When it comes to the world of Botox, it seems like more people have tried it than haven’t. However, if you have yet to try Botox or if you have only done it a couple of times, we have created a list of a few frequently asked questions to help you better understand this unique injectable and why it’s so popular.
FAQ: How Does Botox Work?
Despite what some people think, Botox is actually not a facial filler. Rather than filling in fine lines and wrinkles like a filler, Botox works by temporarily relaxing facial muscles that cause wrinkles when you contract them. When injected into your skin in small doses, Botox blocks nerves from sending stimuli to the muscles that contract. Botox smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles that make you look angry, tired, or sad.
FAQ: How Much Botox Will I Need?
Much like with other injectables, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to Botox injections. How much you will need varies from patient to patient. During your initial consultation, we will be better able to determine just how much Botox you will need and how much it will cost.
FAQ: Will It Make Me Look Plastic?
One of the things that Botox gets a bad wrap for is making people look plastic. However, as long as it is administered the right way, by the right professionals, in the right spots, it should reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without making you look plastic. Luckily, we at Twin City Plastic Surgery know how to give our patients real, natural-looking results.
FAQ: Will It Hurt?
Most of our patients say that they only experience a slight amount of discomfort once they get the Botox injection but that should subside after just a couple of seconds. Additionally, some patients experience a little bit of nursing at the injection site, but that’s fairly normal.
Now that you know a little bit more about Botox, are you ready to take the next steps and schedule your consultation? Call us today at (309) 662-6772.