Wrinkles are inevitable, but that does not mean you have to live with them. Modern medical technologies allows us to treat wrinkles, significantly diminishing their appearance, without surgery. If you are getting discouraged about facial wrinkles you see every time you look in the mirror, you may be a good candidate for Botox®.
Chances are that you’ve heard of Botox®. It is a popular treatment option used by many men and women because it is non-surgical, virtually painless, and has no downtime. This treatment can help restore your image by making you look younger. It can also be part of a non surgical facelift when combined with our Medi Spa treatments that can add contour to you face, enhance the size of your lips, plump your cheeks, and reduce dark circles under your eyes.
How exactly does Botox® work?
Botox® is a prescription medicine that is delivered through a very thin needle. A simple injection targets the muscles responsible for the wrinkles you see on your face. What Botox® does is temporarily paralyses these muscles. This prevents them from contracting and causing wrinkles to show or develop. When done correctly, your natural facial expressions are unaffected. While Botox® can substantially reduce the appearance of wrinkles quickly, it has the added benefit that it can potentially slow down future wrinkle-formation as well.
Where can I get Botox®?
The most popular place to get Botox® is in the forehead. This is an area of the face that tends to show wrinkles quickly as we age. Wrinkles in the forehead happen to everyone, but can be made worse by sun exposure, using the muscles in the forehead, smoking, and sleeping on your stomach. People also often get Botox® for the lines we get between our eyebrows. You may expect to see results right away, but it’s generally several days to a week after treatment that you’ll really see a difference.
Do I need time to recover?
Immediately after Botox® you may have small areas of redness or swelling that are usually gone within hours, or by the next day. We’ll ask you not to do any strenuous activity the day of your treatment, and not to lie down for a few hours. Other than these small steps, there is no need to change your routine because of Botox® treatment, and no one needs to know you had this procedure done.
Is Botox® permanent?
It is important to note that like most non-surgical procedures, Botox® has result that are temporary. You’ll want to come back to our practice periodically to get additional treatments of Botox®, in order to maintain your results.
People who use Botox® often like to combine it with other Medi-Spa treatments that we offer. When you come in to our office in Los Angeles, we can help you pick the non-surgical solutions that will best help you stay younger-looking and achieve your goals.