Botox injections are for both men and women that are looking to achieve or retain their youthful appearance. The majority of patients seeking treatment are at least 30 years old or older, but patients younger than that also seek out Botox as a proactive step in preventing wrinkles. If you have excessive skin laxity, Botox may not be able to produce noticeable results. If you have lines that are already imprinted or etched into the skin, Botox will help soften those lines, not completely erase them.
- Smooth out fine lines and wrinkles
- Injection process time, 10 to 15 minutes
- Pain level varies, none to mild
- Increases skin resilience
- FDA approved
- Noticeable results four to five days
What is Botox?
Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million treatments administered per year. Botox is used to effectively treat, reduce and prevent the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines.
- Lip Flip
- Brow lift
- Smile Lines
- Under-Eye Smoothing
HOW MUCH BOTOX WILL I NEED?
Botox is injected directly into the muscles that are causing the wrinkles by using a very tiny needle. It blocks the nerve impulses from the brain telling the targeted muscle to move. This in turn inhibits the muscle from contracting, thereby relaxing the skin that lays over the muscles to the point where the wrinkles gradually soften up and often times disappear all together. For this reason, many patients consider Botox to be the best wrinkle treatment available.
It typically will last about 3-4 months, depending on the individual. Factors that influence how long it lasts include amount of Botox used, history of Botox usage, and lifestyle factors.
Avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or fish oil for 2 weeks prior to treatment. (Note: If your personal physician prescribed aspirin to you, do not stop aspirin without your physician’s approval). Taking arnica orally for a week before and after your treatment can help minimize bruising.
Don’t exercise, rub the area, go in hot tub or Jacuzzi or do anything that will increase circulation to prevent the Botox from traveling too far.