Basics You Should Know about Botox

Basics You Should Know about Botox

Basics You Should Know about Botox

You may get surprised by knowing that Botox is a brand name of Onobotulinumtoxin A. it is a neurotoxin that extracts from Clostridium botulinum. There are four types of Botox available in the market. FDA-approved products for cosmetic facial wrinkles are Xeomin, Botox, Dysport and now Jeuveau. 

Generally, Botox blocks the signal from the nerve to the specific muscles that prevent it from contracting. As it prevents the contraction of these specific muscles, you can notice less formation of wrinkles. The products may provide you the almost same result, but they are different based on the duration of action, onset, and discomfort you feel.

What product is suitable for you is based on various facts. But all the products are safe and effective, that is for sure. Remember that when you decide to do Botox, you always hire a specialist to do that.

What Should You Expect During the Procedure?

First of all, the specialist cleans the specific area and marks the area with a removable marker. After that, he or she may apply ice packs or numbing cream to reduce any type of discomfort. After doing that, the specialist continues the process in various areas to target the desired muscles.

While doing the procedure, you may experience a few small bumps in the skin. But after some time, these will be gone. You may experience mild bruising that will resolve in 24-48 hours. The specialist can provide you instructions about what to do in the next 24 hours after the procedure. 


Generally, if you apply neurotoxins, then you may notice few results in 3-5 days. But remember that you cannot notice the final result within 7-10 days. The specialist recommends waiting for at least two weeks after getting a Botox injection to see the result. In the meantime, if the patient needs a touch-up, the expert can help them. The toxin takes time to block off the nerve impulses to the muscles. That is why you have to wait that long. 

The Duration 

Keep in mind that Botox does not last forever. Generally, Botox can remain for three to four months. After a specific time, the neurotoxin wears off. The nerves are able to send the signals again to begin contracting. You should also remember the fact that the result may vary from patient to patient. In general, you may experience better results in your second treatment than the first one. 

Contact Us

If you want to do the treatment safely under a specialist’s supervision, contact Longevity Aesthetic and Laser Spa in OKC. The experts will help you to find a suitable solution for you.

**Disclaimer: This content is neither a medical advice nor it  imply a doctor-patient relationship.

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