Who says you need to accept the appearance of aging on your skin? Botox is the top-selling non-surgical treatment for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, and for good reason. Read on for some of the most frequently asked questions about this treatment that has become a household name when it comes to turning back time on your face.
What is it?
Botox is the first and only treatment that is FDA-approved for temporarily smoothing out and softening the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults.
How does it work?
Botox targets the upper third of the face where lines and wrinkles form over years of repeated muscle contractions from smiling, frowning, squinting and raising your eyebrows. These wrinkles are called dynamic wrinkles. Botox is injected into the muscles to temporarily reduce muscle activity and smooth out lines and wrinkles.
How long does treatment take?
Treatment usually takes 20 minutes or less, depending on how many injections you need. Definitely something you can take care of during a lunch hour.
Is it painful?
Botox injections are administered through a tiny needle, and patients often report a small pinching sensation. While most patients don’t need it, some patients choose to have local numbing cream applied to the treatment area before treatment, which will extend your appointment time.
How long is recovery?
There is minimal downtime. You can return to your daily routine after you leave your treatment session. No one will even know you had anything done!
When will I see results?
Patients begin to notice results within 24-48 hours. While results vary from patients, typical results last for up to four months, at which time you’ll want to return for repeat treatment. Some studies show that people who get ongoing Botox treatments need the injections less frequency because they are able to achieve wrinkle-smoothing effects that last.
Botox can help you achieve a more youthful appearance and can be done on its own or in combination with other regenerative procedures. To learn more, call (203) 453-6635 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.