Wrinkles and fine lines are a part of aging. The facial expressions that you make daily contribute to these lines. While much of the time, expression lines are something that you overlook, they may begin to deepen or become more noticeable than you would like. This is where Botox comes in handy. Botox is a treatment for these expression lines and will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles until it wears off. If you are looking into Botox for the first time, here are three things that you should know.
Results Are Not Immediate
One of the biggest benefits of Botox injections is that it is a quick and mostly painless procedure. While you can get Botox injections over your lunch break, it will take some time before you notice smoother skin. You may see some results after a few days, but it takes a full two weeks for the full effects of your injections to kick in. So if you don't see immediate results, there's no reason for concern.
Reactions Are Rare
Getting Botox injections for the first time may lead to some anxiety since you don't know how your skin will react. The good news is that severe reactions to Botox are not common. But, if you notice serious issues like muscle weakness, vision problems, breathing problems, difficulty speaking, or loss of bladder control, you should contact your doctor immediately. Minor reactions like bruising or swelling at the injection site are not unusual and will typically resolve themselves with a day or two. Make sure that you use an experienced professional for your Botox injections. The good news is that if you do not like the results, they will wear off within a few months.
How Much It Costs
Another thing to consider before your first round of Botox is how much it will cost. Your treatment cost will vary depending on the area of treatment and how much Botox is necessary. There can also be a wide range in prices from different providers. Often you will pay per unit for Botox, and prices typically range between $10 and $15 per unit. Treatment usually requires somewhere between 20 and 40 units, and on occasion, even more, if you have multiple areas to treat.
Botox is a fantastic way to smooth expression lines, but there are a few things to know before getting this procedure for the first time. First, it will take a couple of weeks before you see the full results. Serious side effects are very rare, but you may notice minor bruising and swelling. The cost of Botox will also vary, but typically you will pay between $10 and $15 per unit for your treatment.
Contact a local cosmetic professional to learn more about Botox.