Wrinkles are an inevitable part of the aging process. But just because you expect them to appear doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about them when they do. Botox is a non-invasive treatment that is effective at minimizing the appearance of certain types of wrinkles on the face and is one of the solutions that we offer at Beauty Co.
We provide services in Raleigh, NC and we are always excited to offer the best non-surgical cosmetic treatments. As a long-time standard in wrinkle reduction, Botox is the name that many people recognize and trust for providing consistent results.
What Is Botox?
Botox is an injection of the neuromodulator botulinum toxin type A. It is used as a treatment for lines and wrinkles on the face, along with other medical and cosmetic concerns. Botox treatments are a non-invasive treatment that is used by millions of people every year. Botox is FDA-approved to treat several different areas, and there are many studies that demonstrate its effectiveness. However, you should always talk to your today to find out if Botox is right for you.
How Do Neuromodulators Work?
Neuromodulators are substances that affect signals in your body. As neuromodulators, Botox injections work by blocking messages that are being sent from your nerves to your muscles. When these messages are blocked, portions of the injected muscle no longer contract.
When this reduced motion occurs in facial muscles, it can have a beneficial effect on wrinkles and lines in the face. Any lines that are created by motion in these muscles will no longer appear as the product takes full effect. Instead, you can enjoy smooth, wrinkle-free skin until the effects of the product wear off.
What to Expect From Your Botox Treatment
Before Your Injections
Before botox injections, we always make sure you get a consultation first. With any cosmetic treatment, it’s important to assess your current medical health and any other information that may be needed to decide if the treatment is right for you. Several days before your appointment, we recommend staying away from NSAIDs or alcohol to help prevent the injection area from bruising. Other things to avoid are vitamin e and fish oil. For a complete list of activities and supplements to avoid, you can talk to your doctor.
During Your Injections
If you want a topical anesthetic for your injection, this will be applied before your Botox treatment and given enough time to take effect. Many of our patients opt for Botox without anesthetic for a faster treatment as there is minimal pain with injections. Since every facial structure is different, we have you smile, frown, or raise your eyebrows and mark the areas that will be treated. Then we will inject the proper number of units into each injection site.
Aftercare for Botox Treatments
Once your injections are complete, we’ll give you a few guidelines to make sure you properly care for the treatment area. You’ll want to avoid vigorous exercise or laying down for four hours after your treatment. You’ll also want to stay away from makeup or other topical products and avoid facial massage until your injection sites have a chance to heal.
What Is the Downtime With Botox?
Botox has very little downtime if any. The injection sites may have some swelling, bumps, and redness, but you can expect this to be minimal and to go away quickly. In most cases, you can feel free to get back to your day as long as you stay in an upright position for at least 4 hours after treatment.
How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
Botox injections do not provide immediate results. If you are getting the treatment done in preparation for a big event, we recommend scheduling it a month ahead of time. You may start to see changes in your wrinkles within the first week, but you’ll need to wait 2 weeks to a month to enjoy the full results.
How Long Does Botox Last?
In the average patient, Botox can last between three and four months. To keep your skin smooth and wrinkle-free, you can set up regular appointments at three-month intervals to experience steady results.
Benefits of Botox Injections
Fast and Simple Procedure
Depending on the area being treated, Botox treatments can be very fast. In fact, it’s something that many people can plan into their lunch breaks. You can discuss specific treatment times with your doctor and then set up a convenient time for you.
Non-Invasive Wrinkle Treatment
As a non-surgical procedure, Botox can be a good choice for patients who are wishing to avoid surgical procedures but still want to look younger or more refreshed. It can come with even less downtime than other non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
Can Treat Three Areas
Botox can be a good choice for many people seeking neuromodulator treatments because it is the only neurotoxin that has been FDA-approved to treat 3 key areas at the same time. For patients who are wishing to reduce the appearance of their forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet in one easy appointment, we may recommend Botox.
Wrinkle Treatments in Raleigh, NC
Are you wondering what you can expect from your Botox before and after? The best way to answer any questions you have about the procedure is to schedule a consultation with us. At Beauty Co. in Raleigh, NC, we offer personalized services that take your own preferences and aesthetic wishes into consideration. Schedule your consultation with us today by calling our number or filling out an online form.