What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is an injection that has many purposes: It works by temporarily paralyzing your muscles. While this sounds unsafe and, frankly, useless, this muscle paralyzation has the ability to eliminate wrinkles and lines, giving life to your look after years of wrinkle-accelerating muscle habits.
The active ingredient in BOTOX, called botulinum toxin, is common in nature. When used correctly, by a trained professional, BOTOX is very safe and can be used for both aesthetic and medicinal purposes.
What can BOTOX do?
BOTOX has a wide variety of uses. If you feel like your face could use a touch up of elasticity or roundness, BOTOX can help you achieve the younger look that you want. BOTOX’s long list of aesthetic targets includes:
- Frown lines
- Forehead furrows
- Lazy eyes
- Other wrinkles and lines
Each of these features is caused by years of repeated muscle use. BOTOX paralyzes these muscles, smoothing the age-related lines and wrinkles in your face to make you look younger.*
What can I expect during my appointment?
Knowing what to expect before your BOTOX appointment can help calm your nerves and allow you to be more comfortable during your injection and confident in your decision. At the appointment, Sasha at IVY Infusions may offer you a topical anesthetic to alleviate pain or discomfort from the injections. The procedure lasts roughly 15 minutes with little to no recovery time afterwards.
The results may be seen anywhere from 24 hours to 2 weeks after treatment. For optimal results, Sasha recommends a single session every 3-4 months.
Are there side effects?
After a BOTOX session, you may experience a few side effects, but they usually go away within a week. Normal side effects from BOTOX include:
- Mild pain
- Crooked smile
- Drooping eyelids
- Eye dryness or tears
If you notice more serious symptoms, like muscle weakness or trouble breathing, you need to contact Sasha as soon as possible. If you have concerns about the risks that come with BOTOX injections, she can further inform you of your chances of having a reaction.
If you’re interested in finding out more about why everyone is raving about BOTOX, call or schedule an appointment at IVY Infusions to find out if the treatment is for you.
The results may be seen anywhere from 24 hours to 2 weeks after treatment. For optimal results, Sasha recommends a single session every 3-4 months, with a follow up 2 weeks after for any possible touch ups.
*Individual results may vary. Other neuromuscular toxins maybe used such as Xeomin or Dysport.