Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to improve the appearance of frown lines between the brows “11’s”, forehead, sagging eyebrows and smile lines around eyes “crows feet”.
Wrinkles are caused by two things, loss of volume or repetitive use of facial muscles. Lines of expression show up from frowning or squinting, this gives us “11’s”. Raising our forehead gives us horizontal wrinkles and finally smiling gives us “Crows Feet” Botox is injected into those muscles and after 3-5 days the signal between the brain and the muscle is being blocked therefore relaxing the movement in that area. The results continue to improve up to two weeks. Less movement equals softer wrinkles. It’s important to consider, that we are born with facial expression and wrinkles get etched in over time. It will take you being consistent with your botox appointments to obtain optimal results. Here is how you can look at it. When you dry your bed sheets but leave them wrinkled and twisted in the dryer, they come out very wrinkled. But Once you put them on the bed and they get straightened out the wrinkles relax.
Did You Know?Botox is for prevention and correction of wrinkles.
Starting Botox before you have wrinkles will prevent you from getting deep wrinkles.
But don’t worry, if you already have wrinkles, Botox can literally rewind time.
How Long Does It Last?Botox last 3-4 months in the face.
Botox used under the arms for Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, lasts up to 6-7 months
How Quickly Does it Begin to Work?Botox starts working in 3-5 days and continues to improve for 2 weeks.
You will be asked to come in for a follow up appointment 2 weeks after your initial treatment.
Each client has a customized treatment plan. The follow up visit is very important to the success of your plan.