Our team at Dr. V Medical Aesthetics strives to help our patients look and feel their best through non-surgical aesthetic treatments. Botox has been used for cosmetic purposes for decades, and has helped countless men and women reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Together with our team of trained and professional providers, we can safely and strategically inject enough Botox to help you achieve your beauty and body goals.
Botox is one of the safe and FDA-approved treatments we offer to take your beauty and confidence to the next level. Keep reading to learn more about Botox and what to expect from Botox injection treatments done by our skilled team.
Botox has been used for aesthetic purposes for decades. But what makes it so effective in treating wrinkles and fine lines?
Botox contains proteins from C. botulinum bacteria, which can be used for aesthetic purposes to freeze your muscles. Botulinum bacteria can be found in certain natural habitats and produce botulinum toxin. In large amounts, botulinum toxin is harmful to humans and can cause botulism. But Botox (as well as any other neurotoxin injection that contains botulinum toxin) has small controlled amounts that can be used safely in a medical and aesthetic procedure.
Botox has FDA approval and can be used medically and aesthetically. Medically, it can be injected around your body to treat muscle spasms (spasticity), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), crossed eyes, chronic migraine headaches, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, and cervical dystonia. The botulinum toxin freezes certain muscles safely, preventing these conditions from affecting a patient severely.
Getting a cosmetic Botox treatment, on the other hand, can reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles by freezing the muscles that create these wrinkles. Common types of wrinkles like frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead creases are just some types of lines caused by facial muscle movement that a Botox cosmetic treatment can address.
By paralyzing the muscles responsible for these lines, a provider can prevent the facial wrinkles on a patient from getting deeper and eventually reduce the appearance of these lines.
A Botox procedure doesn’t cure all wrinkles. A Botox treatment can address dynamic wrinkles that are caused by repeated facial muscle movement that creases the skin attached to it. With time and age, your skin starts to show fine lines from muscle movement – this is because your skin no longer has the ability to spring back as well as it did before. Eventually, these fine lines deepen into wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin, which means it targets the nerves that signal the part of your brain responsible for muscle movement. When injected to a targeted muscle, it stops the nerve signals that trigger muscle movement, causing temporary muscle paralysis. With your muscles paralyzed, you can prevent your muscles from creasing your skin even further. This can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Each Botox injection treatment takes less than 30 minutes to perform. The treatment is minimally invasive and involves little to no pain. No downtime is necessary, and it can take up to one week to see visible changes on your face. You will need to have additional Botox injections every three to four months to maintain your results and prevent your fine lines and wrinkles from re-developing.
Combined with an anti-aging skincare routine, aesthetic treatment, or any cosmetic injections like our dermal fillers, you can reduce the effects of muscle movement even further. Our effective treatments can provide visible results, but we can recommend a treatment plan and skincare routine that can bring you even closer to your goals.
At Dr. V Medical Aesthetics, we offer an initial consultation to discuss what you want to achieve with our treatments. Before we administer your injection, we check if your wrinkles and fine lines are the type that Botox can treat or if any other non-invasive cosmetic procedure would be a better solution.
Botox is a popular and versatile choice for those with problematic facial lines and wrinkles around their face who want to consider less invasive options before resorting to plastic surgery. Patients can expect numerous benefits when they get Botox injections from Dr. V Medical Aesthetics, including:
Patients that get Botox may also experience some of its medical uses, including decreased migraines, less frequent eye twitching, and fewer instances of excessive sweating. The effects of one Botox treatment can last around four months before needing another treatment to maintain and improve results.
Getting Botox injections is a quick and relatively painless procedure that requires no downtime. After applying a topical anesthetic, a medical professional will inject enough Botox units into the treatment area.
If you’re looking for Botox providers in your area, consider many factors when choosing your provider. It’s not enough to just be qualified to administer Botox injections -- you’ll also want someone experienced to do it. In the right hands, Botox injections can target the right muscles and result in natural-looking facial movement. Alternatively, those with less experience may not accurately inject the right muscle or administer too much Botox, leading to unwanted effects on your facial appearance.
A: For the first few days after your treatment, you experience several minor side effects like pain and bruising at the injection site, headaches, muscle stiffness, dry eyes, and excessive tearing. These are normal side effects and will go away within a few days. You can also practice common aftercare tips to reduce the discomfort of these side effects.
A: This can vary between patients, but expect the effects of your Botox injection to last around four months. Some lifestyle habits like strenuous exercise and prolonged sun exposure shorten the effects of Botox, while practices like a good skincare routine and effective stress management can extend the length of its effects.
A: Anyone over the age of 18 can receive Botox injections. However, you cannot get Botox injections if you:
Botox is a versatile neurotoxin injection for dynamic facial wrinkles that continues to satisfy countless patients. It’s no surprise that it’s the injection of choice for those looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
At Dr. V Medical Aesthetics, our services can help every patient achieve their beauty and wellness goals. With world-class service, professional staff, and state-of-the-art facilities, our patients can expect comfort and safety as we strive to give them the results that can boost their confidence and beauty. Schedule a consultation to see if a Botox treatment is the right solution for your wrinkles.