Botox® is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States for a good reason. It temporarily and effectively improves the appearance of crow’s feet as well as moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. For expert application of Botox injections, men and women living in Salem, Virginia, and the Roanoke Valley area should call Allura MD Laser Aesthetics. Alternatively, use the online booking agent to make an appointment and enhance your look.
BOTOX® Q & A
What is Botox®?
Botox is a purified toxin that temporarily slows the muscle movements that create wrinkles. Botox makes it so your brows don’t furrow as intensely, decreasing the formation of permanent wrinkle lines. It also reduces the movement of the skin around your eyes as you squint, so the lines in this area diminish in appearance.
Where is Botox® Effective?
Botox® is approved to treat brow lines and crow’s feet in adults. You may also talk to the staff about applications for “smoker’s lines” around the mouth, vertical neck cords, and the “pin cushion” look in some chins.
The experienced staff at Allura MD Laser Aesthetics examines your face and listen to your goals. They then apply just the right amount of Botox® during injections to give you a natural lift, rather than a frozen appearance.
Do Botox® Injections Hurt?
Botox does require several injections with a small needle so it can get to work at the underlying muscle activity that causes wrinkles. The needles are exceptionally fine, however, and most people tolerate the injections extremely well, describing them as feeling like a pinch.
Is There Any Downtime Following Botox® Injections?
You can apply makeup right after your application of Botox. Some people experience mild bruising that resolves in a day or two. You’re advised to avoid heavy workouts for the rest of the day following your injections.
How Soon Will I See Results From Botox® Injections?
Results may be apparent within a day or two and develop further over two weeks. If you have an event for which you want to look refreshed and younger — such as a reunion or wedding — you should plan your treatment accordingly.
How Long Do Botox® Results Last?
For most people, Botox offers a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles for three to four months. If you want to continue your new look, you must undergo additional treatments. We recommend making your next appointment before you leave the office.
Who is a Candidate for Botox®?
Any adult who feels self-conscious about wrinkles is a candidate. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not have Botox treatments.
Do you want to start looking younger? Call or schedule your appointment online with Allura MD Laser Aesthetics today.