Does Botox erase existing wrinkles?
■Botox doesn't actually remove wrinkles. ... While Botox cannot erase these deep creases, it may help to soften them. But dermal filler (Volbella) can be uses to temporarily correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Botox isn't reversible once it has been injected, but it does wear off.
What Is Botox Cosmetic?
- Botox Cosmetic is used for the temporary smoothing of glabellar lines (also called frown lines), which are the lines between your eyebrows that can make you look tired, unhappy or angry.
- It is often used for horizontal forehead lines, crow's feet, marionette lines at the corners of the mouth and smoker's lines around the lips.
Is Botox Painful?
- Any injection can hurt, but the needles used for Botox injections are very small, so pain is usually minimal. The area can be numbed with a topical anesthetic cream or cold pack 10-20 minutes before the injections are given, so you may not feel much pain, if any.
What to expect after Botox Cosmetic ?
- Avoid rubbing, massaging, or applying any pressure to the treated area. These actions can cause Botox Cosmetic to spread to other areas of the body. This can negatively affect your results. When being injected between the brows, do not lie down or bend over for three to four hour. Doing so may cause the Botox to slip under the orbital rim. This could possibly cause an eyelid droop.
- There is little to no downtime expected after the treatment. You should be able to resume normal activities immediately in most cases.
- It’s important to understand possible improvements and have realistic expectations. Noticeable results can be expected within 1-2 days post-treatment. The full effect of Botox Cosmetic typically lasts up to four months. It can also help prevent the return of fine lines through relaxing the muscles.
- Additional Botox injections can be administered to maintain your results.
How to Know if You Are not a Candidate for Botox ?
- Are allergic to any ingredients in Botox or Botox Cosmetic.
- Are allergic to another botulinum toxin brand (such as Myobloc, Xeomin or Dysport) or had any side effect from these products in the past.
- Have a skin infection or other condition in the injection area.
- Have ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome or another disease that affects your muscles or nerves.
- Have breathing problems, such as asthma.
- Have difficulty swallowing.
- Have bleeding issues.
- Plan to undergo surgery.
- Have had facial surgery.
- Have weakness in your forehead muscles.
- Have drooping eyelids.
- Are taking or have recently taken certain medications, vitamins or supplements .