Not everyone has the time off of work to recover from a facelift surgery or other more invasive treatments. When you want a little boost to make the skin on your face free from wrinkles, but you want a fast and easy solution, Botox could be right for you.
At Premiere Aesthetics, we can smooth out some of the most stubborn lines on your skin, and you can be in and out during your lunch break. Botox treatments come with no downtime and no scars.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a brand name for one of the most commonly used botulinum toxin products in the world. Botulinum toxin is a substance that works as a neuromodulator and can block messages from nerves to certain muscles. Botox can be used in many different medical settings, but as a cosmetic treatment, it can be used to erase fine lines and wrinkles in specific areas of the face.
How Does Botox Work?
When injected into a muscle, the botulinum neurotoxin blocks or reduces the communication between the nerves and the muscles. By injecting a small amount of this neuromodulator into the face, it can strategically relax the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are any lines that are caused by the movement of muscles in the face.
Because it works to relax the muscles, Botox is generally only effective on wrinkles that are caused by facial expressions such as raising your eyebrows, frowning, or smiling. Today, we have developed techniques that allow us to relax muscles just enough to prevent wrinkles from forming while also allowing you to maintain natural motion and expression in your face.
What Areas Do We Treat With Botox?
Botox can treat any lines and folds that are caused by repetitive motion in the face. Common treatment areas include:
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Chin dimples
What Are Botox Treatments Like?
Before your treatment, we will sit down and have a conversation with you to plan out your treatment. We use different products and dosages depending on the wrinkles that you want to treat and your aesthetic preferences. Family history and expectations are both important factors when determining whether you are a good candidate for the treatment. Before treatment, you may want to stay away from blood thinners and alcohol to minimize bruising and refrain from using any products or treatments that will irritate your skin.
Botox Cosmetic treatments are straightforward and can often be done on the same day as your consultation. We will prepare the area for injection and then begin the treatment. Injections can take as little as 10 minutes and are relatively painless. You may feel a slight pinch at the injection site. If injections make you nervous, we can apply a numbing cream to the injection site to minimize discomfort.
After your treatment, you can expect to start seeing some results after 24-48 hours. Most people report the full efficacy of the treatment by 30 days post-treatment.
You can expect to get back to your day immediately after the treatment. Feel free to go to work, do light exercise, and take care of the kids. You may see some temporary bruising, redness, or swelling at the injection site, but for most people, it is not enough to cause any social downtime.
Botox can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months. When you first start receiving treatment, you may want to come back 3 to 4 times per year to receive additional treatments. Over time, your muscles can become used to treatments and you may only need appointments twice per year to retain the results you are looking for.
Benefits of Botox Injections
Botox Is a Trusted Option
Botox has undergone many studies and is a trusted option for cosmetic treatments. When you and your doctor decide on Botox treatments, you will know that you are getting a quality product.
Botox is Non-Invasive
While Botox may not be as long-lasting as a facelift surgery, it is much less invasive. You don’t have to undergo any incisions and your day won’t be interrupted beyond the time that you spend in the office.
Botox Can Produce Natural Results
We have years of experience and know how to make your wrinkles disappear without making you look overdone. No one will be able to tell that you’ve had Botox injections.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If you have lines and wrinkles on your face and they are bothering you, you may be a good candidate for Botox Cosmetic. If you are under 40, this does not disqualify you from the treatment since lines and wrinkles can appear at different times for different people. Some people may develop wrinkles sooner due to environmental factors or genetics.
Botox is not recommended for people who are pregnant or nursing, who are in poor overall health, or who have any sensitivities to ingredients. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for Botox injections is to schedule a consultation.
Consultations for Botox in Fort Myers, FL
Botox can be an effective way to temporarily remove wrinkles and lines from around your eyes, on your forehead, or between your eyebrows. If you are bothered by deep lines and you want a non-invasive way to look younger, we have Botox and many other cosmetic treatments at Premiere Aesthetics. We are known for treating all of our patients with kindness and understanding and can help you find treatments that perfectly match your goals. Call us today or book an appointment online.