BOTOX® Doesn’t Freeze Your Face
In the beginning of its use, people made fun of “BOTOX® face” or a frozen looking appearance. Because of these jokes, many people have the wrong idea that BOTOX® keeps you from making facial expressions.
In reality, BOTOX® allows you to keep your full range of expression, from shocked to angry, happy to sad. Only a small amount of BOTOX® is injected in very specific places around your eyes or between your eyebrows. Because the amount is so small, it only affects the nerves in those areas. By blocking the signals from these nerves, BOTOX® relaxes the small muscles in your face that cause wrinkles. However, it doesn’t keep the other, bigger muscles in your face from moving and showing emotion.
BOTOX® Effects Can Build Up Over Time
Unfortunately, BOTOX® can’t offer permanent results. You’ll need to get maintenance injections every 3 to 4 months to keep those lines away. However, as you repeat injections, you’ll start seeing better effects and more long-lasting effects. Over time, you may be able to go longer between injections.
BOTOX® is Fast
BOTOX® appointments can be completed in just 15 to 30 minutes, depending on where you are being treated and if you’ve been treated before. You can complete an appointment over your lunch break.
Though the appointment itself is fast, be patient for your final results to show up. You may start to see some effects in just a day or two, but it can take up to a week for the muscles in your face to fully relax, erasing those wrinkles.
BOTOX® is More Than Just Cosmetic
While BOTOX® is most well-known for its anti-aging properties, it is also FDA-approved for other uses. BOTOX® may help with:
- Crossed eyes
- Chronic headaches or migraines
- Excessive sweating
- Urinary incontinence
BOTOX® is Safe
The best news of all is that BOTOX® offers these benefits with few risks. It is a very safe procedure that has been used for decades now. In fact, scientists discovered botulinum toxin (the main ingredient of BOTOX®) hundreds of years ago, giving physicians today plenty of information on how to use it safely and effectively.
Still, if you have any concerns about BOTOX® safety or side effects, always talk to your cosmetic surgeon. You should feel comfortable with the treatment you are receiving.
At the Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, our experienced technicians provide outstanding BOTOX® results. They can help you achieve younger-looking skin, fast. Contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your BOTOX® consultation.