Is Botox completely safe? When Botox first came around, there was this fear that it could make you sick because it was derived from botchulism.
Well, science has caught up to the modern day and even though Botox still has roots in botchulism, it's completely safe for people to use to diminish the lines in their face.
Will I bruise or swell after the treatment? In most cases, bruising and swelling are minimal.
But occasionally, you will see some bruises after you receive a Botox treatment because the injection needle hit a vein under the surface of the skin.
Unfortunately, there's no way to completely avoid this and some people will bruise more than others.
If you're planning on getting Botox for a big event, the best way to plan for the occasional bruising is to schedule your Botox treatment at least two weeks in advance.
This allows ample time for any bruising or swelling to subside after a treatment.
Does it hurt? Like most aggressive aesthetic treatments, Botox does come with a small dose of pain.
However, an experienced injector can do a couple of things to make sure that this pain is minimized.
First, they should use ice packs to numb the area being treated.
Since Botox needles are extremely small, this simple form of numbing can greatly reduce the sensitivity in the treatment area.
However, the real mark of a professional injector is the use of multiple needles during the procedure.
Every time a needle is used, the tip gets slightly dulled.
And a dull needle causes much more pain than a sharp one.
So after a few injections have been performed, the needle should be replaced with a new one to alleviate the pain of a dulled needle.
How much does it cost? This really depends on the person that is doing the injections.
If you go to a plastic surgeon, they will typically charge the kinds of fees that surgeons are accustomed to receiving.
However, if you go to someone who is a trained injector, these people typically inject Botox every day and only charge for the product and their time.
BE WARNED!!! Not every Botox injector is equal.
Unfortunately, there's an overwhelming number of injectors that don't have the best training or enough experience to make sure that your face doesn't look completely paralyzed.
By asking some questions about some of these topics listed above, you will have a better chance of choosing the right injector and getting a great Botox treatment.