Botox is an injectable treatment that will non-surgically improve signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. As one of the most well-known injectables, you can trust that Botox will give you beautiful results and an enhanced, natural appearance.

What is Botox?

Botox is a botulinum toxin injectable used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, which are the small lines around the outer corners of your eyes. This injectable also smooths horizontal forehead lines and vertical frown lines between the eyebrows. Botox injections also smooth lines and reduce wrinkles around the lips, chin, and neck. It is even used to relieve pain from TMJ (a condition that causes your jaw to lock in place), improve the appearance of a gummy smile, treat chronic migraines, and prevent excess sweating.

How Does Botox Work?

The botulinum toxin in Botox temporarily blocks nerve signals to the muscle, prohibiting it from contracting. These contractions create wrinkles and by relaxing the muscle, Botox can smooth wrinkles for a more youthful-looking appearance. The number of Botox injections you will need depends on the severity of your wrinkles or the concern you are hoping to treat, as well as the size of the injection site.

Am I a Candidate for Botox?

Botox is effective for men and women between the ages of 18-65, but most clients start receiving Botox injections once signs of aging begin. If you are hoping to smooth fine lines and restore your youthful appearance, you may be a great candidate for Botox!

The only people who may not be candidates for Botox are those who have allergic reactions to botulinum toxin or other Botox ingredients. You should also tell your doctor if you currently take blood thinners or have muscle or nerve conditions. Clients who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, or those with an active skin infection should wait to receive treatment. Some signs of aging may also be better treated with other products so schedule a consultation to determine the best treatment plan for you and your specific goals.

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What to Expect

Other than a slight pinch from the needle that administers the Botox, this is a relatively painless procedure that takes less than half an hour. After your injections, you may experience mild bruising, redness, and swelling around the injection site(s), but this will go away within a few days. You will begin to see results about a week after your treatment and the final results will settle after about two weeks. Your smoothed skin and beautiful results will last about 3-4 months and after this time, you can return to touch up your skin.

Frequently Asked Questions about Botox

Is Botox painful?

While you may feel a small pinch from the injection, most patients tolerate it very well and don’t require any anesthetic.

What should I avoid after Botox?

After getting Botox, you’ll want to avoid rubbing the treatment area, lying on your face, strenuous exercise, alcohol, and any blood-thinner medication.

How long do the results of Botox last?

The results of Botox tend to last 3-4 months. We recommend coming in before that time to receive maintenance injections.

How long is a Botox treatment session?

It depends on how many injections you’re having and how many areas are being treated, but it generally takes about 15-30 minutes.

How many injections should I get?

Your provider will let you know how many injections they recommend based on your concerns and the results you’re looking for.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’ve been wanting a refresh to your appearance, consider a Botox injection at Lakefront Wellness. You can schedule a consultation with our experienced injectors by filling out our online contact form.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Schedule a consultation with Lakefront Wellness online or call us at 901-295-0036,

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