Is Botox Right For You? What You Can Expect With Injections

Botox is an injectable wrinkle treatment that temporarily fills in wrinkles and fine lines to give your skin a smooth appearance. Botox injections should only be administered by a professional that is trained in these types of injections. Never attempt to inject Botox into your own skin yourself, as you can damage your skin, nerves, and muscles in the face. If you aren't sure if Botox is right for you, read on for more information about this wrinkle treatment.

What Is Botox?

Botox is actually a toxin that is injected into the skin. It relaxes the muscles and helps smooth out wrinkles in the face. Botox is commonly used for wrinkles in the forehead, crows feet (next to the eyes), smile lines, and other fine lines and wrinkles in the face. Botox injections are safe when administered properly and by a professional. The effects can last up to several weeks before you'll need more injections. The amount of injected needed depends on your skin and how many or deep your wrinkles are. The cost for Botox can range from a few hundred dollars to several hundred dollars, again, depending on how many injections are needed.

What Can You Expect From Botox Injections?

Botox is injected with a small needle, and they are done very quickly. The injections are not painful, although you may feel some discomfort, especially if you are getting a lot of injections. The injections may cause some redness, swelling, or skin irritation for a day or two after getting Botox treatment, but this should go away after a few days. If you still have swelling or redness or other irritation after a few days, consult your cosmetic doctor to be sure it isn't an allergic reaction. Botox can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, although it may not help with deeper lines and wrinkles. Your skin will appear smooth and give you a more youthful appearance. 

If you aren't sure if Botox is right for you, but you've tried other means of smoothing out your wrinkles, you may want to give Botox a try. Botox is safe and is used as treatment in other health-related issues as well. It may be used to treat migraines, for example. Talk to your cosmetic doctor about this treatment for your wrinkles and if it will help smooth out your wrinkles and fine lines. Make an appointment today to give you a more youthful appearance.

For more information about Botox injections, contact a doctor.