Is Botulinum Toxin safe?
Botulinum Toxin Facial is safe and effective and has been approved for cosmetic use by the FDA. It should however be injected at a physician's office by an experienced and trained medical doctor with an intimate knowledge and understanding of the muscular anatomy of the face as well as the aesthetic implications of proper placement.
What can I expect after the treatment?
In some cases, tiny red areas at the injection site my appear but resolve within a couple of days. For better results it is advised that you do not lie down for at least 4 hours after a Botulinum Toxin procedure as this may rarely lead to some d spreading of the Botulinum Toxin to adjacent areas and causing problems. Your regular skin care regimen can be resumed immediately following a treatment, and makeup may be applied if desired.
After having had Botulinum Toxin injections, exercise should be avoided for twenty four hours.
Within 4 days of the treatment you should start to see an improvement in your lines and the final result only " kicks in" 14 days later.
How long does it last?
The effects of botulinum toxin can last anywhere between 3-6 months, depending on the area being treated. With repeated Botulinum Toxin treatments, the result of Botox injections can last for longer periods.
What to avoid before the treatment?
Try to avoid products that include aspirin or high-dosage vitamin E supplements for 48 hours before the Botulinum Toxin procedure unless medically necessary. Avoidance of these for 10 days prior to the procedure is recommended to avoid bruising.
Botulinum toxin is safe to use, provided the procedure is performed by a reputable, trained doctor. The most common side effects are pain, swelling and bruising. You could also experience flu like symptoms, headaches and/or an upset stomach. These injectables should not be performed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.