Hilo Laser Skincare
Michael J. Miyashiro, MD
Laser Aesthetic Specialist located in Hilo, HI
Cosmetic Botox Specialist
Cosmetic Botox Q & A
How does Botox work?
Botox affects the muscles that cause wrinkles to develop. When Botox is injected directly into those muscles, they become weakened and less able to contract. The result is that you'll be less able to continue making the facial expressions that lead to lines and wrinkles. Botox remains in effect for several months, at which point it will dissipate and exit the body completely.
Where can cosmetic Botox be injected?
There are several popular areas for cosmetic Botox, including:
- The lines on the forehead: the horizontal lines that develop when you raise your eyebrows
- The lines between the eyebrows: the vertical lines that appear when you furrow your brows or frown
- The crow's feet: the lines that gather at the corners of the eyes when you smile or laugh
- The tiny lines around the mouth: the "smoker's lines" that develop around the lips
How long does it take to have a Botox treatment?
The time required for Botox treatments at Hilo Laser Skincare is quite short. The injection process typically takes less than five minutes, and you can return to your regular routine as soon as the treatment's over.
Are there any precautions to take after Botox?
After Botox, you should avoid the sun and tanning beds for at least a day or two. You should avoid lying flat for the rest of the day after a Botox treatment -- you can go to bed as usual that night.
How long will it take to see results after Botox treatment?
It generally takes anywhere from several days to a week to see results after Botox treatment. Some patients may notice results earlier than that.
How long will the Botox product last in the body?
Botox injections generally last from three to six months, but this does vary by individual patient. As you start to have regular Botox treatments, the product may start to have an even more lasting effect. For example, some patients just have a touch-up treatment once a year.
Is Botox safe?
Yes, Botox is a safe product that has been FDA approved for use in facial lines and wrinkles since 2002.
*Individual Results May Vary