Botox is an FDA-approved treatment to prevent and treat wrinkles, resulting in a visibly smooth and natural appearance. Botox is one of the most effective, predictable, and popular methods in wrinkle prevention as well as treatment. It is safe and has extraordinarily little to no downtime.
Why does it work so well? It works by blocking nerve activity and temporarily reduces muscle activity. This means that it stops the CAUSE of fine lines and wrinkles, not just treating the effect like many other anti-aging treatments.
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What is Botox?
Botox is a botulinum toxin, specifically, OnabotulinumtoxinA used to medically treat certain muscular conditions. Botox is also used cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles.
How does Botox work?
Botox works by correcting the root cause of fine lines and wrinkles— it ceases the repeated muscle contractions that we use every day. Injecting these muscles with Botox will temporarily render them immobile, making wrinkles appear smoother. Preventative Botox injections are also commonly used in younger patients wishing to prevent the development of wrinkles. Botox has many other uses; ranging from treating muscle spasms and stiffness, to severe sweating, incontinence, as well as preventing chronic migraines and headaches.
What areas can you use Botox on?
Cosmetic Botox is used in areas throughout the entire face; such as throughout the forehead and around the eye area. It is also used surrounding the mouth as well as the chin and jawline. It is also used medically throughout the scalp, neck, back, armpits, hands and feet.
Is Botox safe?
Yes, Botox is safe. Supported with over 15 years of clinical studies, Botox is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind. The safety and efficacy of Botox Cosmetic has been detailed in more than 495 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals and approved for use in 96 countries.
When will I see the results of Botox?
The results of Botox are noticed within 24 to 48 hours. However, some patients may not see results for as long as five days. The maximum results of Botox can be seen within two weeks.
How long does the results Botox last?
Botox will last up to 3-4 months generally; however, this will vary on the individual.
What do the results of Botox look like?
Botox delivers predictable, subtle results. You will not have any altered visual change, except that you will have less noticeable facial lines.
How much Botox do I need?
The amount of Botox needed depends, whether preventative Botox or Botox for wrinkles. Everyone is different with varying ‘muscle mass’. During your appointment, we will address which areas you would like to treat and discuss what your goals and concerns are. This will determine the appropriate amount. On average however, the glabella (the frown line) area, will usually receive around 20- 30 units, depending on the muscle density. On average, it takes another 15 to 25 units for your forehead and another 2.5 to 5 units for around each eye.
Botox Cosmetic suggests:
Eye area- An injection into three areas of the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This is repeated on the other eye as well for balance and symmetry.
Frown area- This will consist of 5 injections into the muscles between your brows and in your forehead.
Forehead area- For this location, our specialist will administer Botox into 5 injection sites.
Can I save money on Botox treatments?
Fountain of Youth Aesthetic Spa offer a rewards program to all our patients called the VIPoints. Every service at Fountain of Youth will earn points, redeemable for any service of your choice. These points will not expire, and you can use them at any time. If you would like to gift these points, we allow that as well! You will find further information here, or please contact us if you have any questions.
Furthermore, you can enroll in Brilliant Distinctions, the Allergan loyalty program that helps you earn points that can be used towards saving money on Botox as well.
How long will my Botox appointment take?
Your Botox appointment usually takes only 10 minutes. However, since we make sure to discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you, we suggest that you allot 30 minutes for the appointment. If you have additional questions or concerns that you would like to address, this appointment may take longer, as we are happy to dedicate as much time that is needed for your satisfaction.
How long is the recovery time after Botox?
The recovery time after Botox is minimal. You can return to your daily routine immediately, as treatment requires little downtime.
Does Botox hurt?
Botox is minimally painful. The discomfort is quick, and many clients report that being injected feels like a pinch. However, everybody has different pain tolerances, so this may be different for everybody. If you have any concerns about discomfort, we would be happy to offer a pain reliever, ice and / or arnica before administering the treatment.
Do men use Botox?
Absolutely, men use Botox! It is extremely common for men to utilize the benefits of Botox. Within the past 20 years, the amount of men using Botox has risen by 325%!
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
Botox is a viable option for those who wish to prevent and treat fine lines and wrinkles. It also is a great option for excessive sweating and other medical uses. We’re happy to create a complimentary consultation to discuss whether you would benefit from Botox. We are happy to address any additional questions or concerns you may have, so please feel welcome to contact us at your convenience. For preventative or for retroactive Botox injections in Denver, visit The Fountain of Youth Aesthetic Spa!
What are the possible side effects of Botox?
Although uncommon, there is possibility of eyelid drooping and immobility. Other possible side effects may include dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions.