What To Expect When You Have Botox Injections For Facial Wrinkles

Posted on: 22 December 2018

If you're unhappy with the way your face makes you look sad, angry, or older, Botox might help. Your face changes as you age because your skin begins to sag and you develop wrinkles. Even though you're completely relaxed, frown lines and wrinkles around your eyes may show and make you always look tense or tired. Botox smooths out these lines so you look more refreshed and younger. Here's what to expect when you have these injections on your face.

Decide Where You Want The Injections

Botox helps wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes. The injections can minimize or eliminate frown lines and crow's feet. You can have multiple areas treated at once, which would require multiple injections. However, one visit should be all you need until the Botox wears off and you need to repeat it. If you have deep wrinkles, they may not disappear completely, but you should see a noticeable improvement in the areas you have treated.

Your Skin May Be Numbed If You Fear Needles

The needles used for these injections are small, so while you'll feel each injection, it isn't necessarily painful to endure the procedure. However, if you have a fear of pain or of needles, you might have numbing cream or some other form of anesthetic applied to relieve pain that could be made worse by your fear. You'll have multiple injections done on each visit, and some may be more painful than others depending on the area treated. The good news is the pain doesn't last long, and you shouldn't have any pain once the procedure is done.

Results Take A Few Days To Show

Botox injections are quick, so you could have your treatment done on your lunch break. There usually aren't any side effects, although you might have some redness and light bruising. The results aren't noticeable right away because it takes a few days for the effects to take hold. Gradually over the next several days after the treatment, you'll notice your wrinkles getting smoother and your appearance looking younger. This effect should last for a few months and then gradually wear off. When your wrinkles begin to return, you can repeat the procedure.

Botox is a quick and easy cosmetic procedure to have that can dramatically improve your appearance. A skilled practitioner can ensure the results you receive look natural so it won't be obvious you've had work done. Instead, your friends may think you're more rested or happier, and you'll feel better about your appearance once you've eliminated or minimized wrinkles that bother you.