What You Can Really Expect from Botox

Botox® is one of the most popular injectable cosmetic treatments for signs of aging. The formula, Botulinum Toxin Type A, is a purified protein designed to relax the muscles that create frown lines, crow’s feet, and worry lines. Those who are considering injectables to achieve their cosmetic goals may wonder what they can expect from Botox® treatment, so let’s learn more about the typical treatment process, results, and recovery period for Botox®. 

Botox® Treatment

Botox® is injected into the muscles in the face, mainly around the forehead, brows, and eye area, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. These injections can also be administered in younger patients, typically in their 30s, to prevent wrinkles from forming.

Botox® injections are very small and only take a few minutes to administer. Given that Botox® injections are so small, the vast majority of patients feel no pain. If there is any discomfort, it will be very minimal. 

Since Botox® treatments only take a few minutes, you can get Botox® on your lunch break and still get back to work on time! The injections work by blocking the chemicals that trigger muscle contraction in the face. With these muscles relaxed, the skin will look smoother and more youthful. 

Botox® Results

The first time that you receive Botox®, you may be concerned if you don’t see a change to your skin immediately. But rest assured: results from Botox® treatment become visible after a few days. However, it will take around 7 to 14 days to see the maximum results from treatment. These results last for up to four months, at which point you can come back in for another treatment. 

Botox® Recovery

Botox® injections are non-surgical and don’t require any downtime. You can return to your regular routine immediately afterward.

In Florida, Botox® injections can only be administered by a trained Physician, an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, or a Physician Assistant.  This is to protect you and give you the best results. To ensure that you get the desired results from your Botox® treatment, make sure to receive treatment from a skilled physician that is highly trained in injectables such as Dr. Marc Polecritti and Dr. Derek Polecritti at The Julian Institute of Plastic Surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.