Can’t wait for flawlessly smooth skin? With Botox, you can visibly reduce your fine lines and wrinkles in just a few days! Word about this popular treatment is everywhere these days, but do you know exactly how it works, how long it lasts, and what kind of results you can expect? At Oceana Luxe Medspa in Corpus Christi, TX, we’ve got all your questions answered!
How Soon Do You See Results From Botox?
This is one question we get asked a lot. Many people are worried that it will take weeks of waiting to see the effects of their injections. We don’t blame them, since many over-the-counter products actually do take that long. Fortunately, with Botox, you won’t have to wait more than a few days.
Most people start to see their injections take effect within 24-72 hours. The improvements in your skin will continue to develop over the next two weeks. During that time, you will watch your fine lines and wrinkles get lighter and lighter. The treatment reaches its full effect after approximately 14 days, delivering results that last 3-4 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is This Treatment?
Scientifically, this is a neuromodulator that uses botulinum toxin to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is a purified protein that, when administered via a few quick injections, temporarily prevents the muscles under your skin from tensing up. As a result, your skin stays smooth and your fine lines recede.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Why does your skin improve when the muscles under it stay relaxed? As it turns out, muscular contractions are the true cause of fine lines and wrinkles.
When your skin folds as a result of a tense movement, it leaves a tiny etch mark.
Over time, these etch marks become more and more visible as you make the same facial expressions day in and day out. The botulinum toxin in this treatment interrupts the unconscious signals from your brain that tell the muscles to contract, helping to keep your skin smooth.
Which Wrinkles Can This Treatment Fix?
Not all cosmetic treatments are suitable for all kinds of wrinkles. Fortunately, this one is especially versatile. In fact, it is FDA-approved to treat more types of wrinkles than most other neuromodulators. It can be administered to both the upper and lower face. It can even be used for purposes beyond wrinkle reduction, such as raising eyebrows or correcting a gummy smile.
Here are some of the wrinkles you can treat with Botox:
- Frown lines
- Brow lines
- Crows feet
- Lip lines
- Neck bands
- Jaw lines
- Chin dimples
What Results Can I Expect?
One of the reasons this treatment is so popular is because it delivers natural-looking results that make a visible difference in your appearance. If you have tried many creams and serums for your wrinkles without effect, the wait for a real solution is over. You will see a significant difference in your fine lines and wrinkles after just a few injections.
We frequently get asked about how to avoid a “frozen” look, and we can assure you that these injections will not freeze your face. When administered by an aesthetically skilled professional who understands facial anatomy, most people won’t even know the injections were done unless you tell them. That’s why millions of people get this treatment every year, but you don’t notice it when you see them out and about.
How Many Injections Are Needed?
The number of injections you will need depends on what kind of wrinkles you want to treat, however, it is usually only a few. For example, there are 5 injection sites used to treat the vertical “11” lines between your brows.
Some people get more injections because they choose to treat more than one area of their face in the same appointment, which is a perfectly safe option. When you come in for a consultation, we can give you a more personalized answer based on your desired outcome.
How Are the Injections Administered and What Do They Feel Like?
Even people who are afraid of needles can usually handle this treatment. The injections are done with an ultra-fine needle after the skin has been cleansed and numbed. You will only spend about 15-20 minutes getting them, meaning the whole process is over in the time it takes to eat lunch. A lot of patients compare the feeling of the injections to a light snap of a rubber band.
How Long Does the Appointment Take?
From start to finish, you will need about 30 minutes to get these injections done. Only about half of that time is for the treatment, the rest is just for checking in and getting settled.
How Long Is the Recovery?
There is no downtime for this treatment! That means no time off work and no staying overnight. You can even drive yourself home when the appointment is finished. The injections are gently administered to a highly localized region of your face, with no surgery at all.
What Is the Aftercare?
Because the Botox treatment is so gentle, there is very little aftercare. You should refrain from exercising heavily for 24 hours, and try not to lie down for the first 4. You should also avoid massaging the treated area right after your treatment, so as not to move the product out of the muscles it is treating.
How Long Will the Results Last?
The longevity of the results varies from person to person, but you can generally expect them to last for about 4 months. People who metabolize the product more slowly can enjoy their results for up to 2 months longer.
How Many Times Can I Repeat This Treatment?
It is safe to renew your injections 4 months after they are done. Conveniently, that’s around the time when they will start to lose their effect. Some people can go even longer between appointments and still enjoy the benefits. Scheduling this treatment a few times a year is a great way to make it an integral part of your skincare regimen, and you can continue booking appointments for as long as you like.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Most people can enjoy the benefits of these injections. They work on all skin types because the product is actually injected into the muscle. Both men and women can get them. In fact, the demand for “brotox” among guys is getting higher and higher. There are few health issues that would affect your ability to have this treatment, and your doctor can let you know what to do if you have any concerns.
Will I Need to Change Anything About My Skincare Routine?
Not at all! These injections will complement the topical measures you are already taking to achieve great skin. They also work with dermal fillers, such as Vobella™, Juvederm™, Juvederm Ultra™, and Vollure™. You can continue to get facials and most of our other medspa services following Botox, just let us know when the last time you had your injections was.
When Should I Start This Treatment?
That is a question only you can answer. Skin continues to change throughout our lives, so it is never too late to make a difference in your appearance. Many people start as early as their 20s, which can help delay the onset of wrinkles later on. As long as you have started to see some fine lines appearing, you can benefit from starting this treatment.
Ask Us Your Questions in Person
We hope you have learned something about this treatment from our frequently asked questions, but the best way to find out more about it is to talk to us in real life! We would love to book you a free consultation at your convenience. Just give us a call at (361) 204-5488 or email office@TVVMedispa.com.
With one quick Botox appointment, you can get results that are as real and natural-looking as you. Millions of people have tried and loved these injections, making them the most frequently requested cosmetic service in the country. To learn more about this treatment, get in touch with Oceana Luxe Medspa in Corpus Christi, TX, today!