FAQs about Botox

Botox is an injectable cosmetic treatment for helping you appear refreshed and look younger by smoothing away lines and wrinkles. More youthful-looking skin can be visible after just one treatment. Further, the results continue to improve in the following weeks. At Foothill Cosmetic Surgery Center in Glendora, CA, our experienced physician’s assistant, Melissa Bustos, can help you decide if Botox treatments are right for you.

How can Botox help?

Botox helps you look younger and appear more rested and refreshed. Botox works by smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles on the face, such as frown lines and crow’s feet. It can also help smooth out forehead lines.

How does Botox work?

Botox works by relaxing muscle tissue so it cannot contract. Contracted muscle tissue can cause the skin to appear wrinkled. Relaxing the tissue helps create smoother skin and diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The Botox serum is injected directly into the muscle tissue in the treatment area. Following injection, the skin will begin to appear smoother immediately.

Are Botox injections painful?

A fine needle is used to inject the Botox serum into muscle tissue. Since the needle is so small and fine, most patients feel little to no discomfort during treatment. However, a topical anesthetic can be applied to the skin to numb treatment areas prior to administering any injections.

How much recovery time is needed after Botox?

Little to no recovery time is usually needed following Botox treatments. Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few hours of undergoing Botox injections.

How soon will the results of Botox be visible?

One of the most exciting benefits of Botox treatments is that visible results can be observed immediately after treatment. You can literally walk out of our office with smoother and more youthful-looking skin. Additionally, you can continue to enjoy increasingly better results, as Botox injections reach their maximum a few weeks after treatment.

Botox is a non-invasive, safe, and effective way to achieve younger-looking skin without any downtime. To learn more about how you can refresh your appearance with Botox, schedule a consultation with our physician’s assistant, Melissa Bustos, by calling Foothill Cosmetic Surgery Center in Glendora, CA, at (626) 852-3376.

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