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Botox injections can offer a wide range of benefits for many patients. While perhaps best known in the United States as an effective anti-aging treatment, Botox was actually first used to address specific medical conditions that affected the muscles around the eye. Today, Botox injections can be used not only to rejuvenate your facial appearance, but to provide long-lasting relief for patients with certain medical conditions caused by muscle spasms or contractions.
Is Botox safe to use?
Botox has been FDA-approved for many different therapeutic and cosmetic uses and is considered a generally safe treatment option for most adults. Botox injections are minimally invasive, which reduces the chance for negative side effects. When you are looking for a Botox provider, you should ensure that you find a trusted and experienced medical professional who can offer you a safe and comfortable treatment experience. The most common side effect experienced includes some pain or bruising at the site of the injections. Some patients may also experience flu-like symptoms, headaches, nausea, or muscle soreness. In very rare cases, it is possible for Botox to spread beyond its normal dispersion area, which can result in muscle weakness, vision issues, or difficulty swallowing. These potential effects make it especially important for patients to find an experienced provider like those at Aspire MedSpa & Beauty Bar.
What will my Botox treatment be like?
Most patients do not experience too much discomfort during their Botox treatment appointments. Botox injections are administered using a thin needle that will deposit very small amounts of purified botulinum toxin into the muscles. The number of injections you will require will depend on your unique needs as well as which medical condition or cosmetic concern you are trying to address. Patients may return to their normal activities immediately following their treatment, though you should avoid rubbing the treated area for at least 24 hours.
Where can Botox be administered?
Botox is FDA-approved for the treatment of wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the mouth, and at the corners of the eyes. Botox can be used therapeutically to address symptoms associated with muscle stiffness in the arms and legs, overactive bladder, abnormal neck position, eyelid spasms, chronic migraine, severe sweating, and eye muscle alignment dysfunction. Botox begins working within 1 to 14 days and can last for several months at a time, depending on your body’s metabolism.