What is BOTOX?
BOTOX has become a household word – and with good reason. The brand name for a purified strain of Botulinum toxin, it is a naturally occurring protein that has garnered a much-deserved reputation among millions worldwide as a powerful weapon in the war against wrinkles. BOTOX injections are sought after for their ability to banish bothersome lines around the eyes, nose, mouth, and other facial features which result after years of squinting, smiling, and even laughing.
Small quantities of BOTOX are used to block nerve signals sent to muscles in the face, making them temporarily unable to contract or tighten. Wrinkles then relax and their appearance lessens, resulting in smoother-looking skin. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, BOTOX injections are one of the most frequently requested procedures by patients who appreciate the ability of this potent protein to quickly and effortlessly turn back the hands of time. It’s no wonder why BOTOX has developed a formidable fan base among men and women. Botox injections are:
Extremely versatile and effective
BOTOX is used to reduce or soften the appearance of dynamic wrinkles that result from years of facial movements. Horizontal lines on the forehead, better known as worry or expression lines, are ideal for treatment with BOTOX, as are crow’s feet, the tiny folds of skin around the corners of the eyes that appear when you laugh and squint.
Fine lines that develop around the lips and “marionette lines” that run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin are treatable with BOTOX injections. It also can address so-called bunny lines that appear when the nose is crinkled, as well as frown or “11” lines that form between the eyebrows and dimpling on the chin. BOTOX also is used to smooth out wrinkles on the neck, and to lift the height of the eyebrows and create a better-defined arch. However, one thing it cannot do is vanquish wrinkles that result from sun exposure and damage.
The expert staff at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX is highly trained in administering BOTOX injections in precisely the right areas of the face to achieve excellent results. It is a common misconception that BOTOX causes the face to appear frozen and void of expression. In actuality, by blocking the nerve signals it merely makes wrinkle-inducing facial movements more difficult to perform.
BOTOX is featured in popular lip flip procedures that are available at Novo Med Spa. The protein is injected into the muscles around the mouth and relaxes the area to create a sexy, pouty look. BOTOX also is used in the treatment of hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive underarm sweating. When injected, it blocks the release of a chemical in the body that triggers the activation of the sweat glands. For some Frisco patients, BOTOX may work to alleviate the symptoms of TMJ, a syndrome that causes pain and related issues in the jaw.
Because BOTOX procedures are considered to be minimally invasive, there is no need for patients to be placed under anesthesia or endure a lengthy recovery process in order to see a rapid improvement in their appearance. Depending on the number of areas on the face that are treated, most BOTOX sessions take just 10-15 minutes to perform at Novo Med Spa. Although there may be some temporary redness and swelling at the injection sites, usually little or no downtime is required. It may take several days to a week for patients to experience noticeably smoother skin, which may be visible for 3-6 months. The body eventually metabolizes the protein that composes BOTOX.
With the exception of those who have diabetes, certain neurological or cardiovascular diseases and disorders, most healthy individuals age 18 and older are suitable candidates to receive BOTOX injections. This makes the procedure accessible to most who wish to soften and reduce the appearance of facial lines, wrinkles and folds without undergoing an invasive surgeries such as a traditional facelift. Some patients visit Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX during their lunch hour, receive their BOTOX injections and return to work. Others make it their last stop before heading home to enjoy the weekend. However, patients usually are advised to avoid scheduling BOTOX treatments before or after working out at the gym or participating in rigorous exercise since elevated blood pressure levels may interfere with the results of the procedure.
The ease of undergoing treatment has helped boost the popularity of BOTOX among patients who do not have time in their personal and professional lives to attend lengthy plastic surgery appointments or endure a long, uncomfortable recovery from invasive surgery. BOTOX injections also are usually much more affordably priced than other cosmetic treatments, which makes it a viable alternative men and women who may be on a budget but still wish to rid their face of lines and wrinkles.
Safe and effective
Approved for use years ago by the FDA, BOTOX is among the oldest non-surgical cosmetic treatments available. It has effectively treated millions of people worldwide and has a proven track record of successful outcomes, so doctors and patients can feel confident about the safety and effectiveness of procedures. While the idea of injecting botulinum toxin into the muscles of may initially be concerning to some, keep in mind that only controlled, trace amounts of the protein are present in each dose. Also, BOTOX is strictly regulated and produced in sterile facilities by highly trained technicians to better ensure product safety. As a result, the occurrence of side effects, as well as the risk for developing infections or other complications following a BOTOX injection, is extremely low. Still, be sure to advise the expert staff at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX of any health conditions you have and about all medications you take in advance of your treatment.
If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and seeing fine lines and wrinkles, it may be time to consider BOTOX injections. These tried-and-true treatments have the ability to make the skin of patients in Frisco, TX appear smoother, renewed, and revitalized. Call today to schedule your appointment at Novo Med Spa.