5 Things You Never Knew That Can Happen After You Get Botox
If you want to update your look but don’t necessarily want to commit to a surgical procedure, you may be considering Botox?, which can be a very effective nonsurgical alternative. One of the great benefits of this treatment is that a typical Botox? session only lasts about 15 minutes and requires little to no downtime afterwards. In fact, this may be the very reason why Botox? has become so popular, with 6.7 million American men and women having opted for the treatment in 2015 alone. But even with its skyrocketing popularity, there may be some key facts about Botox? that you haven’t already heard. (The American Society of Plastic Surgeons)
1. You Can Return to Work Immediately
This may not be the most exciting news, but you don’t have to worry about taking any time off from work to accommodate your Botox? injections. While your doctor will likely recommend that you take it easy for the first few hours after treatment, you can feel free to head back to work, go shopping, or go out to lunch directly after your appointment. Any initial discomfort you may feel following your treatment typically responds well to a topical numbing cream, which you can discuss with your medical spa specialist. (American Osteopathic College of Dermatology)
2. Your Doctor May Ask You to Squeeze and Relax
While there’s no real downtime after getting Botox?, your doctor may suggest that you try to squeeze and relax your facial muscles in the areas of the injections to help disperse the Botox? during the first day after treatment. This shouldn’t interfere with your normal activities, though, but be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions for best results. Although you may notice subtle changes right away, it could take a few days to see your full results, but squeezing and relaxing the muscles can help to ensure even and quick results. (Dr. Jonathan Hoenig via RealSelf)
3. You May Experience Mild, Short-Lived Side Effects
The most common side effects in the first few days following Botox? injections include bruising, swelling, and redness, but these are generally mild and should dissipate on their own. Some people might experience a slight twitching of the injected muscles, but don’t worry, this is just a sign that the Botox? is beginning to do its job by relaxing those muscles. Most men and women notice that these side effects resolve themselves within a few days, but if you’re concerned about your symptoms, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor. (MedicineNet)
4. Its Effects Will Gradually Diminish
All good things must come to an end, and Botox? is no different. Your results will gradually fade within 3 to 6 months after treatment. But the good news is that because treatment sessions are so quick and don’t require calling off from work, most people find that Botox? is pretty easy to incorporate into their routine every few months. That said, many experts now suggest that Botox? may actually have the effect of preventing future wrinkles from developing, so although its initial results won’t last forever, Botox? may help to stave off the effects of aging. (Medicine Net)
5. Your Self-Confidence May Get a Boost
Countless studies have shown that your outward appearance actually affects your inner attitude and outlook on life. So by helping you to look younger and more invigorated, Botox? can give you a fresh boost of self-confidence and leave you feeling ready to tackle whatever challenges come your way. Some related studies even suggest that looking younger may translate to a better work ethic and possibly even a bigger paycheck. Of course, this isn’t to say that Botox? is a cure-all, but it can help you to look and feel great about yourself. (Psychology Today)
Why Choose Acqua Blu Medical Spa for Your Botox Injections?
are committed to providing a safe, informed and relaxing experience. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology with many years of experience in her field, Dr. Busquets is well-equipped to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your Botox? procedure. If you would like to schedule a consultation to further discuss the details of your treatment, contact Acqua Blu Medical Spa at (724) 933-1800.
The Bottom Line
If you’re beginning to notice the first signs of lines and wrinkles and find that this is negatively affecting your self-confidence or just plain making you look older than you feel, Botox? can be a great nonsurgical treatment option. Millions of men and women have chosen to use Botox? to reduce the visible signs of the natural aging process, making it the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in the U.S. And with its quick application and minimal recovery time, it’s no wonder that Botox? has become so popular. So if it’s something you’ve been thinking about, consider scheduling a consultation with one of the knowledgeable experts at Acqua Blu Medical Spa in Pittsburgh as your first step to your new look. (The American Society of Plastic Surgeons)