If you are interested in BOTOX®, find answers to commonly asked questions below.
Where does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® is most commonly used on the “11s” between your eyebrows or on the crow’s feet around your eyes. It may also help smooth your forehead and can work on frown lines around the mouth. These are all the areas where wrinkles appear because of repeated motions in your face, such as making the same expression over and over for years.
How does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® only works on wrinkles caused by the movement because it works by stopping that movement. BOTOX® blocks the nerve signals that trigger the small muscles in your face to move. This causes the muscles in your face to relax, erasing wrinkles and fine lines.
Fortunately, you can still make expressions even when BOTOX® has relaxed muscles. It is a myth that BOTOX® causes a “frozen face.”
Who is a good candidate for BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is safe for anyone of any age. Younger people in their late 20s or 30s may find that using BOTOX® repeatedly helps prevent wrinkles from forming as they get older. Older patients in their 40s or 50s may find that BOTOX® helps them look younger since their skin is smoother.
You should not receive BOTOX® if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have certain neurological conditions.
Does BOTOX® hurt?
BOTOX® is injected with a tiny needle, much smaller than the needle used for vaccines. While most patients say it doesn’t hurt, it can cause some stinging or minor discomfort since it requires multiple injections. If you are concerned, your aesthetician can apply topical numbing cream before starting injections. Always inform your aesthetician if you are experiencing pain.
How long does a BOTOX® appointment take?
BOTOX® appointments are fast and can even occur over your lunch break. They typically take less than 30 minutes. While you may experience some mild redness or swelling, most people can return to work without their colleagues knowing they spent their lunch break at a medical spa.
How long do BOTOX® results last?
You’ll start seeing your final BOTOX® results within a couple of weeks after your appointment. That’s because it takes time for the nerve signals to be blocked and your muscles to relax. You should enjoy your results for around 3 months.
If you like the way BOTOX® makes you look younger, you can schedule maintenance appointments to continue receiving injections. Many people find with repeated injections that their results begin to last longer.
At the Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, our expert technicians provide beautiful, natural-looking BOTOX® results. They can help you achieve younger-looking, smooth skin in just a week or two. Contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your BOTOX® consultation.