Lines and wrinkles are some of the most common signs of aging, but you can develop expression lines even when you aren’t technically old. Genetics and lifestyle also contribute to the formation of these lines, but whatever the reason for your lines and wrinkles, at Laser Aesthetics Body and Wellness in Cordova, TN, we have the perfect solution. We know that once you experience this wrinkle-relaxing injectable, you’ll never go back to a life without Botox.
Botox: The Miracle Worker
Botox is a safe and effective way to target wrinkles, smooth them, and in doing so, look younger. If you’ve lived with wrinkles for any length of time, you know all too well how they can make you feel older and less attractive. With just a few strategic injections, you can target those wrinkles and blot them from existence (temporarily).
How Does It Work?
Botox works by targeting dynamic wrinkles and then relaxing the muscles responsible for those wrinkles. The primary ingredient, botulinum toxin A, blocks the communication between the nerve signals and the muscles.
After you receive injections, when the brain tells your muscles to move, Botox steps in and intercepts that message, keeping your muscles relaxed. The skin finally can rest and is not forced into dynamic movements throughout the day, and eventually, your wrinkles fade away.
What Can It Treat?
This injectable is FDA-approved to treat three specific areas of the face: frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, and crows feet that develop at the outer corners of the eyes.
Frown lines are one of the most popular treatment areas because almost everyone has them, but no one wants them. There are different degrees of frown lines, and Botox can treat them all. Some frown lines look like the number one indented between your eyebrows. Others are more severe and look like a number 11, and still, others look like a 111 between your eyebrows. This injectable will smooth these lines completely.
The muscles in the forehead are large and strong, and a lifetime spent eyebrow-raising can create deep lines as your skin loses elasticity. This injectable can smooth those lines to help you look well-rested.
If you have crow’s feet, you’re well aware that they can make you look much older than you are. They show up when you laugh or smile and can look light or severe. Whatever the case, injections in this area can smooth these lines so that you look more youthful and don’t feel self-conscious about your smile.
The Treatment Process
Consulting With Our Experts
It’s important that you undergo a consultation before beginning any ca routine with cosmetic injectables. Before we begin treating you, we will need to schedule an initial consultation to review your problem areas and confirm that this injectable is the right choice for you. We will review your health history and ensure that you are not allergic to this injectable.
Then, we will develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will help you achieve a more youthful and wrinkle-free appearance. The benefit is, once we confirm the areas you want to treat, you can treat them all during the same appointment.
When you arrive for your appointment, your injector will sanitize the treatment sites. Then, she will administer a series of injections into the muscles in your problem areas. In a quick appointment, you’ll be able to get rid of years worth of wrinkles and be on your way to smooth, glowing skin.
One of the benefits of this cosmetic injectable is that treatments are virtually painless. The injectable used to administer Botox has a very thin needle, so thin that you barely feel it. Injections are quick, and you only need a few in each muscle group to effectively target those muscles and relax them. You’ll be in and out in less than 30 minutes total and can go about your day as soon as your appointment is over.
While you can resume your normal activities after your appointment is over, you will want to protect your skin to ensure that your results come out well. You should avoid touching your face after your injections. You should also keep your head elevated for at least six hours post-treatment. Avoid any situation that increases your body temperature, like a sauna, hot tub, or steam room.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Units Will I Need?
The total number of units needed to address your problem areas will depend on the severity of your lines and wrinkles. Different patients have different goals and require a different number of units to treat their problem areas.
When we create a customized treatment plan for you, we will let you know how many units we will use to help you reach your goals. With this cosmetic injectable, it’s important to understand that less is always more. You can always add more Botox to your problem areas; you can’t take it away when there’s too much.
Will It Hurt?
The fact that these injections are so quick and that the needle is so thin helps the process feel virtually painless. Even those with a fear of needles can comfortably undergo treatment without feeling worried. To ensure that you feel completely comfortable during the process, we can apply a topical numbing gel to your treatment sites to ensure that you don’t feel a thing.
How Long Will My Results Last?
On average, patients experience results that last for three to four months. Some experience longer results, but it all comes down to how quickly your body metabolizes the ingredients in the injectable. Some people are naturally fast metabolizers, and their bodies will metabolize the ingredients quickly.
Some factors affect the rate at which the body metabolizes these ingredients, including intense exercise and the treatment area. Highly mobile areas with larger muscles like the forehead may experience results for a shorter amount of time than areas like the outer corners of the eyes, where the muscles are smaller and weaker.
What if I Need To Stop Treatment?
The benefit of this cosmetic injectable is that while it does deliver long-lasting results, they are only temporary. Once your body metabolizes the ingredients, the results will wear off, and your face will return to its pre-injection state. If for any reason, you need to stop treatment, you can easily do so. Some patients need to temporarily discontinue injections due to pregnancy or nursing and then return to their normal injection routine as soon as they are ready.
Will My Face Stop Moving?
Botox has come a long way, and that frozen look is no longer on-trend. People want to look natural, and rightly so. When you choose our office for your injections, you can rest assured that you will be treated by injectors who will use a light hand to administer this cosmetic injectable to help smooth wrinkles without compromising your appearance.
You still will be able to express normally, but those expressions will be softened, and they won’t deepen your lines and wrinkles. You will still look like yourself, just more youthful and well-rested.
Am I a Candidate?
Almost everyone is a candidate for this cosmetic injectable, especially if lines and wrinkles have made you feel self-conscious about your appearance. If you have crow’s feet, forehead lines, or frown lines that make you feel less attractive or older than you are, you are most likely a good candidate for this injectable.
Pregnant and nursing women are temporarily disqualified from treatment due to safety reasons. Also, those who have an allergy to botulinum toxin A will also be unable to receive treatment.
Go Wrinkle-Free Today
Treating your wrinkles has never been so quick and easy. Once you experience all of the benefits of this anti-aging injectable, you’ll wonder why you didn’t add it to your routine sooner. Contact us today at Laser Aesthetics Body and Wellness in Cordova, TN and schedule your initial consultation so that you get get a wrinkle-free face as soon as possible.