FAQ on Botox
How can botox remove wrinkles?
Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscle under the skin
and improves the wrinkles by muscle tightening.
Can I see the effect of botox right after injection?
You could see effect averagely after 3~5 days,
and the effect is maximized after 2~3 weeks.
You can see it after about a month in the case of square jaw botox
since the muscle is contracted at first.
Is the effect of botox permanent?
Botox improves wrinkles by temporary paralysis,
so you may be in need of re-injection.
Average duration is about 6 months and it differs by individuals.
Duration would be longer if injected several times.
Is it so hurt?
It uses thin shot needle and injects on the area,
so not that painful.
However, it varies by injecting area,
for example, it hurts a little bit for areas like forehead
and middle of the forehead, less near eyes, seldom on the chin.
What are the side effects for botox?
There is a case of upturned eyebrows or saggy eyelids with forehead botox,
and a change on facial impressions with near-eyes botox.
However, almost all of these cases are caused
by unqualified doctor or over-dose.
Proper dose of injection by specialists
with abundant experience brings no worries!
Is botox effective for all sorts of wrinkles?
Even if botox is effective for wrinkles,
filler is more appropriate for deeply hollow wrinkles.
Botox is usually used for facial impression correction or square jaw improvements.
Which wrinkles is botox effective for?
Wrinkles on forehead and near eyes caused by
laughing or frowning are good candidate for botox.
So for fine wrinkles under eyes!
What are precautions after botox injection?
If you rub on injected area with a lot of pressure,
botox would be spread to surrounding area that can be affected.
Avoid lying down for a few hours is recommended.
Is there any chance of paralysis after botox injection?
Botulinum toxin works on physical nerves
but not on sensory nerves,
so there wouldn’t be paralysis.
Feeling heavy on the injected area is
because that face is a sensitive area that
temporary paralysis and swelling would make you feel in that way,
but it would be alright in a few days.
Would wrinkles be deeper when effects are gone?
Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscle to prevent more wrinkles.
You would feel wrinkles are deeper,
but it just came back before botox.
I heard the effect would last for a year
if injected continuously.
It’s said that several injections make impression muscle degraded
so that effect lasts longer or injection dose is decreased than before.
Wrinkles between eyes are because of an unconscious habit,
and botox effect would last for a long time after correction of this habit.
It’s said that too much botox is rolled down.
People who say like that are confused of botox and filler.
Botox relaxes muscle to improve wrinkles
or contract muscle to decrease the volume.
Treatments which increase volume are
filler injection and fat grafting.
The problem is some of botox are unqualified like industrial silicone
which cannot work well on human bodies
so that immune system is against it
by making uneven surface or rolling down as time goes.
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