Your Botox Questions Answered
Out of all of the injectables we offer, Botox is the most widely recognized name, but unfortunately, many of our clients come to us with misconceptions about the treatment. As one of the most studied and tested esthetic treatments available, Botox is safe, highly effective and one of the best options for those wanting to smooth facial wrinkles. To debunk a few myths and to help central Arkansans better understand this treatment, we’re answering a few of the most common Botox questions we get.
How does Botox work?
As Botox reduces muscle activity around the injection site, wrinkles in the skin are released, resulting in smoother skin and a younger appearance.
Who will Botox work best for?
This treatment works best for men and women who want to address crow’s feet as well as moderate to severe frown lines.
How many treatments does it take to see results?
While the amount of treatments needed for noticeable results may vary, most patients see smoother, younger-looking skin within two to three days of their first treatment.
How long will my results last?
Results from just one treatment can last up to four months, after which the patient will need the treatment performed again to maintain a smooth appearance.
Will my results look natural?
Our patients are often afraid the injections will “freeze” their facial muscles to the point that they can’t make facial expressions or they will look permanently surprised. When performed by our trained and experienced medical professionals, your treatment will look perfectly natural.
What will my appointment entail?
An appointment typically lasts no more than 10 minutes and is virtually painless. The Botox is injected in shallow muscles just beneath the skin and feels no worse than a pinch.
Are there any side effects?
The treatment typically requires no down time, but you may feel some stiffness around the injection site post treatment. This sensation typically subsides within 24 to 48 hours. If you have any questions about Botox, our med spa practitioners Sara Molsbee, RN, and Robert Young, MD, will be happy to answer them. Both are licensed to administer Botox injections, and have extensive training and experience doing so.