A simple, effective skin smoothing treatment, BOTOX® is administered as an injection of fluid into the upper-level facial muscles. The results are dramatic and can last for months. Since this type of wrinkle reduction treatment doesn’t involve skin ablation or resurfacing, you may be wondering how it works. We get lots of questions from our clients who consider BOTOX® injections.
Below, we outline the procedure in detail and answer some of the most common questions about this type of treatment. Keep in mind that BOTOX® isn’t a permanent fix for facial wrinkles, but it’s the perfect alternative to more aggressive procedures, many of which are not suitable for all individuals.
Does It Treat the Skin?
No, it does not. This treatment won’t address such concerns as dull skin tone, blemishes, or scarring. Instead, it acts as a muscle relaxing agent. The wrinkles that form when we make facial expressions are caused by the upper-level muscles pinching or pulling the skin surface. These facial expressions result in dynamic wrinkles, and they become much more prominent as we age.
The injectable fluid settles into the muscle tissue and prevents nerve signal transmission to the muscles. This keeps the skin surface smoother and without the appearance of crow’s feet and other lines.
Is the Procedure Complicated?
No, but we do need to consult with the client first so that we can examine the facial features closely. We want to determine the size and strength of the muscles that lie just beneath the skin. This allows us to choose specific injection sites. We also determine the proper dosage based on our observations of the client making a series of facial expressions.
After this examination, we can administer the treatment. The procedure takes only minutes to complete. There’s no set downtime afterward. The client can resume most all normal activities at once.
Will My Face Go Numb?
This is a common concern we hear from potential clients, and the answer is no. You can still perform smiling, frowning, pouting, and other facial expressions because the lower-level muscles also aren’t affected by the fluid.
Can I Get This Treatment Done Anywhere?
No, it takes a trained professional to administer the treatment. We are specialists in skin care, and we have a lot of experience with BOTOX® and other injectables. We can assure you that our treatment procedure will produce the maximum results possible.
Get more information about BOTOX® treatments by reaching out to our team at Lux: A Medical Spa in Bluffton. You can eliminate those annoying age lines and dynamic wrinkles without the need for surgery. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!