6 Things You Should Know About Botox and Fillers

things to know about botox and fillers

Botox has been referred to as the lunch break cosmetic procedure for years. For more than 20 years, Botox and fillers have become a common procedure for men and women of all ages. Like a lot of cosmetic procedures, Botox is surrounded by a few myths and misconceptions, but board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wigoda aims to dispel any rumors with these six things to know about Botox and fillers.


Where does Botox come from?

Botox is synthesized from a toxin that was initially used to treat patients with muscular disorders and conditions. Essentially, Botox, when used under the care of an experienced plastic surgeon, is used to relax the facial muscles, which has the cosmetic benefit of reducing the signs of aging.


Should I get Botox?

If you are considering Botox or other noninvasive filler procedures, chances are that you think you could benefit from it. Contact Dr. Wigoda for a free consultation and allow him to assist you in your decision. Of course, the positive side effects of Botox are what the treatment promises: smooth skin, fewer wrinkles, and a more youthful looking face.


Does Botox Hurt?

The needle used to administer Botox is very fine, and after administering countless injections over many years, Dr. Wigoda can do so with little to no pain. Some patients report temporary discomfort, but it subsides once the procedure is over, which is typically five minutes.


What is The Recovery Time?

Botox is called the lunch break cosmetic surgery because there is virtually no recovery time. Dr. Wigoda may recommend icing the area and not exercising until the next day. Regardless, you can receive Botox or filler injections during your lunch break and return to work immediately after.


When Does it Start to Work?

The effects of Botox and fillers usually begin to show within three days of treatment. It is rare that the maximum time is reached before signs are apparent, but at most it will take two weeks for the treatment to show.


How Long Does Botox Last?

The effects of Botox and fillers usually last anywhere from two to five months. Because Botox treatments can be continued indefinitely, patients will usually return when the “effects’ of the treatment begin to wear off.

Botox treatment is the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States and studies show that it will continue to be the most requested treatment for some time. Men are also entering the realm of Botox and fillers, and as the stigma associated with men aging rapidly evaporates, plastic surgeons can expect far more men walking through their doors.

For more information regarding Botox or filler treatments, contact Dr. Wigoda today for a free consultation.

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