What is Botox?
If you’re fed up with lines across your forehead or deep grooves between your brows, Botox is a simple solution that’ll return youthful smoothness to your face. It’s an FDA-approved treatment that has been in use for decades, helping to fade away wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions.
Botox is the ideal solution for frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles, but it also has other applications. Through very targeted placement, it also allows us to add a lift to the face, correct facial asymmetry, and even give your lips a boost! Here’s everything you need to know about this amazing treatment.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is a neuromodulator. When it’s injected into a muscle, it inhibits that muscle from contracting. It has a ton of healthcare applications, but when it comes to cosmetics, it’s a phenomenal anti-wrinkle treatment.
Botox freezes the muscles responsible for wrinkles in the upper half of the face. It gives the skin a smoother and more relaxed appearance. It may also help prevent those wrinkles from getting worse over time.
How Long Does a Botox Shot Last?
With Botox, results can vary from person to person. In general, we find that its effect usually lasts for around 3 to 4 months.
What Are the Targeted Areas for Botox?
Botox is highly effective for reducing wrinkles in the upper half of the face, where muscle contractions are responsible for most wrinkles. Let’s explore how it works on the different parts of the face.
One of the most classic uses of Botox is on the forehead, to address forehead lines. These wrinkles are often caused by the action of raising the eyebrows, so we use Botox to relax those muscles and smooth out the forehead. Inexperienced injectors run the risk of causing eyebrow drooping by freezing those muscles incorrectly, but our registered nurses at SEV have the knowledge and experience to inject Botox safely and without negative outcomes.
Botox is exceptionally effective at softening and even erasing frown lines. Also known as glabellar lines, these wrinkles can make you look angry even when you’re not. A Botox injection returns that serenity to the face and prevents those wrinkles from worsening over time.
Botox injections are the best remedy for crow’s feet which are the small lines that form around the eyes when you squint or smile. Botox around the eyes won’t stop you from “smizing” but it’ll keep your eyes looking smooth, fresh, and awake.
Botox can be used to create a small brow lift without the need for surgery, which is also known as a forehead lift. Depending on the results you want, we can inject the Botox directly below the brows for a small lift or to the forehead for a more dramatic lift.
If you have an overactive masseter muscle it can lead to an over-developed jawline. Botox jawline injections can help relax the muscle to give a softer shape to the jawline as well as to provide relief from tightness.
A Botox lip flip is a special technique for improving the fullness of your lips without fillers. The Botox is used to relax the upper lip muscles, which allows the lip to flip upwards. It’s an excellent treatment for women with a small upper lip. Because of the involved technique this treatment demands, we offer it based on a consultation.
Book Your Botox at SEV
Everyone deserves to feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. If wrinkles or facial asymmetry are preventing you from feeling that way, Botox could be the solution.
We know getting Botox can raise some questions and concerns, but our nurses are experienced injectors. We’re ready to answer your questions and put you at ease, so you can enjoy smooth, youthful skin in no time! Book your appointment at the SEV Laser closest to you.