Botox works by temporarily paralyzing nerve signals and muscle contractions leading to the improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox can also be used as a preventative cosmetic treatment as it can slow the formation of new lines by preventing contraction of the facial muscles. Although Botox injections seem like a simple procedure, it is actually both science and art combined into one. That is why it should only be done by a skilled healthcare professional such as a dermatologist, nurse or a Plastic Surgeon. The human face has 43 muscles and that is why the person performing the injections should have knowledge about them and where they are exactly located so as to avoid mishaps and pinpoint the correct spots to optimize your desired results.
You might experience some swelling and bruising at the injection sites but these fade away quickly. However, there is no downtime associated with Botox and you can resume your normal activities immediately following the treatment. You should however avoid massaging or rubbing the treatment areas following the Botox injections as this may cause the botulinum toxin to flow to another area of your face resulting in temporary facial drooping or weakness. Also do not lie down or bend over for the next 3-4 hours following the treatment as this can cause the eyelid to droop. The results will start being visible in about 5-7 days post-treatment and they’ll last for about 4 months. Maintenance treatments will be needed after that.
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