BOTOX® is a unique cosmetic treatment that smooths the skin and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Unlike injectable filler compounds that plump the tissue beneath the skin layers, BOTOX® acts on the nerves that stimulate muscles to contract. The result is smoother skin and less visible wrinkling.
How Does It Work?
When used in minimal amounts, BOTOX® works as a nerve paralyzing agent. The injections are made just beneath the skin, where the muscle tissue contains nerve endings that receive signals from the brain to contract the individual muscle cells.
Instead of resurfacing the skin itself, BOTOX® simply relaxes the muscles that lie beneath the skin. The result is smoother skin, with smile lines and crow’s feet virtually disappearing.
What Patients Should Expect
BOTOX® treatments are simple and take only about 20 minutes. We schedule an appointment with our patients and discuss realistic outcomes, inform the individual where the injection sites will be, and educate them on how BOTOX® works.
The injections are made using a thin needle that penetrates beneath the skin and into the muscle tissue.
No anesthetic is necessary, and the injections cause only a brief stinging sensation. The paralyzing action takes about two days to completely work, and during this period, patients will feel a bit of numbness around the eyes and mouth.
This soon disappears, and the relaxing of the muscles soon becomes visually apparent because the wrinkles begin to disappear almost immediately.
Advantages of BOTOX® Injections
No surgery is involved, so there is no downtime for the client. No special skin care regimen is needed, and no follow-up treatment is required.
In most cases, a single visit for treatment is sufficient. Although the fluid becomes inactive after a short period of time, the retrained muscles stay relaxed for up to six months.
The fluid itself is flushed from the body with other waste, and there are no known side effects or interactions medications.
Future treatments are generally more effective and require fewer injections because the muscles are slowly being trained to relax.
Find Out If You Are a Candidate for BOTOX®
This is one of the most popular cosmetic facial treatments because it is effective for all skin types. Thinning skin wrinkles easily, but relaxed muscles minimize the visible signs of aging.
If you suffer from crow’s feet, frown lines, or forehead lines, BOTOX® may be your solution. Contact Spa Black today to make your appointment.