Botox is the brand name for a medication known as onabotulinumtoxinA. For more than three decades, people have turned to it for the elimination of facial imperfections such as wrinkles and fine lines. It helps to restore a more youthful look, counteracting the effects of age. Here are some ways to tell whether a Botox injection may be the best option for your needs.
It’s important to realize that you need to have realistic expectations when considering Botox treatment. While treatment will eliminate many wrinkles and lines on your face, they will not produce the same kinds of drastic results as a facelift. The results usually last anywhere from 3-6 months, so you will need to return for further injections if you wish to maintain the same look.
There are some instances where a person’s results may be disappointing. This could be due to several factors, such as your body being resistant to the medication, the severity of wrinkles and more. This is why you will need to have a frank, honest talk with your doctor about exactly what you want to accomplish through treatment.
The side effects of Botox treatments are typically minor. These usually include swelling, temporary redness, minor pain and others. Some people, however, have experienced muscle weakness, allergic reactions and infections. Have a detailed discussion with your doctor, and make sure you provide information on any health conditions you may have and any medications you are taking.
It’s very important that you choose an experienced, skilled medical professional to provide your Botox treatments. Dr. Jeffrey Hopkins has that skill and experience, and is ready to help you achieve your dream of an improved appearance. If you would like more information or you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call 972-298-6641.