No doubt you’ve heard of Botox®, one of the most popular anti-aging treatments thanks to its convenience and effectiveness. This injectable is made with a neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes facial muscles.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a popular injectable treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. Though most people are familiar with Botox® Cosmetic, used to treat dynamic wrinkles, the injectable was originally used medically and still has many therapeutic benefits. Botox® can help treat medical conditions such as migraines, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms.
Botox® is a brand name for a type of neuromodulator. The active ingredient in Botox® is botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
*Individual results may vary
How Does Botox® Work?
The neurotoxin in Botox® blocks signals between nerves and muscles, which temporarily stops muscle movements. By relaxing facial muscles, Botox® helps soften dynamic wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming. This effect can also be used to stop muscle spasms and twitching.
Your treatment at Faces Fort Worth will start with a consultation to discuss your concerns and goals. Botox® injections are a quick, simple procedure that takes just 10-15 minutes per treatment area.
What to Expect After Botox®
Botox® has been used medically and cosmetically for many years and is a safe, FDA-approved treatment for dynamic wrinkles. When injected by an experienced professional like Dr. Sonneveld, Botox® provides optimal results with little to no side effects. Some patients have minor swelling or bruising at the injection sites that lasts a day or two.
You can resume your regular activities immediately after Botox® with no downtime. However, you should avoid pressure on the treatment area and exercise for at least a few hours. Most patients see results in just a few days, and you’ll see your full results within two weeks.
How Long Do Botox® Results Last?
The effects of the neurotoxin will gradually wear off over the next few months, and as the treated muscles regain their mobility, wrinkles can reappear. The results of Botox® typically last three to four months. Having follow-up treatments every few months can maintain y our results and help prevent new wrinkles from forming.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?
Ideal candidates for Botox® should be overall healthy and have realistic expectations for the outcome. Botox® Cosmetic can smooth out wrinkles like:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Chin wrinkles
- Neck bands
- Lip lines
Additionally, Botox® is effective as a preventative measure for younger patients. You can also discuss the medical uses of Botox® with Dr. Sonneveld if you’re looking for a convenient treatment for conditions like muscle spasms and hyperhidrosis. We may not recommend Botox® if you are pregnant, have an infection in the treatment area, or have certain medical conditions.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about Botox®, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Faces Fort Worth. Call us at (817) 927-1818 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.