We all want to reveal our best self -- to others and when we look in the mirror. Botox injections make that easier by helping to reduce and prevent facial lines and wrinkles. No wonder Botox has been the #1 cosmetic enhancement treatment for so many years! Still, as valuable as Botox can be in countering signs of aging, it plays a very specific role.
Botox does not stop the aging process; it simply makes certain types of wrinkles less visible. It works on moderate to severe wrinkles as well as emerging fine lines. It also helps prevent new wrinkles from forming. So you can use it to retain your youthful appearance or even turn back the clock.
Botox treats dynamic wrinklesYour face is so mobile. Every time you talk, smile, frown, or squint, the movement of your facial muscles causes your skin to wrinkle. We call these dynamic wrinkles. When you’re young, the skin smooths out again when your muscles relax. Over time, though, your skin “remembers” the wrinkles, and they become more visible. You may start to see:
- Forehead wrinkles – horizontal lines across the forehead
- Frown lines (also called glabellar lines) – the parallel wrinkles that form between your eyebrows
- Crow’s feet at the outer edges of your eyes
- Bunny lines – the little lines that form when you wrinkle your nose
- Smile lines around your mouth
- Neck banding – the saggy vertical wrinkles that run from below your chin toward your throat
How does Botox work?
Botox is a neurotoxin derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In large doses, it can cause paralysis. But when specially formulated for cosmetic use and injected in very small amounts, it works to calm the nerve signals that cause muscle movement. Using Botox, we can achieve the improvement you want to see without affecting the natural expressiveness that defines your face.
Botox Cosmetic has been tremendously successful over the years. But it’s true that one size does not fit all – especially when we’re talking about something as unique as your skin and as personal as your aesthetic goals. So researchers have developed newer variations that give providers and patients more choices. Here at Reveal Aesthetic, we offer both Dysport and Xeomin in addition to Botox.
Botox treatments are fast and easy
Your first visit will include a consultation. We can examine your face, listen to your concerns, and then recommend a treatment plan that fits your goals and budget. The injections usually take just a few minutes, so you can come in during your lunch hour or in between errands. We will wipe the area with alcohol or a topical anesthetic, then strategically inject tiny amounts of Botox as needed to produce the results you want.
Not a fan of needles? No worries! We use a very thin, sharp needle, so you’ll feel just a quick “pinch” and maybe a slight pressure.
And that’s it!
Who is a good candidate?
Even the best at-home skin care regimen cannot stop dynamic wrinkles from forming. Botox injections are a fast, simple, safe way to not only look your best but feel good about yourself.
If you’re just starting to see fine lines or you have more obvious lines and wrinkles, Botox can help. That makes it an excellent option for men and women in their 20s to their 50s or even older. And yes, we did just say men. Guys want to reveal their best selves, too, and a youthful, expressive face builds confidence.
Botox treatments are quick and convenient
Injections usually take just a few minutes, so you can pop in during your lunch hour or in between errands. Your first visit will start with a consultation, so we can examine your face, hear about your concerns and desired improvement, then recommend a treatment approach that fits your goals and budget.
For the treatment itself, we will wipe the area with alcohol or a topical anesthetic, then strategically inject tiny amounts of Botox as needed to produce the results you want. Not a fan of needles? No worries! We use a very thin, sharp needle, so you’ll feel just a quick “pinch” and maybe a slight pressure.
And that’s it!
What happens afterward?
You might experience some temporary tingling or mild swelling or bruising at the injection site, but you can go right back to your day no matter what you have planned. In the hands of a skilled provider, risks and potential side effects from Botox injections are minimal.
What about results?
It takes a few days for the Botox to settle in and get to work. You’ll see gradual improvement over the first week or two, and then you can enjoy the full results. Botox is gradually absorbed by the body, so after 3-4 months, you can renew your Botox injections to maintain your new look, or you can stop and let your face continue to age naturally. Studies have shown that over time, patients can wait longer intervals before getting refresher treatment.
Do you have an upcoming special event? Give yourself a week or so to ensure Botox has plenty of time to take full effect. No one will ever know unless you reveal your secret. But everyone will notice how great you’re looking!
And, speaking of results, Botox combines beautifully with dermal fillers, facials, and skin rejuvenation procedures to help you achieve even more impressive results. We recommend getting your Botox injections first.
Where you get your Botox injections matters
Botox is a prescription medication, and Botox injections are a medical procedure. Your health and safety are even more important than the results you want to see. You can be confident when you visit Reveal Aesthetic because our staff is highly trained, experienced, and follows medical best practices. They work hard to provide safe, smile-worthy, natural-looking results.