Botox injections are one of the most popular cosmetic procedure around the world for removing wrinkles, skin upliftment and fight signs of ageing!
You can always try and learn to accept and embrace little expression lines but there is no alternative to youthful and fresh - looking skin!
There are few frequently asked questions which might be hovering in your mind too if you or your loved one is planning to get this treatment. We have compiled them for you.
Botox injections are used for what areas?
Botox works only for dynamic muscles i.e., muscles which contract and relax based on face movement and lead to fine lines over the years.
Is Botox treatment suitable for everyone?
The answer is NO! It’s because everyone’s skin has a different texture. Botox are non-invasive and require no downtime and this is the reason that it tops on the chart of preference.
But unfortunately, it doesn’t work for everyone. So, you can’t take a risk of getting this treatment without consulting your dermatologist. Botox tries to inactivate the protein’s biological activity in one’s body.
The immune system might block antibodies which can do this. Hence, consultation with a professional is significant before undergoing this treatment.
Is Botox treatment permanent?
Botox is non-invasive, quick and low on pain scale. It is not one-time surgery, it is just a recurring treatment.
Botox injections last only a short time which is around 3 to 4 months depending upon skin type. It will not stay forever as it is just a cosmetic treatment and not a surgery; you have to schedule second, third and subsequent sittings depending upon the results.
What are the side effects of Botox?
Botox have no or negligible side effects if it works for you! Few people are just ‘immune’ as mentioned above and are not benefited with Botox at all! In either case, Botox is not risky.
You might have headache for a day or two; feel eyelid droop for 3-4 days at the maximum or may have small bump on skin which can last for 5-6 hours.
These side effects dissipate in few days as each skin type takes time to absorb the Botox toxins. You just have to be mindful of taking necessary precautions as advised by your professional.
What is the price range of Botox treatment?
Botox treatment is not very expensive because its invasive. But it can range from $300 to $1200 per treatment. The cost varies depending upon the number of areas treated and the amount of toxins injected. Women above 35 require more amount of toxins as compared to women in age group of 20-35.
What to expect after Botox treatment?
As mentioned briefly above, Botox has no downtime. You are free to apply make-up on your sin to cover any temporary bruises or bumps. Few precautions suggested by professionals include drinking lot of water, not to lie down for 4 hours after treatment and refrain from hitting gym and sweating for one day! You will see the results in 2-3 days.