Updated: Feb 13, 2022
Botox injections are a common treatment method for wrinkles and aging skin. It not only helps to smooth out current wrinkles but also helps prevent more from showing. There are many benefits to choosing Botox injections and it’s important to stay informed about this facial treatment. Discover the top things you need to know about Botox injections before heading to the medical spa.
Botox is a safe and effective procedure
Millions of people have seen success with Botox treatments. Since its FDA approval in 1989, Botox hasn’t just been used for wrinkles. Botox can and is successfully used for multiple other treatments. This includes treatment for migraines, excessive sweating, and other skin care procedures. However, just because it’s been done safely, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care. It’s still important to receive Botox treatments from a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. This ensures safe, effective treatment every time.
You can get Botox at any age
You don’t have to wait until you spot your first wrinkle to start getting injections. In fact, Botox should be a preventative procedure. It helps to freeze nerve and muscle activity that causes wrinkles and fine lines. So, it’s actually best to start Botox before these lines have a chance to deepen. While this timeline is different for everyone, you can check with professionals at our medical spa for more information on when the best time is to get Botox.
Botox won’t eliminate all wrinkles
Complete wrinkle elimination is unfortunately a Botox myth. However, adjusting your expectations for results will help you enjoy the Botox experience even more. Botox does help relax facial muscles around expression areas around the forehead, eyes, and mouth. Active wrinkles around these areas will be smoothed and Botox helps to prevent more from forming. Static wrinkles, or wrinkles that appear when your face is at rest, require different treatment methods.
Multiple, consistent visits are a must
For best results, plan on continuing treatment after the first visit. Initial injections last around three months and maintenance is required afterward. The older you get, the more your skin and muscle contractions start to wear down. Botox can help keep these receptors to keep working for longer, but it still doesn’t last forever. Talk to a skin care professional about creating a consistent Botox treatment regimen for long-term results.
What to expect after Botox Injections
If you notice a stiff feeling in your face, don’t worry. Botox injections take a bit of time to settle in and take effect. The full effects of treatment happen around the two-week mark. You may feel like your facial muscles are “stuck” or it’s more difficult to make certain expressions. This is typical for any injection treatment. Just be sure to discuss any unpleasant or painful sensations with your doctor. Additionally, follow any pre and post-treatment requirements to help improve treatment results.
Botox is a safe and effective treatment that helps prevent wrinkles from forming. Proper injections from a trained professional are necessary for successful treatment and care. For more information on how you can get Botox in Greenwood Village, contact Fountain of Youth Med Spa.