Botulinum Toxin injections are arguably the most popular cosmetic procedure all over the world. While there have been plenty of advancements in the aesthetics industry, these muscle relaxants are still preferred as a safe and effective way to relax the facial muscles.
Over time, wrinkles can appear when you smile, frown, or knit your eyebrows. Botox injections work by relaxing the facial muscles underneath the skin to smooth the resulting lines and wrinkles from these facial expressions. They’re also a safe and effective way to prevent new ones from forming too!
Always wanted to try botox injections, but hesitant about booking your first appointment? Here are five things that you can expect when you get Botox.
It Should Start With a Consultation.
No, you don’t just book an appointment and then come in and have muscle relaxants injected immediately.
The first consultation is very important because your injector will need to assess the movement of your facial muscles to determine if Botox is the right treatment for you. (If your lines and wrinkles are mostly due to volume loss, dermal fillers might be a better option, for instance.)
Your injector will also talk about your specific concerns and the look you want to achieve, and then from there, they’ll determine how much Botox you might need and where it should be injected.
Costs Can Vary Depending on Certain Factors.
Some med spas charge by the unit while some charge according to the size of the area treated (e.g., forehead, “11” lines or frown lines, etc).
The cost can also depend on the type of muscle relaxants used (Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport) as well as the location of the practice. If a board-certified dermatologist will be doing the injection, that has an impact on the price too.
However, cost should be your main concern when looking for a provider. Getting Botox from a reputable and certified injector is more important if you want a safe and effective experience.
- Botox Injections are Quick and Virtually Painless.
Speaking of safe and effective, botox injections are FDA-approved and the actual treatment itself takes only minutes.Since a very fine needle is used, most patients hardly feel anything more than a slight pinch too.
Results Aren’t Instant – But Usually Last for Months.
Unlike dermal fillers that can sometimes produce an instant improvement, muscle relaxants take time to settle in properly. The results usually emerge within 5-7 days after the treatment, but the wrinkle-smoothing effects can last up to 3 months.
Touch-Ups are Necessary to Maintain Results.
You’ll need to come back in a week after your first appointment to check if the amount injected was sufficient or if you’ll need to add a little more.
Also, the effects wear off once your body metabolizes the muscle relaxants, so it’s best to get touch-ups every 3-4 months.
Above all, choosing the right injector can make all the difference.
At HL Med Spa, Dr. Danuta Stankiewicz and Nurse Luana Castro work with each patient to tailor-fit their treatments to address their specific concerns and goals. With their expertise and experience, they have helped countless patients in Newark, NJ to smooth and prevent deep lines and wrinkles while still maintaining a natural look.
Book an appointment today and get started with a consultation.