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Everything You Should Know About Botox Injections

Published on October 2, 2014

Most people usually don’t just get a Botox injection and call it quits. They routinely get injections over a period of time. This cosmetic skin care procedure is very delicate and requires precision to be effective. The strength of the muscles where the injection is completed can have a direct effect on the effectiveness of the procedure.

If this is your first time, speak with a dermatologist prior to going in for an initial injection. The condition of the client’s skin can have an effect on how the procedure takes and how long the effects last. The freshness of the substance will also have great bearing on the length of time between suggested injections.

FREQUENCY OF BOTOX INJECTIONS

The suggested frequency of injections will depend on the skin and effectiveness of previous treatments. Scientific research has shown that it is perfectly OK to have treatments every 60 to 90 days depending on the needs of the client. When a client starts to notice the effects of the treatment wearing off, scheduling another session is often recommended. The full effects usually last 6 to eight weeks before noticeable changes start to take place. The surrounding area will often have changes in shape as the substance leaves the body.

SAFETY OF THE COSMETIC PROCEDURE

Administering Botox injections is one of the more routine procedures for a dermatologist. So as long as you go to a board-certified dermatologist you have little if anything to worry about. It is possible to have an allergic reaction if the client has extremely sensitive skin. Patients should inform their dermatologist of any antihistamines, antibiotics, or other botulinum-containing products they are taking before receiving Botox injections. Taking these drugs while receiving Botox injections can have an effect on the patient’s prescriptions.

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