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Why Botox? Why Not?

Updated: Jul 28, 2022

It’s your birthday! You wake up feeling no older than the day before, healthy and energized, ready to celebrate another year. After answering a few text messages and checking your Instagram feed you get up to walk to the bathroom where you get a glance of your face in the dresser mirror. Wrinkles! They had always been there but for some reason today, they scream Happy Another Year Older.

The solution is simple…Botox!

Women in their 20’s have started getting treated with Botox to avoid the inevitable wrinkles of time. Now it’s your turn.

What exactly is Botox and is it safe?

Botox is a neurotoxic protein that, when injected into a muscle, temporarily prevents muscle contractions. It works with neuromodulators that block certain chemical signals from the nerves, mostly the signals that cause muscles to contract, and thus prevents movement in that area. It is a safe and effective treatment when injected correctly by a trained professional.

Another question a lot of people ask is, does it hurt? Not really, the needles used to inject are very small and the treatment the injections happen relatively quickly; of course depending on the size of the area and amount of needles needed will impact total session time.

But how long does Botox really last you wonder?

This is variable for each individual. On average the product remains in your system for approximately 4 months. However, this does not mean that your muscles will have zero movement for the 4 month period. The peak period of the treatment is two weeks. Every day after that you have less and less product in your system. Generally some movement is seen at the 1.5-2 month mark.

The Difference Between Botox And Dysport

At the end of the day, essentially the result of both is the same. The biggest difference is the protein make-up of the product. Dysport has a milk protein and cannot be used with anyone who has a true allergy to milk protein. Dypsort also sets in within three days as opposed to Botox which takes two full weeks to kick in.

Some other precautions to take after treatment include:

  • Staying upright for 4 hours,

  • No exercise for 24 hours

  • Avoiding excessive heat for 48 hours

  • No facials, lasers or major face treatments in the area injected for two weeks

  • When washing your face the night of being injected, use a gentle touch

  • Possibility of a mild headache for which you can take Tylenol or Advil

It is recommended that you should get Botox treatment every 3 months, you will notice a difference. Aside from looking fabulous, Botox helps to remove wrinkles and can even alleviate migraines, excessive sweating, and muscle tension. And here’s the thing, if you don’t like it just don’t follow up after 3 months, no harm done; but I have a feeling you will be hooked.

Curious to see how you would look? Book an appointment today, free ½ hour first time consultation, and we can determine the best treatment for you.


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