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All About Botox Injections
Botox facial injections are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world – with over six million Botox treatments administered every year. It is most commonly used to reduce or eliminate the lines and furrows commonly found on the forehead and between the eyes, as well as crow’s feet.
How Botox Works
Botox injections work by blocking the nerve signals to certain muscles in the face. This causes the muscles to become more relaxed – reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.
Although Botox is a neurotoxin – which sounds a bit alarming – it is perfectly safe—when administered by a licensed professional.
How Long Botox lasts
After your Botox injection, the effects on the facial muscles usually become visible in just a few hours. The full effect, however, should be visible after about a week.
Botox blocks neuro-transmitters and freezes muscle movements for 4 to 6 months. Many of our Birmingham, Michigan Botox clients come in twice a year to maintain a facial smooth appearance, and keep crow’s feet, and lines on the forehead and between the eyes at bay.
Risks and Side Effects of Botox
Because Botox injections introduce a muscle paralyzing substance into the face, the procedure should always be undertaken by a qualified licensed and experienced medical professional.
When performed by someone without qualifications and experience, Botox can cause asymmetrical results, muscle drooping, frozen expressions, and even dangerous consequences – such as vision problems and difficulty in swallowing, speaking and breathing.
AMAE MedSpa in Birmingham, MI is owned and operated by double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, where we offer the highest standard of medical care and experience.
Occasionally some faint bruising or redness around the area of the Botox injection might occur, although this should subside within a day. Many patients undergo Botox injections in our Birmingham MedSpa during their lunch break – and go back to work or about their day!
Other possible temporary side-effects may include: mild numbness; headache; mild nausea or flu-like symptoms; dry mouth; fatigue; rashes; and/or, mild swelling. These side effects are rare when the Botox injection has been carried out by a medical professional using the ideal dosage – and when they do occur they are usually very short lived.
Birmingham, MI’s Best Botox
Birmingham, MI double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the absolute best technologies in facials fillers, line fillers, lip fillers and wrinkle and line reduction. Schedule a consultation to see if Botox, or another facial or lip filler procedure, is right for your beauty goals.
Then relax in our Birmingham MedSpa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more beautiful!