As the weather cools and the leaves begin to fall, we bundle up our summer bikini bodies in favour of scarves, sweaters, and anything warm. Though our beach bodies and tans are put away for another season, there is one area that we never shy away from showing, no matter the season: our faces!
While you may be excited to finally wrap yourself up in knits, if your face is showing signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, you may want to pull your turtleneck all the way up to your hairline. If this sounds like something you are tempted to do, then have no fear, Botox is here!
Botox is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, which over 11 million women and men have experienced and enjoyed since 2001. Botox has real, noticeable results, with no surgery and no recovery time.
Don’t spend the season shying away from showing off your radiant smile. Botox can help restore your youthful appearance, and give you the confidence to put your best face forward!
The main treatment for Botox is facial areas; fine lines and wrinkles that develop over time as a natural part of aging. More specifically, Botox treats the horizontal lines across the forehead, vertical frown lines in between the eyebrows, and “crows feet” wrinkles which appear at the outer corners of the eyes. These areas, known as dynamic wrinkles, are caused by repeated muscular contractions, such as frowning, squinting, and smiling.
Additionally, though not as common, Botox can be used to treat Hyperhidrosis, the excessive sweating due to overactive sweat glands. For this issue, Botox temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves, which stimulate the sweat glands. Botox is actually more than 90% effective when used as a hyperhidrosis medication!
How Botox Works
Botox is a non-surgical prescription injection medicine used to improve the overall look and prominence of facial lines. The injection, delivered directly into the muscles, works by relaxing the muscles that cause the dynamic wrinkles. This reduced muscle activity gives the face a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. The injection itself is derived from purified protein.
Procedure and Recovery Time
One of the biggest benefits of Botox is the speedy procedure and quick recovery time. After a facial analysis is performed and your desired outcome is discussed, the actual procedure itself only takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to perform. The procedure is so quick and simple; you could literally have it done over your lunchtime! The injections are minimally invasive, and quite painless. Most patients describe the injections as feeling similar to having a mosquito bite.
Since the procedure is non-surgical, minimally invasive, quick, and easy, the recovery requires absolutely no downtime. You can expect to begin to see results from your Botox procedure as soon as 24 hours after the treatment, though the appearance of lines and wrinkles may continue to diminish for up to one week after your procedure. The effects of Botox usually last for up to 3 or 4 months, which, at that time, can usually be repeated to continue your desired look.
Frequently Asked Questions
Botox is an extremely common cosmetic procedure, enjoyed by millions. Though it is quite common, you still may have a few questions that stand out in your mind before you feel comfortable moving forward with your procedure. Here are a few very frequently asked questions about Botox:
Is Botox Safe? – Botox has not only been used as a wrinkle therapy treatment for many years, it is extremely safe. In fact, it has been used since 1989 for medical treatments, proving highly effective in treating medical conditions including: cerebral palsy, excessive sweating, and stroke.
What Are The Side Effects? – Though side effects are very rare in most circumstances, some temporary, minor side effects of the Botox procedure may include: bruising, swelling, headache, or slight numbness. There are no known permanent side effect of Botox, but if you are experiencing unexpected effects as a result of Botox, contact your doctor immediately.
How Much Does Botox Cost? – Depending on the severity of your dynamic wrinkles and your desired outcome, the price of Botox will vary on the amount of Botox needed, and the areas of your face being treated. During your facial analysis, your health care professional will be able to determine the right amount of Botox needed to suit your goals, and will provide you with a cost estimate.
Botox at Bense SurgiSpa
If you are looking to address the fine lines and wrinkles on your face as a result of aging, and are looking to achieve a more youthful, refresh look, Botox may be the right fit for you. Bense SurgiSpa has administered countless successful Botox procedures, and would like to help you meet and exceed your Botox expectations. Book a free consultation, and refresh yourself this Fall!