Botox is the brand name for a neurotoxic protein that has been a favorite med spa treatment among clients for years, used by doctors to treat facial wrinkles quickly and efficiently. It’s even sometimes used to alleviate some medical conditions, such as chronic migraines. If you’re interested in getting botox New York, you’ll want to read up about the process and how long it takes to work before you make an appointment with Skin Deep NYC.

How does Botox work?

Botox can be injected into common areas prone to wrinkles, like the forehead, around the eyes, chin, around the mouth, and even the neck. When it’s injected, Botox cuts off some of the nerve signals that would normally cause the muscle to move. This temporarily relaxes the facial muscles and diminishes wrinkles in the selected area.

What to Expect During the Procedure?

A Botox appointment is usually so quick, it can be done during your lunch break. If it’s your first time getting Botox though, you may need to book off a little more time. Your consultation can take up to 45 minutes, with before and after photos taking a little more time, but the injections themselves usually take no more than 15 minutes. 

Botox is injected using a very small needle into the face. Anesthesia isn’t necessary, as it only feels like a small pinch when done by a professional. This is why it’s important you select an expert med spa, like the Botox New York clinic here at Skin Deep NYC.

To reduce swelling and bruising, it’s recommended you avoid alcohol for one week prior to your appointment and anti-inflammatory medications for two weeks beforehand.

How Long does Botox take to work?

On average, it takes up to 2 weeks to see the full effects. It can take a few days for Botox to take effect before your facial muscles begin to fully relax, but some clients see results in as little as a day. It will take about two weeks on average before you see the final result.

How Long does Botox last?

This will depend on the individual and their circumstances, but on average, Botox treatments can last between three and six months. Over time, your muscles will gradually wake up and begin to move again as they used to. Wrinkles may become noticeable again, but they are usually fainter than before your treatment, and you’ll need another Botox injection to maintain results.

What are the Side Effects of Using Botox?

The most common side effect is bruising, but this should subside after a couple of days. You may also experience headaches for up to two days, although this is rare. Another very rare side effect experienced by around 5% of Botox clients is a drooping eyelid, but this is most common for those who are treated by inexperienced or unskilled doctors. While symptoms should clear up in as little as two weeks, it’s yet another reason to opt for the best Botox NYC has to offer.

Keep in mind

Botox isn’t for everyone. If you’re under 18, pregnant, or breastfeeding, it’s best to wait. Additionally, if you suffer from a neurological disease, consult a doctor first. Not all types of wrinkles are treatable with Botox, but this can be discussed during your consultation.

Best Skin Spa Botox New York

Skin Deep NYC offers a luxurious, tailored med spa experience to suit every need. Our team is licensed, trained, and highly skilled to help you achieve the very best results for facial, body, and skin beauty. For a complimentary consultation at the best skin spa New York has to offer, give us a call at (646) 692–3330