Getting Started with BOTOX Injections

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If you are one of the many people bothered by having crow’s feet, frown lines, or forehead lines, consider BOTOX injections. By now, you have likely heard of this revolutionary treatment. Unsure how exactly it works and how to get started? Below is more information to help you make a decision.

What Is BOTOX® and How Does It Work?

BOTOX® is a purified protein solution that will temporarily relax your muscles. BOTOX® injections are made in a very precise manner to help certain areas of the face relax without impacting their surroundings. This is why it is considered so effective at treating the wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements, known as dynamic wrinkles.

The effects of BOTOX injections typically last for 3-4 months. This depends primarily on how your body interacts with the ingredients. One of the nice things about this treatment is that if you decide you do not like the results, you are not stuck with them. If you are satisfied, as most patients are, you can have follow-up treatments done. Just a few appointments a year can leave you looking young and fresh. If you choose not to have follow-up treatments, the muscle movements will resume and wrinkles will gradually come back.

What to Expect with BOTOX Injections

The first step is to come in and see us for a consultation. This is where we can determine if this is the right treatment for you. If you have fine lines and wrinkles that are caused by sun damage, for example, we will likely recommend a different option. We will also discuss your medical history and any medications you are currently on to ensure that BOTOX® injections are a good fit for you.

When it becomes time for your treatment, the area will be cleansed and then marked. This helps to ensure accuracy. The needles used are very fine, but if you are concerned about discomfort the area can be numbed prior to beginning. BOTOX® is then injected directly into the facial muscles.

After your treatment is over, you can immediately resume your normal activities. There is no “recovery period.” You will be given certain instructions, however. It is important to not rub the treated area for 24 hours after the treatment, for example. It will take a few days for the muscle movements to stop after treatments. Results are typically visible one week after your appointment.

If you would like to get started with BOTOX injections at Madonna OBGYN and Medical Spa, feel free to visit our office in Rochester or Geneseo, NY. We would be happy to answer your questions. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!