Botox Procedure: Here's What You Need To Know

Posted on: 4 October 2021

Having healthy, youthful, vibrant, and well-nourished skin is many people's dream. For some, it comes easy, while others have to invest heavily in skincare products and cosmetic procedures to maintain an even skin tone. In this day and age, there has been an increased allurement in cosmetic Botox. For years, it has been used to get rid of facial creases, wrinkles, and blemishes. If you have considered getting a Botox procedure, below are a few things you need to know:

How does it work?

Botox works by interrupting the signals submitted to the muscles by the nerves. Acetylcholine is the substance responsible for transmitting electrical messages to the muscles. It makes the muscle contract and, as a result, causes wrinkling. A Botox procedure intercepts the reaction and helps stop or minimize wrinkling.

What to expect during a Botox procedure?

A Botox procedure won't take much of your time. You don't need to make several appointments to have it done. Thanks to technology, you can even schedule your Botox procedure appointment online and have everything done at the set date.

Your doctor may advise you to avoid anti-inflammatory medication and alcohol one to two weeks before the procedure. Taking or consuming those substances may cause bruising after the Botox injection.

No anesthesia is required during a Botox procedure. The best part is that the procedure will take a few minutes. Botox is injected into your muscles with a microneedle. You may feel slight discomfort, but it only lasts for a short while.

It is important to note that the major effects may not be instant. From the third day, you'll start seeing some changes. It might take 10 to 14 days for you to see the tremendous change.

After the procedure, you are advised not to rub or scratch your face. Rubbing may cause the Botox to spread to other parts and minimize the effects.  

How long does the effect last?

Normally the effects after a Botox procedure may last for 3 to 6 months. This means that you cannot get permanent results. If you notice wrinkles, you might have to undergo another Botox procedure (if you wish to continue having the cosmetic procedure). However, after a treatment, you will notice that the wrinkles are less severe, even when they return. 

If you are thinking of getting a Botox, take some time to learn more about it, and after making your decision, look for the best places to have the Botox procedure done. Your doctor can advise on the best areas to have the Botox injection during your first appointment. When done correctly, you'll definitely enjoy the results.