Botox might be one the popular anti-ageing treatments in the world. Botox treatment could help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles effectively. So it comes with no surprise that there are lots of questions regarding Botox as it gains popularity over the years! So let’s take a look at some of the popular questions that people ask about Botox!
How long does Botox last?
Typically, Botox results last around half a year. For some people, they might need to do a follow up treatment in around 3 months. For some people, the results can even last for up to a year. This is something that depends on many factors that play out differently for every person. For example, the type of Botox treatment that you are going for will affect how long your results last.
Another huge factor is skin condition. The healthier and the younger the skin is, the longer it would last. Why? Because a part of the ageing process is the development of wrinkles and lines. One other factor would be the area where the wrinkles, lines, or scars are located. For example, if the area is an area in the face where there is heavy muscle movement, you might need to do more regular treatments.
At what age can you start getting Botox?
You will need to be at least 18 years old before you can get Botox. So technically, you can get Botox as early as in your 20s. If you do some research on this, you will find the term “preventative Botox”. This talks about using Botox not only for reducing wrinkles and lines that have already formed, but to prevent wrinkles and lines from temporarily forming in the face.
There are many reasons why wrinkles and lines can form from such a young age. It could be because you are someone who frowns a lot, or make all these movements and expressions often and on a regular basis. It can also be because of your general skin and muscles condition. But, the main point is that getting Botox early means you have the chance to prevent wrinkles.
What are the possible side effects of Botox?
There are several side effects that you should keep an eye if you decide to get a Botox:
- You might experience some pain in the area where the Botox was injected. Imagine going for a vaccine, and coming home feeling a little sore around the injection area. That’s the kind of discomfort we’re talking about.
- A level of numbness in various areas, like where the injection took place. Sometimes your muscles will feel rather weak instead of numb, depending on how your body response to the Botox treatment.
- There might be some discomfort related to your eyes and eyelids, such as your eyelids drooping a little. Your eyes might also be quite dry.
- Other side effects might include feeling lightheaded, nauseated, and generally unwell, as if you have flu or about to catch a cold. You don’t have to worry if you feel this way because it will generally go away quite soon, in a day or two. 
These side effects are mostly temporary and the chance of getting the side effects are quite small.
 Cronkleton, Emily, 2018. Is Botox Poisonous? Here’s What You Need to Know, from https://www.healthline.com/health/Botox-poison#longterm-effects.
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