Botox works by blocking the nerves that makes the muscles contract. When injections are given, the wrinkles will disappear because the Botox injections relax the underlying muscles which cause the skin to be smoother. Choosing a doctor who will administer your Botox injections takes a bit of time and a little bit of research, but the results will take years off your appearance as well as improve your skin’s texture. You want to choose a qualified specialist who is able to administer Botox injections. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists are authorized to administer Botox.
Before having your Botox procedure done, you want to see before and after pictures of previous clients. This will give you a sense of how effective the treatments are and what the outcome is for most of the clients. Many doctors will display a gallery of pictures in the waiting room or receptionist area. You can also do a quick check on the specialists by contacting the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery as well as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. They keep a database of qualified Botox specialists.
There are many reasons that Botox procedures are done such as lazy eye, migraines that are extremely painful, neck pain and excess sweating in the armpit area. There are some other conditions that Botox can be used to treat, such as bladder problems and back pain. All medical conditions that can be treated with Botox injections must be first approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
As with any type of procedures, injections are not without risks. Although risks are very low with Botox, they can and do occur. Some side effects after the injections can include redness, bruising, headache, muscle weakness and nausea. You will need to bring these to the attention of your doctor, should you experience any of them. There are some side effects in which you need to call your doctor immediately if you experience any of them including vision troubles, breathing problems or trouble talking. Rare side effects include seizures, chest pain and neck pain.
After most botox treatments, the patient can instantly return to their normal activities with a few common-sense limitations. Following the post-procedure guidelines, can dramatically reduce the length and intensity of your recovery period. Naturally, you should avoid heavy physical exercise, sweating unnecessarily, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for the first 4 hours after the injections. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging any of the areas of the face where the Botox was injected for at least 24 hours after the non-surgical cosmetic facial procedure.