Botox Injections Specialist in Frisco TX
Botox has many benefits that will help you look younger and feel more confident too! Contact our team of healthcare professionals today at OmniLife Wellness. For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 8380 Warren Pkwy #100 Frisco TX 75034.
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What does Botox do?
At what age should you start getting Botox?
How long does Botox last?
What can I expect during and after treatment?
Botox is used primarily in cosmetic anti-aging treatments to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is administered via injection and causes temporary muscle weakness, relaxing the formation of wrinkles. Botox injections contain a toxin called non botulinum toxin A. It works by blocking nerve signals sent from the brain to the facial muscles causing them to contract. This contraction of the facial muscles leads to the formation of facial wrinkles. As the affected area no longer receives the signal to contract, the skin stays relaxed and smooth.
The blocking of the nerves has no effect on overall sensation in the treated area and skin function remains normal. While cosmetic applications are most common, Botox injections are also used to treat conditions such as chronic migraines, hyperhidrosis, incontinence, cervical dystonia, and involuntary muscle contractions. In hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating, Botox works by blocking the release of acetylcholine near the sweat glands, effectively reducing the amount of sweat produced and secreted.
Botox is approved for patients 18 years and older, though younger patients are increasingly using Botox treatments as a measure to prevent signs of aging, such as wrinkles. When used in younger patients, Botox can prevent and delay the appearance of wrinkles as the skin isn’t able to contract in commonly treated areas. The true answer varies patient to patient, as some may see the visual effects of aging sooner than others.
Genetic factors, nutritional status, and other determinants of skin condition may influence the nature of wrinkle development. Discussing your concerns about signs of aging with a certified Botox practitioner will ensure you have the information needed to make the best choice for you. There are many cosmetic procedures and treatment options available to help slow down and reverse the signs of aging. A trained and experienced practitioner can help you find the right one for you.
Botox is a temporary solution to help minimize the signs of aging by preventing the muscles from contracting, and the skin from forming creases or wrinkles. In most people, Botox treatments typically last 3 to 6 months, with duration varying depending on a person’s age, body composition, and the area of the treatment. Inside the body, Botox will eventually break down and get passed through the body’s natural elimination process.
As the effects of the Botox treatment begin to wear off, your skin will slowly return to normal, meaning wrinkles and creases will start to appear in the treated area. At this point, patients have the option to treat the area again in order to maintain their smooth complexion. In many cases, patients who have had repeated Botox treatments in a single area have reported longer-lasting effects with additional treatments, meaning they don’t have to go in as often for touch ups.
Prior to the procedure, there will be a consultation with your doctor to discuss any concerns and establish your desired result. Once ready, your face will be cleansed in preparation for the procedure. Your doctor may numb your skin to keep you comfortable and will then use a thin needle to inject the Botox into your skin. Multiple injections are required, the number varying with the extent of the procedure.
One can expect 10-20 injections for most sections of the face. Most patients feel minimal discomfort during the procedure. It is normal to feel small bumps at the site of the injections for a short time after the treatment. Minor bruising can also be expected but should clear up within a few days. You should avoid rubbing the treated area for 24 hours after treatment. Typically results will begin to present in the first three days, but it may take a week to achieve the full effect of your treatment.
It is important to find a certified Botox practitioner as the injections can have serious side effects if injected in the wrong area. At OmniLife Wellness, we have a team of highly trained and experienced practitioners who can provide Botox injections for qualified candidates over the age of 18. For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 8380 Warren Pkwy #100 Frisco TX 75034. We serve clients from Frisco TX, Allen TX, Prosper TX, Addison TX, Plano TX, and Colony TX.