All About Botox
Have you heard about the Botox Treatment in Temple, Killeen, Waco and Georgetown? It is a popular treatment that is known for smoothing wrinkles and frown lines. Ever since it was approved for use, Botox treatments have been of great aid to thousands of people. Are you considering getting Botox treatment at Anthony Medical & Chiropractic Center? Here is all that you need to know.
What is A Botox® Treatment Like?
For Botox® treatment to be administered, the doctor must have the required Botox® certification. The procedure will entail a few tiny injections. For you to achieve excellent results, the injections must be administered at strategic points on your forehead. You need not worry about this, because being professionals in Botox® treatments, we will ensure that you achieve your desired results after the procedure.
The Botox® treatment is a short procedure that doesn’t last more than thirty minutes. The actual procedure usually takes ten minutes with the other twenty minutes usually fused for preparation.
How Does this Treatment Work?
To date, Botox® still amazes scientists worldwide on how effective it can be in reducing frown lines and wrinkles. It is the only product of its kind that has been approved for facial use. During Botox® treatments, the facial muscles that are responsible for frowning are usually injected with the Botulinum toxin in very small amounts. The doctor uses tiny injections in order to gently administer the cosmetic into the facial muscles.
As a result, the Botox will enable these muscles to relax by blocking the chemical that causes them to contract. Thus, reducing the appearance of frown lines. You should always ensure that you get Botox injections from a qualified practitioner so that the treatment doesn’t affect your ability to smile or show expression.
What to Do Before, During and After the Procedure?
Similar to all other medical procedures, you need to adequately prepare yourself before undergoing Botox® treatment. If you have decided to undergo this treatment then there are some things that you should avoid before the procedure. They include:
- Avoiding the following a week before the treatment; Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Excedrin, vitamin A, vitamin E, fish oil and Motrin.
- Twenty four hours before the injection, avoid massaging the areas that will be injected.
- Avoid any strenuous activity such as running, cycling and weightlifting that can increase your blood pressure and heart rate.
- You should also avoid taking coffee, alcohol and cigarettes.
During the procedure, you should remain calm and follow all the instructions that will be provided by the doctor. After the treatment, mild bruising may occur for some patients. You can expect the wrinkles and frown lines to fade after two to three days. Moreover, during the course of the week, you will be able to notice further improvements. The estimated recovery time ranges from one to two weeks. You can also visit the doctor within that recovery period for further diagnosis or in case any complications arise. The effects of this great treatment usually last for a duration of six months. However, in some cases, the treatment may last for a year.
Tips on How to Recover Faster
A Botox® treatment has a short recovery period. You can even go back to work the same day of the treatment. Minimal side effects such as swelling or redness may appear on the face. Fortunately, these effects only last for a day or two. However, you should give the injected area ample time for the cosmetic to distribute evenly. Avoid massaging or touching this area.
During the night after the surgery, make sure you sleep facing upwards. Adding an extra pillow will help avoid rubbing the treated area. You should also limit your exposure to sunlight until the redness subsides completely. Also, keep off facial chemical treatments for a week or two. If you notice some complications or if you have general queries, we always encourage our clients to reach out to our Temple office via phone for expert help.
Are There any Safety Concerns?
Botox® is a relatively safe treatment and should only be carried out by a licensed professional. As a matter of fact, there have been more than 6.7 million Botox® treatments that have been carried out since 2000. Out of that large population, only 1% complained of side effects which were remedied. Moreover, Botox® has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for cosmetic use.
On another note, it is best if the patient discusses with the doctor regarding their previous medical history before undergoing the treatment. Don’t forget to tell the doctor if you do use or have used blood thinners or anticoagulants. This usually gives the doctor insight to know whether Botox is safe or unsafe for you.
The Cost of Botox Treatment at Anthony Medical & Chiropractic Center
There are some factors that determine the cost of your Botox treatment. One of them is the number of Botox units that will be required. The cost will be significantly higher if a lot of units are used and vice versa. Additionally, the number of units used is also dependent on the size of the facial area to undergo treatment and also the strength of the facial muscles. The experience of the doctor carrying out the Botox® treatment also helps determine the price. When seeking Botox treatment, be cautious of doctors who will ask for a relatively cheap fee. When a deal is too good always think twice.
The above is a guide on all you need to know about Botox® treatments. This procedure is quite great at combating fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Not only will it make you look younger but it’s also a convenient treatment procedure. You can even schedule it during lunch breaks because it will only take thirty minutes. The side effects are usually mild and subside on their own after a day or two. Once the effects of the treatment subside after six months, always feel free to visit your doctor for another Botox treatment appointment.