Over time, lines, wrinkles, and creases begin to form around the face and neck, making aging a bit more noticeable. Fortunately, Botox injectables can reduce the muscle movement that contributes to these lines and creases, keeping skin smooth and creating a more youthful appearance.
Beautiful, radiant skin is within reach. When you’re ready to try Botox, contact Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Los Angeles, CA, to schedule an appointment.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a well-known and FDA-approved injectable treatment with both cosmetic and medical uses. These injections include a toxin called botulinum toxin A, which slows or stops muscle movements.
Aesthetic providers use Botox to treat fine lines and wrinkles in many areas around the face:
- Between the eyebrows
- Around the eyes (crow’s feet)
- On the bridge of the nose (bunny lines)
Additionally, some providers use Botox injections to treat gummy smiles and chin dimples.
Botox also has several medical uses. The FDA has approved it to treat:
- Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating)
- Chronic migraines
- Teeth grinding
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle reduction
Because Botox blocks muscle contractions, it reduces the appearance of lines, creases, and wrinkles. Patients enjoy getting these treatments and the renewed, youthful appearance the product can help them achieve.
How Does Botox Work?
Muscle movement is entirely normal, but unfortunately, excess muscle movement in the face can substantially contribute to lines and wrinkles. The toxin in Botox aims to reduce muscle movement, therefore smoothing out the appearance of creases in the skin.
Nerve signals are sent to muscles to tell them to move. When Botox is injected into the muscle, it blocks these nerve signals. This effect causes muscles to relax temporarily.
What to Expect During a Botox Treatment
When you come in for your appointment, we’ll begin by discussing your needs and concerns. We will then create a treatment plan aimed at helping you achieve your desired results.
Prior to your treatment, we will cleanse the area and numb it with a topical anesthetic to promote comfort during your appointment. Once you’re ready, we can begin.
During your session, we’ll carefully administer the injections in the targeted areas. Botox is injected in small doses throughout the treatment areas to successfully block muscle movement and achieve a smooth, radiant look.
Once your treatment is complete, you can sit and relax while you ice the area for a bit before heading off.
Benefits of Botox Injections
Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic injectable treatments for a reason. Patients enjoy the many benefits, including:
- Quick and easy treatment
- Non-surgical. minimally invasive procedure
- Natural-looking results
- Reduced signs of aging
- No downtime
The advantages of Botox treatments speak for themselves. We invite you to schedule a consultation to discover how this injectable could be right for you.
Botox: Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re new to getting Botox, you may have questions. Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions patients ask, but we would also be happy to address your personal concerns during your appointment.
How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
Botox does not produce results at the moment it is injected. Because of how the toxin works, it gradually slows muscle movement in the days following your appointment.
While you may see some changes the first day or two after your appointment, most patients see final results in about one to two weeks.
Is There Any Downtime After a Botox Treatment?
No, there is no major downtime after Botox injections. We simply ask that you steer clear of strenuous activity for the first 24 hours after your appointment. Additionally, you should avoid laying flat or rubbing the area for about four hours after your treatment, as this could spread the product.
Aside from this, you’re free to return to your normal daily activities right after your session. For this reason, many patients opt for lunchtime appointments, as treatments are quick and easy.
How Often Do I Need to Get Botox?
How often you schedule Botox is up to you. The effects of the injections generally last about three to six months, but this timeline depends on individual factors.
When you begin to see muscle movement return to the treated area, you can consider scheduling your next appointment.
How Do I Know if Botox Is Right for Me?
Botox is right for a wide variety of patients. If you’re wondering whether injectables may be right for you, we’d be happy to discuss your aesthetic goals. During your appointment, we can examine the area in which you desire treatment and make recommendations.
Can You Combine Botox with Other Treatments?
Yes, you may combine Botox with other cosmetic treatments. Our patients frequently ask for dermal fillers in the same session.
Is There a Certain Age to Start Getting Botox?
The best age to begin getting Botox depends on your needs and goals. Many patients don’t start these treatments until they have visible lines and wrinkles, while some patients begin at a much younger age.
Botox is a great preventive treatment, which means it can help prevent deep lines before they even form. For this reason, some patients opt to begin injections at the first sign of fine lines.
Smoother, Younger-Looking Skin Is Possible — Schedule Your Botox Appointment Today
When you’re ready for a refreshed and renewed look, we invite you to schedule an appointment for Botox. Whether it’s your first time or you’re experienced with this treatment, we can help you achieve and maintain your aesthetic goals.
Contact Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Los Angeles, CA, today.