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Botox is undoubtedly the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed worldwide. When people visit Rejuven8Medical for Botox they have multiple questions in their minds. So, we have jotted down the ten most frequently asked questions which will hopefully clear all your concerns and doubts. Below are the answers, provided by our experts.

1. What is Botox?

This is an FDA-approved injectable procedure that is used for multiple reasons. The injection contains a toxin that when injected into your body helps to crease out dynamic wrinkles and fine lines. Dynamic wrinkles are those caused by repeated facial movement. Other than that it also helps in alleviating migraines, treating excessive sweating and overactive bladder. But the most popular use is for treating wrinkles on the face which sheds off some years and gives you a younger-looking smooth skin.

2. How does Botox work?

When this toxin is injected into the body it temporarily numbs the muscles and prevents it from moving. This prevents the dynamic wrinkles to appear and stops the wrinkles from appearing. It blocks the chemical signals from muscles to the brain hence stopping the formation of lines. To sum it up, the injected toxin blocks the nerve signals which inhibits muscle movement.

3. How long does the treatment take?

The treatment doesn’t take long. The procedure itself may take a maximum of 20-25 minutes. You can resume your normal daily activities immediately after getting the injection. The downtime is little to none which makes Botox a convenient procedure.

4. How long do the results of Botox last?

On average the result of Botox last for 3-6 months, but it might vary from person to person. some human bodies metabolize Botox faster. Some other factors which affect Botox’s longevity include things that cause your body to metabolize the substances sooner such as working out.

The patients who wish to maintain their results might require follow-up procedures every 3-4 months. This would refresh their Botox and keep that smoother-looking skin intact.

5. What areas can be treated with Botox?

Botox can be used to treat multiple areas of the face. They include:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Lines around the corner of the mouth
  • Frown lines on the forehead
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Neck bands
  • Sagging brows

6. How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments depends on the current situation of your skin and the area being treated. After the first procedure alone, visible improvements can be seen. As discussed before that the effect of Botox wears off in about 3-6 months and you might require to repeat the treatment to maintain the results.

The area being treated also determines the number of treatments, for instance, a crow’s feet area could take three injections whereas, frown and forehead lines may require 4 to 5 injections. The dose of the injections also varied depending on the need and the results the patient wishes to achieve.

7.  At what age can I get Botox?

You are never too young or too old to get Botox. Anyone over the age of 18 years old is good to go ahead with the procedure. The wrinkles and lines usually appear in the mid-20s to early 30s, therefore medical providers recommend this age bracket. One might want to go for Botox before this age range, also referred to as preventive Botox. This stops the wrinkles from forming at all before they even appear.

Even if you are in your 60s and 70s, a combination of Botox, facials, and a good skincare regime can show huge improvement.

8. What kind of care is required after the procedure?

For the Botox results to last longer, following the aftercare is vital. Following steps need to be followed:

  • Keep the injection site clean
  • Do not put any pressure on the treated area to prevent the migration
  • Avoid sleeping on the injected areas
  • Keep a normal heart rate for 1-2 days
  • Carry out gentle facial exercises like smiling, frowning, and raising brows to aid in the activation of Botox.
  • Stay upright for 4 hours after injection
  • You may gently ice the areas to aid in healing the bruising or swelling

9. Is Botox only for women?

NO! A lot of men get Botox to keep up their appearance. Over the past years, the trend of Botox among men is rising. In the last three years alone, men have received over one million Botox treatments! Among men, Botox is most commonly used to treat crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines.

10. What are the possible side effects of Botox?

Every medical procedure has some possible side effects. In the case of Botox, these might include

  • Bruising
  • Swelling at the injection site
  • Minor pain
  • Headache
  • Fever or chills

These effects are temporary and subside within a few days. Bruising at the injection site is the most common but dissipates, whereas other effects are very rare.

To sum it up

Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure with amazing results and a short convenient procedure. We hope you will find answers to all the questions in your mind about Botox. You must choose a professional aesthetic clinic like Rejuven8Medical for safe procedures and remarkable results.

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