If you are considering getting Botox injections, you should visit a dermatologist's office to have this done. Below is information on how the treatment works, as well as a variety of things Botox can treat to help you understand this more before you go to the doctor.
Botox is a toxin that temporarily prevents muscles from moving. Botox injections can be done in the dermatologist's office and do not take a long time. When you are finished, you will be a little sore at the injection site and will be asked not to use the muscles for a few hours. For example, if you got Botox injections on your face, you should not wash your face for a few hours. Instead, you need to be gentle.
The dermatologist first cleans your skin to remove all makeup, lotion, etc. They will then start the injections. If you are scared of needles tell the dermatologist. There is an anesthetic cream they can put on the injection site area to numb you before they do the injections.
Botox injections are not permanent, and the results will go away. The dermatologist can give you information about this so you plan when you will need to go back again.
Botox is often used to treat facial wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. It can also help diminish the wrinkle you get between your eyes. There are other things Botox can treat, however. If you have a lazy eye this may be due to the muscles around your eyes may be too weak. If so, Botox can freeze the muscles stopping your lazy eye.
If you have eye twitching that happens constantly, this is also caused by the muscles around your eyes. Botox injections may help with this so your eyes will not twitch as much. If you suffer from migraines, your doctor may suggest that you get Botox injections to help. Botox will not take the migraines away completely but may reduce how many you get each month.
If you have an overactive bladder, which is an outpatient procedure, Botox can help. If you choose this, a physician may give this treatment to you as it is much more involved when compared to having Botox injected into your face.
Talk with the dermatologist that you see to learn much more about Botox. They can also give you more information about the other problems Botox can treat so you can plan what you would like to do.
Contact a dermatologist to learn more about Botox.