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The Truth Behind Botox Injections

the-truth-about-botox-injections                     Father Time has its way with all of us and, unfortunately, our once tight skin becomes different as we age. There are numerous products out there that claim they can get rid of wrinkles but do not provide guaranteed lasting results. Thanks to advancements in modern medicine and plastic surgery, there are ways to eradicate wrinkles. With Botox injections, it’s possible to continue to look younger without obviously advertising that you’ve had any work done. Botox injections create relaxation of muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles in the facial region. This FDA-approved treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic injectables due to its effectiveness and rapid onset. The active ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin, which derives from bacteria. Small amounts are injected into specific areas along the forehead and brows to weaken the muscles targeted and smooth away wrinkles. In addition to treating wrinkles, Botox helps soothe muscle contractions such as eye twitching and neck spasms. Patients who experienced headaches and migraines report a decrease in these after receiving Botox injections. There may be minor side effects such as redness and swelling in areas of treatment. This is normal and usually goes away quickly. Some quick tips for the best results are:

  • Try not to continuously rub or touch the area of injection to avoid spreading the Botox to other areas of the face
  • Avoid lying down immediately after injections as this can cause complications
  • Before you ingest pain killers or other medications, contact your providing plastic surgeon to make sure they will not conflict with your injection. Stopping aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications 1-week pre-treatment is important.

These injections provide results that will have your skin looking like it did 20 years ago. This quick treatment involves little or no downtime, allowing you to carry on with daily activities. By receiving Botox injections, you’re turning back the clock on your skin. If you are looking to get rid of the wrinkles on your face, call Annapolis Plastic Surgery today for a free consultation to see if you are a good candidate for Botox injections.