You recently saw a friend who looks great! You wondered what her secret might be but you just didn’t ask. There is a strong chance she is one of millions of patients worldwide who receive Botox® treatments every year for their incredible anti-aging effects. That was your first impression of the widely known anti-aging treatment, now let’s provide you with a few Botox® facts.
What causes facial wrinkles and creases? When your facial muscles contract, the skin above them is pulled together into temporary wrinkles and creases that disappear when the muscles relax. Over time, the facial muscles you use most often stop relaxing completely and the wrinkles above them no longer disappear.
How does Botox® work? Botox® injections block the signals that tell your muscles to contract. The amount of Botox® placed in each muscle determines how much of the signal to block. Softening the movement of some muscles while relaxing other muscles allows you to achieve completely natural facial expressions without wrinkles. Botox® injections can lift brows, soften forehead wrinkles, and correct fine lines around the eyes and nose. It is also effective for non-surgical facial lifting procedures using the Microtox technique.
How much Botox® will I need? The exact number of units you need depends on the areas being treated and the results you desire. Larger, stronger muscles require more Botox® to relax them, and you may want more relaxation in some areas. We encourage a complimentary consultation and a customized treatment plan for best results.
Is the process painful? Our expert injectors make Botox® injections an easy and virtually painless procedure. We also use cooling and topical numbing solutions for more sensitive areas.
What can I expect during the treatment? You may experience slight discomfort, redness, or swelling around the injection sites. This minor side effect is common and does not last long. Written post-treatment instructions will provide you with information to ensure the best possible results. There is no downtime and Botox® usually requires three to seven days to take full effect.
Will anyone notice? Botox® injections can take years off your appearance in just one appointment, and the results are perfectly natural. Everyone will notice, but no one will know!