No matter how well you take care of your skin or how good your genetics are, it can seem nearly impossible to escape the visible signs of aging—but that was until Botox Cosmetic came along. 

Botox Cosmetic is the minimally invasive, injectable muscle relaxer treatment that’s earned its popularity as the most commonly used procedure for addressing fine lines and wrinkles on the face. If you’re considering having Botox for the first time, you probably still have a few important questions about the procedure. So to help you better understand what the so-called holy grail Botox is all about, here are our answers to the most frequently asked questions about Botox!

How does Botox work? 

Botox is a neurotoxin that uses botulinum toxin type A to temporarily paralyze the muscles, preventing certain areas of the face from wrinkling. During your procedure, Dr. Lee will inject Botox directly into the targeted treatment area, and after the short process, you can look forward to skin that looks more youthful and wrinkle-free in just 72 hours! 

Does getting Botox hurt? 

The short answer is no, not really. 

All in all, the entire Botox procedure only takes a few minutes, and Dr. Lee will prep the treatment area with a numbing cream beforehand to ensure your comfort. Most patients report minimal discomfort, if any at all, and can return to their regular activities immediately after treatment. 

How long does Botox last? 

Botox results and longevity vary from person to person, but you can generally expect your treatment to last from three to six months. Of course, other factors such as age, skin elasticity, and wrinkle depth can affect how long your results last, so if you want a better idea of how long yours will last, it’s best to consult Dr. Lee. 

At what age can I start getting Botox? 

Botox is approved for patients 18 years and older, but realistically, you likely won’t have enough lines to worry about until your late 20s—but again, everyone is different. So instead of focusing on the magic number for getting Botox, focus on your skin and its unique concerns and consult with Dr. Lee to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. 

Is Botox safe? 

Botox Cosmetic is an FDA-approved treatment for reversing lines and wrinkles, but it is only safe and effective when administered by a certified professional. 

To discover more about how Botox can help you treat your skin concerns, contact the New Life team today at 956-969-8369!