What to Expect After Your First Botox® Treatment

 What to Expect After Your First Botox® Treatment

Botox® is one of the most in-demand cosmetic treatments available, and for good reason. It’s extremely effective at combating common signs of facial aging. 

Botox® smooths the skin and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It maintains a youthful appearance when used before wrinkles set in, and it temporarily reverses the signs of aging once wrinkles and fine lines develop. 

The exemplary team at Executive Medicine of Texas in Southlake, Texas, is helmed by board-certified physicians Walter Gaman, MD and Mark Anderson, MD, MPH, who specialize in anti-aging medicine. 

Aging is an inescapable fact of life, but you can decide how you age, and there are things you can do to combat the cosmetic signs of aging, Botox® being one of them. 

If you’re scheduled for your first Botox® treatment, here’s what you can expect.

What is Botox®?

Botox® is a highly purified injectable form of the neurotoxic bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When used for cosmetic purposes, Botox® weakens muscle contraction to prevent certain facial movements. Relaxing the muscles softens and smooths away wrinkles. 

It’s most commonly used to address forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, and marionette lines. It’s also used to smooth wrinkles on the neck and enhance the jawline. 

Is it painful?

The first question patients typically ask when considering Botox® is whether the injections hurt. If you’re squeamish about needles and concerned about pain, it should ease your feelings to know that we use very tiny needles to inject Botox®. 

You may feel a slight pinch, but keeping you comfortable is one of our top priorities. 

What results can I expect?

Botox® smooths your skin, and when it’s administered correctly, it subtly erases fine lines and wrinkles so you look younger. If done correctly, it doesn’t fundamentally change your face or cause you to look unnatural. Your skin appears smoother, and wrinkles are minimized. 

How long will my results last?

It takes about 3-5 days to notice the skin-smoothing results of Botox®, and optimal results emerge within about two weeks. The body metabolizes Botox® over time, which means you can enjoy the results of a single treatment for 3-5 months. 

Keeping your skin hydrated and protecting it from the sun can extend the life of your treatments. 

After Botox® treatment

After Botox®, there is no downtime; you can get back to your regular activities right after treatment. We urge you to avoid face waxing and significant sweating for at least 24 hours after treatment, but you can keep up with your normal skin care routine. 

It's also important to avoid touching the areas of your face where the Botox® was injected so that the Botox® can settle properly, and also avoid too much sun exposure, which can cause bruising. 

If you’re ready to restore your youthful appearance and put your best face forward, we’re ready too. To get started, call our Southlake office to book your consultation with an Executive Medicine of Texas provider. A confidence boost is waiting!

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