At Arlani Medspa, there is not a day that goes by without a client asking us, “I’m thinking about getting Botox. Should I do it?” In this post Injector Naz & Loreta will share a few things you might want to consider before getting Botox. We have no motives other than to share honest thoughts to help you look and feel your very best.
What is botox and how long does it last?
Botox injection is a form of botulinum toxin, which is produced by a certain type of bacteria. Botox injections block the chemical signal from nerves that cause muscles to contract. This essentially relaxes the muscle and allows less repetitive facial movement that can lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox typically lasts about 3-4 months, depending on how your body metabolizes the product.
Is Botox Safe?
Most people worry about the side effects of botox because they hear the word “toxin”. Botox has been around since the early 90’s and not only is it used for cosmetic purposes but also medical treatments as well including cerebral palsy. If you go to the right injector and are doing the right post-care, it’s a very safe risk free treatment.
How long after botox can I get a facial?
It’s best you get a facial before botox but if you choose to get it afterwards you are recommended to wait 24 hours after having botox to receive a facial. For more invasive treatments such as Microneedling, you can receive botox one week post microneedling.
Can you bruise after botox?
Botox bruising can happen but is rare. Even the best injectors cause a patient to bruise. A bruise happens when a needle knicks a blood vessel and blood leaks below the surface of the skin. A botox bruise is fairly minor and can be covered up with makeup. Taking Arnica tablets may help prevent a botox bruise.
How many botox units will I need?
Units depend on the areas being treated. The average total botox units that a client may receive are 32-36 if treated in between the brows and the forehead. This unit number may vary depending on the patient.
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