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What is Botox?

It’s a medication injected into the facial muscles that’s used to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. Botox is a non-surgical FDA-approved treatment made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium called botulinum toxin.

Did you know that Botox has been around for decades? It’s actually one of the simplest and most trusted methods for smoothing, and helping to prevent wrinkles. Botox works by temporarily weakening the facial muscles which then reduces the appearances of wrinkles. This injection is typically used to target wrinkles in the upper part of the face.

Interesting Facts about Botox

What are some interesting facts about Botox? Did you know that Botox is the most popular cosmetic surgery treatment world-wide? Yep, there are over 6 million Botox treatments administered each year. Another fun fact about Botox is that the injections are not limited to just the facial region. For those who aren’t familiar with Botox, it’s also administered to help treat excessive sweating in the armpit area (hyperhidrosis). Surprising isn’t it? Just when you thought Botox was a facial cosmetic procedure.

How does Botox Work?

How exactly do Botox injections reduce wrinkles? Well for starters, Botox is a paralyzing drug that aims to temporarily restrict muscle movement in the facial area so wrinkles are unable to form.

How are wrinkles formed? They’re formed from our facial expressions when our facial muscles contract back and forth. So by restricting these movements, Botox is able to relax and reduce the skin from bunching up over and over, hence reducing wrinkles.

HHow are Botox injections performed?

Now that we know what Botox injections do, how are they performedl? The procedure begins by injecting the Botox into a specific facial muscle with a fine needle. Once administered, it will take approximately 3 to 14 days for the Botox to take effect. The entire procedure typically only requires a few minutes and doesn’t require anesthesia.

What are the potential side effects from a Botox injection?

Another frequently asked question is the possible side effects that come from Botox injections. Generally speaking, the botulinum toxin (Botox) is well tolerated and in some rare cases patients may experience minor eye drooping.

Who should I not receive Botox?

Typically speaking, getting a Botox injection is not for everyone. There are some limitations to who can and cannot receive the treatment. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use Botox. Additionally, patients with a neurological disease should also not receive the treatment.

Will my Medical insurance cover Botox?

Probably the most important question of all time, will our medical insurance cover our cosmetic procedure? The answer is quite simple and direct. No. Unfortunately, Botox is not covered by your medical insurance when used for cosmetic purposes. However, if it were for an actual medical reason, then the possibility of Botox being covered increases. Be sure to check with your health insurance company for coverage details.

How long do Botox injections last?

One of the most frequently asked questions is how long do the effects of Botox injections last? The injection will typically last around three to four months. Towards the end stages of the Botox effect, the facial muscles will gradually return and the fine lines and wrinkles will reappear once again. However, over repeated treatments, the facial muscles will appear less and less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax. Additionally, with the use of our Flawless Medical Grade Skin Care products, you can help further prolong your Botox effect.

What are the results of a Botox Injection?

So what am I looking at? You’re probably wondering what you exactly signed up for and what you’ll be expecting. After the 3 to 14 days of patiently waiting for Botox to take effect, patients have reported that the results are amazing. That’s right! All 3 to 4 full months of a smoother facial complexion, fewer wrinkles and a younger looking you!