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How Botox Works

Botox works by freezing the facial muscles, which reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles in the face. The most common problems that may be improved with Botox treatment include:

  • Eyebrow drooping
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines in the forehead (Glabellar lines)
  • Smile lines beside the lips
  • Chin dimples

When Will I See Results From Botox?

Some patients will notice the effects of Botox begin to appear immediately, but the full effects of the treatment will not be seen until 3-7 days following treatment.

How Much Botox Is Needed For Best Results?

Many people are confused about how much Botox is right for them. Every person is unique and has different needs due to varying skin types, dermatological concerns, treatment goals, budgets, and the exact muscle that needs the injection.

What To Avoid After Botox Injections

Here are some things to avoid right after you’ve had Botox injections:

  1. Avoid touching your skin
  2. Avoid exercise
  3. Avoid consuming alcohol in excess
  4. Avoid other facial treatments for at least a few days
  5. Avoid blood-thinning medications

Can I Wear Makeup After Botox Injections?

While it’s best to avoid touching your skin right after having Botox treatments, gently applying makeup following your treatment may be OK. Check with your doctor to be sure, and make sure you do not push or massage the areas that were treated.

Potential Side Effects of Botox

Some of the potential side effects of Botox include the following:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Blurred vision
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Voice changes
  • Difficulty closing your eyes

Is Botox Painful?

In general, Botox is a simple treatment that can be done during an in-office visit at your local dermatologist’s office. For most, the procedure causes only slight discomfort and is manageable using a topical anesthetic or an ice pack. The injection itself is done using a very small needle, so if you do not usually feel pain from a shot, you will likely feel minimal pain during the Botox injection. If you are worried about pain during Botox injections, speak with your dermatologist about whether it’s possible to apply a numbing cream before the treatment.

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If you are interested in Botox & more, visit the Florida Academic Dermatology Center, a dermatology and research clinic dedicated to offering the best cosmetic facial treatment options. Our state-of-the-art facility provides compassionate medical care using world-class, cutting-edge treatments. Call us today at 1-(305)-324-2110 or contact us here to request an appointment.

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