What is Botox?

  • Botox is a form of botulinum toxin.
  • Botox blocks the nerve impulses to the muscle, minimizing movement.

Does it hurt?

  • You will feel a prick, but usually a numbing agent will be used to minimize the pain.
  • A small amount of swelling and redness may occur after the injection.

How long until it takes effects?

  • You should seem some reduction in lines after a few days in women and ten days for men because of their thicker skin.
  • At two weeks, the maximum results should be visible.

How long does it last?

  • The typical length of results in 3-4 months.

Where is best used?

  • The areas of the face it is most commonly used in are the forehead, crow’s feet, between the eyes and the nasolabial folds.

What other uses are there, besides wrinkles?

  • Migraine sufferers can use Botox to treat their severe headaches.
  • People suffering from hyperhidrosis can use Botox in the areas of excessive sweating to reduce or stop the sweating.
  • Anal fissures from Crohn’s disease can be treated with Botox as well.

Can just anyone inject Botox?

  • To inject Botox, one must be a registered medical professional.
  • Doctors are the responsible parties in this matter, but may direct registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses or physicians assistants to perform the injection, under their supervision.

 

If you still have questions about Botox, feel free to call our office at 303.444.8100 and make an appointment for a consultation.