You’ve probably heard of BOTOX®, but you may be unsure of just what this well-known cosmetic treatment can do for you and how it works. Over time, lines begin to become etched in our faces. Some of these are simply due to the aging process, while others are more severe and occur due to our everyday facial movements. The latter type is known as “dynamic” wrinkles, and these are the specific ones that can be addressed through the use of BOTOX®. BOTOX® is an option in Beverly Hills that help you smooth away wrinkles.
BOTOX® is an injectable treatment approved by the FDA to help lessen the severity of those wrinkles caused by facial movement. The treatment itself is quite fast and can be done relatively quick after an initial consultation with the practitioner. In addition, there’s no need for recovery time with BOTOX®. It’s performed by inserting a very thin needle containing the purified protein substance into facial muscles that lie beneath wrinkles. This process relaxes the muscles by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscle, allowing the wrinkles to release and soften.
What to Expect
While results will vary, it’s typical to begin to see results soon after your first BOTOX® treatment. Within days of the injections, the lines and wrinkles that were treated will begin to soften in appearance. It takes approximately a month for the optimal effect to take place and to see your best results. You can expect wrinkles to stay smooth for between several months. As the effect begins to dissipate, signals will gradually return to the muscles and lines will begin to become more noticeable. Repeat treatments allow the muscles to become trained, making wrinkles appear less severe over time. Each person will experience this process results differently.
While BOTOX® is a safe and effective procedure for most patients, there are certain individuals who should not receive this treatment. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding fall into this category. Talk to our expert prior to your session to be sure there are no issues with your medical history to rule you out as a potential candidate.
There you have it, a basic summary of BOTOX® and what it can do for you. Ideal Face & Body can help you meet your aesthetic goals. Give our office in Beverly Hills a call if you are considering BOTOX® to smooth out dynamic wrinkles for a younger look. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!