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Botox has been used for almost three decades as a way to prevent wrinkles. From celebrities to your next-door neighbors, people everywhere are enjoying the age-defying benefits of Botox. With such a long-standing product, there’s often conflicting information available and you may have questions about what Botox is all about. Find answers to some of the most common Botox questions from the experts at Barba Skin Clinic in Miami.

What Exactly is Botox?

Botox is a medication injected into the muscle that temporarily reduces the activity of the muscle. This helps diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent further wrinkles from forming.

What is the Procedure Like?

Botox should only be administered by a physician or a physician-supervised medical professional. A typical Botox procedure lasts around 10-20 minutes, and patients can go back to ordinary activities directly afterward (though strenuous physical activity, like working out, should be avoided for 24 hours).

How Long Do Results Typically Last?

Typical Botox results last around three months, but can last longer depending on the individual.

Is Botox Painful?

Because Botox is injected with a needle, treatments may cause slight discomfort and mild pain. Some patients may develop slight bruising or redness at the injection site, but this is temporary. A numbing medicine can also be administered prior to treatment for pain sensitivity.

How Long Until I See Results?

Botox results are immediate, but they come to full effect between seven and 14 days after the treatment and last around three months.

Does Botox Have Side Effects?

Some patients report mild pain or temporary bruising at the injection site for up to a week after treatment. Most patients feel a mild stiffening of the muscles in the area, but it shouldn’t cause an inability to smile or use facial expressions.

What is the Ideal Age to Use Botox?

The ideal age for Botox is whenever wrinkles or fine lines appear! Although not approved for anyone under the age of 12, many men and women begin using Botox in their mid-to-late 20s and older.

Are There Other Uses for Botox Other Than for Wrinkles?

Yes! Botox can be used to help treat blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, chronic migraines, overactive bladder, severe underarm sweating, strabismus, and upper limb spasticity. Ask your doctor if you are interested in any of the non-cosmetic uses for this medication.

Discover Age-Defying Results With Botox From Barba Skin Clinic in Miami!

Reduce and prevent wrinkles with Botox today! Contact one of the Botox professionals at Barba Skin Clinic by calling 305-560-6813. For more anti-aging treatments, check out our clinical facials and peels.