Botox FAQ

BOTOX Cosmetic Injections Frequently Asked Questions

How does BOTOX® work?

BOTOX blocks the nerve to muscle signals that would normally tell your muscles to contract. Since the injected muscle cannot move, the wrinkles around it relax and soften.

It is used as an anti-wrinkle treatment on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines.

How long does the procedure take, and how long to recover?

The procedure takes ten to twenty minutes. As a type of non-surgical facelift, no recovery time is necessary. You can immediately resume your normal daily activities after treatment.

Does the injection hurt?

While some patients may report minor discomfort from the injection, the needle used for the injection is very tiny. Most patients report very little or no pain.

I hear that Botox could cause Botulism. Is that true?

There is no danger of botulism. In fact, it would take significant amounts-often 100 times more than normal usage-of the toxin to cause botulism.

How long will it take for me to see improvement once I am treated?

It takes about 3 days after your treatment to see the benefits on your facial wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet.

What are the potential side effects?

Side effects are typically minimal. Some can include temporary bruising, headaches, temporary eyelid droop, nausea, flu like syndrome or respiratory infection.

The headaches, although rare, can happen. They are gone with 24 to 48 hours.

If it occurs, eyelid drooping usually goes away after three weeks. It’s caused by BOTOX movement within the muscles. So, you’ll want to avoid rubbing the injected areas for at least 12 hours.

How long do the benefits last?

The effect on frown lines, facial wrinkles and crow’s feet can be seen for 3 to 6 months after treatment. Lines and wrinkles will reappear as the nerve to muscle signals return and the muscles begin to contract again.

However, because the muscle memory is being trained to relax, the lines can appear less severe when upon reappearance.

Is there anyone who should not receive Injections?

A consultation with a trained, experienced nurse is recommended, since it is ineffective on some wrinkles. Breastfeeding patients or those with a neurological disease should avoid Botox.

How much does it cost?

You can check out the BOTOX Injections Price at Bella Med Spa for our average fees. It varies by the type and number of treatments you purchase.

Will my insurance pay for it?

Insurance coverage varies, depending largely on the medical necessity of your condition. Most insurance does not cover it when used for cosmetic procedures. Check with your insurance carrier for coverage details.

Where can I go for the treatment?

Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia – Convenient to Cherry Hill and Marlton and Collingswood, NJ
Chester Springs – Convenient to King Of Prussia, Exton and Pottstown, PA
Newtown, PA (Bucks County) – Convenient to Doylestown, Yardley, New hope, Lambertville, Langhorne, PA as well as Princeton and Trenton, NJ
Lancaster, PA – Convenient to Harrisburg, Lititz, Ephrata and York, PA
Lemoyne – Convenient to Hershey, Lemoyne and Mechanicsburg, PA

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