Wrinkles are a part of everyone’s experience of getting older. They can start subtly appearing in your mid 20’s and may be much more obvious by the time you are in your 40’s. If you aren’t happy about the appearance of wrinkles on your face, Botox is one treatment option that we can offer to you at our clinic.
If you are considering Botox treatments for the first time, you may have a lot of questions about the product and the process. At Simply Radiant, we are happy to answer any questions that you may have about the treatment. We have put together some of the most commonly asked questions here, or you can call us at any time to schedule a free consultation.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a medication that is used to treat wrinkles on the facial area. It has been used cosmetically for many years and has a long-standing reputation for being one of the best products of its kind because of its effectiveness at treating wrinkles, the simplicity of treatment, and the short downtime.
The main ingredient in Botox is Botulinum Toxin A which is a neuromodulator. A neuromodulator is anything that affects messages sent between neurons. Botulinum Toxin A specifically blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscle which causes that muscle to relax. Botox is primarily used on dynamic wrinkles.
What Are Dynamic Wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles are the wrinkles that are formed as a result of muscle movement. If you smile, frown, or raise your eyebrows in the mirror, you will see the areas on your face where the skin is in the habit of folding. When you are in your 20s, these lines will likely fade as soon as you stop making the expression. But after years of folding in the same place each time you laugh, concentrate, or squint at the sun, the lines will start to stay in the skin.
How Does Botox Help With Dynamic Wrinkles?
Botox is not designed to fill in existing wrinkles. Instead, it functions as a tool to help relax and retrain the facial muscles to keep these areas from folding and wrinkling when you frown, smile, or make another expression. After injections, when you make an expression, Botox can prevent those muscles from moving which will keep the skin in the area smooth.
What Are Botox Treatments Like?
Botox injections are a fast in-and-out treatment that can be completed in just a few minutes. Botox injections, which are done with a needle that is even smaller than the needles used for vaccinations, are not uncomfortable. Even without an anesthetic, you are not likely to feel any discomfort. However, we do offer a numbing cream to help reduce sensation in the treatment area.
During your treatment, we will ask you to make certain facial expressions to help us to see where the injections are needed. Then we will mark the injection points. Injections will be given at each point with the number of units that were determined during your consultation.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Botox?
Botox is the only neuromodulator that has been FDA-approved for treating 3 separate areas of the face:
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
Before you can take your final Botox before and after photos, you will need to wait up to 30 days. By this time, the product will have reached its full efficacy. However, you can start to see improvement in your dynamic wrinkles as soon as 5 to 7 days.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox can last up to four months. After this time, the medication will be fully absorbed by your body and your muscles will regain their full motion. Some patients schedule appointments every 3 months in order to keep their faces smooth and continue enjoying the benefits of their Botox injections. One of the best things about Botox is that it can also help to train the muscles that lift the brows and other areas of the face to become stronger. This means that you may need less frequent Botox treatments if you receive regular injections.
Will Your Botox Treatments Look Natural?
Botox treatments can look very natural when injected by an experienced injector. Botox has been highly tested and standardized. This means that we know the number of units it takes for a subtle treatment as opposed to a more aggressive wrinkle treatment. The number of units that we will inject will depend on what results you want. You will be able to communicate with us at your consultation to let us know exactly what you are looking for from your treatment. If this is your first time doing Botox injections, you can request a more conservative treatment for your first appointment.
Are Botox Injections Expensive?
Botox injections are one of the more affordable cosmetic treatments. While prices are always subject to change, the price per unit of Botox at our clinic is around $12 with a minimum of 50 units.
Our Botox Treatments in Las Vegas, NV
Are you starting to feel self-conscious about your forehead lines, crow’s feet, or 11s? Are you looking for a way to smooth out these wrinkles or even prevent them from getting deeper? You can talk to us about our Botox injections. At Simply Radiant, we are here to make sure you look as radiant and youthful as you feel on the inside. You can visit our website to view our Botox before and after gallery or to schedule a free consultation. You can also call and schedule an appointment at any time.