What is Botox?
Botox injections are the most common anti-aging treatment in North America. Botox contains a protein that is a muscle relaxant.
What are the benefits of Botox?
There is so much written about Botox it could be best to visit www.botoxcosmetic.com where all the facts, risks and failures could be found. Of course, treatment is designed for you and thus its best to discuss your needs and expectations with Dr. Tranter.
What can I expect from a Botox injection?
No anesthetic or numbing medicine required, but some patients like to apply ice prior to injection. Using a very fine needle, our Dentist will administer Botox directly into the muscles that need to be treated. Results of Botox will not be visible until 4-7 days after the procedure.
Does it hurt?
Everyone experiences discomfort differently, however most of our patients rate the sensation as only 1.5 on a 1-10 scale.
How long does it take?
The Botox procedure is very fast. You can expect to be in and out in about 20 minutes.
How long until it takes effect?
Generally it takes between 2-14 days for the injection to take effect. Usually you will see effects after 2 days and most people will have seen the full results by 14 days. The delay in seeing results is due to time it takes for your body to start reacting to the treatment.
How long does it last?
Botox injections typically last from 3-4 months. Over time enzymes released by the the body break down and eliminate the Botox and at the same time new receptors and neurotransmitters are created.