Botox FAQ’s

Botulinum toxin is considered safe at any age. It is useful for patients who have lines around their eyes, prominent frown lines, or forehead lines. It is also an effective treatment for people suffering from excess sweating over their palms or underarms.

You should not take botox if you are

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • People with nerve or muscle disorders need clearance from their doctor first.
  • People Who Are Allergic to Botox.

This depends on the pattern of skin aging. People who use their facial muscles excessively while talking can need this treatment as early as their twenties, while some might not need it even at 40. The right age for botox is before you develop static lines on your upper face (lines that can be seen even when you are not talking).

How we do botulinum treatments has changed over the years. The aim of treatment is to give you a natural look, not to make your face plastic. We will leave some expression on your face. The unwanted lines get softened, and botox also prevents them from becoming permanent features of your face.

Ageing is an ongoing process; hence, no anti-aging treatment can be permanent. The effect lasts anywhere between 3-6 months, depending on the condition of your skin and the number of units injected.

No. The skin would slowly come back to where it was before you took this treatment. The effect does not wean off suddenly; hence, skin slowly comes back to its natural form, they might require maintenance session every 3-4 months.

It is a very safe procedure, with safety data available for over 3 decades. Botox injections are safe when you’re under the care of a licensed and skilled health care provider. 

Botox can treat horizontal forehead lines, frown lines, lines on your nose (bunny lines), drooping eyebrows, lines around eyes (crow’s feet), lines around the mouth (smoker’s lines), jaw line, and neck. It can also be used to treat excessive sweating over the palms, soles, and armpits.

Dermatologists want their patients to look natural. To do this, they inject just enough to relax the targeted muscles without affecting other muscles. This allows patients to maintain their natural facial expressions.

No. This treatment does not affect your ability to feel. 

You can have another treatment when the excessive sweating or lines and wrinkles return. With repeat treatment for lines and wrinkles, the effect would last for a longer time, and the permanent lines on your face would also soften.

There is no downtime.

The only pain or discomfort that comes with botox is the slight pinching sensation of the injection.

To prevent the injected substance from spreading to areas where you do not want it, you’ll need to take a few precautions:

  • Do not rub or massage the areas where you received the injections. 
  • If you apply makeup, take care not to press or rub it in.
  • Wait two hours before you engage in strenuous physical activity. This includes lifting heavy items, working out, and any other physical activity that raises your heart rate. 

If a patient develops side effects, these tend to be mild and temporary. The injections cause the mildest side effects. For example, a patient may occasionally bruise. If this happens, the bruising lasts about a week.

After receiving injections, people may experience swelling, redness, soreness, bruising, a mild headache, etc., which lasts for a few hours to a day.