Facial lines and wrinkles are the earliest signs of aging, often caused by years of facial expression. Botox® is one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, offering a solution to your signs of aging. With Botox®, patients can express a younger version of themselves, without showing facial lines. The neuromodulator injectable targets wrinkle-causing muscles to reduce their contractions, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Botox® is a neuromodulator injectable formula.
No one wants to look older than they feel, so patients often turn to Botox® at the earliest signs of aging. Lines and wrinkles develop for a number of reasons, including collagen loss, the pull of gravity, environmental factors, lifestyle factors like smoking, and repeated facial expressions weakening your skin. No matter the cause, no one is safe from wrinkles, but Botox® can help!
Patients as young as their 30s have turned to Botox® to address their signs of aging. Older patients have turned to Botox® as well, whether it’s to treat wrinkles alone or to prolong the results of their surgical procedure like a facelift. Patients who do not yet require a surgical procedure for their facial aging, or are not ready for surgery, have turned to Botox® to deliver satisfying rejuvenation, with no scarring or downtime.
Botox® is made from the neurotoxin, botulinum toxin. For the muscles to contract, a chemical messenger is released, telling the muscle cells to shorten. When a small amount of Botox® is injected near the nerve, this signal is stopped, preventing the muscles from contracting and resulting in fewer fine lines. This is why Botox® works best for dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that are present with facial expression. Eventually, the neurotoxin wears off, allowing your facial muscles to contract like normal.
At BioSpa® we develop a treatment plan that is unique to the patient’s concerns and aesthetic goals. When it comes to treating your lines and wrinkles with Botox®, your treatment plan will depend on the extent of your signs of aging and where your lines occur. To begin treatment, the injection points will be mapped out around the forehead and brows. Botox® will then be placed in those areas. Patients typically feel a slight pinch during the injection process. The injection process is very quick, lasting about 15 minutes.
Because Botox® is nonsurgical, there is no downtime required, but there are still some things to keep in mind after your treatment to ensure successful results:
- Do not rub or massage the treatment area.
- Keep the head elevated for at least four hours after treatment.
- Avoid working out right after treatment. If possible, wait untl the next day.
- Avoid hot showers for 24 hours, as heat could increase bruising in the area.
- Watch for significant swelling, itching, or difficulty breathing. Although rare, this could be a sign of an allergic reaction.
The results of Botox® treatment will become noticeable in about a week after treatment. Patients can enjoy a younger, more rejuvenated appearance with fewer lines and wrinkles, especially when forming facial expressions. These results can last for four to six months. After that time, it is safe to have a maintenance session to refresh your results, or you may choose further treatment options to address your signs of aging.
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When it comes to cosmetic treatments, some of the best results come from a combination of treatments. Of course, Botox® alone can be an effective solution, but if you show other signs of aging like static wrinkles and folds in the lower face, you might also benefit from dermal fillers to add instant volume. Fillers can also be added to your cheeks or lips to add subtle volume.
Because the aging process doesn’t stop at fine lines and wrinkles, you might consider a more surgical solution than Botox® for your future treatment. Once severe volume loss and sagging occurs, a facelift or neck lift can be performed to tighten your facial muscles and smooth out wrinkles and folds.
The first step to smoothing out your facial lines is to schedule a consultation at BioSpa. Our highly experienced, professional injectors can ensure that you are a candidate for Botox® and develop your customized treatment plan. To schedule your appointment, contact our office at (949) 732-3888.