Are Botox injections safe?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved and injections are relatively safe when performed by an experienced injector. It has proven to be a successful and valuable therapeutic protein when dosage, frequency of treatment & variety of treated clinical conditions are considered. The best way to ensure you receive the results you are looking for is to only receive injections from a highly experienced provider, such as the medical and nursing professionals at Ideal Image.
When will I see results from my Botox injections?
You shouldn’t expect immediate results from Botox injections. It usually takes between 2-14 days for the injection to take effect. Some people claim to see an immediate change but this is very unlikely and may be just wishful thinking.
Your facial muscle may be particularly strong in the area treated and it may take longer to see and feel the effect. If you have very deep lines where Botox is injected then the injection is unlikely to cause the deeper lines to flatten out completely to start with – especially if you are older when you start Botox.
How long does Botox last?
For most of our patients, the effects of the treatment can last anywhere from 3-6 months. Many factors can influence how long the effects last. As the product wears off, muscle action returns gradually, and the previously treated lines & wrinkles may begin to reappear, and need to be treated again. With repeated treatment, the lines and wrinkles often appear less severe than before, as the muscles are being trained to relax.
Some of these factors that may shorten or lengthen the effects include:
- Your age
- The condition of your skin and level of sun damage
- Your facial structure and expressions
- Your diet
- Past experience with Botox of other wrinkle relaxers
- And more...
Who should not receive Botox injections?
While most people aged 18 to 65 are excellent candidates for Botox and wrinkle relaxers, you should not use Botox if you meet any of the following:
- Are pregnant or brestfeeding
- Have a skin infection or other condition in the area to be treated
- Are allergic to any ingredients in Botox, Dysport, or any other botulinum toxin brand
- Have had a facial surgery
- Have difficulty swallowing
- Have weakness in your forehead muscles
- And more...