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What is Botox and how does it work?

Botox is a medication that can be injected into muscles underneath the skin to inhibit muscle movement and prevent wrinkles from developing or worsening. Botox can significantly improve the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines.

Botox works by temporarily blocking the transmission of the nerve impulses to the muscles and decrease the activity of these muscles to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance.

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FAQ

What are the benefits of Botox injections?

The benefit of Botox is that it works on everyone within a few days. Botox works by weakening the muscles that form the wrinkles. Botox, when injected by a professional injector, should make you look refreshed, naturally beautiful and younger without appearing ‘frozen’.

Botox injections can act as a preventive measure by preventing new lines from appearing and also as a treatment to lessen the appearance of deep wrinkles on the face.

When will I see results?

Patients may see some results in just a few days. However, final results will usually take about 2-4 weeks depending on the dosage and treatment area.

How long will results last? How often should I do Botox?

Botox treatment results typically last for a couple of months. For the first 3 treatments, microbotox should be done 3-4 months apart for optimal results. 

Does Botox hurt?

With microbotox, a needle as fine as a single strand of hair is used to deliver Botox into strategic locations of the skin. With a needle so fine, discomfort is minimized.

How long is the recovery time after treatment? Are there any side effects to Botox?

Following microbotox, there will be small papules that will reside in about 20 minutes. Many patients are able to undergo this treatment during their lunch break and go back to work without anyone noticing

Side effects are generally minimal and many patients may not experience any at all. However, you may occasionally have light bruising, injection marks, pain at the injection site, swelling, and redness around the injected area, although this should not last long. Infrequently, patients may experience discomfort of affected muscles, or drooping of upper eyelid muscles. These side effects usually resolve itself over time and are rare cases. If there is an allergic reaction, or other allergy symptoms of Botox like severe itching, rash, and dizziness, these responses should be treated immediately by medical healthcare providers. However, again, this is an extremely rare case. 

Can it be hard to make facial expressions after a Botox treatment? NO

When Botox is injected by a skillful professional injector, this should not occur. However, Botox overdosage or migration of product to unwanted areas may potentially cause the frozen appearance. These days, clients want to enhance their appearance in a natural-looking manner.  Therefore, the new and advanced MICROBOTOX is becoming more popular and performed in many places around the world including Korea, LA and various parts of Europe. With microbotox, the Botox is injected within the skin’s layers, not into the muscles. Thus, Microbotox does not cause the loss of movement that may associate with regular Botox treatments. Microbotox works just underneath the surface of your skin to fill out the lines and wrinkles being targeted, leading to tighter and smoother skin, and a translucent glow that makes your skin look more youthful and rejuvenate. 

Will my wrinkles come back worse after Botox? NO

​Botox is a very safe cosmetic support for dynamic wrinkles. Wrinkles will gradually return without maintenance treatments but stopping Botox applications does not make them worse. Wrinkles will just reappear and return to its original, pre-treatment state. As a matter of fact, Botox can prevent new wrinkles from forming and act as a good preventative measure.

Can Botox injection make my face slimmer and smaller? YES

Botox for jawline reduction is a nonsurgical, injectable procedure that uses Botox to soften and feminize the contour of the lower face by shrinking the large masseter muscles that are attached to the angles of the jawbone. In case of jawline reduction, it takes 2-4 weeks to get full effects and results last about 5-6 months.

Can men get Botox? YES

More and more men are doing this treatment to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and as a preventative measure to prevent new wrinkles and lines from forming.

In 2015, a study from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that the number of men getting injections increased by 337 percent since 2000.  Men are primarily getting Botox injected into their brows and around their eyes. 

How much does Botox cost?

With Conventional Botox, Botox is charged $11 per unit. The dosage, and thus cost varies depending on the patient’s age, gender, number of previous injections and muscle strength.

With Microbotox on the other hand, rather than charging on a per unit basis, GMA charges per part. The price will vary depending on the treatment area. 

It is important to consult with one of our medical professionals to determine the appropriate treatment plan for optimal results.

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