At Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss, we take a holistic approach to skin care that focuses on you and how your body is reacting. We understand that your skin is an organ, and the way it is functioning is crucial to the overall success of the aesthetic procedures that we provide. Our experienced medical staff will assess factors such as your levels of collagen production and hormones to determine the best treatment for each unique individual.
How Does Botox Work?
One of the most common aesthetic procedures in the United States, Botox injections are used to safely and effectively treat facial lines and wrinkles for a period of time. After an injection with a fine needle directly into the muscles of the treated areas, the muscles will relax and remain relaxed for a period of time. This smoothes out the skin, temporarily relieving unwanted lines and wrinkles.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate?
Men and women over the age of 18 are good candidates for Botox. Many people are getting Botox as a preventive step, rather than waiting for creases like frown lines to become permanent fixtures on the face. If you have fine lines and wrinkles on the upper part of your face, or a drooping brow, you may be an excellent candidate for Botox treatments.
What Are The Benefits of Botox Injections?
The benefits and uses of Botox do not only benefit the aesthetic industry. The medical field has also seen success in using Botox as a treatment for other health problems such as chronic migraines, neck spasms, excessive sweating and overactive bladder.
What Can Botox Treat?
Botox injections can help a host of aesthetic skin concerns such as:
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Frown lines
- Forehead creases
- Lip lines
- Chin creases
- Corners of the mouth
- Neck creases
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Botox is one of the treatments that is commonly referred to as a “lunchtime procedure.” Once we discuss the areas of concern and the degree of improvement that is desired, treatment is completed in just a few minutes. Typically, patients are in and out within about 30 minutes. Because the side effects from injectables are so mild and transient, most people can go right back to work or other activities.
Is There Any Pain Associated With Treatment?
Botox treatments are very easily tolerated by most people. If you are scheduling your first Botox treatment with us, and are concerned about comfort, don’t worry. We employ comfort-enhancing techniques and also offer topical numbing cream to apply prior to your treatment. Our priority is that our patients have a pleasant, comfortable experience during all of their visits.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
One of the greatest advantages to Botox treatment is that a single treatment session provides you with months of youthful-looking skin. Repeat treatments can be scheduled as needed to maintain results.
How Can I Prepare For The Procedure?
Another appealing aspect of Botox treatment is that there is minimal pre-treatment preparation needed. In fact, the primary recommendation is to avoid aspirin products prior to your appointment. If discomfort is a concern, you may take Tylenol. Also, know that if you take blood-thinning medication or if you smoke, there is an increased chance that you may experience temporary bruising at injection sites.
How Long Should I Wait Before Getting More Botox?
Because results diminish gradually based on each person’s unique metabolism of the Botox solution, there is no way to predict the longevity of results across the board. In some patients, the skin remains smooth for up to 6 months. In others, the solution is metabolized within about 3 to 4 months.
If you receive Botox treatment and would like to obtain more noticeable results that was achieved in your initial session, it is advantageous to schedule a touch-up treatment after waiting about 14 days to ensure the full effect of original injections is attained. Noticing the extent of movement in the treated muscles can give you an idea of whether or not more Botox may be needed. If your muscles are not moving, but lines in the treatment area are still visible, contact us to discuss how this may be improved.
Do Botox Injections Carry Any Risk?
Most commonly, recipients of Botox injections experience minor bruising that only lasts temporarily. Although rare, a few have reported headaches that last from 24 to 48 hours. It is also important not to rub treated areas too much during the healing process, as this could result in temporary eye drooping.
Not everyone is a good candidate for Botox injections and should consult our medical team before scheduling the procedure.
When Can I Expect To See Results After My Botox Injections?
The full effects of this painless, non-invasive procedure are fully seen in three to seven days and typically last from four to six months. At this point, the muscles will become active again and will need to be retreated. With repeated injections, your facial muscles will become more used to being in a relaxed state, and you may find that even when your wrinkles reappear, they are less severe.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
We wouldn’t really describe it as a “recovery period.” In the hours immediately following Botox treatment, slight redness and swelling may be seen. Some patients do notice a little bruising. Makeup can be applied after treatment. Physically demanding activities should be postponed for 4 hours after injections.
Schedule A Consultation
Are you noticing more wrinkles and age lines in your face and ready to look into the benefits of Botox injections? Call (812) 475-9199 to schedule a consultation at our Evansville, Indiana office today! We can answer all of your questions and get you started in your journey to the smoother, healthier skin that you remember.