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Our Experts at Emerge Tulsa Answer Frequently Asked Questions About Botox

Botox is commonly used to reduce wrinkles. Although it’s a widely popular procedure, many first-timers have a lot of questions about the treatment. There are numerous benefits to receiving Botox, and it’s important to find a skilled practitioner that knows what they’re doing. Today, Emerge Medical Spa answers your most frequently asked questions.  

What Is Botox? 

Botox is an injectable solution that reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and is most commonly used on the face. It is a purified muscle toxin derived from a harmless strain of bacteria. The toxin works to block the signals between the nerves and the brain to paralyze the muscles that cause wrinkles. 

Is Getting Botox Painful? 

Like any invasive procedure, you will feel mild discomfort, but the treatment should never feel painful. Botox needles are tiny, so any pain is minor. At Emerge Medical Spa, we train our professionals to minimize pain, making our patients as comfortable as possible. 

How Long Does Botox Last? 

Botox lasts between 3-6 months, gradually wearing off to restore your natural muscle sensations. Facial paralysis begins for one to five days after the procedure and peaks in two to four weeks. Botox is not permanent. The benefit of Botox is a more youthful look and slowing the appearance of fine lines and common facial wrinkles. 

Which Areas of the Face Benefit Most From Botox Treatments? 

The standard and functional areas for Botox treatments include: 

  • Forehead
  • Eye corners (crows feet areas) 
  • Between the brows (frown lines) 
  • Laugh lines and mouth corners
  • Upper lip for smokers lines 

How Much Botox Will I Need? 

The amount of Botox required will depend on which facial areas you wish to target and your history of treatments. Botox is measured in units. The image below shows the average amount of units needed per targeted area.

Botox unit measurements
Botox units measurement chart
  • Eyebrows: 2-5 units
  • Forehead lines: 10- 30 units
  • Crows feet: 10-15 units
  • Frown lines: 5-20 units 

 

If you are unsure about a procedure or wish to reduce the amount of Botox units, speak to your Emerge Medical Spa practitioner for further consultation. 

What are the Side Effects of Botox?  

Common Botox side effects include:

  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Bruising near site of injection
  • Bleeding
  • Weak muscles 

Will My Face Get Addicted to Botox? 

Botox injections are not physically addictive. That is a common myth. Botox improves your appearance over time and wears off after a few months. It is safe to continue using Botox as needed. 

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What Happens to My Face After I Stop Getting Botox? 

When you stop getting Botox, your face wrinkles come back as they usually would. Regular Botox treatments will slow the process of returning wrinkles. Even when you stop getting Botox, your face will have a more youthful appearance long-term. Speak to your medical professional about conservatively using Botox treatments. 

What Age Should I Start Getting Botox?

Most experts recommend starting Botox treatments in your late 20s to mid-30s. Signs of aging vary per person. It may be beneficial to start Botox in your youthful years as a preventative measure. Botox treatments can stop fine lines from appearing later on and help you maintain a youthful glow as you enter your 40s and 50s. 

What are the Long Term Effects of Botox Treatments? 

There are no life-threatening or long-term effects of Botox when used in moderation. The likelihood of complications from receiving Botox is low. Emerge Medical Spa offers consultations in order to create suitable treatment plans, provide appropriate dosing per patient, and lower the risk of potential side-effects

Will My Face Look Frozen or Unnatural After Receiving Botox? 

Excessive injections in the wrong areas can cause the face to look emotionless or “frozen.” An Emerge Medical Spa practitioner understands how to treat facial areas for a natural and uniform appearance. 

Are Botox Treatments Only for Your Face?

Most individuals use Botox for their face, but treatments apply to other body areas. Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating, and Botox works as an effective treatment for this ailment. If sweaty hands are an issue for you, we can help with that, too!

What Is the Difference Between Botox and Fillers?

Botox  limits muscle groups that create wrinkles from repeated movement. On the other hand, fillers add volume to plump and lift your face with a hyaluronic gel solution. One treatment restricts while the other one adds volume. They are both suitable in moderation for enhancing your appearance. 

Consult an Emerge Medical Spa Professional For Your Botox Treatments

At Emerge Medical Spa, we are dedicated to keeping you looking fresh and feeling confident in your skin. There are numerous benefits to Botox injections, and our skilled staff works with you to deliver the best results.Botox isn’t for everyone, so consulting with one of our experts is key to finding the best facial treatment for you. We offer facial peels, filler injections, body sculpting, and other beneficial services. Contact us online to book an appointment. 

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