If you find you’re dissatisfied with signs of aging on your face, you may want to consider getting Botox. This non-surgical solution can treat wrinkles along with several other medical conditions, helping alleviate discomfort for yourself in several ways.
Also known as Botulinum toxin type A, Botox is an injectable neuromodulator that erases and smooths out wrinkles and creases on your forehead and around your eyes. While Botox refers specifically to the brand name for this specific toxin, it has also become the general name that refers to injectable botulinum toxin fillers. You may have heard that Botox is derived from botulism, the same toxin that causes food poisoning.
While this is true, it is also extremely effective in small doses for reducing wrinkles and treating different medical issues. These include overactive bladders, neck and shoulder muscle spasms, lazy eye, severe underarm sweating, chronic migraines, overactive bladders, and uncontrollable blinking. Botox can provide the anti-aging and/or medical relief you’ve been looking for if you’re unhappy with signs of aging or suffering from these medical conditions.
There are numerous ways that Botox injections are effective treatments. Since Botox’s FDA-approval in 1989, dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, and aestheticians have used it to treat frown lines (the 11s between the brows), horizontal forehead wrinkles, bunny lines (on the nose), and crow’s feet. Because they paralyze or weaken muscles by blocking off certain nerves, you can ease your discomfort when you look in the mirror and regain your self-esteem.
In addition, because Botox is so effective at paralyzing muscles, it can effectively treat lazy eyes and uncontrollable eyelid blinking. It can also ease pain from chronic migraines, the convenience of overactive bladders, and/or embarrassment from excessive sweating on your hands, feet, and underarms. Because of their expertise with using Botox and other injectable Allergan® products, such as Juvéderm® dermal fillers, the team at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center was named a Black Diamond Provider - the highest level providers can achieve - for their effective, natural-looking, non-surgical anti-aging treatments. If you have other signs of aging you’d like to remedy, your Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center expert may suggest combining Botox with Juvéderm dermal fillers for a liquid facelift.
Botox is normally performed in-office and takes about thirty minutes. This time can be longer if you combine your injections with other procedures.
Botox injections are minimally invasive, so you will not need sedation or general anesthesia. This aids in keeping your procedure short. The active ingredient in Botox is a highly purified form of OnabotulinumtoxinA, a neurotoxin, and protein that blocks nerve signals. When your expert Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center provider administers Botox through a fine, small needle, they direct the neuromodulator to the dynamic muscles that make expressions such as frowning and squinting. This injects tiny amounts of the botulinum toxin into either your muscles, skin, or both. There may be several injections depending on where and what you are having treated.
Since Botox injections are minimally invasive, there is little to no recovery time after you receive them. You should be able to drive yourself home and continue on as if it’s another regular day. Keep in mind that you should take it easy with any vigorous exercise and physical activity due to bruising and/or swelling at the injection site.
You will likely have some swelling after your injection, which may keep the full results from becoming visible for a few weeks. Bruising may occur at the injection site(s), which can also obscure your results, but these will fade within a few days.
Once Botox settles into the dynamic muscle and blocks signals to the nerves, the muscle relaxes. When you try to grimace and make an extreme expression, you can no longer do so. When your muscles stop pressing your skin into furrows and lines, those lines gradually smooth out. Within days to a couple of weeks after your Botox treatment, your skin looks smooth and wrinkle-free again. If you have very deep creases between your eyebrows, however, your provider may recommend filling them in with Juvéderm.
If you want to restore the soft, wrinkle-free, unworried look of youth to your forehead and upper face, you need to treat the overactive dynamic muscles that caused those creases. A Botox® cosmetic treatment at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center targets wrinkle-causing muscles to smooth your brow and erase crow’s feet. Brian Eichenberg, MD, Rachel Ford, MD, and Michael Hakimi, MD, and our Aesthetic Nurse Injectors use Botox to create a subtle, natural rejuvenation. Call today for an appointment or use the online form.
If you find you are becoming more and more unhappy with signs of aging on your face from accumulating wrinkles, Botox can help you regain a more youthful countenance. And if you suffer or are chronically inconvenienced from several medical conditions, including misaligned eyes, excessive blinking, uncontrollable underarm sweating, migraines, or overactive bladders, Botox injections can help you regain control and find security in your body once more.
Because Botox comes in the form of an injection, there can be common side effects such as bruising, swelling, and mild pain. In addition, you may develop flu-like symptoms, an upset stomach, or a headache, all of which will fade as your body absorbs the Botox.
In addition, your eyelids may experience some drooping, but that will also be temporary and is not a cause for alarm. If you find your pain levels are not alleviated by over-the-counter pain relievers, you can request prescription pain medication. Please note that you should not get Botox if you’re breastfeeding or pregnant.
The experienced team at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center has the training to administer the right amount of Botox to quiet down your muscles but not paralyze them entirely.
While you won’t be able to frown or squint deeply, you can still make attractive and perfectly natural expressions. The team at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center is renowned for its skill at creating subtle facial rejuvenation.
Each Botox treatment lasts for up to six months. Your Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center provider schedules your 15-30 minute touch-ups in advance and at your convenience – you can come in during your lunch hour – so you don’t have to worry about your wrinkles reappearing.
Prices for Botox will vary according to what areas you would like treated, or if you want to treat a combination of areas, or if you want to address a specific medical condition, and/or if you combine Botox with another kind of procedure like fillers. Insurance providers usually cover some or all of your Botox procedures if it’s needed for medical reasons, like for migraines
However, if your procedure is elective, you will need to cover the costs yourself. You can apply Alle points for savings if you are a member of Alle, a free loyalty program by Brilliant Distinctions that rewards you with points on Allergan Aesthetics brands and a variety of other treatments and products like SkinMedica and Latisse. If you’re unable to pay the full cost of treatment upfront, the Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center partners with two different financing companies to make paying easier - CareCredit or Alphaeon Credit.
If you’re interested in getting Botox injections, the Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center requires that all new patients come in for a consultation before scheduling any procedure in order to establish their eligibility. Ideal candidates for Botox are in general good health, not pregnant or nursing, and have no history of neuromuscular diseases.
As long as you’re over 18, you can use Botox as part of your prejuvenation or rejuvenation strategy. Smooth out your wrinkles today with Botox treatments at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center. Call the office or use the online form.
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