Botox is a revolutionary prescription medicine that improves moderate to severe frown lines, forehead lines, lip lines, and crows feet. Botox is a great alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures. It is quick and painless with no downtime and seldom causes side effects.
Botox is a neurotoxin that works by attaching itself to nerve endings. Once this happens, the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions (called acetylcholine) can’t be released. To put it more simply, Botox injections temporarily relax the muscles that lie underneath the skin and cause wrinkles.
You will see results usually between 5 to 10 days. Your results will continue to improve until about two weeks after the procedure.
Botox amount varies from person to person and with the severity of wrinkles. Botox is measured in units. For example, to treat horizontal forehead lines, the patient usually needs between 15 and 25 units of Botox. To correct the frown lines between the eyebrows, the patient needs anywhere from 10 to 30 units. Areas such as crows feet typically require fewer units because the muscles around the eye are much weaker and more delicate.
Botox lasts 3 to 6 months. Each person is different in terms of how they get treated. However, if you have received Botox for the first time you may have to have treatments sooner because the muscle is stronger in the beginning. Over time the muscles become weaker and treatments can last longer.
You don’t want to have Botox treatments too frequently. Why? Because there’s a chance your muscles will become resistant to Botox. You’ll want to space your treatments at least 12 weeks apart. Remember if you have particularly strong muscles, you will most likely need a higher dose of Botox.
Yes. If you have Botox sessions at regular intervals then your muscles will become weaker over time. This means Botox’s effects will last longer.
Yes. No matter what adult age you are you can treat fine lines and wrinkles. There are actually benefits when used early on in the aging process. Botox not only treats wrinkles but also prevents new wrinkles from forming. Botox is most effective on wrinkles that haven’t quite set in and reduces the onset of wrinkles before they become moderate to severe. By combining a Botox regimen with good skincare, sunscreen, and a healthy lifestyle, you can prevent most wrinkles from getting worse and prevent new ones from forming.
Yes. Botox can sometimes cause small bruising. To reduce the chances of bruising it is best to refrain from taking products that contain NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and Aleve), fish oil, and vitamin E for at least 10 days before.
Botox injections are very quick and require no downtime. However, there are certain restrictions which should be followed to have the best results. You should not lay down for 3 to 4 hours after treatment. To prevent you from metabolizing or dispersing the Botox too quickly, it is important to also refrain from bending over, rubbing the treated area, exercising, or sunbathing for at least 24 hours.
Here at Lani’s we strive to do only enough Botox so you still look like you, but with fewer wrinkles. Most of the procedures we do, we want people to ask, “Where do you go to have such great, beautiful, youthful skin?” However, the best compliment to us is if no one notices that you had “something” done, but just that you look great!
It can make you feel like you have done so little to significantly turn back the aging clock of time. Call us for a free consultation! You will be happy you did!
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