Botox® Cosmetic Cleveland
When Botox first hit the market, it revolutionized non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Botox eliminated fine lines and wrinkles quickly and with ease. Today, Botox is recognized as one of the leading cosmetic injectables and remains one of the most popular products available.
What Is Botox and How Does It Work?
Botox is a cosmetic injectable that can rejuvenate the appearance of the face. Botox’s formula contains a protein known as botulinum toxin that is capable of causing temporary paralysis.
The reason why Botox is able to reduce the appearance of fine lines and winkles on the face is because those lines and wrinkles have formed as a result of strained facial muscles. When facial muscles become strained, they freeze into unnatural shapes. This disturbs the skin above these muscles and results in the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
When Botox is injected into the strained facial muscles, they become temporarily paralyzed, which allows them to relax. The skin above these muscles can then regain its smooth and youthful appearance. Botox is safe to inject in areas all around the face, making it an excellent option for treating a wide variety of fine lines.
Which Aesthetic Issues Can I Treat with Botox?
Botox has been approved by the FDA for use in many regions of the head and neck. Botox can effectively reduce the appearance of:
- Crow’s feet
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows
- Vertical neck bands
- Chin wrinkles
- Bunny lines (lines at the top of the nose)
What Is the Injection Process Like?
Botox treatments are praised for being easy, quick, and comfortable. The actual injection process is very short and only takes 15 to 30 minutes. This number will vary depending on how many areas are being treated and depending on the number of units used in each area.
Most people experience little to no discomfort during the injections and are able to return to their normal activities right away. You may want to take it easy for a couple of hours, but most people do not need a recovery period.
When Will I See My Results?
You may experience some swelling around the injection site after your Botox treatment; this should dissipate fairly quickly. Most people can expect their full results to come in after about five days to one week. The results from your Botox injections will last for about three months. After those three months, it is possible to receive another round of injections in order to preserve the youthful and attractive appearance of your face.
Receiving injections on a regular basis can also help to prevent your aesthetic flaws from becoming more severe. If you do nothing to reduce the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles, the skin can become worn and creased, which will make those fine lines deeper and those wrinkles more apparent. If you maintain the smooth appearance of your skin with routine Botox injections, the skin will not have a chance to become damaged, which will keep you looking younger for longer.
Schedule a Consultation
To find out more about Botox injections and what they can do for you, contact The Parker Clinic and schedule an informative consultation.
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- American Academy of Dermatology
- American Medical Association
- American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
- American Society of Dermatologic Surgery