What is a BOTOX® Treatment?
BOTOX® is an injectable wrinkle muscle relaxer. BOTOX® is a brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum, to temporarily paralyze muscle. This reduces the appearance of facial lines like crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines, and wrinkles. It is considered a safe and effective treatment.
While BOTOX® limits localized muscle movement, it does not completely stop all movement in the areas where it is injected. It will soften lines and reduce deep wrinkles, while still allowing natural expressions to occur.
Preparing for BOTOX® Cosmetic
At Secret Faces you will receive a complementary consultations, we first assess your area of concern, we make sure that the BOTOX® Injection treatment is suitable and safe for you based on your medical history and goals. We then strategically point out the treatable areas and begin the injections.
How does BOTOX® work?
Botox Cosmetic works by temporarily blocking nerve signals and muscle contractions. This improves the appearance of wrinkles and aging around the eyes and between the eyebrows. It can also slow the formation of new lines by preventing contraction of facial muscles.
It is a minimally invasive procedure and does not involve incisions or general anesthesia. If you are concerned about pain or discomfort, a topical anesthetic or ice can numb the treatment area.
During the procedure, your provider will use a thin needle to administer 3-5 injections of botulinum toxin type A. The whole treatment requires approximately 45 minutes
There is little to no downtime expected after the treatment. You should be able to resume normal activities immediately in most cases. It is important to understand possible improvements and have realistic expectations. Noticeable results can be expected within 1-2 days post-treatment. The full effect of Botox Cosmetic typically lasts up to four months.
The spectre of the ‘frozen face’ and the ‘wind tunnel effect’ is a thing of the past – with over 12 years of experience our Secret Faces practitioner has extensive medical and aesthetic experience to provide results that are so natural you can keep it a secret.
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