Botox is everywhere, but even still, some people have never taken that first step and added it to their anti-aging routine. At Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN, we want to introduce you to this neuromodulator, our go-to anti-aging treatment that can transform your skin by erasing your wrinkles and improving your appearance.
What Are the Best Places To Use Botox?
This injectable has both cosmetic and medical uses. It can treat the signs of aging, but it can also help resolve certain medical conditions, providing relief from both symptoms and even pain. The best places to use this injectable will vary from one patient to the next. That’s the benefit of this treatment: it’s fully customizable.
Botox is called many different things: a neurotoxin, a neuromodulator, a cosmetic injectable, and even a miracle treatment, among others. The main ingredient is Clostridium Botulinum toxin type A, a purified protein bacterium found in large amounts in the soil. In injectable form, it delivers small doses of this protein to address dynamic wrinkles, reduce the signs of aging on the face, and treat medical conditions.
How Does It Work?
This injectable works by blocking nerve signals from the brain to the muscles. It temporarily relaxes the muscles so that they cannot contract. Contractions over time lead to wrinkles, so when the muscles stop contracting, wrinkles disappear, and you’re left with smoother skin, and you look years younger.
Injections Are Designed To Treat Problem Areas
If you suffer from frown lines, injecting this treatment into the muscles that create the frown expression is the best place to use it. If you suffer from extreme sweating, using it to address that condition so that you can feel normal and you don’t have to suffer from embarrassment is one of the best places you can use it. We want to help you determine the best place to use this injectable so that you can reach your aesthetic goals, and during a consultation, we’ll do that.
During your consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and concerns and then create a treatment plan that will help you reach all of those goals. Everyone has somewhere that Botox works best, but to find that location, you’ll need to take that first step in the treatment process and schedule an initial consultation.
What Does It Treat?
This injectable treats aging and can be injected into the most common areas of the face that develop dynamic wrinkles due to dynamic, expressive movements. Once injected, the skin will smooth, the wrinkles that may have been bothering you for years will disappear, and you’ll feel and look like a younger version of yourself.
The forehead muscles are strong and dominant; they move and contract during many different expressions throughout the day. For some people, deep forehead lines are genetic and develop in the early 20s. For others, they appear gradually with time from the combination of repetitive expressions and hyaluronic acid and collagen loss below the skin’s surface, two substances that are essential to creating youthful-looking skin.
Whatever the case, injections in the forehead will soften and even remove these wrinkles so that you can regain your confidence in your appearance and feel and look like your younger self.
Frown lines come from frowning expressions. These vertical lines form between the eyebrows and can make you appear both angrier or older than you are. Once these lines form, they tend to get deeper from repeated used and the aging process, but there is a solution.
This injectable can not only treat these lines but soften them and keep them from getting progressively worse over time, especially with consistent treatments. Men and women alike have turned to this treatment to reduce the appearance of their frown lines and improve their overall appearance throughout the year.
Crow’s feet are named after the feet of crows for a reason. They look like spread-out talons indented in the skin at the outer corners of the eyes. Once they form, they remain visible even when the skin is at rest and can detract from your appearance. Not many topical products can improve the appearance of these lines, but Botox can. Injections in this area will smooth these lines and restore your youth.
Some injectors administer this injectable into different areas of the face to improve the signs of aging. These areas include marionette lines that form below and around the mouth, and lines that form below the eyes. All of these areas that develop lines and wrinkles can be resolved with the help of this powerful injectable and the hands of a skilled injector.
Not only can this injectable treat cosmetic concerns, but it can resolve medical ones as well. It can treat and resolve the symptoms associated with hyperhidrosis, a condition in which the body produces excessive sweat. It can also help treat migraines, TMJ pain, cervical dystonia, lazy eye, muscle disorders in children and adults, and neck and facial spasms, among other things.
How Do I Begin Treatment?
If you want to experience all that this treatment has to offer, the first step in the process is a consultation. We’ll discuss your health history during this consultation, examine your treatment areas, and discuss any medications or supplements you may be taking. We’ll make sure you aren’t allergic to any of the injectable ingredients and may even perform an allergy test on your forearm to make your you don’t have an allergic reaction.
We’ll examine your skin to determine your overall skin health, texture, elasticity, and the severity of your wrinkles. Once we confirm that you’re a candidate for treatment, we’ll create a customized treatment plan that will help address all of your aging concerns.
What Happens During a Typical Treatment?
Is It Safe?
If you’ve erred on the side of caution regarding cosmetic injectables, we want to assure you that our experts are fully trained and ready to administer this injectable and deliver some amazing results. Not only has this injectable been around for over 20 years, but it’s been studied, tested, and proven to be an effective treatment, so much so that millions of people worldwide schedule regular treatments to improve their appearance.
Is There Any Downtime?
Patients love this treatment because there is no extended recovery time, and there’s no downtime. As soon as your appointment is over, you can resume most of your normal daily activities. We will ask that you avoid strenuous workouts for 24 hours post-treatment and any situation where you will be in excessive heat, like a hot tub, sauna, or steam room.
Once your appointment is over, your injector will give you a detailed list of ways to take care of your skin in the days following your injection so that you get the best results possible.
How Long Does It Take To Notice Results?
Results begin to show up within two to four days of your initial injection, and they will continue to improve as your body responds to the ingredients and your muscles stop contracting. When your skin gets a chance to rest, you will see the gradual improvement of your lines and wrinkles, and you should see your best results by two weeks post-treatment.
How Long Do Results Last?
Results typically last anywhere from 3 to 4 months, but several factors affect your results and play a part in determining just how long your wrinkle-free facade lasts.
Your dosage plays a part in how long your results last. Some people require more units to achieve optimal results, and some people prefer less. This affects your results, but during your initial consultation, we will recommend a dosage that’s right for your needs. We’ll let you know exactly what to expect regarding your dosage and your results.
Metabolism plays a significant role in determining how long your results last because, in the end, it’s up to your body. Your body metabolizes the ingredients in this injectable at its own rate, so as soon as the ingredients are metabolized, you will notice the gradual return of your wrinkles, and you will regain your ability to contract your muscles. Typically, those with a faster metabolism will experience their results for less time than those with slower metabolisms.
Your Treatment Areas
Different areas of the face respond to injections differently than others. The size and strength of the muscles treated typically determine how long results in each treatment area last. Areas with larger muscles experience shorter results than areas that have smaller muscles, like the eye area. Areas with smaller muscles may experience results that last for up to six months, while areas like the forehead may only result in effects that last three to four months.
Your Treatment Schedule
Those who experience Botox for the first time typically don’t experience results that last as long as they’re consequent treatments. The more follow-up treatment schedule, the longer your results should last. Maintaining a consistent injection schedule will help you maintain the most consistent results.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’re ready to change your appearance for the better and look like the best version of yourself, don’t wait another day to begin this anti-aging journey. Contact us today at Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN, and schedule your initial consultation with one of our experienced injectors who will make all your anti-aging dreams come true in as little as one treatment.