Do you look older than you feel? Is your face riddled with fine lines and wrinkles? Do you have crow’s feet? Do you have frown lines? Do you look like a different person when you smile? Botox can help you with that.
Many people think that getting Botox is a sign of aging and needs to be accepted inevitably. They think old ladies get Botox so that they can look young again. On the contrary, pursuing Botox could mean a number of things apart from aging – it could mean that you’re expressive with your facial features, that you communicate through expression, or that your skin is a tad dry. Whatever the reason for fine lines and wrinkles, Botox is an excellent way of washing away your woes and rejuvenating your skin whether you’re 18 or 80.
Botox is also an excellent preventative measure for future fine lines and wrinkles. Why wait for your wrinkles to settle in before doing something about it?
What is Botox?
Botulinum Toxin, more commonly known as Botox, consists of a natural neurotoxic protein formed by the bacterium clostridium botulinum that when injected into tightened and strained muscles, relaxes and weakens them. The result is your skin adopting a smoother and more youthful appearance. This is a solution that temporarily paralyzes the muscles so that they no longer contract as easily and crease your skin with their every movement.
The treatment is a nonsurgical approach to reducing or eliminating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that has carried the world to a new era of wrinkle correction.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a nonsurgical treatment commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, or treat crows feet around the eye area.
How long has Botox been used for cosmetic purposes?
On April 12, 2002 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced approval of cosmetic usage of botulinum toxin type A, also known as Botox Cosmetic, to relieve moderate to severe wrinkles and lines for a temporary amount of time. Since then, Botox usage has become a revolutionary and widespread fad that serves millions spanning younger and older generations alike.
How does Botox work?
Needles might seem scary sometimes, but with a fine needle and the soft touch of our nurses, this treatment is a completely endurable experience. Botox is injected into muscles that cause lines and wrinkles by temporarily blocking nerve impulses from reaching them, and therefore relaxing them from constant tightening. When those muscles are calmed, they no longer contract to show lines or wrinkles on your face.
Which areas can be treated?
- Between the Eyes (Glabella)
- Around the Eyes
- Upper lip
We here at DermaFashion Medical Spa understand the significance that your appearance has for you, especially when it comes to your face, your identity in the world, and so your Botox treatment is tailored to your desires and appearance goals. Our nurses have a very extensive and detailed knowledge of the muscles in your face, so when they meet you for your appointment, they can give you a customized recommendation of what kind of Botox treatment (i.e. how much Botox and in which areas of your face) can make your skin look the most rejuvenated. Botox treatment is an art that shines best under the hand of experienced professionals.
Benefits of BOTOX®
- Easy way to smooth wrinkles and erases fine lines
- No downtime
- FDA Approved
How long does the typical BOTOX® procedure take, and what is the down time?
Botox treatments take no longer than 15 minutes, but here at DermaFashion Medical Spa we book you a 30 minute Botox appointment so that beforehand we are able to analyze your facial musculature and determine that best type of procedure for you and your needs.
There is little to no down-time of recovery for Botox treatment – after your procedure you should refrain from sun exposure and exercise for about 24 hours, but otherwise can resume normal activity right away.
How long has Botox been used for cosmetic purposes?
BOTOX® Cosmetic was introduced in 2002 and is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA for temporary treatment of moderate to severe glabella lines between the brows. With real, noticeable results, no surgery & no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women.
How long will my Botox last?
Most patients enjoy their Botox results for up to 4 months
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
With Botox treatment, dosage is key – the more Botox that is injected, the less you will be able to move a particular muscle. Because Botox treatments are customizable, desirable outcomes are achievable whether you desire a natural look or a more frozen look.
While Botox has the capacity to freeze your face, it is a myth that all Botox treatments end with a frozen face. Under the hand of our experienced nurses, any look you want is a possibility.
What do I need to know before I have a Botox treatment?
Do not take any anti-inflammatory supplements or blood thinners such as Vitamin E, Flax Seed Oil, Fish Oil, Ibuprofen or Aspirin before your appointment, because these put you at risk for bruising. Otherwise, there isn't any preparation associated with Botox treatment.
What should I know after I have a Botox treatment?
While there is no recovery time, we recommend refraining from exercising, facials, massages, and sun exposure to your face for about 24 hours.
When will I see results from my Botox treatment?
Most patients see full results after about 2 weeks, although effects may be noticed in as little as 3 days.
What dosage of Botox do I need?
Dosage is really determinate on your skin, the depth of your lines, your desired outcome, and a number of other factors. Botox dosage will be determined for you by our nurses when you come in for your appointment during your complimentary pre-procedure consultation, so that your treatment can be customized for you specifically. The consultation will also cover the specifics of the Botox treatment, what to expect afterwards, and a number of other things.
Please call (858) 225-6655 for any further questions or to book an appointment.