Many people going for Botox injections don't know what to expect. In most cases, they are relying on misconceptions when going for treatments. Thus, before getting your first Botox injections, it is advisable to understand what they entail.
Thus, here are three important facts you should know about Botox injections before getting them.
You Will Experience Some Discomfort or Pain
Some Botox advertisements claim that the procedure is entirely painless. However, this is not true.
Remember, the doctor or nurse administering the Botox will use a syringe to introduce it to your skin. If you have had an injection before, you already know that the pain caused by a syringe needle entering your skin is not a simple prick.
Hence, introducing Botox to your face will hurt the same. Furthermore, you will experience a bit of discomfort or soreness in the injected area for a few hours after the procedure. But, after a few hours, the pain or discomfort will subside.
Hence, if you plan on getting a Botox injection, expect a small amount of pain during and after the procedure.
The Procedure Will Not Erase Wrinkles or Lines
Botox is a pre-emptive treatment for wrinkles and fine lines. As a result, Botox doesn't erase the signs of aging but rather halts their development. Hence, if you already have wrinkles or fine lines on your face, Botox injections will not erase them.
However, Botox freezes the facial muscles that contract to form the wrinkles and fine lines on your face. Freezing the facial muscles prevents wrinkles and fine lines from deepening. As a result, your wrinkles and fine lines become less defined, making your face appear more youthful.
But, if you don't have wrinkles or fine lines, Botox injections can help postpone their development. By relaxing the facial muscles that contract to form such aging signs, Botox delays the development of wrinkles.
How Long the Botox Effects Last Depends on You
On average, the effects of Botox injections can last for 2-6 months. However, the results last for 3-4 months for most people. The main reason some people enjoy Botox effects for more extended periods than others is their metabolism.
Since Botox is a protein, it gets broken down by your body's metabolism. Hence, if you have a high metabolism, your body will break down the Botox much faster. As a result, you will enjoy the effects of Botox for a shorter period than a person with a slow metabolism.
Besides metabolism, other factors that will affect the duration of the Botox injections include:
If you work out a lot, you hasten the breakdown of Botox in your body. Hence, if you want the effects to last longer, try and avoid high-intensity workouts.
Exposure to Sunlight:
Staying in the sun for too long breaks down proteins in your skin. And Botox is no exception. Hence, avoiding long sunbathing sessions may help your Botox effects last longer.
For more information, contact a Botox treatment provider in your area.