What You Should Know About Botox

young smiling pretty woman having botox rejuvenation procedure of cheek zone

You probably know at least one person who has had Botox – chances are they love the results they have seen because of it. Have you been thinking about getting Botox? If so, you may have some questions. Here are a few things you need to know about Botox!

What is Botox and how does it work?

Botox is a neurotoxin, and although this sounds dangerous it is actually very safe when handled correctly. It works by blocking the signals between the nerves and the muscles, which relaxes wrinkles by keeping muscles from contracting. It is used to reduce frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, and lines around the mouth.

Botox has medical uses, too. It can be used to help treat chronic migraines, an overactive bladder, lazy eye, and neck spasms.

What is the procedure for Botox?

Getting Botox only takes a few minutes – it is noninvasive and nonsurgical. It is injected into the skin, but patients report there is very little pain, only what feels like a little pinch. It is done in your doctor’s office and there is no downtime afterwards; you can get right back into your day (although you should put off any strenuous exercise or activity). You may be bruised a bit after the procedure, but this will fade within a few days.

It may take about 2 weeks to see the final effects of the injections, but these effects can last as long as 6 months. After this time you can get more injections if you’d like. Botox can also be used with other procedures – your doctor can discuss what other procedures might be right for you depending on the results you would like to see.

Botox has been used for years to help men and women look and feel younger by reducing wrinkles and smoothing out skin. It is a quick, effective way to fight wrinkles when you aren’t quite ready for the hassle of a surgical face lift but are tired of trying at-home creams and serums that don’t help. Contact Stockton Dermatology to discuss Botox today. Call the office in Phoenix, AZ, at (480) 610-6366!

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