10 Things You Need to Know About Botox
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This post should not substitute for advice given by a qualified skincare professional. Be sure to reach out to a local skincare specialist before pursuing neurotoxin injections!
Hey there hunnies! For some reason, neurotoxin injections (commonly referred to as Botox), along with other cosmetic procedures, is still a taboo topic. But if you’ve read my post about my experience with neurotoxins, you’ll know how happy I am with my results and how dedicated I am to opening up this conversation with you all by sharing the 10 Things You Need to Know About Botox!
If you’re considering getting neurotoxin injections, or just starting out your research, I absolutely suggest taking some time to read through these two posts, written in collaboration with my skincare partner – AesthetiCare – to learn more before scheduling your own consultation with a skincare specialist!
After starting this process, I was getting A LOT of questions about my decision to get neurotoxin injections and the process. So I reached out to my skincare partner, AesthetiCare, to get you all the answers you’re looking for! And while this post contains a lot of helpful information to get you started, you should absolutely schedule a consultation with a skincare specialist to make sure that this is the right decision for you!
10 Things You Need to Know About Botox
What is Botox (Neurotoxin Injections)?
Actually, Botox is a brand of neurotoxin injections, not the actual procedure itself! (Dysport is the other commonly used neurotoxin injection!) Neurotoxin injections are the most effective way to temporarily improve and/or prevent fine lines caused by various facial expressions like squinting, frowning or smiling. The injections are made up purified proteins which temporarily block nerve signals that direct facial muscles to contract during facial expressions, preventing the lines, folds, and wrinkles in the skin’s surface from forming.
Where do you get the injections?
There are a couple of approved places for neurotoxin injections, but the most common areas are on your face. Personally, I had the injections in my forehead. However, we also discussed them around my eyes!
What age should you start getting neurotoxin injections?
The age you should consider getting neurotoxin injections completely varies based on the person! I started thinking about getting neurotoxins at around age 25 and finally did at age 28 so I could address my insecurities before my wedding. I would suggest scheduling a free, one-hour consultation with your local Medical Spa to discuss your concerns with a licensed professional.
How are neurotoxin injections measured and how much should you get?
Neurotoxin injections are measured by “units.” The amount you’ll get will be determined by you and the nurse who will be injecting the neurotoxins. It is also determined by the brand you choose!
What is the difference between preventive and treatment neurotoxin injections?
Preventive neurotoxin injections is simply when you get the injections before you see the fine lines whereas treatment neurotoxins are to treat the already visible lines. Both major neurotoxin injection brands can be used for either.
Where should I go to get neurotoxin injections?
You’ll absolutely want to receive your injections from a licensed professional at some place like a medical spa. In the Kansas City area, my highly-able and trained suggestion would be AesthetiCare!
Are there any side effects or complications from the injections?
I’m no doctor, and just like anything, there are probably some side effects for some people. All I can speak to is my experience. After the injections, I experienced what could be compared to small bug bites at the injection sites. However, they were extremely tiny and could only be seen because I was practically investigating my forehead in the mirror. There was no itching or burning and the bumps were gone after just a few hours.
What is the down time after the injections?
There is NO down time (unless you include not being able to put foundation on!) There are a couple of restrictions (learn more about those here) on what you can and can’t do.
How long do neurotoxins last/how often should you get them?
This also varies by person, but the most common timeline is that they last ~4 months!
Do the injections hurt?
The pain level varied, for me personally, from a 0 to a 2. There were a couple of injection sites that felt like a pinch. But there were also some that didn’t feel like anything!
Learn More about Neurotoxin Injections
If you still have questions about neurotoxins, check out AesthetiCare’s website! They walk you through the entire process! And if you are interested in receiving neurotoxin injections, check out this Instagram post to enter to win credits to AesthetiCare for your own neurotoxin injections!