Have you considered having a face lift? This is a highly invasive procedure and ,while effective, there are alternatives as well. You could, for instance, search for Newport Beach Botox specialists instead. Cheaper, safer, and almost as effective this may be a much better option. However, it is likely that you know little about Botox other than that it involves having injections. Hence, you may have some questions. Below, some of the most common questions are answered.

  1. How Long Until I Can See Results?

Usually, the full effects are visible after between five and seven days. However, this does vary from one person to the next. The main consideration factors are how strong the muscles are that you had treated, and how deep the wrinkles were.

  1. Are There Any Side Effects?

It is quite common for people to experience temporary and slight bruising around the injection site. In rare cases, a blood vessel was damaged through an injection, leading to a black eye. Your physician will likely recommend that you use an ice pack after you have had injections, so that bruising is minimized.

Dropping of the eyelid is also a possible side effect. This is temporary and nothing to worry about. Most people who develop a dropping eyelid will have had injections into the face, away from the forehead. Usually, Botox is provided to the central and upper areas of the forehead, in which case this side effect is almost unheard of. When injecting in this part of the face, the eyebrows are also usually lifted, which means the skin around the eye droops less, and that they actually look younger and wider.

Lastly, all injections can cause infections. This is incredibly rare, as are allergic reactions. However, to avoid any possible complications, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not have the treatment.

Since it is possible to experience side effects from Botox, it is recommended that you have the procedure done at least six days before a special event. Any bruising should have gone down by then.

  1. How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Usually, you should repeat your treatment every four months or so. If you have had Botox for a total of 12 months, which means you have had four consecutive treatments, you can start reducing this to around once every six months instead, as the effects will last a little bit longer.

  1. Where Can I Have the Treatment?

There are lots of beauty salons and clinics where you can have Botox completed. It is very important, however, that you only have a qualified specialist perform your procedure. Many people organize Botox parties, but you should avoid these at all costs. Generally speaking, it shouldn’t be too hard to find a specialist in your area, particularly if you live in an urban area. More rural locations have a little less availability, although it is now increasingly common for traveling doctors to deliver the procedure to interested clients.