The onset of age affects the skin of everyone and for some can mean we look to combat facial lines and wrinkles that make us look less youthful and tired. There is an alternative, short term solution to creams and lotions which only goes so far. Botox is a more effective treatment to conquer those undesired lines without the need to go under the knife with invasive surgery, not to mention spending thousands of dollars.
Here at Wake Health Medical Group in Raleigh, our medical specialists perform wrinkle smoothing injections using Botox, a completely safe, naturally derived muscle relaxer. The upper facial areas such as furrows between the eyebrows, bunny lines ( sides of the nose ), crow’s feet around the eyes and forehead wrinkles are all treatable.
The Botox acts to relax the muscles and so temporarily removes the overlying skin wrinkles. On consultation our medical specialists will talk with you about your concerns and perform an examination to determine whether Botox will be suitable for you.
What Botox Treatment Entails
In most cases, your treatment will performed on the same day which only takes a few minutes, after he marking the areas to be treated.
A small amount of Botox is injected under the skin, relaxing facial muscles. It’s taken up by nerve endings very quickly and after a few months those nerve endings are replaced and repaired leading to muscle movement returning. Therefore, treatments are typically needed every three to six months and can prevent further wrinkles from forming. The treatment is considered extremely safe, is not painful and has been in use for 20 years with very few adverse reactions.
Little to No Downtime
There is no downtime required after having a Botox treatment. You can continue with your normal daily routine after undergoing the procedure.
However, you will be advised not to rub or touch the area treated, not to bend forward or exert yourself (do physical exercise) for 24 hours, so that the product does not migrate to any unwanted areas.
When Will I See Results After a Botox Treatment?
Results are typically seen between 24 hours to 2 weeks. You may need to return after this time for a touch-up treatment to address any further concerns. This method is best to avoid injecting too much of the injection and avoiding that frozen look, so commonly known with over injecting.
There are very minimal side effects to Botox treatments, but you may experience a slight bruising or itching at the injection site post treatment, but this will subside very quickly.
Botox injections are one of the most common ways to treat the upper facial area and you can see some of the great results achieved at Wake Health Medical Group in Raleigh by taking a look at our Botox before and after photos.