Fine lines and wrinkles are a normal part of aging. They begin to show up on your face as early as your 30s, depending on your lifestyle and genetics. But just because they are normal doesn’t mean you need to live with them, especially if they make you feel less confident or beautiful.
Fortunately, BOTOX® injections offer a safe way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help your face feel rejuvenated and awake.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® uses a tiny amount of botulinum toxin, a natural substance, to block nerve signals between the brain and the small muscles in your face. When the nerve signals are blocked, the muscles begin to relax.
When these muscles are tight and when they move, they cause the appearance of wrinkles. BOTOX® prevents them from moving so that wrinkles no longer appear. Fortunately, even if these small muscles don’t move, you can still make all facial expressions.
What parts of the face can be treated with BOTOX®?
BOTOX® only works on wrinkles caused by the movement of muscles. It can currently be used on wrinkles such as:
- - Wrinkles at the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
- - Vertical lines between the eyebrows (11’s)
- - Horizontal lines on the forehead
What should you expect during a BOTOX® treatment?
BOTOX® takes just 15 to 30 minutes to complete at a cosmetic surgeon’s office or medical spa. It’s a safe and effective treatment that uses a very small needle to place the medicine around the muscles and nerves of the face.
Most people report little discomfort with BOTOX®. To help you stay comfortable, your provider can put topical numbing gel on your face before beginning treatment.
What should you expect from BOTOX® results?
Though you may have a small amount of swelling and redness right after your treatment, these side effects should go away within a day or two.
At the same time, you may begin to start seeing smoother looking skin. However, your results aren’t final for a week or two. That’s because BOTOX® takes a while to block signals and help the muscles relax.
Your face should continue to look and feel rejuvenated for 3 or 4 months. You can schedule maintenance appointments to keep results fresh and continuous.
At the Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, we provide comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatments, including BOTOX® injections. We can help your skin look fresher and younger with just a quick treatment. Contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your BOTOX® consultation.