Is BOTOX safe?
BOTOX injections should only be done by a medical professional. Here at Sculpt MD, we offer you a highly-skilled, board certified internal medicine staff to perform your BOTOX procedure. We take all the necessary steps and precautions in order to yield the best and rewarding results.
How many times can you have BOTOX?
As soon as your wrinkles return, you can have BOTOX again. There is no limit to the number of injections you can have; however, the body’s immune system is capable of developing antibodies to the BOTOX molecule, which can make it ineffective. We all are familiar with celebrities that have gotten “too much” BOTOX, but rest assured at Sculpt MD we will not let you overdo it. We keep a healthy amount of treatments tailored to your lifestyle.
What are the side effects of BOTOX?
Some of the minor side effects that fade within a day or so are slight redness in the treated area or temporary swelling. You can experience bruising if you easily bruise, but this can be helped by avoiding any anti-inflammatory medications, such as Advil.
A very small percentage of patients may develop a droopy upper eyelid with the treatment of the forehead/brow area, but it will resolve within a few weeks. This is usually a result of the BOTOX migrating down towards the eye. To prevent this, it is important to see a highly experienced doctor and not rub the area of treatment for at least 12 hours after your procedure. At Sculpt MD, we can guarantee a trained physician, but only you can prevent it further by avoiding rubbing.
Is BOTOX painful?
The actual BOTOX as a medication is not painful, but rather the only pain you may experience is the needle. This is just a mild pricking as it is not a large needle. Applying an icepack to numb the area can help numb the discomfort. The entire procedure only lasts 10-15 minutes.
Will BOTOX results last?
When injected properly by a physician at Sculpt MD, the results can be seen in 2 to 4 days. The maximum results will be seen 7 to 10 days after your treatment and your results typically last 3 to 4 months.