What Is Botox?
Botox is the #1 selling treatment of its kind, and it’s the first and only treatment that’s FDA-approved to make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines look better in adults. It is a quick 10-minute procedure with minimal downtime, and you may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours of treatment. It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable fine lines and wrinkles.
What Is The History Of Botox?
Botox has a long, well-established track record in the aesthetics industry. Backed by over 16 years of published studies, It is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind, approved for use in 98 countries. The safety and efficacy of Botox have been described in more than 528 peer-reviewed articles in science and medical journals.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox targets one of the major underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles – the repetitive daily muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling, and raising eyebrows. Your injectionist will inject your facial muscles with Botox to temporarily reduce muscle activity. Within 24-48 hours, you will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the frown lines between your brows, your crow’s feet lines, and your forehead lines.
Will Botox Make My Face Look Frozen Or Unnatural?
When it comes to getting the best results with Botox, injection technique is the #1 priority. You can trust that Botox will deliver subtle, natural results when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. When you get Botox, you’ll still look like yourself – only with less noticeable fine lines and wrinkles! No one should ever be able to tell you’ve had anything done.
Is Botox Only For Women?
No, not at all! Many men rely on Botox – or “Brotox,” as some like to call it – to help them feel more confident in their appearance. In fact, the number of men choosing treatments like Botox is on the rise. In the past three years alone, men have received over one million Botox injections! When surveyed, the majority of men say they want to look good, but they’re concerned by the fine lines and wrinkles they see in the mirror. Given the choice, 80% of men would choose to treat their crow’s feet first, while 74% would prioritize forehead lines, and 60% would most like to treat their frown lines.
Do I Need To Be Over 40 To Start Using Botox?
Your age does not determine your need for Botox; the severity of your fine lines and wrinkles do! In fact, 64% of plastic surgeons report seeing a rise in cosmetic surgery or injectable treatments for patients in their early 30’s. Everyone’s lines form differently, and a number of factors including sun exposure, genetics, repetitive facial expressions, and exposure to free radicals can exacerbate the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. If your fine lines and wrinkles bother you, then Botox can help – no matter your age.
How Much Time Does Treatment Take? Does It Hurt?
The actual Botox injection process only takes 10 minutes – it’s quick and easy! But before you get your injections, a specialist will discuss your unique treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. Regarding pain, Botox injections feel like any other shot, and many patients describe them as having a “pinching” sensation. To minimize discomfort, we may apply ice or a topical numbing cream to the treatment area prior to administering the injections. Recovery time after Botox is minimal, and you can return to your normal daily routine immediately after leaving the doctor’s office.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results typically lasting up to four months for moderate to severe frown lines. So, to maintain your smooth look, you would need to get Botox injections up to three times per year.
How Many Injections Will I Need?
The number of injections you will need depends on your unique goals and needs. When you meet with your injection specialist, they will determine the appropriate treatment for any areas or issues you wish to address, including moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. For the crow’s feet area, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the muscle that frames the side of each eye. For the frown lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into the muscles between your brows and in your forehead. For the forehead lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into a muscle in your forehead.
What Are The Common Side Effects Of Botox?
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies, one percent of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies, and one percent of patients experienced brow drooping in the forehead lines studies. Other possible side effects include dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems; double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and other allergic reactions.
Which Skincare Products Are Best Used With Botox?
Although Botox is an excellent treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! All of the medical-grade skincare products we sell at Jiva Med Spa will help you take care of your smooth skin between your Botox appointments. We carry SkinBetter Science, ZO Medical Grade Skin Care, and Neocutis Skincare. Ask about our monthly deals!