Botox is widely known for its cosmetic benefits to enhance or improve the individual’s appearance, for example, eliminating deep facial skin wrinkles.
Botox for cosmetic reasons requires minimal preparation since it involves a nonsurgical and in-office treatment. Ensure that your treatment provider is a licensed physician, a physician assistant, or a nurse.
The number of injections administered depends on many factors, such as the extent of the area being treated. Note that the result is not immediate because Botox injections normally begin to work one to three days after the treatment. In some rare cases, it may take as long as five days for the full effects to be observed.
Botox treatments require little to no downtime and some people may be able to get back to their normal routine immediately afterwards. However, it is best to avoid strenuous activity and exercise for at least 24 hours. You might notice some redness, swelling, or mild bruising during the first day. Therefore, avoiding strenuous activity can help keep you comfortable whilst your body is recovering. You may also need to avoid heat for the first 24 hours, such as hot showers, baths, sunbathing, or other forms of heat. The heat will increase the risk of bruising post injections.
The success rate of Botox treatment is extremely high. As time passes, the muscle activity will gradually return to normal, and the effect tends to last between 6 to 12 months. To maintain the results, you may need additional Botox injections.