What Is Botox?
Botox is a cosmetic injection used to treat moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. It’s FDA-approved to temporarily reduce the appearance of your crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. The team at Excel Aesthetics uses Botox injections to provide a very subtle enhancement to your look, so you look like you, only younger and fresher.
How does Botox work?
The lines and wrinkles that appear on your skin develop from the constant folding created by the muscles that lie under your skin. Botox works by temporarily stopping the muscle movement under your skin to prevent the folding that creates the lines and wrinkles.
What can I expect during Botox injections?
Botox is a quick and relatively painless beauty treatment. The number of injections you need depends on your aesthetic goals, and may include:
- Three injections for crow’s feet, on each side
- Five injections for forehead lines
- Three injections for frown lines
You may feel a slight pinch during the injection, but you only need a small amount of Botox to get the desired results, so the discomfort is fleeting. If you’re sensitive to pain, your specialist can make adjustments to your treatment as needed to keep your discomfort at a minimum.
You may experience some redness at the injection site, but this side effect should disappear within a few hours. While you can resume your usual activities after your Botox session, the team at Excel Aesthetics recommends you wait at least two hours before engaging in any strenuous activity, such as your spin class.
How long does it take to see results from Botox?
You should start to notice an improvement in your look within 24 to 48 hours after your Botox injections. With good care, your lines and wrinkles should stay away for up to four months.
Once you start to notice the effects of your Botox wearing off, the team recommends you come back to the office for another round of injections. Repeated Botox helps thin the muscle under your skin and may prolong the effects of the treatment. You can also combine Botox with fillers for an anti-aging liquid facelift.
Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for erasing the signs of aging. To get started on your injections for removing wrinkles, call Excel Aesthetics today or book an appointment online.