When it comes to anti-aging treatments, Burbank residents demand the very best. One of the most noticeable aspects of facial aging is the appearance of deep furrows on the forehead or between the eyebrows. These dynamic wrinkles make a good target for BOTOX® injections.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a liquid that is delivered via injection to temporarily paralyze facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. The product consists of a purified protein serum. The product has a proven track record of safety spanning decades. Not only does BOTOX® help treat certain types of wrinkles, it is commonly used to treat migraine headaches and excessive sweating, medically known as hyperhidrosis.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
The injections are formulated to target dynamic wrinkles that are often found on the forehead, between the eyebrows, or in areas affected by crow’s feet. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by underlying facial muscles that contract. By blocking nerve transmissions, BOTOX® is able to prevent these muscles from contracting and forming dynamic wrinkles at the location of the injections.
Injections are also effective in other areas of the face. For example, they can help to raise the outer area of an eyebrow that is sagging, lift mouth corners, and assist in smoothing out cobblestoned or dimpled chins. It is not normally used around the mouth because this could lead to difficulty eating or speaking.
When we deliver BOTOX® via injection, the liquid does not travel anywhere else in your body. It will wear off gradually and naturally over the course of months. Other forms of this product are being formulated by various companies, but none have its proven track record of safety and effectiveness.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Patients typically experience results lasting about three to six months. Many patients have appointments three or four times a year and only two or three times annually after that. After you have already had the treatment, subsequent treatments require less product to maintain relaxation. However, every patient is a unique individual, and your mileage may vary.
When Will I Notice Results After My Treatment?
You may notice the initial effects within a few days after your initial injections. Some patients are asked to return after the initial injections for an assessment of their response. In some cases, the initial set of injections may deliver only a partial response. This is not uncommon, and total relaxation may not be achieved until after the second or third set of injections.
Contact Us for More Information
If you would like a facial appearance that is more youthful and vibrant, please feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Smooth Medical Aesthetics & Wellness Spa. At our convenient location in Burbank, CA, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you have about BOTOX®. Contact us today to set up your consultation!