Botox is a safe way to give yourself a youthful appearance. As you age, your skin begins to show this and will show it in wrinkles, both deep and shallow. If you are beginning to show your age, you should consider Botox injections. Botox is botulinum toxin, and although toxin is in the name, it is still safe as long as it's injected properly and by a professional dermatologist. The toxin will paralyze the muscles in your face and help to give your face a smooth appearance, free of fine lines and wrinkles. Read on for a few things you may expect with these types of injections.
More Than One Injection Will Be Necessary
You're going to need more than one injection in your face. The amount you are going to need is going to depend on how many wrinkles you have and how deep the wrinkles are. The more injections you need, the more the procedure may cost you. You should discuss how many injections you are going to need to help prepare you for the cost, and for the procedure itself as well.
The Injections Can Last From A Few Months To A Year
Depending on how deep your wrinkles are, your Botox injections can last anywhere from a few months to an entire year. The injections can give you a youthful appearance for quite some time. If you want to get Botox injections, discuss how long these injections may last for you with your dermatologist.
Your Face May Appear Frozen And Feel Frozen
Your face may appear frozen for a day or two until it begins to relax just a little bit. Your face may also be irritated and red where you received the injections. The redness may take a day or two to go away also. If your face feels frozen, talk to your dermatologist about how long this feeling may last.
You May Still See Some Wrinkles
You may still see some wrinkles on your face, especially the deeper wrinkles. Botox may not be able to fill in the deepest wrinkles on your skin, but it can still help these wrinkles. Although you may still see some of these wrinkles, you won't notice as many of the fine lines that you once had.
If you are considering Botox to help reverse the signs of aging that your skin is beginning to show, talk to your dermatologist about getting these injections and about what other information you should know about getting them.