Botox® Cosmetic is the most widely used neuromodulator injectable in the world. Initially used by ophthalmologists to treat optic muscle disorders,
- Moderate to severe glabellar lines (lines between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
The Botox® Cosmetic Procedure
Before the Botox® procedure, the targeted area will be treated with a numbing cream or local anesthesia, and injection points where the muscles contract will be marked. During the procedure, Botox® is injected at these precise locations into the muscles. A very little discomfort is typically experienced due to the thinness of the needles utilized. The entire Botox® procedure generally takes less than 20 minutes.
Botox® should be administered by a medical professional with sterile instruments. You should be wary of any other circumstances in which Botox® injections are offered, such as Botox® home parties. Having your procedure performed by an experienced licensed professional who understands how muscles contract and where they are located is key to a successful outcome.
After the Botox® Procedure
After the Botox® procedure, most patients can immediately continue everyday activities. You may be advised to avoid prolonged sun exposure. Some redness or swelling may present around the injection sites but should resolve within the first day.
Results usually appear within a few days and continue to improve and become more evident over the first week after treatment. Botox® results usually last approximately 4 months and can be maintained with periodic follow-up treatments.
Possible Botox® Complications
Complications with the cosmetic use of Botox® are extremely rare. Most reported cases of side effects from Botox® involved patients receiving injections for non-cosmetic reasons, such as migraine treatment, strabismus, or blepharospasm.
In rare instances, side effects can include:
- Allergic reaction
- Swelling/pain at the injection site
- Flu-like symptoms
- Muscle weakness (usually resolves within a few days)
Your Botox® Consultation At PCH MedSpa
If you’re looking for the best outcomes from your Botox® treatment, only hire a qualified and experienced injector. Our professional injectors will meet with you to verify that you are a candidate for treatment or suggest another alternative.
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