Botox

Botox Injections for Wrinkle Reduction

As we age, our skin begins to lose its natural elasticity, resulting in the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Repeated squinting, frowning, eyebrow-raising, and even smiling, all contribute to the development of unsightly lines around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. Botox, an FDA-approved, prescription cosmetic injection, is designed to target and improve the appearance of facial lines, giving you noticeably firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Contact our team to learn more.

Benefits of Botox Injections

Botox injections are both safe and minimally invasive, leaving you with minimal downtime and maximum results. For years, Botox has been a go-to treatment for individuals looking for near-immediate improvement in the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. Due in large part to its dramatic effects and non-surgical nature, Botox is a cosmetic favorite that has truly stood the test of time. Many patients also report seeing improvements in chronic headaches, facial muscle spasms, and excessive sweating after receiving Botox injections.

What Does Botox Target?

Botox can be used to target any area of the face that has developed unsightly lines or wrinkles. Because it works to control contractions of your facial muscles, Botox can also help reduce the development of new lines and wrinkles with repeated treatments. Generally, Botox is used to target horizontal facial lines but can also be combined with dermal fillers to provide an effective treatment for vertical lines on the face. Botox is a highly effective alternative to Dysport injections, with many patients reporting longer-lasting results after Botox treatments.

Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are those tiny, horizontal, fan-shaped lines that develop around the outer corners of your eyes as a result of smiling and squinting. Because they are static lines, crow’s feet are visible even when you’re not smiling. Botox works to relax the facial muscles around your eyes, softening the appearance of these lines.

Frown Lines

Frown lines are the tiny furrows that develop in between your eyebrows as a result of—you guessed it—frowning. Excessive squinting can also contribute to the development of these little wrinkles, which are commonly referred to as glabellar lines. Botox works to soften these lines, giving your face a softer, more amicable appearance.

Forehead Wrinkles

Forehead wrinkles affect even the youngest among us and can begin developing as early as age 20! These highly visible lines are the result of habitual eyebrow-raising and appear as long, smooth, superficial wrinkles across your middle and upper forehead. Because Botox excels at addressing horizontal facial lines, it is highly effective at smoothing the appearance of these creases.

Marionette Lines

These vertical lines begin around the outer corners of your mouth and travel downward toward your chin, bearing a striking resemblance to the jaw of a marionette puppet. Botox works to soften these lines, and when combined with dermal fillers, has an even more dramatic effect.

Bunny Lines

These lines form on the bridge of your nose when you make certain facial expressions. Often referred to as nasalis lines, these little wrinkles respond well to Botox injections. Patients who receive Botox for crow’s feet often elect to treat bunny lines, as well, since the two are closely related.

Lipstick Lines

These small, verticle wrinkles form around your mouth, generally taking up residence on your upper lip. Many people think these lines only develop in smokers, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Anyone can develop lipstick lines, and Botox can quickly and effectively reduce their appearance.

Botox for Migraines

Aside from its ability to smooth wrinkles and fine lines, Botox is also a highly effective treatment for reducing the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches. Botox injections for migraines work by blocking the release of neurotransmitters that transmit pain signals to your brain.

 

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is a type of neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, a naturally-occurring organism. While neurotoxin may sound a bit intimidating, Botox injections are FDA-approved and widely considered safe due to the extremely small dose required for treatment. Botox works by temporarily preventing muscle contractions within each treatment area. As a result of this temporary paralysis, your face will appear noticeably smoother and more youthful.

What to Expect With Botox Injections

Just about anyone is a good candidate for Botox injections. Younger patients may begin to see minor effects of aging as early as 20, for which Botox is a great preemptive measure. Patients in their 30s and beyond will see significant improvements in deeper lines and wrinkles, resulting in a smoother, more timeless appearance. Botox is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals.

  • Before the Procedure: Before getting Botox, you’ll meet with our highly-trained injectionist to discuss your areas of concern. Inform your specialist of any medications you take, as well as any current or past medical conditions. If you have ever had facial surgery, we’ll need to know about that, too. After your specialist has developed your customized plan, it will be time to get started!
  • During and After the Procedure: Getting Botox takes just a few minutes, and you can expect to see results within 14 days after treatment. You should avoid performing intense exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for a minimum of two hours after the procedure. You should also refrain from rubbing or massaging the treatment area for at least 24 hours. Effects from the procedure typically last anywhere from three to six months, depending on the issue being treated. To maintain your youthful complexion, ongoing treatments are necessary.

If you’re ready to put your best face forward, our highly-trained aesthetic professionals are here to get you started! If you’ve been looking for a skilled Botox injectionist near you, contact us at 763.355.3984 to request your complimentary consultation.