botox faq's

Here are some of the most common, frequently asked questions we get about our Botox service:

 

How does Botox work?

  • Botox is a neuromodulator, it consists of FDA-approved Botulinum Toxin A. A small dose is applied to targeted areas to block muscles from moving. Repetitive muscle movements in our face lead to wrinkles on the skin, Botox helps prevent future wrinkles from occurring.

 

What areas of the face can be treated with Botox?

  • Most places on the face can be treated with Botox. Common areas include frown lines on the forehead and between eyebrows, and crow’s feet to name a few. Botox can also be injected into the jaw muscles to prevent teeth grinding and TMJD. Botox can also help with migraines and minimize pain signals from nerve endings. 

When should I start getting Botox?

  • Botox is commonly used to prevent wrinkles therefore the age of the client depends on how soon fine lines start to appear. Our lead Nurse Practitioner, Amy Nguyen, requires a consultation before treatment begins to ensure Botox is the best option for your needs.

 

Is Botox painful?

  • Botox is injected with a very fine needle and is not considered painful. There is minimal discomfort and does not require anesthesia or recovery time. Clients may resume most normal activities right after the appointment.

 

How long does it take for Botox to work? 

  • Botox results appear within a few days, but results vary within patients and can at times take up to 10 days to see final effects.

 

What should I not do after Botox?

  • Avoid massaging the incision points for 4-5 hours, including facials. No strenuous exercise and excessive alcohol for 24 hours. Do not wear tight headwear if the forehead is treated.

 

Can I sleep normally after Botox?

  • We recommend avoiding lying on your front and putting too much pressure on the injections sites for the first night’s sleep.

 

What happens when Botox wears off? 

  • Botox lasts about 3-6 months and after the treatment fades away, your muscles will function like before. No new wrinkles will have appeared but you will see old wrinkles re-appear.

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