When it comes to your appearance, you may be struggling with the visible signs of aging. If you have been considering Botox treatments, you might be ready to talk with your dermatologist about it. However, many would-be Botox patients dismiss the option as a treatment because they are uncertain about it or they have questions that they aren't comfortable asking. Here are a few things that you need to know.
Is Botox Painful?
In most cases, you will feel little more than a pinch when Botox injections are administered. Your dermatologist may even be willing to treat the injection sites with ice or with a topical numbing cream. With a treatment like this in advance of your injection, you may not feel any discomfort at all.
Do You Need to Do Anything Special?
After you get your Botox injections, you'll need to be attentive to a few things for at least 24 hours. For example, you should avoid ibuprofen and aspirin for at least 24 hours after your injections. You will be advised that you should remain upright for at least four hours after treatment to avoid shifting the Botox. In addition, strenuous exercise is advised against for at least 24 hours, too. After your treatment, your dermatologist will advise you to avoid touching the injection site for the following two days.
Will You See Quick Results?
Many people seek Botox treatments looking for a quick fix for a situation. Unfortunately, it can take some time after treatment before you see the effects of the Botox injections. It may be as long as two weeks before the Botox relaxes under your skin and reveals the true effects of your treatments. On the upside, you'll maintain those results for several months following your treatment, so you won't need to schedule injections frequently.
Are You Eligible for Botox?
You might wonder if you are even an eligible candidate for Botox treatment. Provided that you are legally an adult and are not pregnant, you may be eligible for Botox treatment. Your doctor may also advise that you wait for treatment if you have any form of illness or an infection near the area of the injection site. You'll need to have your illness or infection treated first, and then you can proceed with your treatment.
Talk with your dermatologist today for more information. They can answer any questions you may have about Botox treatment.