Deciding to get a cosmetic procedure (non-surgical or surgical) is a big deal—and an exciting one! With Botox, you can refresh your look and gain a younger and more relaxed appearance, Get rid of frustrating frown lines, pesky crow’s feet, and more. Here’s what should know if you are considering Botox injections.
How Botox works
Botox is administered by using a fine needle to insert a serum into a specified area. For instance, if you want to get rid of mouth lines, Botox will be injected in that particular area to stop the signal between the nerves and muscles. This will make the muscles unable to contract, which means no more wrinkles. Keep in mind that although Botox works on a variety of lines and wrinkles, it cannot fix wrinkles caused by gravity or sun damage.
Understand Botox Requires Regular Injections
Botox is hugely popular. With the promise of smooth and more taut looking skin, it’s no wonder. If you are new to Botox, your injections will likely last around four months. After that, you’ll require regular injections to maintain your look. As you get consistent treatments the muscles will be trained to relax, so you won’t require as many office visits in the future.
Beware of Botox Side Effects
As with any cosmetic or non cosmetic procedure, there are possible side effects. With Botox, some patients report experiencing a headache that ends within 24-48 hours after the treatment. Others have reported eyelid drooping. These side effects are rare, but possible nonetheless.
How Do I Know If I Am A Good Botox Candidate?
The general rule for any cosmetic or non cosmetic treatment or surgery is: do not get it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also important to be in general good health.
Will My Insurance Cover Botox?
When used as a cosmetic treatment, Botox is not covered by insurance. Call your provider to find out your specific coverage so there aren’t any surprises.