Does Your Forehead Wrinkle When You Smile? BOTOX® Injections Can Help
BOTOX® is among the most widely used cosmetic injectables today, with countless women – and men – turning to this wrinkle relaxer to smooth away the unwanted signs of aging. At Wellspring Medical Spa & Aesthetics, Dr. Matthew Adam Graham and our team of aesthetic providers perform BOTOX injections for a variety of concerns, helping Thomasville, GA patients to regain their confidence and youthful look once again. Find answers to many of your questions about BOTOX below.
How does BOTOX work?
BOTOX is an injectable neurotoxin that contains a purified strain of botulinum toxin. By injecting BOTOX into certain facial muscles, aesthetic providers are able to force the relaxation – or temporary paralysis – of the muscle. This results in surface lines and wrinkles caused by muscle movements and facial expressions to also relax, giving patients a smoother look.
What kinds of wrinkles can be treated with BOTOX?
Dynamic lines and wrinkles, meaning those caused by expressive muscle movements, are suitable for treatment with BOTOX. Examples of dynamic lines and wrinkles that can be addressed with BOTOX injections include:
- Forehead lines
- Brow lines
- Lines between the brow (glabellar lines, 11 lines)
- Crow’s feet (smile lines around the eyes, squint lines)
- Frown lines
How long does BOTOX take to start working?
On average, it takes about one week for BOTOX injections to take effect.
How long does BOTOX last?
Most patients report about 3 – 4 months’ worth of results from their BOTOX injections. More active patients, including those who exercise frequently, may notice that their BOTOX does not last quite that long.
What should I do after getting BOTOX?
BOTOX injections can be completed within minutes, and patients are free to return to work and other activities almost immediately after – with the exception of strenuous physical activity, which should be restricted for 24 hours. It is also important not to rub or massage your face, which may result in the BOTOX moving to other areas. Patients should also sleep on their back with the head slightly elevated for one night.
Can I get BOTOX and fillers at the same time?
In many cases, BOTOX and injectable dermal fillers – like JUVÉDERM® – can be given during the same appointment. BOTOX appointments that include filler injections will take slightly longer, as a topical numbing cream is typically applied prior to injecting fillers. With BOTOX plus fillers, patients are able to address both dynamic and static lines in a single appointment. Some of the most frequent concerns that lead patients to consider adding fillers to their BOTOX appointment include:
- Hollow cheeks
- Sunken eyes
- Thin lips
- Deep nasolabial folds
- Deep facial lines and wrinkles
Will BOTOX make me look frozen?
When BOTOX is injected improperly – whether that means too much BOTOX is used or the placement is incorrect – the outcome may not be what you envisioned. With an experienced and knowledgeable cosmetic injector, however, BOTOX can provide exceptionally natural-looking results that keep you looking like the best version of yourself.
Boost your beauty with BOTOX in Thomasville, GA
If lines and wrinkles that used to come and go with various facial expressions are now sticking around longer than you’d like, it may be time for BOTOX. Restore a more youthful look once again by calling Wellspring Medical Spa & Aesthetics in Thomasville, GA to schedule your BOTOX injections with Dr. Matthew Adam Graham or one of our expert injectors today.