Botox is one of the most popular nonsurgical treatments around. It’s a quick and easy procedure that you can use to therapeutically and cosmetically relax your muscles, offering a range of anti-aging benefits.
Here are 4 important things to know about Botox injections before you book your treatment.
Expect Some Bruising
Botox is injected just below the surface of the skin. That means it’s not going to leave you bruised the way fillers do.
But there are times when the fine needle may hit a blood vessel, and this causes bruising. The bruises will fade on their own and quickly enough. Some people prefer to apply vitamin K cream straight after the injections to minimize bruising.
Typically, you may experience mild redness and swelling rather than bruising. This subsides in a couple of hours, though.
Know the After-Care Procedure
While getting Botox injections is really no big deal, there are a few after-care tips that can help maximize the results and minimize swelling, redness, and bruising.
For a few hours after your treatment, avoid exercising, lying down or rubbing the injected areas. You don’t want to spread the Botox or weaken the results. You should also avoid flying on the day of getting your injections, as cabin pressure may affect the spread of the chemical to other muscles.
Understand the Pricing
Botox is charged per unit. How many units determines the final price and the duration of the Botox in your system. So, the more units you need, the longer it’s likely to last.
According to the FDA, the 11’s – those frown lines between your eyebrows, typically require 20 units of Botox, while the crow’s feet around your eyes require around 24 units.
Be Patient for Results
It’s a myth that Botox results are immediate. You will only start to see an effect after 3 to 5 days. It can take as long as two weeks for the maximum effects to kick in.
So, don’t be disappointed when you still see frown lines a few days after your Botox treatment. Give the toxins time to get to work.
Most importantly, make sure you visit an experienced practitioner for your Botox injections.
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