If you’ve ever scrolled through the ‘gram, watched a movie or have literally done anything, ever, you’ve come across Botox. The procedure has come a long way, helping everyone from A-list actors and actresses to the everyday person, reduce wrinkles and enjoy a variety of other benefits. While the procedure is as common as sliding into someone’s DM’s, there are still a lot of questions people have about Botox. What is Botox used for? What does Botox do to your face? How long does Botox last? Current and new patients have a right to be curious about the popular injection. That’s why we’re going to drop some knowledge and dispel some rumors. Here’s what you need to know about Botox.
What is Botox?
Botox, or Botulinum toxin type A if you’re feelin’ fancy, is a natural toxin that doctors use to treat several health-related issues including underarm sweating, migraines, uncontrollable blinking, and wrinkles, among other things. Deux Rosé Beauty Refinery’s Vegas Botox injections are performed by licensed nurse injectors and work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or nerves to achieve a patient’s desired result.
How Long Does It Take for Botox to Work?
While every patient is different, most individuals begin to see results within seven to ten days.
How Long does Botox Last?
This one is a bit tricky as results will vary based on a patient’s metabolic rate, but an average injection of Botox can last three to six months. Another key factor when determining how long Botox will last is whether the procedure is preventative or corrective. In a perfect world, patients would start treatment long before it’s needed. Studies have shown that when used as a preventative treatment, these injections can help train the body to not use a particular muscle, which not only alleviates excessive use of the muscle, but it also prevents static lines. When used as a corrective, however, Botox can require frequent seatings and multiple syringes to achieve desired results. Think of it this way: the best time to put gas in your car isn’t while you’re on the side of the freeway with your tank on “E.” It’s all about moderation and consistency.
Do Botox Injections hurt?
Botox injections are relatively quick procedures, with little to mild discomfort based on the individual. As such, no numbing cream is needed. Additionally, bruising is an EXTREMELY RARE occurrence. Our licensed nurse injectors have the years of education and experience required to avoid this worst-case scenario.