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Is Botox Right for Me?

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Is Botox Right for Me in Eugene?

Approved for cosmetic purposes by the FDA nearly 20 years ago, Botox continues to be the most popular, FDA-approved, wrinkle-reducing injectable available. A purified neurotoxin that blocks transmission of a chemical (acetylcholine) responsible for innervating nerves in facial muscles, Botox safely and effectively relaxes constricted muscles to temporarily smooth away creases, wrinkles and fine lines.

In addition, repeated use of Botox may help prevent new lines and wrinkles and forming by weakening the ability of muscles to respond to acetylcholine. Results of a Botox treatment may be noticeable within one to two days, depending on number of injections and severity of wrinkling.

Who Should Consider Botox Injections?

If you are between 18 and 65 and want to reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles, brow "worry lines", crow's feet, fine lines surrounding your lips and mild to moderate neck creasing, Botox may be right for you. For men and women over 65, Botox may be unable to smooth away that are more static and embedded in the skin. Other wrinkle-reducing, cosmetic injectable are available for older individuals looking for nonsurgical methods of rejuvenating their skin.

Most people are good candidates for Botox treatments. Pregnancy, being diagnosed with a chronic musculoskeletal disorder or having an impending surgery will probably disqualify you for Botox injections.

Are Botox Injections Painful?

Botox recipients with an aversion to needles or pain are always pleasantly surprised at the ease and convenience afforded by Botox injections. The needle used is very small and thin and treatments take only about 10 minutes. If desired, your doctor can apply a numbing cream to injection sites to minimize discomfort. Most people say a Botox injection feels like a bug bite or someone pinching their skin. How many injections you will need to achieve your desired results is determined by your Botox doctor at your consultation appointment.

Touch-up Botox injections are typically scheduled every four to five months. As you continue treating your wrinkles with Botox, the time between touch-up sessions may increase due to less resistance by muscles to the Botox neurotoxin. Eventually, some people can go 10 to 12 months without requiring additional Botox injections. Individual results and needs vary, depending on your age, lifestyle and degree of facial and/or neck wrinkling.

Make a Botox Appointment with Your Local Eugene Clinic

To schedule a consultation appointment at Absolute Health Medical Center in Eugene, OR or have questions about Botox, please contact us as at (541) 636-3100 today.