What is Botox?
Botox is a solution used to vanish wrinkles temporarily. It causes temporary paralysis to the muscles where it is injected with no side effects to the patients. It has been used for many years in millions of people, proving its safety and efficacy.
Am I a candidate for this procedure?
If you have unwanted wrinkles in your face, which make you feel uncomfortable, Botox is the solution.
What do I need to know about this procedure?
Botox is a very simple procedure that takes 5 minutes. It is applied in the doctor’s office. It is pretty much painless. If you want to feel less discomfort, you can apply a lidocaine based cream 40 minutes before your Botox appointment. The effects of Botox usually lasts 4 months. The idea is for patients to get it done twice a year.
Are there risks involved?
Every patient that gets any kind of procedure needs to be aware that risks do exist. However, complications in this specific procedure are extremely rare. Dr. Mejia will go over all the possible risks of this procedure with you during the initial consultation. It is very important that you are honest with Dr. Mejia about your medical history and habits for things to go as smooth as possible.
What is the aftercare like?
Cold compresses over the injection sites to relive the swelling and redness. You should take it easy when you leave the office after your Botox application. Normal daily activities can be resumed the next day.
How much downtime is there?
There is no downtime.