If you’re serious about taking care of your skin, exploring anti-aging treatments, and preventing wrinkles, Botox might be a great solution.
Botox is a cosmetic injectable used for the treatment of wrinkles and to improve general contours in the face. If you’re frustrated by the appearance of wrinkles, Meridian Medical Spa can assist you in designing an appropriate treatment plan to minimize crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a highly purified form of botulinum toxin that is injected directly into the muscles to smooth out wrinkles and prevent new ones from occurring. Most often, it is used on muscles within the face, although Botox can also be used for a variety of medical purposes.
For cosmetic purposes, Botox is often used to treat a specific type of wrinkle, known as dynamic wrinkles.
Dynamic wrinkles occur as a result of aging. As skin loses elasticity and collagen over time, wrinkles naturally occur in specific parts of the face. Normal facial expressions begin to leave a lasting mark, leading dynamic wrinkles develop.
Oftentimes, these dynamic wrinkles cannot be fully treated by anti-aging lotions or creams. However, an injectable like Botox can often provide an effective solution.
How Does Botox Treatment Work?
Injecting the muscles with Botox allows the skin to take a rest in areas where wrinkles have appeared. Once the injection occurs, treated areas will be less mobile, allowing the skin to smooth out.
Over time, as treatment continues, existing dynamic wrinkles may completely disappear. In addition, new wrinkles can be prevented from arising in the areas injected.
What Areas Can a Botox Procedure Treat?
Botox is FDA-approved to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines that form between the eyebrows.
Improving the Condition of Wrinkles
Botox is used to relax lines that appear on the face as you age. It is a temporary solution that lasts anywhere from three to six months. Once it wears off, Botox treatment can be repeated to maintain the fresh, smooth look that you desire. It is a gold standard filler that is used by millions of people all over the world.
Forehead lines are one of the first signs of aging. Some people develop them early, while others don’t see them until they are in their 40s. Forehead lines are particularly difficult to treat with over-the-counter solutions like anti-aging creams. Botox is able to smooth out these types of wrinkles. Over time, with continued treatment, some patients report that their forehead lines start to disappear completely.
Crow’s feet appear at the corner of the eyes. In some patients, they only appear while smiling. Others see these wrinkles when their face is at rest, as well. Botox can help the muscles near your eyes relax, which can minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
Frown lines appear between the eyebrows in the shape of the number “11.” These pesky lines can make you look older or habitually angry. Frown lines may be genetic or part of the aging process. Fortunately, Botox can help to address these deep lines by minimizing movement.
What Happens During a Botox Treatment?
If you’re interested in Botox treatment, our practitioners at Meridian Medical Spa will first meet with you for a consultation. We will examine your face and discuss your ideal appearance. We will also answer questions and go over any concerns you may have.
Once you’re comfortable moving forward, we’ll schedule a Botox appointment. On the day of your treatment, you’ll want to arrive with a clean, fresh face, free from any makeup or lotion.
We will clean your face and perform the injections for the areas discussed during your initial consultation. The actual procedure is quick and easy. In fact, it takes less than half an hour to perform. This means that you can often schedule an appointment during a lunch break.
There is no downtime necessary after a Botox treatment. Because it is minimally invasive, you can resume your normal activities right away.
Within three to four days after the procedure is completed, you will begin to see the effects of your Botox injections as the neurotoxin starts to interact with your muscles. Lines will begin to smooth out, with improvements continuing to occur over the next few weeks. Most patients report seeing the full effects of their treatment within about three weeks.
How Many Units of Botox Will I Need?
The number of units that you need will differ based upon your needs and treatment plan. We will discuss this with you during your consultation so that you are fully prepared when you receive treatment.
How Long Do Results Last After a Botox Procedure?
Results vary from person to person. Some people quickly metabolize Botox within their systems and their results last approximately 3 months. Some patients report seeing results for 4 to 5 months.
As your facial muscles adapt to moving less, you may find that you can go a little bit longer in between sessions. However, because Botox is not designed to be a permanent solution, for optimal results, our providers will help to develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.
Visit Meridian Medical Spa for a Botox Consultation Today
At Meridian Medical Spa, we specialize in providing first-class aesthetic services to patients in Bonita Springs, FL, and the Naples area. If you’re ready to explore the benefits of Botox firsthand, schedule a consultation. We’ll perform a thorough assessment, answer any questions that you might have, and craft a plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.