What comes to mind when you hear Botox? If you’re like most people, you would normally think about wrinkle-free faces, younger-looking skin and best of all, perfection. There’s some bit of truth in there. What most people fail to hear about is the real benefits of Botox, how do surgeons come up with those results, how long will they last and how does it feel like. Not many surgeons will take the time to explain that, fortunately, we are taking that time to explain all of that.
Of all cosmetic surgery procedures you know of, Botox is on top of the list. The demand for it is too high in modern society. But let’s be straightforward about it. Only highly trained and licensed physicians should administer this procedure. Only those with prescriptions from a doctor can have it administered. Once on the operating room, eating your lunch will take much time than the procedure itself. Much like many other operations, it involves needles and for women, this is a sign of pain. There’s another hint of truth in that but the little pinch last approximately 10 seconds and it subsides just as fast. After a few minutes, the doctor will schedule you for follow-up visits in 2-3 weeks time.
Let’s Talk about Results
There is a reason why the doctor schedules your next appointment with them after 3 weeks. As noted at the site, that is exactly the maximum time period where you get to see the results you want. This is also the time where your doctor gets to monitor the progress of the procedure and fine-tune anything that needs minor adjustments, if there’s any. The results would stay for another 2 to 6 months or anywhere in between. After that, you must undergo another treatment. Consistent patients must undergo three Botox treatments annually to maintain their newly achieved facial appearance. This is in accordance with widespread studies proclaiming that the longer one receives this treatment, the longer the results will last.
On Side Effects
Side effects is patient-specific and every patient may experience a side effect differently. Some patients even go about it without experiencing any side effects at all. Some known side effects are as follows:
- Touch sensitivity
- Minor redness
- Temporary droopy eyelids
- Minor bruising
A rather amusing piece of information found by training programs and researchers is that approximately 7% of patients record no response to the Botox treatments at all; the reason is yet to be known.