FAQ Botox

FAQ: Botox

The procedure aims to reduce the appearance of fine lines, such as wrinkles, associated with aging and in addition, can be used to enhance facial features by plumping or reshaping.

Generally speaking, Botox are safe but there is a small risk that the botlinum toxin may extend beyond the treated area and cause muscle weakness, vision problems, difficulties speaking/swallowing, trouble breathing and loss of bladder control. However, this is extremely rare.

Alternative to Botox can be the use of facial products (tropical creams) and chemical peels that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. A surgical procedure can be performed depending on the patient’s needs (face lift, brow lift, forehead lift, etc.).

How soon would you recommend that I have this procedure?

The injection will be made in the area where the patient desires to reduce the appearance of fine lines or the enhancement of their feature.

Yes, results depend on the patient’s skin elasticity, age, and how often/long the patient has done the procedure.

The effects of Botox could last up to 3-6 months. The longer the patient has done this procedure, the higher the chance that the effects will last longer.

Botox cost $10-$15 per unit, therefore more areas and the larger the area is, the more costly the procedure will be.

No, there should be no visible marking from the injection sites.

The procedure could finish as early as 10 minutes or an hour later, depending on the amount of work that is needs to be done.

There is no need to stay after the procedure. Patients may leave and return to their daily routine after injection.

Patients will experience minimal pain from injection but no further pain after the procedure is finished.

You should arrive at your scheduled procedure time.

The procedure could finish as early as 10 minutes or an hour later, depending on the amount of work that is needs to be done.

  • Call your doctor if you think of other questions
  • Make sure you have the doctor’s contact information
  • Make sure your identity has been confirmed with name and date of birth
  • Make sure your procedure has been confirmed
  • Make sure the correct site of your procedure has been marked
  • Confirm any allergies and side-effects you might have
  • Make sure you understand and have signed the informed consent forms

Please tell your surgeon if they may discuss your surgery with your ride home or if a significant other needs to be called.

Patients usually come back after 3-6 months to have Botox injections again. The procedure does not produce a lifetime lasting result and maintenance is required to achieve the desired look.

  • Make sure your care providers wash their hands before and after your care
  • Sit on the edge of the table for a few minutes before you stand up to prevent getting dizzy
  • Do not get off of the table without help if you feel weak or dizzy
  • You have a fever higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • You have shortness of breath or chest pain
  • You notice increased redness, swelling, warmth, or pain around your surgical incision
  • You have persistent stiffness, numbness/tingling, or weakness of your face
  • You have pain that you cannot control
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on resuming normal daily activities

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