Do you have deep furrows between your brows or on your forehead? These types of wrinkles are referred to as dynamic wrinkles and can be effectively treated with BOTOX® injections. Before considering any type of cosmetic procedure, there are probably a few questions that you would like to have answered.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is an injectable liquid treatment that helps to reduce the activity of some kinds of facial muscles responsible for forming dynamic wrinkles. Besides its cosmetic uses, treatment is currently used to help prevent migraine headaches and treat hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating.
What is in BOTOX®?
BOTOX® consists of a purified protein serum injected into the face to diminish dynamic wrinkles. The product is safely created inside a laboratory. It has been used safely for decades to treat certain forms of wrinkles.
How Does It Work?
BOTOX® works as a sort of nerve block. What is really happening is that your brain is messaging certain facial muscles to move, but they cannot because they are being blocked by the injections. This results in a reduction in facial muscle movement in the treatment area to help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles that can make you look older than you actually feel.
It is important to understand that, while BOTOX® offers impressive results, your skin will continue to age normally after the treatment. The product will eventually be fully absorbed by your body, and you will begin to experience the return of facial muscle movement. Most people simply choose to have touch-up injections at this time to maintain their results.
Is This Treatment Anything Like Fillers?
Other than relying upon injections for anti-aging purposes, the two treatments are very dissimilar. Fillers reduce wrinkles by enhancing facial volume, while BOTOX® does so by reducing the activity of facial muscles in the treatment area.
What Should I Expect in Terms of Results?
You should begin noticing initial results in about four days after your injections, but it may take as long as two weeks for maximum effects to be evident. Most patients enjoy results lasting up to six months. It is normal to begin noticing a gradual return of facial muscle movement at about three months after treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation to Learn More
If you feel you would benefit from BOTOX® injections for anti-aging purposes, migraine headaches, or hyperhidrosis, please reach out and make an appointment with Grand Spa. At our convenient location in Dallas, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!