Do you love Botox? You're not alone. Over 7.2 million Botox procedures were performed in 2017, making it the No. 1 minimally invasive cosmetic procedure last year. Dr. Alqulali offers Botox to patients who want to look younger quickly and prevent future wrinkles from forming.
Haven't tried it yet? What are you waiting for? Find out all you need to know about Botox in this blog.
1. Is Botox Poisonous?
The word "toxin" may be a little unsettling, but no, Botox is not poisonous. Botox is a form of the toxin botulinum toxin a, but it is perfectly safe when used by trained providers. It is FDA-approved to treat the signs of aging and can even help reduce the frequency of migraines.
2. Will Botox Give Me 'Frozen Face'?
Also no. When properly placed, Botox will not "freeze" your face. It will temporarily paralyze your facial muscles in treated areas by blocking your nerves from sending impulses to move your muscles. Blocking the nerves from triggering muscle movement does not freeze your face, it just reduces muscle activity and subsequently the lines and creases this activity causes.
3. How Long Does Botox Last?
On average, Botox lasts between three and six months. As Botox wears off, muscle activity returns, bringing back creases and lines. If you want to keep lines and wrinkles at bay, you should be sure to keep up with your treatments.
4. Where Can Botox Be Injected?
Botox is most commonly used on the forehead, between the eyebrows and in the "crow's feet" area near the temples.
5. Where Should I Go for Botox Treatment?
While it may be tempting to go to your local salon or spa for Botox treatment, for best results, you should select a qualified and licensed provider such as Dr. Alqulali for Botox and other cosmetic treatments. Using a qualified provider ensures that proper placement and safe injection of the Botox product and minimizes the risk of complications after your procedure.
Learn more about Botox and other cosmetic treatments offered by Infinity Medical Group by calling 888-716-0559 for a consultation or more information.