Q – What type of anesthesia is used for the Botox procedure?
Anesthesia is not required for a Botox procedure, though the area of injection can be numbed with either a cold pack or anesthetic cream if necessary.
Q – How is the actual Botox procedure performed?
Dr. Buckingham will determine the exact location of where the injection should be administered by examining certain muscle movement. The Botox is then administered with several tiny injections directly into the muscle of the problematic area.
Q – How long does the actual Botox procedure last?
The Botox procedure lasts approximately ten minutes.
Q – Is the Botox procedure painful?
The discomfort associated with the Botox procedure is minimal and brief, with a sensation usually described as a pin prick. There is typically no discomfort once the injection is completed.
Q – What is the recovery like after the Botox injection?
There is no recovery period with a Botox procedure, and regular activity may be resumed immediately after the procedure. The effects of Botox may take 5 to 7 days before you can see them, with the maximum effect occurring after one week. There may be minor inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, bruising near the injection site for a brief period.
Q – How long does Botox last?
The results of Botox are not permanent but tend to last up to four months. With continued regular use, some patients experience results lasting 6 months.