Botox is a great way to reduce wrinkles and look younger. It also has added benefits of being able to relieve headaches. Despite how great this procedure can be, there is the possibility of overuse.
Botox in Cary, NC, is meant to enhance your natural features, not entirely change your appearance. Botox injections are intended to reduce the fine lines and creases that appear on your face, and the right amount will do just that. However, too much Botox can cause your face to look frozen and mask-like.
How much is Too Much?
When it comes to Botox, there are two ways too much can be injected into your face. The first way is if too much of the serum is injected at once. The second is when you do not wait the appropriate amount of time between injections. The injections should also only be administered by professional cosmetic surgeons or registered nurses.
We understand how important it can be to reduce the effects of aging on many men and women. At Cary Plastic Surgery, we recommend waiting for at least three to four months between treatments. If you do end up with too much Botox and it is difficult for your face to move, you should wait until the treatment fully wears off before scheduling another treatment.
Wrinkles are caused by a lack of collagen in the skin, cellular changes in the body, and exposure to the sun and environment. Botox injections are a way to temporarily freeze the muscles in your face to prevent them from creating crow’s feet and frown lines in the skin.
With a very fine needle, Botox is injected into the facial muscles that cause the wrinkles in areas you want to target. If you are looking to target frown lines, the injections will be placed in two different muscles in the forehead. Within a few days of treatment, you will begin to see results that will last up to four months.
Botox Side Effects
While many patients report only feeling a pinch at the initial injection, there may be other side effects that occur afterward. Most side effects of Botox in Cary, NC, are temporary and should subside after a few hours or days.
- Dry mouth
- Neck pain
- Vision difficulty
- Localized pain
If you are interested in improving the appearance of your frown lines, look to our surgeon at Cary Plastic Surgery. Dr. Hanna is a licensed and insured plastic surgeon who can take on a variety of procedures. Reach out to our office today at (919) 233-1933 to schedule a consultation.