Common Questions About Botox

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Is Botox Safe?

Botox is currently the top nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in the United States for a reason – it’s extremely safe and it works! FDA approved, Botox is backed by over 15 years of clinical studies and is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind.

Does Botox Prevent Wrinkles?

Absolutely. Botox injections will slow muscles that contract hundreds of times a day, that would otherwise eventually etch lines in the skin. If Botox is started before the lines become etched in you will be preventing the wear that causes the lines to form in the first place.

Will Botox Make Me Feel Numb and Look Frozen?

It will not affect the nerves that cause sensation, or make you feel numb. Using Botox moderately and properly (administered by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy) won’t cause a “frozen face”. At Baskin Aesthetic, we would rather err on the conservative side and have you come back for a touch up, than use too much and not have a good result. So basically, you’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.We prefer a more natural look, meaning you’ll still have movement and expression in your face.

What Can I Expect the Day After My Botox Appointment?

Not much. Results begin to show in a couple of days and develop gradually over the course of two weeks. We tell anyone preparing for a big event to come in two weeks ahead of time.

How much time does treatment take?

The injection process takes a quick 10 minutes! What are you waiting for?