Have you been considering Botox to smooth those forehead and brow wrinkles? Are you thinking about booking an appointment but want to go into the procedure informed? We completely understand, so we’re gathered 5 things you need to know about Botox before booking an appointment.
It is a naturally occurring protein.
Botox is short for botulinum toxin, a protein found in bacteria. It has been around since the early 1800s.
Treatments can be completed in 15 minutes.
Unlike other skin-smoothing procedures that require sedation, you can fit Botox into your lunch hour or go as a quick errand before picking up milk.
It targets muscles.
Instead of pulling or stretching the skin, Botox treats the muscles, relaxing them to minimize lines and wrinkles in the forehead.
There are few risks and side-effects.
Because treatments are non-evasive, there is little-to-no risk for infection. Negative side effects are virtually nonexistent. However, over the years they have discovered positive side effects and other uses for Botox, such as decreased sweating, relaxing muscle pain, and treating migraines.
Botox is not permanent.
No Botox treatment is permanent. Depending on the brand used, a Botox treatment can last 12 to 16 weeks.
If you’re interested in learning more about our Botox procedures—prices and appointments—, give us a call!