Botox is a cosmetic formulation of a neurotoxin that blocks the nerve impulses to the muscles related to your facial expressions. A Botox injection relaxes and prevents these underlying muscles from contracting, and the skin overlying the treated muscles remains smooth and unwrinkled. The untreated muscles contract normally, allowing you to frown, smile, and look surprised without creases and wrinkles.
Botox won’t work on static wrinkles, those deeper lines and creases that remain even when your face is in a neutral position. But it’s an effective, relatively inexpensive, nonsurgical solution for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You can also use it in combination with other anti-aging therapies to help you look as young as you feel.
Your skin care specialist at Evolution Med Spa of Naperville discusses your treatment goals and expectations before your first session. The number of injections required in any one session depends on the areas being treated.
Standard treatment for crow’s feet, for instance, requires three injections for each eye. The specialist delivers them in specific sites at the outer corners of your eyes. To reduce frown lines, you need three injections above each brow and one in the area between your eyebrows.
The needles used for Botox injections are very small. Most clients don’t report any discomfort, but you may experience a brief stinging sensation at the injection site. There’s typically little to no recovery or downtime after a Botox injection. Most people return to normal activities right after the procedure.
The effects of Botox injections typically last three to four months, although some clients note effects for as long as six months. You can return for repeat Botox injections about once every four months.
The types of dermal fillers used at Evolution Med Spa of Naperville are injectable solutions made of natural substances such as hyaluronic acid or collagen. When injected just under the skin, they can plump thin lips, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles, and improve the appearance of recessed scars.
The spa carries only FDA-approved fillers, such as Juvèderm® and Bellafill®. Please talk with a skin care specialist at Evolution Med Spa if you have more questions about Botox injections or dermal fillers.
*Individual results may vary.
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