You’ve likely heard that Botox can reverse the effects of aging and make your skin appear smoother and younger, but you may not be sure exactly how it works. Below are answers to common questions the patients of Lora Callister at Comprehensive Dermatology of Idaho in Nampa, ID have about Botox to help you understand whether it's the best option.
How does Botox work?
Botox injections temporarily prevent muscle contractions in the face, smoothing out minor lines and slowing the formation of deeper wrinkles. It works by blocking neuron impulses to prevent excessive movement in the muscles while still allowing for natural-looking expressions.
Is Botox safe?
Yes, Botox has been proven safe by hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies. It has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use since 2002.
Like any medical procedure, there is always a small risk of side effects. Your Nampa dermatologist will fully explain the risks and benefits during your consultation and treatment planning.
Will it work for me?
Botox is most effective on minor wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions, such as crow’s feet and smile lines. Different treatments may be recommended for conditions such as sun damage, roughened skin or deep wrinkles.
How long before I see results?
Your results should be complete by about 2-7 days following your injection.
Is there a recovery time?
A Botox injection should not prevent you from carrying out your daily activities. You may be advised to temporarily avoid certain activities such as rubbing the area, taking blood-thinning medications or exercising.
How long does Botox last?
Botox is designed to be a temporary treatment. For most people, the effects will last somewhere between 3 and 6 months. You may see longer-lasting results once you've continued your injections on a regular basis.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
Yes, a proper application of Botox will still allow you to make natural facial expressions. Be sure to consult with an experienced Botox provider to ensure that they understand how to use the right techniques for your needs.
Botox in Nampa, ID
Ready to turn the clock back and enjoy a more youthful appearance? Talk with our experienced Nampa, ID dermatologists to learn how Botox can help you reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Call Comprehensive Dermatology of Idaho at (208) 467-SKIN or request your appointment now.