Botox has become an extraordinarily popular minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment, likely due to a high level of patient satisfaction and safety. Botox is injected into certain facial muscles to prevent them from contracting, reducing the wrinkles that they cause. The team at Grace and Grey is full of experienced injectors who take great care in placement and amount of injections.
Candidates for Botox are those who have begun to experience the first signs of aging in the face. The most commonly injected areas are the forehead to treat the horizontal wrinkles, around the eyes to address crow’s feet, and in between the eyebrows in the area called the glabella to treat the vertical frown lines. Additionally, Botox can be used in the treatment of a gummy smile. Botox is quite affordable and can provide the refreshed look you want without surgery. It can be used alone or as part of an overall aesthetic plan complementing surgical procedures.
Botox treatment works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles. Typically, a small amount of Botox is injected into the area causing the wrinkles. The active ingredient then works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles. The result is that the underlying facial muscles relax, and the skin begins to smooth. Botox can be performed with a topical anesthetic to maximize your comfort. Most patients report a slight pinching with each injection. The number of injections you need will depend on the extent of your wrinkles.
Botox treatments are not associated with any downtime, and you can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. In fact, many of our patients get their treatments on their lunch break before going back to work. Patients are asked to avoid intense exercise for at least four hours after their treatment. Mild bruising may occur but resolves quickly. You should not massage or rub the injected areas for at least twenty-four hours after receiving Botox.
The effects of a Botox treatment will be seen within two to seven days and will last approximately three to four months, after which time you may choose to repeat the procedure. After your Botox treatment, you can express yourself without your lines and wrinkles showing, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
What does Botox treat?
Botox is typically used to treat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, including on the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and around the mouth and nose. It can also be used to treat neck spasms, excessive sweating, and an overactive bladder.
Does Botox hurt?
Botox injections may have some level of discomfort at first, but it’s typically not painful. Numbing cream can be used to help with any discomfort but it’s not usually needed.
How does Botox work?
Botox works by blocking certain nerve signals that make the muscles contract. It makes the muscles relax and smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How many injections of Botox do I need?
How many Botox injections you need depends on the area being treated and the results you’re looking for.
When will I see the results from Botox?
You can expect to see the results of Botox as soon as 3-4 days after the injections, however, it can take 2 to 3 weeks to take full effect.
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Botox can help reduce the appearance of deep forehead wrinkles. If you’re interested in Botox treatment in Pensacola, Florida, contact our office today by calling or filling out the form below.
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