Lines and wrinkles are a natural result of the aging process, but you don’t have to live with them. Botox can relax away moderate-to-severe facial creases without invasive procedures or downtime. This versatile treatment can address concerns affecting many parts of the face. If you’re ready to look as young as you feel, you may benefit greatly from this injectable muscle relaxant at ICT Eye in Wichita, KS.
What Does Botox Do to Your Face?
Daily facial expressions and other muscle contractions lead to dynamic lines and wrinkles that eventually become permanent and worsen when the overactive muscles are used. Botox reduces the frequency of muscle contractions that cause wrinkles.
This is thanks to the A botulinum toxin protein binding to receptors in the muscles that receive communication from the brain to contract. Thanks to the customizability of the dosage, the final result is facial muscles that move freely when you want them to but are otherwise relaxed, leaving your skin smooth and free from dynamic wrinkles.
Areas That Can Be Treated Effectively
The forehead is the area most commonly targeted for Botox treatment because it is usually the first region of the face to display permanent dynamic wrinkles and lines. Whether you have mild, moderate, or severe forehead folds, one treatment session with this powerful injectable muscle relaxant will leave your skin smoother, firmer, and healthier.
Between the Brows
Wrinkles that develop between the brows are often severe due to the strength of the glabellar muscles. However, these powerful, frequently used muscles are no match for Botox. Your glabellar lines will be erased with ease after just one treatment session.
Around the Mouth
Lines and wrinkles that form around the mouth, such as marionette lines or smoker’s lines, are another common concern area because the muscles around the mouth are used so frequently. Even if you’re not smiling, your mouth muscles are moving if you’re talking, singing, laughing, breathing in and out through your mouth, drinking, eating, and yawning. Luckily, this powerful A botulinum toxin can help. One injection session is all that is required to enjoy smooth skin around your mouth.
Other Areas of Concern
During your initial consultation, we will discuss all of your problem areas to identify the areas that can benefit from this injectable muscle relaxant. For example, this injectable is often used to treat nasolabial folds that are caused by muscle hyperactivity but cannot treat volume loss-related nasolabial folds effectively. Additionally, you may benefit from this injectable or a dermal filler if you wish to add volume to your lips.
Is This Treatment Painful?
No, this non-invasive treatment is not painful. You can enjoy relaxed muscles and wrinkle-free skin with nothing more than a convenient injection session. You will experience neither pain nor discomfort as the medication is administered or after treatment.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes, this treatment is so safe it has had FDA-approval for decades. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your health history to determine if you are a good candidate for this injectable. If you are considered a good candidate, you do not need to worry about your safety during or after these injections.
Is This Treatment Effective?
Yes, this treatment is highly effective when used to erase dynamic wrinkles. It may sound too good to be true, but decades of use have proven it to do exactly what it claims to do.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
For most healthy adults with dynamic wrinkles, this pain-free treatment is an ideal option. It is effective regardless of skin tone or type, but we need to review your unique situation during your initial consultation to determine definitively whether this treatment is appropriate for you.
Is This Treatment Really Effective for Severe Wrinkles?
Yes, this treatment can really relax away the most severe dynamic facial wrinkles. This treatment is so effective because it treats the root cause of the wrinkles. It is not a superficial treatment that temporarily enhances the appearance of the skin’s surface. In extreme cases, two treatment sessions will be necessary to smooth away deep wrinkles entirely. However, no wrinkles or folds are deep enough to remain after two injectable muscle relaxant sessions.
How Should I Prepare for This Treatment?
You don’t have to do too much to prepare for this non-invasive treatment. You may maintain your usual skincare routine. However, we will advise you on whether you should stop taking certain medications, like sleep aids, oral muscle relaxants or blood thinners, during your initial consultation.
If you are taking any of the aforementioned types of drugs, or other over-the-counter products that may affect your treatment, you only need to adjust your medications for a few days before treatment.
When Should I Expect To See the Final Results of My Treatment?
You should begin to see the results of your treatment within two to three days of your injection session. That said, it may take 10 to 14 days for the final results of this treatment to become apparent. Regardless of when your final results become apparent, there will be no pain or downtime following this injectable anti-aging treatment.
Will My Treatment Results Look Natural?
Yes, the results of your treatment will look completely natural. You will look like you did years ago. Your underlying facial structure is not changed. You just won’t have to worry about dynamic wrinkles anymore. Nobody will be able to tell you received a cosmetic treatment to look younger. To reiterate, all of your muscles will still have their full range of motion once your treatment is over. They simply won’t contract when you don’t want them to contract.
Can I Treat Multiple Areas During My Session?
Yes, you can absolutely treat several muscle groups during one treatment session. For example, you don’t need to schedule three appointments if you want to treat crow’s feet around your eyes, glabellar lines between your brows, and nasolabial folds between your nose and mouth.
Regardless of the number of muscle groups you are concerned about, you can safely and effectively treat them all in one session if you have enough time. Additionally, if you would benefit from both Botox and dermal filler injections, both types of injectables can be administered during the same session.
How Durable Are the Treatment Results?
Individual experiences vary based on the age of the client and the severity of their dynamic wrinkles. That said, ideal results typically last between four and six months. In mild-to-moderate cases, the results of treatment may last up to a year. In severe cases, the results of this treatment may only last three months. Once we have evaluated your unique concerns, we will advise you on how long you should expect your treatment results to last.
How Often Can I Get a Follow-Up Treatment?
You may continue enjoying natural-looking results if you receive follow-up treatments every four to six months. However, the results of this treatment last longer after repeated sessions. Eventually, you may benefit the most from coming in every nine to 12 months.
Can I Go Back to Work Once My Session Is Over?
You may return to work as soon as your session is over and we have reviewed your post-treatment care steps. In fact, people commonly schedule this non-invasive treatment on their lunch break because there is no downtime required following the session and they don’t want to use PTO.
Relax Away Your Wrinkles Without Pain or Downtime Today
If you’re ready to restore your self-confidence by erasing moderate-to-severe facial creases, Botox may benefit you. This injectable muscle relaxant binds to some of the receptors in the treated muscles, preventing excessive muscle contractions. Contact us today at ICT Eye in Wichita, KS to schedule your initial appointment and find out if you are a good candidate for this pain-free anti-aging treatment.