As we begin to age our collagen production slows, and elastin, the substance that enables skin to snap back into place, has less staying power. The nature of the toxic environment we live in, repetitive facial movements, and gravity only make things worse leading to premature fine lines and wrinkles. While you cannot stop the intrinsic aging process you can help prevent signs of premature aging with skin rejuvenation techniques like Botox along with other skin care regimens.
Injectable Botox is suitable for people with busy lifestyle who do not want the inconvenience of a long recovery. The injection into the muscles causes those specific muscles to halt their function (become paralyzed), thereby improving the appearance of wrinkles. The paralysis usually lasts about 4 months depending on the individual.
The Glabella is the muscle between the eyebrows and above the nose.
The Forehead is the muscle above the eyebrows to the hairline of the scalp.
Bunny lines are considered the muscle on both sides of the nose.
Crows feet are the wrinkles that are on the outside of the eyes.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes. Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.
You'll look like yourself just with less fine lines and wrinkles. Botox cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy.
Some patients report that Botox treatment can feel like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
You can expect real, noticeable results. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
You may return to your daily routine afterwards. Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.
BEFORE & AFTER