What is Botox? Are There Side Effects?

Botox is everywhere – in the celebrity news, on the Internet, even some of your close friends may have gotten Botox!

If you are considering having a simple and common procedure done by a qualified plastic surgeon, it is important to do a little research on Botox and decide if it is right for you.

What is Botox?

Botox is a therapeutic procedure, which has been used over the last twenty years. This procedure has been done for a number of reasons, including treating several medical conditions as well as moderating severe frown lines between the brows.What Is BotoxFor many people, Botox is used to reduce these severe frown lines. After having this procedure done, it can help a person feel more confident and comfortable with their appearance. Because age can cause your skin to become less elastic, these frown wrinkles can result in a permanent line. Botox can treat these lines, and allow you to look younger.

When a Botox procedure is done by an experienced professional, it doesn’t take long and the recovery is generally very fast. There are tiny injections administered directly into the mimic muscles and it enables the muscles to relax by blocking a chemical that is usually released to cause them to contract. While some Botox injections cause you to have the inability to move your face, Dr. Jacobson and Dr. Mardirossian can administer the injections so they do not affect any facial movements, including smiling or laughing.

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Side Effects and Recovery

When Botox injections are done by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, there are generally no issues with this particular procedure. The procedure only takes about ten minutes and usually has no recovery time whatsoever.

There are some side effects to having Botox injections, but they are minimal. These side effects include minor pain, tenderness, swelling or redness, and rarely bleeding or swelling. A patient may feel some bruising where the injections were administered or even experience minor headache or flu-like symptoms.

When a Botox injection is done incorrectly, serious side effects can incur, such as an eyelid droop, dry or excessive tearing, a crooked smile or even cockeyed eyebrows. In rare cases but very unlikely, the Botox can spread to other areas of the body and cause issues such as vision problems, loss of bladder control or trouble breathing. If you are facing any of these issues, call a doctor immediately.

After receiving Botox injections, you should see results quite quickly. You will likely see improvements in your appearance within seven to ten days after the procedure, but remember, this varies with every patient.

Visiting a Qualified Plastic Surgeon

At the Jacobson and Mardirossian Plastic Surgery Center for Excellence, we strive to ensure that you are comfortable and receive the highest quality work possible. We are experienced with Botox injections and many other plastic surgeries. If you have any questions or want to know more about Botox, please contact us online or call us at (561) 623-3045.