If you often find yourself yearning for younger looking skin, you may have been thinking about the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Yet, how do you know if you are a candidate, and what kind of results to expect?
The most common cosmetic use for BOTOX® is the temporary smoothing of deep lines in the forehead, crow’s feet, frown lines, lip lines, and wrinkles on the neck, provided these wrinkles are not caused by sun exposure or gravity. If you have these issues, you may be an ideal candidate. You will notice a difference within a few days to a week (depending on the depth of your wrinkles), and the effect typically lasts up to four weeks.
BOTOX® is also worth considering if you are striving for a natural look. The procedure does not change the shape of your face or features; it simply makes the signs of aging less noticeable by blocking muscular nerve signals to the face.
Since BOTOX® requires no anesthesia, there is no associated recovery time and you can resume your normal activities right away. The procedure itself only takes about 10 minutes, and pain is usually minimal, with many patients comparing the feeling to a pinch. Side effects are also minimal, but may include bruising, headaches, and rarely, drooping of the eyelids.
For best results, you can combine BOTOX® with other therapies, such as chemical peels, dermal fillers, and microdermabrasion. For many women, this combination not only reduces the appearance of wrinkles, but also helps prevent future ones from forming.
If you are interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic, talk with your doctor. He or she can determine whether you are a candidate for this procedure, based on your existing health and the desired results. For many women, BOTOX® is a safe, subtle and convenient alternative to more traditional forms of facial plastic surgery.
BOTOX® may not be safe for you if you have been diagnosed with any muscular conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, tell your doctor about any other medication you may be taking, as it may interact negatively with BOTOX® cosmetic.
We provide BOTOX® to our patients at Rejuvenate Med Spa. Our medical team will work with you to determine if BOTOX® is the best treatment option for your needs. If you have any questions or concerns, our team of doctors and nurses can assist you. Contact us to schedule a consultation today to see if BOTOX® is right for you.