If you live in Frederick and are bothered by wrinkles that are giving away your age, you should consider undergoing a BOTOX® treatment. Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard of these types of injections. When considering any type of cosmetic treatment, no matter how safe, you will likely have a number of questions that you want answered first: What is this treatment? How is it made? Would I make a good candidate for it?
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a safe injectable liquid that reduces the activity of certain facial muscles that cause what are known as dynamic wrinkles. These are wrinkles formed by underlying facial muscles. Some examples of dynamic wrinkles are forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and wrinkles between the eyebrows.
What is In the Product?
The product consists of a liquid containing a purified protein serum that is developed in a laboratory under extremely strict and controlled conditions. BOTOX® has an excellent safety profile and has been used for several decades for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles.
Is BOTOX® the Same Thing as a Filler?
No. BOTOX® and fillers contain different ingredients and work in a different way. While fillers contain substances like hyaluronic acid to fill in wrinkles by increasing skin volume, this product contains a safe botulinum toxin that temporarily paralyzes facial muscles that cause some forms of wrinkles.
What About My Results?
You should begin noticing results within a few days after your treatment. It could take about a week to achieve ideal results. Within around three months, you may begin noticing a slight return of facial muscle movement in the treated area. You can return at this time for a subsequent appointment to schedule additional injections so that you maintain your results.
What Happens at My Treatment?
The procedure itself is quite fast and painless. We will administer up to eight injections into facial muscles in the treatment area. You will be asked to make certain facial expressions after your injections. As strange as it may sound, this ensures that the product is evenly distributed under your skin.
Avoid sun exposure on the day of your treatment because this could increase blood circulation, leading to the dilation of blood vessels that disperses the product faster than desired. Wear a good sunscreen if you must go outdoors on the day of your treatment.
Schedule Your Treatment
If you are ready to say goodbye to dynamic wrinkles, or would like to request more information about BOTOX®, we warmly encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Lux: A Medical Spa. At our convenient location in Bluffton, our friendly and experienced team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!