks prior. These measures will aid in reducing the amount of bruising you experience after the injections.
Does Botox last forever?
Botox injections can last up to four months. With every injection, your muscles will become trained to relax more and look less severe. Overtime, you will need Botox injections less often to sustain the smooth look you want.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
If you are in general good health and want to smooth out wrinkles, Botox is a great option for you. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or have a neurological disorder, you should not get Botox injections.
Does insurance cover Botox?
Insurance generally does not cover cosmetic procedures, like Botox. Be sure to speak with your insurance company so you know the details of your coverage.
Schedule a consultation
Choosing to get a cosmetic treatment or surgery can be exciting. If you are considering Botox or any other of our services, you likely have some questions. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Cilento, contact our team today at 346-413-9313. We look forward to addressing your concerns and working with you to accomplish your aesthetic goals.