Botox® is a natural, purified protein that is used to soften dynamic facial lines caused by repetitive muscle contraction. Botox® is administered via a few small injections of purified protein into the muscle to block the nerve impulses that trigger wrinkle-causing muscle contractions. This relaxes these wrinkle-causing muscles, and creates a smoother, more relaxed appearance.
Does it hurt?
Injections are done with a very tiny needle and are not painful.
How long does it take?
The injections will only take a few minutes, but it will take 3-10 days after the injections to notice the effects.
How long does it last?
The effects usually persist for 3-5 months. It is recommended to have treatment repeated when the effects wear off. With repeated treatment, the effects will likely last longer.
Are there any risks or side effects?
Side effects are rare, but include transient headache, swelling, bruising, pain during injection, twitching, itching, numbness, asymmetry. Very rare but reported effects are temporary dropping of eyelids or eyebrows. Certain medications can increase the risk of bruising. All side effects are temporary, as Botox® is not permanent.