What to Expect After Botox

After Botox, our Skin Care in Wailea patients may expect to feel minor irritation like that of a bug bite. Minor swelling and tiny red spots might appear at your injection sites. Generally, these side effects vanish in a couple of hours. Patients who receive Botox injections also will receive aftercare directions from the physician. For many people, care instructions involve not touching the injected site and resting for one or two days if necessary.

What is Botox?

Botox is a botulinum toxin which is injected into forehead and facial muscle groups. The muscles become temporarily paralyzed, and prevent wrinkle formation. Most people select Botox because it’s a non-surgical alternative to plastic surgery or facelifts.

A fine needle is utilized to inject Botox beneath the skin and inside certain muscle groups. As the treatment is generated through injection, there may be light swelling or redness after Botox. For many individuals, the site injected will appear similar to a bug bite or small red dot and will disappear in a couple of hours. Our Skin Care in Wailea patients must not wear make-up for one or two days if the skin is irritated after treatment, and resume use just after skin irritation fades.

Follow-up treatments

With Botox, patients will need follow-up treatments, as it isn’t a permanent wrinkle cure. After Botox is injected and all swelling goes down, the patient may expect results to last a couple of months. If needed, treatments may be done as often as every 3 – 4 months. If consistent treatments aren’t maintained, results will start fading around 4 – 6 months after your injections. If patients choose to discontinue treatments, their lines or wrinkles gradually will reappear. For more information on our skin care in Wailea, contact The Skin Center today at (808)-875-7030. you can also visit on Facebook for more information.

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