How Long Does It Last?
The actual durability of a Botox application is between 3 and 5 months. This can vary by genetic conditions or by the more or less healthy lifestyle that is carried, among other factors. In people who have undergone several treatments can generate resistance, while the effect is more lasting in patients who are just beginning to be treated. It is advisable not to exceed the three annual applications to avoid losing effectiveness.
How Is Botox Applied?
The treatment is performed by direct application with syringe and hypodermic needle on specific points of the face. These are super small needles that can sometimes generate minimal pain, which are applied directly to the muscle. The intervention of a qualified health professional is always necessary to prevent a bad application from affecting blood vessels or other unwanted areas.
Are There Any Side Effects?
A correct application should not produce any immediate undesired effects. Normally the patient does not present inflammation or pain after the application, in the same way it is necessary for the professional to keep the application within the safety zones. In cases of poor application, the effects can be hematoma, swelling at the injection site or pain in the affected area.
What Recommendations Should I Follow Before Applying?
It is important for the patient to discuss his medical history with the doctor and to provide the information required to ensure the best result. It is not recommended to take anti-inflammatories or aspirin, nor any anti-coagulant. If you have taken these medications in the previous days or months it is necessary to tell the doctor so they can evaluate if they can interfere with the treatment.
What Recommendations Should I Follow After The Application?
It is advisable not to exercise or lie down in the following four hours after the application. It is described that sometimes the medication can be displaced from its place if the patient performs these activities in the immediate hours. In that case, the treatment could exert its function in another unwanted place of the face or outside the area of application. After the application, our professionals will give you all the indications so that the effect takes place in the safest and most effective way. After that period, the patient can continue with his normal life without any special precautions.
Does It Have Long-Term Consequences?
No, the treatment is really completely harmless. This means that no side effect is directly related to the medication and there are no cases of negative effects due to its prolonged application over time. When a treatment is applied for as many years as Botox, which is available to doctors since the 70s of the last century, we can have full confidence in their safety, due to the high number of studies related to the product and the experience accumulated by millions of applications around the world.
Is It FDA Approved?
Yes! Botox is FDA Approved.