Wrinkles are the dreaded hallmark of aging. Getting older means your skin loses elasticity and starts to form fine lines.
While wrinkles are a natural, normal part of the aging process, they don’t have to be your reality. Botox injections relax existing wrinkles and prevent more from forming. So what is Botox, and how can it help you look more youthful? Read on to find out more.
What Is Botox?
Botox cosmetic injectables are made from neurotoxins. Don’t let the name scare you; these neurotoxins have been used to treat wrinkles for decades. The neurotoxins in Botox block nerve signals from reaching your facial muscles. This relaxes your facial expressions and dissolves wrinkles.
These injectables can be a preventative treatment as well. Because the neurotoxins block certain facial muscles from contracting, you can prevent deep wrinkle formation. Many young patients in their 20s and 30s use Botox to stop wrinkles and expression lines before they form.
Botox cosmetic treatments are temporary and wear off after a few months. Your body metabolizes the neurotoxin formula over time. This means you can decide how to approach your next Botox injections and whether you need fewer or more units to combat your wrinkles.
Botox Cosmetic Injection Process
Many patients wonder how the injection process works. We offer numbing cream to keep you as comfortable as possible during the injection process. Our expert will start injecting Botox into the areas of your face that need this treatment.
Based on the severity of your wrinkles and your desired aesthetic, the injection process can take between 15 and 30 minutes.
Once your injections are complete, there is no downtime required. You can go back to your daily routine once you feel comfortable enough to leave. The numbing cream prevents discomfort, so most patients don’t need any ice or postinjection care.
Botox results take three to six days to become noticeable. Throughout this period, your facial muscles start to relax, and you will notice your wrinkles start to fade. This is how you know your Botox cosmetic injections are working properly.
Most patients need maintenance injections after about three months. You will know it’s time for your next appointment when you see wrinkles and expression lines forming again.
Because Botox has a paralytic effect on certain facial muscles, your wrinkles and fine lines should be less intense, even after the treatment wears off. Your facial muscles will have been trained to remain relaxed and smooth.
Combining Botox with Other Treatments
Your desired aesthetic is important to us. We can combine your Botox cosmetic injections with other aesthetic treatments. Skin care is complex and requires a unique approach for every patient. We will customize a treatment plan for your skin’s needs.
Some patients combine Botox injections with dermal fillers, laser sessions, and other cosmetic skin treatments. Depending on your skin concerns and the severity of your skin’s aging, you may need multiple sessions of any one treatment to achieve your desired results.
Botox works well as a stand-alone treatment or as a complement to other anti-aging treatments. When it comes to relaxing and preventing wrinkles, Botox is one of the most effective injectables out there. Celebrities, young people, and older adults alike have all used Botox to achieve smoother, wrinkle-free skin.
The Benefits of Botox Injections
What can you gain from getting Botox injections regularly? We are here to answer that. At Adoro Medical Spa, we want you to look and feel like your best self. With wrinkles and fine lines weighing you down, you might not be able to achieve these goals. Botox can restore a more youthful complexion to your face so you can feel as great as you look.
Relax Wrinkles and Expression Lines
Your face develops deep creases over the years from aging and facial expressions. If you often make intense facial expressions, you will likely form expression lines at some point. Botox can both prevent and treat these facial creases to give you a smooth complexion.
When you have Botox, you can flaunt your more youthful-looking skin without invasive treatments and surgery. The wrinkle-relaxing effects of Botox can rejuvenate your face with one quick injection session.
Prevent Facial Creases
If you are still young — in your 20s or 30s — you might not have deep wrinkles yet. Botox is a preventative treatment that allows you to stop expression lines in their tracks before they form.
Many younger patients opt for Botox injections to prevent these signs of aging before they start to show. You won’t have to worry about unwanted facial creases and lines as you get older with regular Botox injections.
Natural Facial Expressions
You don’t have to give up a natural-looking appearance to get Botox cosmetic injections. The neurotoxins in the formula only paralyze specific facial muscles.
Our expert injector finds the best spots to treat on your face without sacrificing your natural youthful expressions. When the right dose of Botox is carefully administered to the right areas, you won’t look “frozen” or stiff when you speak and make expressions.
Botox at Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD
Does Botox sound like the best wrinkle treatment for you? Come to Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD. We welcome patients of all backgrounds and skincare expertise to visit our office.
Our doctor has years of experience helping patients with this wrinkle-relaxing treatment. The Adoro Medical Spa team aims to keep you as comfortable as possible while rejuvenating your complexion. Book an appointment for botox by calling our office. We look forward to seeing you!