No matter your age or gender, fine lines and wrinkles can become increasingly apparent when you smile, frown, or make other facial expressions that can make you seem older, more tired, or even more angry than you actually feel. For over 2 decades, Botox has been helping people look more youthful with smoother complexions thanks to its revolutionary formula. Here’s how First State Med Spa can help you look younger in pictures and the mirror with once-quarterly Botox injections.
What is Botox?
Botox is the most well-known brand name of a formula with the active ingredient of botulinum toxin, a neuromodulator that inhibits the nerve signals emitted by the brain to muscle fibers wherever it’s injected. Botox has been used for many years both cosmetically and medically to improve the lives of patients.
Botox doesn’t completely paralyze the muscles in the areas it’s injected into, but rather dampens the muscle response in the treated areas, reducing the amount of crinkling, wrinkling, and superficial skin damage done on the surface that people notice as smile lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet, for a few examples.
What Conditions Can Botox Treat?
As mentioned, Botox treats so-called dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that appear when your facial muscles contract or expand. These are different than wrinkles or folds that appear due to age and volume loss.
Botox is best known for treating the following conditions:
- Crow’s feet
- Glabellar lines (also called 11 lines or frown lines between the brows)
- Forehead wrinkles
- Smile lines around the mouth
- Puckered chin creases
Botox is a precision formula, meaning it requires specific amounts of the substance to create the ideal effect, one of many reasons to trust only certified experts in this procedure, like the physicians and trained injectors at First State.
The Botox Procedure
When you arrive for your first Botox consultation, you’ll receive a clinical evaluation by our staff and provide your medical history. They will then recommend the appropriate treatment, formula, or procedure for your concerns, which may include Botox.
For Botox injections, you’ll have the option of receiving a topical numbing agent to make this nearly painless procedure even more tolerable, otherwise, you’ll simply receive the injections in the desired areas. Once the procedure is over, your provider will explain how to care for your injection sites, what to avoid doing – such as strenuous exercise – and for how long to avoid those activities to ensure the best results.
Results and Recovery from Botox
There is no downtime required following a Botox injection, which is part of what makes it such an appealing procedure for so many of our patients. The most common side effects are minimal, and usually consist of mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites.
Botox usually takes effect within a week or two and lasts for up to four months. Most patients schedule regular touch-up appointments every few months according to their provider’s recommendations to continue enjoying their smoother, more youthful complexion.
Schedule Your Botox Consultation Today
Whether you’re just now getting interested in Botox or need a reliable provider, First State Med Spa is here to help. Our expertise and friendly care team make it both easy to join? and enjoyable to return to our facility, no matter what treatment you’re interested in. Call us or contact us online if you have any questions or want to know more about our offerings for injectables or any other services. We’re happy to help!