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Botox - FAQ

How Long Will It Last?

The average is 3-4 months depending on your anatomy and past history. The more treatments you receive the longer it will last.

How Do I Know How Much I Need?

Dr. Santin will help you determine what is necessary based on the consultation. (Every patient is different.)

Will It Hurt?

You might feel a slight pinch from the injection but most patients report that the procedure is relatively painless.

Will It Bruise?

You do run the risk of slight bruising from the injection; we recommend that you discontinue the use of non-prescription blood thinners before and after injection. *Consult a physician before altering medications.

Will I Be Still Be Able To Move My Face?

Yes. Dr.Santin is an expert injector and will place it strategically to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles while allowing you to maintain animation.

Is It Dangerous?

No. Many physicians, including Dr.Santin, believe that Botox® is very safe. In fact, more than 2.5 million procedures were performed just last year.

Is It Reversible?

No, but it’s not permanent. Your body can metabolize it in 2-4 months but sometimes it can last over a year.

Is There Any Down Time?

No. You can resume normal activities immediately, but exercise and putting your head in a prolonged downward position is not recommended for the first 12 hours.

Where Is The Botulinum Toxin Type A Most Commonly Used?

It is most commonly used in the upper one-thirds of the face. It is FDA approved to treat wrinkles between the eyes. Dr. Santin also uses it to safely and effectively treat forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and more.