Botox: Is It Right for Me?
Many people are nervous about getting Botox. Some might think the treatment will hurt, others might have heard a secondhand account of Botox-gone-wrong.
Whatever your reasons for being hesitant about getting Botox are, you should know that the treatment is nearly painless, incredibly effective, and very safe.
Painless Botox Treatments
For some people, the thought of any needle going into their skin is a scary image. However, when Botox injections are performed by a skilled dermatologist, the patients often experience very little discomfort outside of some minor bruising and swelling in the injected area.
Furthermore, the dermatologist will often use a soothing, pain-relieving balm before applying the injections. This makes the experience painless for even those who describe themselves as “extremely pain-sensitive”.
Phenomenal, Lasting Results
Botox works very well for almost all patient needs. The injectable works quickly, usually within a few days to a few weeks, and the patient will generally enjoy wrinkle free skin for somewhere between three and six months.
Better yet, the more frequently a person receives Botox injections, the longer he or she can typically go between injections. The body tends to adapt and use the Botox more efficiency, extending the effect of the treatment.
Safe for Most Patients
There are very few people who would be discouraged from receiving Botox injections. As a matter of fact, the potential side effects are so minor, they are hardly worth mentioning. But just in the interest of informing you of all potential risks, the next section will review some of the potential Botox side effects.
Side Effects of Botox
A patient may experience some bruising or swelling in the area of the injection. He or she will may have some soreness with facial movements for a few hours or even a few days after the procedure, but this sensation will gradually decrease until it is completely resolved.
In some rarer cases, a patient may experience headaches after Botox injections. This usually only happens after the first Botox treatment a person receives, but is worth noting nonetheless.
Additionally, patients may experience some eyelid drooping for a few weeks after Botox injections. This side effect is often due to the migration of the medication from the area in which it was injected, to the muscles and nerves controlling the eyelid.
If you experience any symptoms that feel intense or unusual to you, it is always a good idea to contact your dermatologist. More than likely, your symptoms will resolve on their own. However, your doctor may have some recommendations or concerns, and will provide you with the necessary guidance.
Should You Get Botox?
If you’re still unsure whether or not Botox is right for you, you might consider a consultation with a Botox dermatologist. You can call your local Botox dermatologist and request a meeting to discuss your needs. He or she will walk you through the process of Botox injections and tell you everything you need to know about the procedure.
Call today to set up your first Botox appointment!