What is Botox®?

Botox® is an injectable treatment used to block muscular nerve signals that cause muscles to retract and cause unwanted facial wrinkles.

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Who is a Good Candidate?

Individuals with unwanted lines of expression in the upper face, including the eyebrows, forehead, and crow’s feet region can often benefit from Botox injections. Dr. Baird does not inject the lower face with Botox, as it is only FDA-approved for use in the forehead region.

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How is Botox® Treatment Done?

During a Botox® session, the predetermined treatments areas will be cleansed, and a topical anesthetic can be applied if desired. A small, thin needle will be used to injection Botox® under the skin of the treatment site. Depending on the individual concerns and conditions, a number of injections may be needed to achieve the desired result.

Although results are seen within days after treatment, it will take several weeks for the injectable to reach its full effect.

Botox® Recovery

Following Botox® injections, results are quick, so patients can experience smoother skin right away. Swelling and redness may occur, and a small percentage of patients will experience mild bruising, though this should resolve quickly. Patients will also experience a small, mosquito bite-like lesion in the injection areas, though this is temporary. Botox® results commonly last about three to four months.

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What is Botox used for?

Botox has many clinical uses, including as a way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, prevent excessive sweating, offer relief from TMJ disorders, and to enhance the appearance of an overly gummy smile.

Is Botox safe for face?

Yes. Botox is FDA-approved for injection into the face to improve forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet.

At what age should you start getting Botox?

As Botox is safe for anyone over the age of 18, there’s no wrong time to start treatment. Some preliminary studies even find a benefit of regular Botox treatments in younger people that acts as a preventative tool to slow the effects of aging on a person’s appearance.

Do wrinkles get worse after Botox?

The wrinkles that Botox treats get worse with age, not because of the Botox itself. After several rounds of Botox treatment, a person may consider their wrinkles “worsening” as the Botox wears off, but it is really what they would have had all along.

What should I avoid after Botox?

After a Botox injection appointment, patients should avoid rubbing the injection site and avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours. Dr. Baird may also advise for you to avoid direct sunlight and not wash your face for 24 hours for best results.

Can Botox lift your eyebrows?

Botox injected at strategic areas in the forehead area can relax the muscles that are pulling eyebrows down, allowing the muscles that lift the eyebrows to pull them higher.

Can you stop Botox once you start?

Yes. Botox injections provide temporary effects that wear off after a few months. Once this happens, you can choose to get another injection or simply stop getting treatments.

How long does Botox last?

Botox treatments have varying periods of effectiveness, dependent on the procedure and the individual’s metabolism, but typically wear off after four months.