Everything You Need to Know About BOTOX Cosmetic
Over the years, you may find that you have developed fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and forehead that bother you and show your age. BOTOX could be your answer. RenovoMD offers BOTOX in Northborough, MA for wrinkle reduction. For those new to BOTOX, it is normal to have questions about the treatments, and we aim to answer them here.
What is BOTOX Cosmetic Made of?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription injection derived from purified protein. It is used to temporarily reduce the movement of facial muscles responsible for developing wrinkles in the facial area to prevent wrinkles and lines from forming.
Who Should Get BOTOX?
BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxinA) injections are safe when practiced in a medical setting; however, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks involved that you should discuss with your physician.
In addition, certain medications may interact with BOTOX injections. You should inform us of your medication history and medications you are currently taking. You should also inform your family doctor that you have had BOTOX injections. BOTOX should not be administered on patients who are pregnant or are nursing.
Does It Hurt?
One of the first questions often asked when it comes to any cosmetic procedure is whether or not it is painful. You’ll be happy to know that the injection of BOTOX isn’t usually painful. You may experience a slight pitching type of sensation as the needle is inserted, but nothing beyond that.
How Long Do Improvements After Properly Done BOTOX Injections Usually Last?
These injections generally last three to five months, depending on natural facial expressions and other external factors.
What Are the Side Effects?
After receiving treatment, you may experience some redness, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site. Some patients experience slight bruising that should clear up within a week.
How Do I Prepare For My Injections?
There isn’t much you need to do to prepare for your appointment. However, you should make sure to stop any medications that contain aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E about 5 days prior. These medications can make you more prone to bruising. If you are taking a blood thinner, you should notify us beforehand as well.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
Results are noticed about 3 to 5 days after the procedure. The peak of the results appear about one month of the treatment.
What is the Cost?
The cost of your treatment will vary depending on how many units are injected. We recommend a private, non obligation consultation with Dr Casello to estimate a price based on the area to be treated.
Who Performs the Procedure?
All of our injection procedures are performed by Dr. Casello in a safe, medical setting.