The 7 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Botox
The 7 Most Commonly Asked Questions about Botox
How Does Botox Work?
Botox injections inhibit the nerves from receiving certain chemical messages from the brain, the signals which tell the muscles to contract mainly. This results in a temporary relaxation of the muscles, which makes the face appear smoother and healthier.
What areas can be treated with Botox?
The most requested areas are in the upper face. The forehead to treat the horizontal lines which are most visible when the eyebrows are raised, the Glabellar- the area in between the eyebrows where vertical lines appear, and at the side of the eyes, the Lateral Canthal lines or Crows feet. Botox is also used in other areas such as the lines caused by wrinkling the nose- Bunny Lines, very sparingly around the mouth to soften peri oral lines and in the neck and chin.
What Does The Treatment of Botox Feel Like?
The actual treatment takes only a few minutes and consists of a number of small injections to each area. Afterwards the area may or may not sting very slightly for a few minutes but will then feel fine.
Is Botox Painful?
The needles used to deliver the treatment are usually very small, about the thickness of a hair, so although you can feel a slight pin prick, the feeling is one of mild discomfort rather than pain.
How soon will I see Results?
The Botox takes a few days to start to work so you may find that by day 4 or 5 it is difficult to make certain expressions and that your skin is looking smoother. After 14 days you will see the full effects.
How Long Does Botox Last?
All Botox treatments are temporary and generally last between 3 to 5 months but each person is an individual. At around the 3 month mark you may notice more movement gradually returning to the muscles as the effects begin to wear off. At around 6 months after treatment the effects will usually have worn off completely and you will resume your full range of movement once again. However some things can influence longevity of treatment. Often the younger and more active an individual is, the shorter the duration of Botox.
When should I start to Have Botox Treatments?
Botox treatment can begin at the age of 18. However, eighteen year olds seldom need botox treatment. Most people prefer to wait until they begin to notice the first signs of ageing like fine lines appearing in the brow or around the eyes, and then come along for a treatment. This can be from the mid to late 20’s onwards. However a growing proportion of younger individuals now seek out treatment for preventative measures, to stop any lines from ever appearing.