Today, millions of people have found Botox to be the ideal solution for their skin concerns. At Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine in Dothan, AL, we recommend this treatment for those of us who want to gently smooth out fine lines without surgical solutions. So, when will you start seeing the results of this treatment and what else do you need to know about it? We’ve got all the answers you need to get started!
How Soon Do You See Results From Botox?
Unlike some other treatments, you will start to see the results of these injections within 3-4 days. Your wrinkles will begin to get less and less deep, and your fine lines will fade. After 1-2 weeks, you will be looking at the full benefits, which will last for months! These results are achieved by just one appointment with one set of injections, and no follow-ups are necessary until it is time to renew the treatment.
How Does This Treatment Get Results in a Few Days?
This treatment is truly a breakthrough in the fight against the signs of aging. Within just a few days, you will experience results that were once only possible with surgery. That’s because this treatment is a neuromodulator, which actually works at the source of the wrinkles by controlling muscle contractions. The process is actually a lot simpler than it sounds, and it works for everyone.
Here’s how it can be so effective in so little time:
It Treats the Cause of Wrinkles, Not the Skin
People have been trying to control the effects of aging with topical methods for a long time. As it turns out, the better approach is to go beneath the surface of the skin. The secret to softening fine lines and wrinkles lies in the fact that they initiate with our muscle contractions. Every time part of our face gets tense, it causes the skin above the muscle to crease. Over time, the creases become permanent.
This treatment injects botulinum toxin into the situation. Botulinum toxin is a naturally-occurring protein that allows the targeted muscle to stay relaxed despite nerve signals that tell it to tense up. Without the creasing action happening at the muscular level, your skin can become more wrinkle-free.
It Uses a Gentle Approach
Many people choose this treatment because the injections are minimally invasive and, while they last for months, the results do not alter your face in a permanent way. When needed, numbing agents help to make the experience comfortable, and the injections are done quickly with a fine needle. Usually, only a few are needed.
The whole process is so simple that you won’t even need to plan any down time. You should just postpone heavy workouts for 24 hours.
It Keeps You Looking Natural
This treatment is very popular because it delivers impressive results without making your face look altered. During your free consultation, we can determine how much product you will need to have in order to get the look you want. We will also locate precisely where the injections should be done. You can trust our skill and aesthetic sense when it comes to getting a naturally smooth appearance.
How To Get Started
What do you need to know to make Botox part of your routine? How often should you come in for injections, and what should you expect during the appointment? Here are some things to consider when you start getting serious.
Giving It a Try
As we mentioned before, this treatment give semi-permanent results, so there is nothing to lose by trying it out. You can begin with a free consultation, during which you can meet the staff at the med spa and talk with us about the affects you want to see. You will receive a short list of instructions to follow before the injections. It usually includes avoiding alcohol a few days before and keeping your skin makeup-free the day of the appointment.
You should plan about half an hour for the appointment itself. (Really, that’s all!) We will cleanse your skin, apply a numbing agent, and have your injections done within 10-20 minutes. After that, you can enjoy the results, and you won’t have to come back for several months.
Planning When To Start
How do you know if you are the right age to begin this treatment? Really, it depends on your skincare goals and how you feel when you look in the mirror. At the end of the day, it is all about making you feel great, however that looks to you. Some people start when they are in their 20s. Others begin in their 60s.
Botox has different advantages depending on where your skin is on its journey. For more mature skin, it can soften existing lines while complementing other treatments, such as dermal fillers. It also works great on its own. For younger people, it can actually help temporarily prevent lines from becoming wrinkles in the first place.
Considering the Advantages
There are many reasons to choose this treatment over other anti-aging options. Here are some of the benefits you can consider:
- Results in less than one week
- Results that last for 4-6 months
- No down time
- No surgery
- Fast treatment times
- Superior effectiveness
- Cost-effectiveness and value
For most people, the combination of convenience, comfort, and effectiveness is what makes this treatment work for them. For others, it is the fact that the results come from beneath the skin, rather than from a topical cream or makeup that needs to be reapplied constantly.
Knowing If You Are a Good Candidate
This treatment has worked for millions of people all over the world in part because it is so versatile. No matter what type of skin you have or where you are in life, these injections can make a difference. They are sought out by both men and women. Plus, no matter what caused the changes in your skin, be it intrinsic aging or sun damage, this treatment can revive it.
Choosing From Options
This treatment is a neuromodulator, meaning that it controls the nerve impulses that ultimately show up as wrinkles. There is actually a whole family of brands that work in this way. At our med spa, we offer Botox, Xeomin, Jeuveau, and Dysport. Like choosing between brands of other things, the one that is right for you is largely a matter of personal preference.
Enjoying the Results
After your first set of injections, you will experience smoother skin with fewer creases for about 4 months. Some people still report seeing benefits after 6 months. During this time, your skin will continue to be pliable and natural. In fact, people won’t even know that the difference in your wrinkles is from this treatment.
Renewing the Results
Every time you get this treatment it will make a significant impact on the smoothness of your skin, and it will last for the same length of time. Many people ask how many times they can have it done, and the answer is indefinitely! The injections are safe to renew as soon as they start to wear off. That means that if you are planning to make this treatment a long-term strategy, you will only need a few appointments each year.
Another advantage of this timeline is that we can adjust the amount of units we use and their exact placement. As we build a relationship, we will discover the perfect way to give your skin optimal results, even if you change your preferences.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are new to this treatment, the first step is always to set up a free consultation. We will spend some time looking at your skin, showing you around our med spa, and clarifying anything you would like to discuss. Together, we can go over all of your treatment options and design a plan that will suit your objectives perfectly. Give us a call today at 334-380-0766.
Get Smoother Skin in Less Than a Week!
If you have been waiting for the perfect answer to the question of how to achieve smoother skin without drastic measures or a big investment of time, Botox is just the thing! The process is very simple, yet it harnesses a sophisticated understanding of facial anatomy. That means that you can have smoother skin with only a few appointments per year, and you will be enjoying the benefits less than one week after you first start the injections. Contact us today at Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine in Dothan, AL.