Botox® injections have become one of the most common non-surgical cosmetic treatments around the world. Botox® essentially is used to weaken or temporarily parallelize certain affected facial muscles and reduce the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles, etc., especially around your forehead and eyes. In some cases it can be used to lift the tip of the nose, raise the eyebrows, balance facial symmetry, relax tight neck bands, medically treat excessive sweating in the underarms, and treat migraine headaches, and there are other off-label uses.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is an FDA-approved drug, also known as Botulinum Toxin Type A, which is produced by Allergan Corporation in Irvine, California. When injected to an area of the body, Botox® blocks the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. The effect reduces lines, creases and wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyes, and around the eyes (“crow’s feet”).
Botox® injections in Costa Rica are very popular with people who want wrinkle-free, younger-looking skin at an affordable price. Since very small dosages are used for injections, Botox® in Costa Rica is a very safe cosmetic treatment.
How and where is Botox® injected?
Typically, patients receive Botox® injections in the “crow’s feet” area by their eyes, the deep horizontal lines on the forehead, lines between the eyes, and smile lines by the nose. Botox® injections do not require anesthesia. Botox® is injected using a very fine needle and patients normally experience only minimal discomfort. Typical treatments take 15 –20 minutes to perform.
When will I see the results of Botox® injections and how long do they last?
Most people see the results of Botox® injections within 4 – 7 days.
You can expect the treatment enhancements to last 3 – 6 months depending on your metabolism and the depth of the wrinkles being treated. Most people choose to get regular treatments every few months to maintain their smooth, wrinkle-free skin.
What are the side effects of Botox® injections?
Botox® injection side effects are normally minimal. There may be small bruise marks from the needle that fade away in a few days. Depending on the area treated, you may have some difficulty making certain facial expressions, such as squinting, frowning, or lowering and raising your eyebrows.
Benefits of Botox® injections
- Eliminate deep lines between your eyes
- Smooth out wrinkles around your eyes and forehead
- Correct asymmetry in your eyebrows or face
- Relieve migraine headaches
- Relieve excessive sweating
Botox® injections in Costa Rica
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