Botox is perhaps one of the most popular cosmetic injectables around. Most patients visiting our medical spa in Aberdeen have a general understanding of Botox — a cosmetic injectable that reduces wrinkles. But few understand how Botox works, and most patients have misconceptions about its results due to exaggerated or ill-informed media representations.
At Rejuvenate Center for Medical Aesthetics & Wellness, we provide Botox injectables for patients who want to reverse the signs of aging without surgeries, incisions, or downtime. It’s one of the simplest and most effective means of restoring youthful glow and appearance around your eyes and on the forehead.
What is it?
Botox is a cosmetic injectable that reduces the visibility of wrinkles on the forehead (horizontal forehead lines), between the eyebrows (frown lines), and around the eyes (crow’s feet). It’s often called a “wrinkle relaxer” due to its wrinkle relaxation capabilities. However, Botox is used for numerous other purposes, such as reducing headaches, underarm sweating, incontinence, and more.
Botox at Work
Who is it for?
Botox is suitable for all adults between the ages of 18 and 65, provided they’re in generally good physical and mental health. You can opt for Botox injections if you feel self-conscious about your forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. It also works as a prophylaxis to prevent the emergence of facial wrinkles.
How does it work?
To understand Botox, you must understand dynamic wrinkles, such as forehead lines and frown lines. Dynamic wrinkles are formed due to the overuse of facial muscles when expressing certain emotions, such as laughter or shock. Over time, the facial muscles responsible for these expressions strengthen, making the wrinkles stay on your face at all times.
Botox is a neuromodulator, i.e., a type of injectable composed of a neurotoxin protein called botulinum toxin. When injected into the targeted regions, it prevents the transmission of signals from the nerves to the facial muscles, temporarily paralyzing the muscles responsible for the dynamic wrinkles. This, in turn, reduces the wrinkles’ prominence on your skin.
The benefits of Botox include:
- Non-surgical treatment for dynamic wrinkles
- Quick in-and-out treatment
- Cost-effective treatment
- Works quickly
- Reverses the signs of aging
- Has prophylactic benefits
- Improves self-confidence
- High patient satisfaction rate
- No major complications
- Looks natural
Botox Treatment & Expectations
Botox treats these issues:
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Uneven brows
- Heavy or drooping eyelids
- Gummy smile
- Square jaws
- Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder)
What Can I Expect?
Your Botox treatment is performed at our state-of-the-art medspa in Aberdeen, NJ. Our exceptionally skilled and certified cosmetic providers will study your facial muscles and discuss your goals to curate the ideal treatment plan, marking the injection points on your face to guide the treatment. They’ll also calibrate the Botox dosage according to your specific goals.
The Botox treatment is simple and painless. While it can be performed without anesthesia, you may request topical anesthesia (numbing cream) for optimal comfort. The cosmetic provider carefully delivers the Botox injections into the targeted facial tissues, following which you can return to your daily activities and work.
When do I see results?
You may experience minor redness, swelling, and irritation around the injection points for a few hours or days, but the side effects subside soon enough. The results begin to appear in a few days, continue improving for 1 to 2 weeks, and last for 3 to 6 months. You can opt for maintenance treatments to extend the results.
I’d like to learn more…
Rejuvenate Center for Medical Aesthetics & Wellness is a state-of-the-art medical center led by a board-certified cosmetic and gynecological surgeon, Dr. Falguni Patel. We ensure your Botox treatment is carefully calibrated according to your desires to ensure natural-looking results. You may schedule a consultation if you have more questions about Botox treatments.