Are you interested in a facial injectable such as Botox? We know how frustrating it can be to have noticeable wrinkles on your face and neck. Fortunately, an injectable procedure can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore the youthfulness of your face. These procedures are simple, quick, and will get you back to your normal routine with little to no downtime. In fact, you may even be able to receive the injection on the same day of your initial consultation. The best part about facial injections like Botox is that the results take effect in a matter of days afterward.
Botox is a minimally invasive injection that restores smoothness to the skin and prevents new and deeper wrinkles (elasticity and buoyancy to the skin). It is an injectable substance that blocks muscular nerve signals, weakening the muscle’s ability to contract, thus diminishing wrinkles. Botox can be safely used to treat a variety of conditions including frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead furrows, and skin bands on the neck. The procedure is brief, only taking a few minutes, and does not require the use of anesthesia.
Though the injection procedures of Botox last typically between 15 to 30 minutes, it is important to start preparation for the treatment around two weeks in advance.
The most common way to prepare is to reduce or cease the intake of alcohol, vitamin-E, ibuprofen, and aspirin. This step is necessary to avoid any temporary swelling or bruising at the site of injection. It is also important that the patient be calm and not engage in any strenuous physical activity on the day of the appointment because a high heart rate increases the risk of bruising after the procedure. Also, note that it is recommended that the patient wait for a sunburn to heal before receiving the treatment.
If it is determined that you are fit to have the treatment at the initial consultation, the procedure can be completed the same day.
The recovery routine for an injectable treatment is minimal. Most patients are able to return to their daily routines immediately following the completion of the treatment. It is advised that the patient continue to apply an ice pack to the injection site as a means of reducing any swelling that may occur.