Botox Frequently Asked Questions
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Are you ready to get started with Botox? Let us help by answering some common questions. We offer complimentary consultations, don’t hesitate to reach out so we can help align treatment with your beauty goals.
Can I get Botox while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Congratulations, we are so happy for you. Unfortunately, you cannot receive any injectables while pregnant or breastfeeding.
How long does it take to see the impacts of Botox?
The treated muscle begins to relax within a few days with the full effects noticeable in 7-10 days. However, for some it may take up to 2 weeks to see full effects.
How long does Botox last?
Results typically last 3-4 months although the duration may vary from person to person. Some factors that may affect the longevity of treatment include but not limited to the amount of Botox used, muscle group injected, frequency of treatments, age, skin elasticity, wrinkle depth, activity level etc.
At what age should I start getting Botox?
Some choose to start Botox as a preventative measure when first start noticing lines and wrinkles. Others choose to wait until later in life when lines/winkles become more noticeable. It is a personal preference. We offer complimentary consultations to help determine if Botox is the right treatment for you.
Does Botox hurt?
The treatment is minimally invasive and quick with no downtime. Most customers do very well and have no discomfort.
How much does Botox cost?
The cost depends on the total amount of units being used. There is an average amount of units that is usually used for each area, but even then it varies depending on each individual anatomy, wrinkle distribution, age, goals etc. We offer complimentary consultations to determine the right treatment and amount for you.
What are the side effects of Botox?
Botox is usually very well tolerated with no side effects. However, the most common risks include, but not limited to the following: swelling, redness, bruising and minimum discomfort associated with injections, minimum risk of bleeding, very small risk of infection, drooping eyelids, transient headache, asymmetry and Botox migration. The risks will be discussed in detail during consultation.
What areas can be treated with Botox?
Botox is commonly used to treat frown or glabellar lines (the “11”), forehead lines, smile lines or also known as crows feet, bunny or nasalis lines, improves the look of heavy eyebrows (an eyebrow lift). It can also be used to relax masseter muscle of the face to achieve somefacial slimming/contouring as well as help with the TMJ or teeth clenching. It is also used for neck bands/platysmal bands, smile lift (to lift corners of the mouth), gummy smile, lip flip, lines around the lip area, chin wrinkles as well as the underarm excessive sweating also known as axillary hyperhidrosis.
How does Botox work?
Neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport) work by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscle associated with the expression lines. It is most commonly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles in the face. Both Botox and Dysport are FDA approved and are used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe lines.
What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?
Dysport, like Botox, is an injectable neurotoxin that is being used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles. It can improve the appearance of frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. Dysport also works faster and most customers will start seeing effects in as little as 2-3 days after treatment. Dysport has fewer proteins than Botox, so the body breaks it down more slowly. It is also a good alternative to Botox for the customers who have developed antibodies to Botox, and no longer get desired results with Botox treatment.
Can Botox be used to help with the underarm excessive sweating?
Absolutely. Anyone who has struggle with underarm excessive sweating knows how uncomfortable, at times embarrassing and socially isolating it could be. Botox is approved by FDA to treat excessive sweating of the underarms. The treatment is very successful, and typically decreases the underarm moisture by 82%-87%. The treatment duration varies, but on an average lasts 6 months or longer in some.