Monday, February 14th, 2022
BOTOX was the first injectable treatment to become famous. It was first approved for cosmetic use in 2002. However, the injectable had been used therapeutically since 1989. Because the product is so well-known; the Mother of All Injectables, BOTOX is the go-to that many people think of first when they decide to address the signs of aging that are causing frustration. As such, it is a treatment we perform frequently. Every year, we meet new people who want to explore the benefits of BOTOX for themselves. If you’re one of those people who is boarding the BOTOX boat, here are a few things you may want to know before your first treatment.
Because BOTOX is so well known, it is easy to misperceive what it can do. Fortunately, no one is alone in their journey. If you visit our Highlands, NC office for BOTOX but your concerns don’t align with what this injectable can do, we will tell you. BOTOX is a wrinkle-reducing treatment that works by inhibiting muscle contractions. Not all wrinkles are made by muscle contractions. Those that are are referred to as dynamic wrinkles. These are the frown lines, the crow’s feet, and the horizontal lines that form on the forehead. Muscles are also frequently involved in descending eyebrows. BOTOX injections prevent neurotransmission in the targeted muscles. That is why it is called a neuromodulator. By reducing the movement of certain muscles, BOTOX treatment reduces the pull on the skin that results in lines and creases.
If you’re considering BOTOX, you’re likely already aware of the most prominent benefit. BOTOX injections are convenient! Also, because the product has been around so long, you can have confidence in its safety profile and track record of success. That is not to say that BOTOX doesn’t have risks or side effects. The most common include transient swelling and redness at injection points. Some people develop flu-like symptoms or a slight headache after getting BOTOX. These are normal and should resolve in 24 to 48 hours. Over-the-counter medication can be taken as needed to reduce them. In 5 to 7 days, the effects of treatment develop. From that point, they can last 3 to 6 months.
If you want to know more about BOTOX injections or are ready to schedule your treatment, we’re ready to provide personal service! Contact us at (828) 526-3783 to arrange your visit.