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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about BOTOX

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about BOTOX

How Does BOTOX Work?

Botox works by blocking signals from nerves, so the injected muscle can no longer contract. Botox injections in San Diego cause wrinkles to relax and soften and prevent new ones from forming.

What Kinds of Wrinkles Can BOTOX Treat?

Botox is most commonly used to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles in the treatment of frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet, and smile lines. It may also be used to smooth cobblestone chin or, in some cases, to smooth neck skin that can resemble crepe paper with age.

What Is the BOTOX Procedure Like?

Patients often report the BOTOX procedure in San Diego feels like a pinch. Ice or a topical numbing cream may be administered prior to injection. Redness, swelling, or bruising may occur at the injection site.

How Often Do I Need BOTOX Touch-Up?

Botox usually begins to work within 48 hours. In some cases, the full effect may take 7-14 days. Injections can be repeated every 3-6 months.

Does Insurance Cover BOTOX Injuries?

Insurance coverage varies widely depending on the type of insurance held by the patient and the provider. Most insurance companies require extensive documentation.

Does Insurance Cover BOTOX?

Some insurance plans will cover all or most BOTOX treatments for certain medical reasons, such as migraines or hyperhidrosis, but not for cosmetic reasons unless it’s needed because of an injury or to improve functioning of a malformed body part. Approval is not automatic and not all insurance plans cover treatment.