What is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved, prescription injectable made of a purified onabotulinum toxin A. In adults, this medication is effective at temporarily smoothing moderate to severe:
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
These issues occur over time due to repetitive use of your facial muscles when smiling, frowning, and squinting.
Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves that control your muscles from traveling to the brain. Interfering with these signals causes your muscles to relax and, in turn, smooths out facial wrinkles in your skin in the treatment area.
Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., uses Allergan® Botox. They also participate in the Allē rewards program and accept the honor points and discounts the platform rewards.
What can I expect during Botox treatments?
During Botox injections, your Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., specialist follows a customized treatment plan they create just for you.
Your provider first marks the areas where they plan to inject Botox. They then use a microneedle to inject specific amounts of Botox into your muscles. You may need multiple injections, depending on your cosmetic goals. To keep you comfortable, they offer ice or a numbing cream that you can use before your injections.
Does Botox carry any risks?
As with many cosmetic treatments, there are some risks for side effects following treatment. You may experience mild discomfort and swelling at the injection sites, which should resolve within a few days without further treatment. Your provider also monitors you for allergic reactions after your first treatment.
Following Botox injections, you won’t need to spend time recovering and can resume your usual activities without limitations. You may be able to see immediate results of your treatment, but it can take up to two weeks to see the maximum benefit.
The results of Botox can last three months or longer. Your provider at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., can recommend maintenance injections to help you keep your youthful, natural-looking results.
Find out more about the cosmetic benefits of Botox by calling the Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., office nearest you or by booking an appointment online today.