Most Common FAQs About Botox – Get Answers From Dermatologist
Q: Is there anything that I need to do before the Botox treatment in preparation for it?
Yes. However, it all depends on the Botox treatment method. The methods vary from case to case. In some cases, your doctor might ask you to avoid consuming alcohol for up to 1 week before your Botox treatment. In other cases, he or she might ask you to avoid taking aspirin and any other such anti-inflammatory medicines for up to 2 weeks before your Botox treatment. Such precautions are recommended by doctors to help minimize the risk of any bruising that might occur after the Botox injections.
Q: Can I get Botox treatment done for any wrinkles?
No. You can only get Botox treatment done for the following wrinkles:
- The wrinkles in your forehead regions between the eyebrows
- The wrinkles in the corner of your eyes
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
These 4 are the only non-surgical cosmetic procedures approved for the usage of Botox treatment by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services
Q: Can I still smile, frown, and do other things with my face like normal after a Botox treatment?
Yes. You can still do all those things and anything and everything that you could do before. The only difference will be that you will be doing all that without the wrinkles now. Botox treatment only affects the muscle that has been injected with Botox. Only the muscle injected with Botox becomes paralyzed and not any other muscles. The only case when any other muscles other than the intended muscle gets paralyzed is when the Botox treatment is administered incorrectly.
Q: Is Botox treatment expensive?
Well, it depends but a typical Botox treatment can cost you anywhere from $300 to $1000. The cost of a Botox treatment depends on a lot of things like the doctor themselves – their qualification, their skill, the clinic, the clinic’s location, and other such things.
Q: Is Botox treatment covered under health insurance?
No. Most health insurances do not cover cosmetic usage of Botox.
Q: Can anyone get Botox treatment done?
Yes, almost anyone. Botox treatment is a very simple procedure. However, you should not get Botox treatment done if you are either pregnant or breastfeeding. You should also consult a doctor before the Botox treatment if you have any neurological or muscular disorders of some sort or any particular allergies.