How does Botox work?
Botox is a medication created by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The toxin that the microbe produces is injected into certain muscles in diluted amounts to weaken the muscles and block the signals from your nerves to your muscles. If your muscles can’t contract, your wrinkles relax and soften.
Dr. Yerneni provides Botox to treat a number of functional and cosmetic concerns, including:
- Loss of facial volume
- Wrinkles and fine lines
Botox is an efficient in-office treatment that only takes a few minutes and requires no anesthesia. Dr. Yerneni injects Botox with a fine needle. While there may be some mild and tolerable discomfort, most people don’t report any discomfort.
Who is a good candidate for Botox?
Most men and women are suitable candidates for Botox. Dr. Yerneni can answer your questions during your initial consultation, give you detailed information, and help you to decide what’s right for you.
If you’re a suitable candidate for Botox, prior to your treatment, you should avoid alcohol for a few days and aspirin for two weeks to reduce any possible bruising.
You’re not a good candidate for Botox if you have a neurological disease or are breastfeeding or pregnant.
What can I expect after my Botox treatment?
Following Botox treatments, there’s no downtime and you can return to your daily activities immediately. Most people don’t experience any symptoms. You might have a mild headache that subsides shortly or mild bruising that resolves within a couple of days.
It’s important that you don’t rub or otherwise irritate the treated area for at least 12 hours after your treatment.
It can take from three days to one week for you to notice the best results of Botox. The results can last for up to four months.
Over time, your muscle function returns and your wrinkles might return. Additional treatments can help you to maintain your desired outcome. Even though wrinkles can return with Botox, typically, they’re never as visible and noticeable as they were previously.
Dr. Yerneni offers Botox for skin-tightening, wrinkle reduction, migraines, and more. Fillers work to effectively and safely combat the subtle signs and changes of aging.
To learn more about Botox and explore the benefits of fillers, schedule your consultation online or call today.