BOTOX® is an injectable that temporarily relaxes the muscles. When used for cosmetic purposes, BOTOX® can target the muscles in the face and alleviate wrinkles. Smiling, laughing, frowning and other expression all contribute to muscles contracting, which develop wrinkles over time and contribute to the facial features looking older and the skin seeming less elastic.
The drug works by blocking specific nerves in the face that are in control of muscle movement, and when BOTOX® is injected, the muscles become slightly weakened. The result is less distinct wrinkles as well as the prevention of wrinkles from deepening further. There are many misconceptions about BOTOX®, including the idea that the drug is toxic or that the muscles in the face are severely effected. However, when administered by a licensed professional, BOTOX® can create beautiful results, and the doses are so minuscule that the drug cannot be traced in the bloodstream. Overall, receiving BOTOX® treatment can improve facial contours and help you look and feel younger.
If you are curious about whether BOTOX® is right for you, then we welcome you to schedule a complimentary consultation with us. During this time, we will discuss the concerns you have about your face and determine your treatment goals. We will also assess your medical history and ensure that you have no underlying muscle or nerve conditions. Afterward, we will examine the muscles in your face and design a treatment plan that uses injectables to create a natural-looking and younger appearance.
During treatment, the injection will be administered directly into the muscles responsible for causing wrinkles. The needle used during treatment is very thin, almost similar in size to an insulin needle, and clients usually experience minimal discomfort. Typically, between three and five injections are used in the treatment area and procedures take no longer than twenty minutes. Most clients notice softening in a few days, and you can expect your BOTOX® injections to last 3-4 months or longer, at which time you can schedule another treatment session. Although lines in the face may decrease and seemingly disappear, you will have to receive injections regularly in order to maintain the effects.
Botox Cosmetic for men is now being referred to as “Brotox” and for good reason! Botox Cosmetic is becoming increasingly popular among men of all ages for the treatment of tired eyes and brows.
Our talented injection staff are trained specifically to address and treat the areas of concern for our male patients.
BOTOX® is a safe treatment to use, and side effects are usually minor. You may experience pain at the injection site or minor swelling and bruising. However, the side effects are temporary and will subside as healing progresses. More severe complications include double vision, drooping eyelids, blurred vision and swollen eyes. If you experience any of these serious side effects, you should consult a member of the Westside Laser & Light staff immediately. Overall, BOTOX® has produced beautiful results in many of its clients and is one of the most popular procedures to receive when combating the effects of aging.
If you have additional questions about BOTOX® treatment, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please give us a call. We would be happy to work with you to achieve a more youthful and radiant appearance with the use of injectables.