What You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Botox

August 19, 2019 Under Skin Treatments

Botox has been a choice for millions of people around the world dealing with issues like frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet. In fact, it’s one of the leading and most sought after procedures used to treat signs of aging with great success. One of the primary reasons why Botox injections are so popular is because there is minimal downtime and few side effects while giving impressive results. Below is useful information that will answer common questions about Botox. 

What’s Involved in Botox?

Botox is a prescription product that has been approved by the FDA. It’s used to diminish the appearance of fine lines that often show up around the eyes and on the forehead. Botox is injected into the muscles of the area being treated. It works under the surface of the skin with botulinum products. A Botox procedure can take as little as 10 to 15 minutes and involves the use of a small needle to inject the solution into the muscle area that’s targeted. 

Generally speaking, several injections are needed to resolve forehead wrinkles. The weakening of the muscles will cause the wrinkles to eventually fade and ultimately disappear. This is not a painful procedure and most people describe the injection as feeling like they have been slightly pinched. Although there isn’t a lot of pain involved, there is a numbing cream that can be applied during the treatment. There is little-to-no downtime, and aftercare for Botox is minimal. Most people resume their normal activities directly following the procedure.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Botox

A good candidate for Botox is someone that has crow’s feet and frown lines. Whether or not Botox can work for your situation requires a consultation with a qualified professional to discuss any concerns that you have along with your desired result. By meeting with a team member of Michigan Advanced Aesthetics, you can be sure that you are getting the best care from a highly-trained professional. We will create your personalized treatment plan based on your goals and individual skin situation.

Are There Any Risks or Side Effects?

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or allergies, Botox may not be a good option for you. There’s a possibility that you might have an allergic reaction to products with botulinum toxins. If you are pregnant, have experienced a nerve condition or have issues with your muscles, you may not be a good candidate for Botox. However, it’s always best to discuss these issues with a professional.

Results You Can Expect From Botox

Most patients who get Botox receive several treatments. Although there is typically an improvement within 48 hours of the first procedure, the most notable changes occur after about a month. When performed by a trained professional, you can expect the results of Botox treatments to enhance your appearance. It’s important to have a consultation so that you can get answers to any questions you have, discuss your desired results, and ensure you’re a good candidate.

Other Considerations

It’s important to know what substances are being injected during a Botox treatment. As long as you see a qualified and respected professional, this should not be an issue. The goal is to eliminate the chances of receiving injections that are contaminated, expired, or otherwise dangerous. You should also communicate any medications that you are receiving prior to the procedure because some medicines can lead to bruising and other issues. 

About Michigan Advanced Aesthetics 

Michigan Advanced Aesthetics is a skin spa that offers a wide variety of clinical skin care procedures, such as facials, Botox, permanent makeup and Oxylight. Owner Laura E. LoCricchio has two decades of experience in the skin care and beauty industry. The team at Michigan Advanced Aesthetics can answer any questions that you have about Botox and other cosmetic procedures.