BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most well-known aesthetic injectable treatment in the world, used for reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles, enhancing facial features, and preventing specific signs of aging. We offer BOTOX® in Milwaukee at Skin Tight Medi-Spa because of its versatility, reliability, and safety.
BOTOX® can diminish fine lines and wrinkles between the brows, around the eyes, and around the mouth, as well as be used for eyebrow shaping and enhancement, brow lifting, and facial sculpting of the nose, lips, jawline, neck, and corners of the mouth. It can also be used to diminish underarm sweating. Each treatment is customized to your needs and desires.
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What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable with an active ingredient that has been used medically for many years to treat numerous medical conditions, including muscle spasms. The ingredient, a purified form of a protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, hinders or decreases a muscle’s ability to contract.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
In a cosmetic setting, BOTOX® can be used to “quiet muscles working overtime” or prevent motion in facial muscles associated with what are known as “dynamic wrinkles.” These folds and lines appear when certain expressions are made, especially when these expressions cause the same wrinkles to form over and over again in the same places.
It can also relax muscles that play a role in facial contouring. Additionally, BOTOX® is often used in combination with dermal fillers to extend the longevity of the fillers in certain areas of the face.
What Can BOTOX® Address?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is ideal for addressing fine lines and wrinkles between the brows (frown lines), fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), horizontal forehead wrinkles, and fine lines around the mouth. It is also a treatment of choice for eyebrow shaping and enhancement, brow lifting, facial sculpting, and diminishing underarm sweating.
Because it forces muscles to stay at rest, it can also be used for the prevention of lines by relaxing muscles early so that they cannot contribute to deeper wrinkles in the future.
What is the BOTOX® Experience?
Using a very fine needle, an injector at Skin Tight Medi-Spa will introduce a very small, precise amount of the protein into the facial muscles that are causing the wrinkles or into the targeted muscles to achieve lifting effects.
Most people report that the injections are not painful, but a topical anesthetic can be used to reduce discomfort for sensitive areas, such as around the mouth.
Unfortunately, many misconceptions exist about BOTOX® Cosmetic. The most common belief is that it prevents you from conveying emotions via facial expressions. This is not true! If you work with skilled practitioners, your wrinkles will be softened, but you will still be able to move your facial muscles enough to express yourself naturally.
How Long Does BOTOX® Last?
BOTOX® results typically last three to four months, depending on where it is injected. The ideal time for another treatment is when muscle activity has begun to return, but wrinkles have not yet begun to be visible again. Many people choose to receive treatments at least three times a year.
After your injections, you will see gradual improvement for up to two weeks, with most of the beneficial effects visible within the first week.
It is very common for our patients to combine their BOTOX treatment with another facial enhancement such as an injectable filler, IPL or laser skin resurfacing. If you are considering a comprehensive makeover, the skin specialists at Skin Tight Medi-Spa look forward to developing a custom treatment plan just for you.