What Botox Can Do For Your Wrinkles
By Kaitlyn Lovett, FNP
The fear of “Botox gone wrong” keeps many people trapped and unsatisfied with their lines and wrinkles. However, you shouldn’t let lines define you! With a properly trained injector, you can get the subtle results you want. You can have your lines smoothed without looking frozen. Let me explain.
What is Botox?
Botox and Dysport are two brand names of the Botulinum Toxin, a highly purified protein found in nature. Three of the FDA-approved areas to treat include crow’s feet and lines between your eyebrows (the “11’s”), and forehead lines. They can also be used off-label for gummy smiles, TMJ, bunny lines, and lines around the mouth.
Will I Look Overdone?
“Botox freezes your face. You’ll look overdone.” We’ve all heard it, right? Botox should only be injected by a trained expert in injections and facial anatomy, such as myself. When done correctly and in appropriate doses, Botox simply relaxes your facial muscles for temporary visible smoothing. You’ll look like you – just with less wrinkles!
What is the Injection Like?
We like to dub it the “lunchtime treatment” because the injections take as little as 2-5 minutes. I recommend all of our first timers read this article about what our botox injections are like. I prefer starting you with an initial smaller dose so you can get used to the process and results without feeling “overdone”. More Botox can always be added so two weeks after your initial treatment we schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss if you’d like any areas to be smoother.
When it Wears Off
Botox / Dysport are temporary solutions to relax muscle contractions; they are not permanent injections. Depending on factors like your age and activity level, they typically last 3-5 months. They will slowly and naturally dissolve. You won’t notice any tingling or pain as your botox wears off. In fact, you’ll probably only notice they are wearing off because you’ve spotted wrinkles returning.
I prefer to schedule subsequent treatments when you still have some Botox/ Dysport remaining because:
- It prevents the “lapse wrinkles” from coming back between injections
- The muscles are trained to not work as hard
- Your results will get better and become longer-lasting
Schedule with Us
If you are new to Botox, we have a special offer for you through May: schedule a FREE consultation and receive a free gift while supplies last! You’ll get to choose either an amazing travel size moisturizer from our newest skincare line SkinBetter or a fantastic skincare cloth that mimics a natural sea sponge. Plus, if you book a treatment during your consultation, you’ll get 15% off your first Botox / Dysport treatment (each normally $11/unit). Call us today at 513-791-9474 to schedule your consultation!