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Your Most Important Botox Questions Answered

Here’s a quick overview of the most common questions on the subject of Botox injections:

Does it hurt?

Botox is injected with a hypodermic needle just below the skin of the forehead. It is no more painful than any conventional injection or boostershot, though a light anesthetic can be applied for those finding the process uncomfortable.

How long does it last?

The duration of the effects of Botox vary depending on the patient. For some, the effect lasts several months; in other cases it may begin to fade in weeks. As a general guideline, three months is the average to expect.

What’s the recovery time?

There is generally no recovery time needed. As soon as the injections have been administered, normal life can resume. There may be a little residual redness or soreness around the affected area.

What are the risks?

Botox injections are among the safest cosmetic procedures available. The only real risk is an allergic reaction and even this is an incredibly minor risk and usually presents only mild side effects.

Do I have to prepare ahead of the procedure?

In a word, no! As long as you haven’t had any recent accidents, surgeries, or allergic reactions that have affected your forehead, you’re pretty much good to go!