Botox Treatments – What To Expect

Botox treatments have become common for Hollywood stars. While many actors probably won’t be willing to admit it, just about any actor beyond 40 years old probably has had Botox treatments. Indeed, even the younger stars have chosen to have Botox injected into their foreheads or around their eyes. One well know reality TV star even showed herself having the procedure during one of the episodes.

The treatments themselves are relatively painless and are typically done in a physician’s office. With the application of numbing cream, the treatment itself causes little if any pain or discomfort.

Where Botox is Usually Applied

In 2002, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Botox for the treatment of moderate to severe glare lines between the eyebrows. Its popularity has increased dramatically since the time then. In fact, Botox treatments are consistently one of the top 5 non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed each year.

The lines between eyebrows are called calf reduction botox glanbellar lines. In addition to being used to erase them, Botox is also now used to eliminate furrows in the forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes and glare lines around the mouth. It is also been approved to treat a variety of medical conditions including problems with eye coordination and spasms in the ocular muscle. This may surprise you, but it has also been approved to treat migraines and severe armpit perspiration.

How Botox Works

This may sound a bit scary, but Botox works by actually paralyzing the muscles which prevents them from moving. As a general guideline, if you have a Botox procedure, you should see the results usually within seven days after the procedure. The results should continue for a minimum of 90 days, but no longer than 6 months. The reason you stop seeing the results of Botox is because over the long haul, the natural proteins in the Botox get absorbed by the body and the paralyzing effect no longer works.

The Procedure

Botox will be injected using sterile needles in a physician’s office or a physician supervised medical spa. It should be done by someone who has Botox certification-in other words, by someone who has been specially trained to do the injections.

A typical procedure will take as long as 20 minutes. The critical thing is to inject the Botox in the correct places. Your doctor or someone in their office who has Botox certification will first mark your face indicating the places to inject the Botox. These points are located where your facial muscles contract-not necessarily at the line or crow’s feet you desire to eliminate. Botox will be injected just below the skin into the marked points with an extremely fine needle.