How Are Botulinum Injections Performed?
At a glance, Botox looks like a very simple procedure that only takes about 15 minutes. However, it is critical that an expert performs it because it requires precision.
You see, there are 43 facial muscles. The doctor must also know exactly where to inject the small amount of toxin so that the procedure gives the optimum result.
The number of injections you need depends on the extent of your wrinkles and your facial features. The lines at the outer side of the eyes (crow’s feet) usually need 2 to 3 injections. Meanwhile, the deeper furrows above the eyebrows might need about 5.
What Happens After the Procedure?
Botox injections have no recovery time. After the injections, you may proceed with your usual activities.
However, please refrain from rubbing or massaging the injection site. Doing so might spread the toxin and cause temporary drooping, or facial paralysis.
Note that you won’t be able to see the effects right away. The toxin needs a couple of days to take effect, and significant improvement may only be noticeable after a couple of weeks.
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