Botox injections are used to temporarily weaken the contracting ability of the muscles. The medication is applied through needles which helps to improve conditions like muscle spasm, eyelid twitching, migraine, synkinesis and facial wrinkles.
Botox medications work to weaken the muscle but the dosing is not interchangeable. Ask what products currently are available at CHI Health.
Botox injections are relatively safe when performed by an experienced doctor. Possible side effects and complications include:
Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site
Droopy eyelids or eyebrows
Improperly placed medication is the leading cause of complications therefore it is important to choose a doctor with experience
Botox is currently listed as a Category C medication
What to Expect
Before the Procedure
The procedure has minimal discomfort. Your doctor may use one or more various methods to numb the area, such as topical anesthesia, ice or a vibration tool.
During the Procedure
Your doctor uses a very thin needle to inject small amounts of the product into the targeted muscle. The number of injections depends on what is being treated. Botox injections are usually performed in a doctor's office.
After the Procedure
You can return to your normal activities right after the procedure. Avoid aggressively rubbing the treated area for 24 hours. You may be asked to come for a 2 week follow up.
The results are noticeable in 3-4 days. The product gradually wears off after that, lasting 3-4 months. You will need to come at regular intervals to maintain the result.