What Should You Expect When Getting Botox?

Botox is a viral cosmetic treatment in the world today. Most people get Botox to improve their appearance like the removal of lines on the forehead and crow’s feet. Botox is a protein that comes from the toxin of a bacteria called clostridium botulinum. This toxin is very deadly, and therefore Botox should be done by a highly qualified person who can regulate the dose to the safe levels.

Botox freezes the muscles in the face so that they are unable to go through the full range of motion. People who have received Botox can, however, be able to make facial expressions. When an experienced plastic surgeon at Denver Peak Plastic Surgery Center performs Botox, there are minimal side effects, but if the safe dose of Botox exceeds, you may experience severe side effects. 

What Are the Uses of Botox?

The most common use is the removal of facial wrinkles, but Botox also has multiple other applications. Botox can treat hyperhidrosis, which is a condition that prevents excess sweating when you are inactive and even during cold temperatures. Botox also treats cervical dystonia, a condition in which the muscles in the neck contract involuntarily resulting in pain and an unusual neck posture.

The lazy eye which presents with eye muscle imbalance can also heal using Botox. Botox also helps to treat urinary incontinence due to overactive bladder and to treat eye twitching and muscle contractures that occur due to neurological conditions like cerebral palsy. Other uses of Botox include treating chronic migraines, alopecia and psoriasis.

Is Botox Safe?

Botox is a safe procedure when a qualified plastic surgeon does it. Some of the side effects that you can experience include mild pain and swelling at the injection site. The area of the injection can also appear red or have a minor bruise. You may also experience mild headaches. Other mild side effects of Botox include an upset stomach, numbness, malaise, flu-like symptoms, or temporary drooping of the eyelids.

Botox can, however, have severe complications when done by a doctor who lacks experience or when the safe dose limit is exceeded. These complications of Botox include the inability to speak or swallow, difficulty in breathing, urine incontinence, and vision problems and generalized muscle weakness. You should see a doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects.

What Can You Expect When Getting Botox?

Botox is an outpatient procedure at the doctor’s office. Before the process, the doctor will numb you using either local anesthesia or ice and vibration anesthesia to reduce discomfort during the procedure. During the procedure, the doctor injects the Botox into the skin and muscles of the area.

You will go home the same day as the procedure. Avoid rubbing the area within the first 24 hours after the procedure because the Botox can spread to other areas. When you get home, you should not apply makeup immediately or use tanning products. You should stay well hydrated and eat a healthy diet while avoiding exposure to direct sunlight.


Botox is a derivative of the neurotoxin of a bacteria called clostridium botulinum and is used for the cosmetic purpose to remove facial wrinkles. Botox has other uses like treating hyperhidrosis, muscle contractures, bladder dysfunction and cervical dystonia. Botox is a safe procedure when done by an experienced plastic surgeon, but if not done by a qualified doctor, some complications like breathing and swallowing difficulties may occur.