Commonly asked questions about Botox

Botox is the first and only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults. 

How does it work?

Botox targets the underlying cause of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines by temporarily reducing muscle activity. Facial expressions such as frowning, squinting, raising the eyebrows and smiling, all lead to these unwanted lines and wrinkles. 

Who is a good candidate for Botox? 

If you have dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated muscle contractions in the upper third of the face, then you would be a good candidate for Botox injections. There isn’t a specific age. Often, patients are in their early 30s when they start getting Botox. Genetics and environmental factors also contribute to the level of wrinkle severity and when you can benefit most from Botox injections. 

How long is treatment?

After a thorough consultation, your treatment may take place on that same day and only consist of 15-30 minutes. You may have ice or topical numbing cream applied to the area before treatment to help with any discomfort. 

Is there any downtime?

Botox treatment requires minimal to no downtime. Most people return to their routine immediately after their treatment session. The convenience is one of the reasons it’s such a popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment. 

When will I see results?

Most people see results within 24-48 hours after treatment. Full results appear in 30 days and last for 3-4 months. 

Will I look like I’ve had work done?

Botox injections deliver predictable, subtle results that smooth out lines and wrinkles while you still look like yourself. No one should notice that you’ve had anything done, but they may ask you what you’re doing to stay looking so young. 

If you’ve been thinking about Botox treatment and wondering if it’s right for you, set up a consultation by calling Maehara Eye Surgery & Laser at 808.955.3937.