We’ve written about social media selfies and plastic surgery before, but as the selfie plastic surgery craze continues to rise so does the desire for treatments like Botox is growing stronger every year.
Last year plastic surgery stats show there was a surge in requests for aesthetic procedures created by social media “selfies,” and with the selfie stick being the year’s trending gift item there are no signs of slowdowns.
We asked Dr. Wigoda, board-certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to share frequently asked questions on Botox procedures and here is what he had to say:
6 Things to Know When Getting Botox
- How Is Botox Administered
The injection is made into the muscle. Dr. Wigoda will determine the muscle(s) in need of treatment.
- Does The Treatment Hurt?
A very fine needle is used for the one to three injections that are usually given per muscle. Some patients report minor and temporary discomfort from treatment.
- When Does It Start To Work?
Usually, you will see the effects of Botox within three days. The maximum benefit is reached in one to two weeks.
- How Long Does The Effect Last?
The results you will see from a single treatment of Botox will normally be sustained for approximately three to six months. You will notice a gradual fading of its effects. At this point you will return for your next treatment.
- Is It Right For Me?
Botox should not be used during pregnancy, if you are nursing, or if you are taking certain medications.
- How Long Can I Be Treated With Botox
Treatment with BOTOX® can typically be repeated indefinitely. It has been used for over 10 years worldwide. Acceptable safety in long-term treatment has been established.
Watch as Dr. Wigoda shares the differences between Botox and Fillers:
If you are thinking of having Botox, contact board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Wigoda for a free consultation.