Wrinkles can alter one's appearance to create a more tired, worn down, or even angry look. Fortunately, we can help to manage these effects using Botox. These skin creases happen to everyone as the result of regular facial expressions and muscle movement. Though there are preventative measures for wrinkles, they are bound to happen at one time or another.
At our medical clinic with medical spa services, we can help patients determine if Botox is the right choice to meet their needs. Botox is a brand of protein-based chemical fluid that we deliver into a patient's facial muscles to smooth wrinkles and prevent future ones from forming. This fluid limits the contraction and movement of facial muscles in actions such as laughing, frowning, and squinting, which is what causes wrinkles.
Botox starts working immediately and takes full effect after about a month. Depending on which part of the face you feel is a "problem area," Botox may need to be re-injected every three to six months.
Is Botox Right for You?
If you are concerned about your wrinkles, and you have tried all the standard methods (moisturizers and serums), Botox could be your ideal solution. However, it is essential to determine if Botox is the right treatment for you and your needs. Along with an assessment of your current health and medical history, we will also go over the following factors.
The Initial Consultation
During the initial consultation, we will need to review the patient's current health and medical history. During this appointment at our medical clinic, you will be able to voice your questions or concerns about Botox before you make an informed decision.
Here are a few things to remember to mention or ask during your consultation:
- If you have a pre-existing skin condition
- If you have any allergies
- If you have a fear of needles
- The cost (many aestheticians offer a new-patient discount for your first appointment)
- How long each injection will last (this will vary based on what part of the face you focus on)
The Botox Procedure
A Botox injection usually takes about 15 minutes, depending on how many units (injections) the patient is receiving. We will use a superfine needle to inject the Botox into the specific area of the face the patient wants to enhance. This procedure may cause mild soreness during and after the procedure. However, the soreness will fade fairly quickly while the Botox continues to take effect.
Botox is an outpatient procedure, so patients will be able to return home immediately after the procedure. We will go over the cost, payment, insurance, and other factors during a consultation. In most cases, Botox will need multiple sessions to have a noticeable effect on the patient's appearance.
Make the Changes You Desire
The effects of Botox can be noticeable in as little as two days after the initial injection. The full effect takes approximately two weeks, smoothing out your unwanted wrinkles. There will also be some limited movement in the face muscles. While the changes in appearance tend to last three to six months, this can vary per person.
If it is your first time getting Botox, you may want to take a picture of the injection area two days after your appointment and again two weeks later to document the difference. With Botox, you can alter your appearance the way you want.
Recovery and Aftercare
Side effects of Botox are minor. There is little to no recovery time since it is an outpatient procedure. You can get your Botox injection and leave directly after your appointment, carrying on as usual. Keep an eye on the injection site. If you have a severe skin reaction, be sure to seek medical attention immediately for your safety.
Even with a Botox treatment, it is essential to keep up a good at-home skincare routine to put your best self forward. Avoid over-exposure to the sun and follow directions from our team. Botox is designed to be non-disruptive to a person's daily routine and should not require much aftercare.
Consider Botox Treatments Today
It is always important to make an informed decision before having any procedure. Call us at (580) 922-4406 to schedule an appointment at our medical clinic if you are interested in receiving Botox treatments.
If wrinkles are getting in the way of you being happy with your appearance, schedule an appointment with our medical clinic today.
At Janey L Hammons NP-C, we can help you get rid of wrinkles with Botox. Visit us at our Seiling clinic.
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