"What it feels like is there are a bunch of pins that have gone in … that give you a little pinch, or a little bite, and then the pinch is gone in about 10 seconds and nothing is left," Dr. Roizen says. "I'm afraid to move so [Dr. Perry] doesn't miss where he's going!"
Facts about Botox from Dr. Arthur Perry:
- Botox is the most popular procedure in cosmetic surgery today.
- Botox should only be administered by a highly trained physician and is available only by prescription, Dr. Perry says.
- Results appear two to three weeks after a patient receives Botox injections. The patient should return to his or her doctor for a follow-up visit, at which point they may receive additional injections to fine-tune the appearance.
- Some side effects following a Botox injection may include temporary eyelid droop, tenderness, swelling, redness and/or bleeding/bruising, Dr. Perry says.
- Botox injections last between two to six months. A typical repeat patient will receive three treatments per year.
- The longer you receive Botox injections, the longer the results last.
- Scientists aren't sure why, but 7 percent of people do not respond to Botox at all.