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Why Should You Get a Botox Procedure?

Every year, millions of people receive Botox injections from a trusted dermatologist. However, there continues to be hesitancy amongst groups of people who fear that Botox may not be as safe as people claim. Other individuals may not be convinced that Botox is as effective as it’s cracked up to be.

In this article, we will provide a brief overview of Botox treatments. By the end of this post, you’ll see why you should consider getting a Botox procedure.

Botox Has Been Used Safely for Nearly 3 Decades

Botox entered the market in 1989. Very quickly, researchers began to realize the benefits patients could receive from Botox in terms of both cosmetic and therapeutic application.

In general, Botox acts to decrease muscle activity in the area in which it is injected. Therefore, for neurologic conditions, which result in muscle spasticity, and those conditions that cause muscle tightness resulting in pain, Botox can provide significant relief.

But perhaps the more common application of Botox is in the cosmetic realm. Botox is used by dermatologists to decrease wrinkles in an area of the face or neck. As a result, the muscles in the area, which are overactive and wrinkle-causing, begin to relax. This relaxation of the muscles allows the overlying skin to become less wrinkled.

Side effects from Botox are very mild. A patient might experience some bruising, swelling, or irritation in the treatment area, but few other symptoms usually present.

In some rare cases, patients may experience headaches, which can last anywhere from a few hours after injection, to a few days. Eventually, these headaches should resolve without further intervention.

Another more rare side effect of Botox is drooping of one or both eyelids. This is due to the medication spreading slightly farther than intended, into the muscles and nerves controlling the eyelid. Eyelid drooping may take a few weeks to resolve, but patients typically do not experience any long-term consequences from this side effect.

Your Botox Dermatologist Will Make Sure You Can Safely Receive Injections

Before she injects you with Botox, your dermatologist will ensure that you do not have any contraindications, or reasons why you cannot safely receive the treatment. There are certain conditions that may make your risk for side effects slightly higher, and your dermatologist will ensure that you are properly informed of these risks before providing treatment.

Botox Takes Little Time to Administer, and It Lasts for Months

All in all, a Botox procedure typically only takes about 15-20 minutes. This makes it easy to fit a Botox appointment into a busy day. Some people even schedule an appointment during their lunch breaks.

But for such a short procedure, the results last for an impressively long time. In fact, many people can go for as long as six months between treatments. 

Are You Ready to Schedule Your Botox Treatment?

If you’ve decided that Botox sounds like a good option for your needs, call an experienced Botox dermatologist today!

Many people have successfully used Botox for their needs in the past, and many will in the future. Join the Botox community!

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Tobias Steindl