Botox is a neuromodulator or an injectable that temporarily prevents the muscle from contracting by blocking nerve signals. Botox accomplishes this by using a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A. At your consultation, your injector will discuss your cosmetic concerns and examine your skin to determine where the injections should be placed. Botox is commonly used to treat moderate to severe frown lines or forehead lines, glabellar lines between the brows, crow's feet at the corners of the eyes, and other fine lines on the face.
Before the injections, a topical anesthetic or numbing cream can be applied to the skin to alleviate any discomfort. Botox will then be injected into the facial muscles using a fine gauge needle. The entire treatment takes less than 30 minutes so you can quickly return to work or your daily activities.
Results and Recovery
There is minimal recovery or downtime needed after Botox treatment. We do recommend that you wait to exercise for 24 hours since mild swelling and injection site bruising often occur, and the product could shift. Over the next few days, the Botox product will settle, and you will see an improvement in the appearance of your fine lines and facial wrinkles. Results last 3-4 months for most patients and can be maintained with additional treatments.
Botox injections are commonly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, but they can also be injected into other areas to treat medical conditions like hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), chronic migraines, urinary incontinence (overactive bladder), or a gummy smile. Men and women in overall good health who want to treat any of these conditions can benefit from Botox! You may have to wait to receive treatment if you have an active skin infection or are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have an allergy to botulinum toxin, we can recommend an alternative treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
No one likes to be reminded about their age and facial wrinkles are one of the first signs of skin aging. If you want to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, schedule a consultation today for Botox cosmetic treatment at MedSkin Essentials.