What To Expect With Botox

If you decided to give Botox a try in order to help get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles that have been haunting you, then it is important for you to know what to expect during and after the procedure. This way, you won' t find yourself being surprised by something that you didn't expect to experience. Here is more information on both the procedure and what to expect when you leave the office.

How the procedure is done

You'll be glad to know that Botox is an in-and-out procedure that's done in just a few moments of time. Also, it is considered to be relatively painless, even to the point where no anesthesia is needed during the procedure.

During your Botox visit, a very fine needle will be used to inject Botox in very specific areas of your face. These will be the areas where you have those fine lines and wrinkles you are trying to combat. The most common areas for Botox include the forehead, next to the eyes where many people develop crow's feet and around the nostrils.

One thing you do want to keep in mind before you go in for your Botox treatment is to make sure you understand which medications you should stop taking before going in. For example, you may be required to stop taking anti-inflammatories a couple weeks before the procedure to avoid excessive bruising.

What to expect after the procedure

You don't want to expect to see immediate results or you will be disappointed. The results of Botox can take a few days to as long as a week before you see a noticeable difference. Once a few days have past, you may see a big difference right away, or you may notice the changes a bit more and more each time you look into the mirror. You may feel as if you have less control over the movement of your face muscles, but this will correct itself shortly.

Most people don't have a problem after the procedure, but there are some who have a mild headache. If you get a headache, taking an over-the-counter pain reliever should help relieve it. If you are a little sore on your face, you can put an ice pack on the areas that bother you for some instant relief. Don't be surprised if you develop some mild bruising and swelling in the days following the procedure.

If you are looking for a way to quickly get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles that have been bothering you, Botox may be the answer you are looking for.