Whether you’re looking to prevent signs of aging or reduce the evidence of aging on your face and neck, Botox may be right for you. This cosmetic injection treatment helps reduce muscle movement, the most substantial cause of lines and wrinkles, to give you smoother skin and a rejuvenated glow.
Discover how Botox can work for you. Contact Finesse Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule your Botox consultation.
What Is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox is an injectable cosmetic treatment. The product serves many purposes but primarily works to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the face and neck.
Botox injections can be administered in several areas, including:
- Around the lips
- Bunny lines (on the nose)
- Crow’s feet (around the eyes)
- Frown lines (between the eyebrows)
Along with treating aesthetic concerns, Botox also works exceptionally well at treating certain medical conditions like migraines and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
Botox is one of the most popular and requested cosmetic treatments for a reason. Patients can enjoy a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance with no need for surgery.
How Does Botox Treat Signs of Aging?
Excessive muscle movement is one of the most significant contributors to lines and creases on the skin. Botox works to slow or even stop muscles from contracting, helping keep skin taut and smooth.
The main ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin A, a neurotoxin that helps weaken muscle movement. This toxin is safe when administered in small doses by a qualified professional.
Muscle movement occurs due to nerve signals telling muscles to move. When injected, Botox works to block these signals, causing the muscles to weaken and either slow down considerably or stop moving altogether, depending on dosage and desired results.
Minimized muscle movement helps keep signs of aging, including wrinkles and creases, at bay.
The Botox Treatment
On the day of your Botox appointment, we’ll begin by mapping out the area where you’ll receive treatment. We’ll cleanse the area and apply topical numbing cream for maximum comfort.
Next, we’ll gently inject small doses of Botox throughout the treatment area. You can sit back and relax during your treatment, which typically lasts 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of injections we make.
After your treatment is complete, you can rest for a few minutes before you’re free to leave and return to your daily activities.
Advantages of Botox Injections
There are many reasons why patients enjoy getting Botox. Some of the most substantial advantages of this treatment include:
- Natural-looking results
- Reduced signs of aging
- Smoother, tighter-looking skin
- Minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure
Botox can give you the skin refresh you’ve been seeking with no fuss and no downtime.
Botox — Frequently Asked Questions
Patients often have questions about Botox injections, so we’ve answered some of the most common ones below. If you have additional questions, we’d be happy to discuss them with you during your consultation.
Is There Any Downtime After Botox?
After Botox, there’s no real downtime. We do ask you not to rub the area or lie down for at least four hours after your appointment. You should also take a break from exercise and any strenuous activity for at least 24 hours.
Otherwise, you can return to normal activity after treatment. In fact, many patients come in the middle of the workday and return to work right after their appointments.
When Can I Expect to See a Difference in My Appearance?
Because of the way Botox works, you likely won’t see a drastic difference right after you receive your injections. Botox takes some time to work, so you can expect to progressively notice less and less muscle movement in the days after your appointment. Final results often take one to two weeks.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Every patient reacts to Botox differently. In general, Botox lasts three to four months. For some patients, it can last a little longer, from four to six months.
Often, the more you get Botox, the better your muscles react to it, with results lasting a bit longer every time.
How Often Can I Get Botox Injections?
When you begin to notice more significant movement in the area treated with Botox, you can schedule your next appointment. Most patients wait three to six months between appointments, depending on how long the product lasts.
Will I Still Be Able to Make Facial Expressions After Botox?
Absolutely. We understand the thought of stopping muscles from moving seems intimidating, but we only use a small enough dose of the product to limit muscle movement without giving you a “frozen” look.
You’ll still be able to express yourself, just without the added lines and wrinkles.
Can I Combine Botox with Other Injectables?
Yes. It’s common to combine Botox with dermal fillers. The two work well together to combat signs of aging.
Botox prevents muscle movement, putting a stop to the formation and deepening of lines and creases. Filler works to plump these areas, further contributing to smoother skin.
During your consultation, we can recommend the best filler product to complement your Botox treatment.
Is There a Particular Age When I Can Start Getting Botox?
Adult patients of all ages get Botox Cosmetic. Patients in their 20s typically begin getting Botox as a preventive treatment to avoid having deep-set creases and lines around the face and neck in the future. More mature patients usually use Botox to improve the look of existing lines and wrinkles.
Schedule Your Botox Consultation Today
Give yourself the gift of youthful, glowing skin. If you’re interested in learning how Botox Cosmetic can help you attain your aesthetic goals, Contact Finesse Cosmetic Surgery in Waltham, MA, today to schedule a consultation.