What is Botox?
Botox is a purified protein that causes a muscle to be relaxed. It is classified as a neuro modulator which means it essentially interferes with the messenger from the nerve telling the muscle to move. Depending on the amount of Botox given, the muscle will be relaxed and not move preventing the movement from making a line or crease.
How much Botox will I need?
How much Botox a client needs varies depending on the severity of the wrinkles and the desired results. It’s also important to know that if a regular schedule of Botox is kept, and used in tandem with other treatment types, such as facial fillers, it is not unusual for the amount of Botox needed to be reduced in that area.
How quickly will I see the results?
Botox results are normally noticed in 3-5 days. The treatment may take as long as two weeks before the full effect is realized.
What is the downtime after receiving Botox?
None. There may be redness at the injection site but it is usually gone within a few minutes.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure can take 15 minutes or less. Since there is no downtime, a client can get injections and then immediately go out in public without fear of being obvious that they have received treatment.
Does it hurt?
Botox is injected with a very tiny needle. Most clients say that the injections feel similar to a tiny pin prick.
I don’t want to look “frozen” without any expression. Will that happen?
Dr. Madsen is trained to restore a natural and youthful facial balance. Most patients want to look natural, relaxed and refreshed without looking frozen. Dr. Madsen will only make you look “frozen” if that’s the result you desire.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are rare and not permanent. As will all injection procedures there can be some minor bruising (that can be easily diminished with makeup), redness, infection, swelling or a slight, short term headache. However, most patients do not experience any side effects at all.