It happens to everyone — one day you wake up, look in the mirror, and notice fine lines and wrinkles that you swear weren’t there a few months ago. Luckily, there is a simple way to restore your skin’s youthful appearance and achieve that glow again. Dolce Aesthetics Brooklyn frequently sees patients of all ages who are curious about how Botox® injections can help improve the appearance of their skin, smooth lines, and reduce dimpling. They have shared what to expect during your first appointment.
What Happens During Botox Injection Appointments
This simple cosmetic procedure uses a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze the muscles. This process has several benefits, including treating certain muscular conditions, removing wrinkles, treating excessive sweating, and reducing migraine frequency.
Most clients find the procedure to be only mildly uncomfortable — similar to a prickling sensation. However, if you have a low tolerance for pain, you will have the option of having your skin numbed beforehand. Your dermatologist will typically use a topical anesthesia — or ice and vibration anesthesia — to numb the area.
Botox injections are applied directly into the muscle using a thin needle with the amount needed, depending on the area being treated. Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, preventing them from contracting. This relaxation helps soften the appearance of wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
Appointments typically last about 30 minutes, with follow-up appointments only taking around 15 minutes. You might experience some redness and swelling following treatment, but this typically subsides within 10 minutes.
A day or two after treatment, you might notice some minor bruising appear at the injection site. Some patients also experience mild headaches, which can normally be addressed with an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen. Don’t worry if your skin feels tight or heavy — this is a normal reaction and will subside within one to two weeks. Avoid rubbing or massaging this area, which can cause the toxin to migrate to another spot.
Results typically begin to appear one week after treatment, with the treated area appearing smoother and more youthful looking. You can expect movement to return to the area after about three months. During this time, patients normally return for a quick follow-up appointment.
If you’re interested in restoring your skin’s youthful appearance this holiday season, talk to Dolce Aesthetics Brooklyn about Botox injections. This practice is recognized as one of the top cosmetology services in New York, providing clients with individualized care for services such as lip injections, laser hair removal, and Belotero Balance® tear troughs. To learn more or schedule your first appointment, give Dolce Aesthetics a call today at (718) 745-3941 or visit their website.