Basics of BOTOX

BOTOX is one of the most frequently-utilized cosmetic treatments currently available. If you are thinking about BOTOX, consider the information below to find out if it’s is right for you.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a highly sought-after treatment option used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. This treatment method can be used to improve crow’s feet, frown lines, platysmal bands in the neck, necklace lines and much more. It can also be useful in other, more intensive applications, including jaw shaping and face lifts.

How Does it Work?

BOTOX is a neuro-modulator. This means that it weakens muscles in the treated area, thus making skin wrinkles less noticeable. The effects are not permanent, but they are long-lasting and treatment can be repeated if necessary.

What Happens During the Procedure?

During the procedure, a doctor uses a fine needle to inject the neuro-modulator into the treatment area. To prevent pain during the procedure, patients may be treated with vibration anesthetics, ice, verbal sedating and/or topical numbing medication. The entire procedure takes between five and 15 minutes to complete, and post-operative pain is minimal. After the procedure, you can typically return to your normal activities immediately.

Benefits of BOTOX

BOTOX offers several benefits over other cosmetic procedures. Some of the primary benefits of treatment include:

  • Short procedure – Injections take less than 15 minutes to complete.
  • Minimal discomfort – Discomfort during and after treatment is minimal.
  • Affordable – Most patients consider it an affordable procedure.
  • Long-lasting – Although the results are not permanent, they are long-lasting.
  • Versatile – It can be used to treat a variety of areas on the face and neck.

Scheduling an Appointment

If you are interested in BOTOX treatment for fine lines and wrinkles and you live in the St. Louis, Chesterfield or St. Charles area, please contact New Look Vein and Aesthetic Center today for a free, no-obligation consultation with our team.