What to expect from Botox
After a Botox injection,the effect gradually begins over several days and is not complete for two weeks, and sometimes longer. The effects of Botox therapy often become longer after repeated injections. Botox therapy may be combined with other cosmetic facial procedures such as photo rejuvenation, micro dermabrasion, and filler to enhance the appearance. For maximal results it is recommended that after receiving Botox you do not vigorously rub or massage the treated area for 2 hours. You should actively contract the treated muscles ( for example, frown or grimace) to increase the response of the Botox for two hours following the treatment.
Side effects of Botox
There is no known permanent side effect of Botox treatment for wrinkles. Botox has been used for wrinkles sine 1987, and is considered an extremely safe procedure by Doctors. There are several temporary side effects which include pain and possible bruising at the injection site; transient muscle twitching with muscle asymmetry which can be treated without touch up injections;and transient numbness. Less than 1% of patients receiving Botox can experience temporary eyebrow drooping and/or double vision if the Botox affects the muscle which move the eye and eyelid. This effect usually only lasts up to four weeks. Some patients may be less sensitive to Botox and the therapy will not work as well for them as expected. Contradictions to Botox therapy include pregnancy,breastfeeding ,active skin infection in the treated area, neurological diseases like myasthenia gravis,and the drug penicillamine. Alternatives to Botox therapy include no treatment,topical creams chemical peels, photo rejuvenation, or surgical face,brow or eyelid lift.