Throughout our lives, we use our facial expressions to communicate happiness, sadness and even frustration. Over time, these expressive behaviors take their toll. BOTOX® (botulinum toxin) is one of the most popular remedies for the many ways our faces change over the years, from crow’s feet to wrinkled noses.
BOTOX® not only helps to ease our aesthetic issues, it can also be used for therapeutic purposes. In fact, you may be surprised at the many diverse ways that Botox can be used to improve your look and your life.
Applications for BOTOX®
BOTOX® is a prescription medicine often used for cosmetic purposes. BOTOX® is injected into muscles and has many aesthetic benefits. The following areas are commonly treated:
- Crow’s Feet
- Glabella, Frown Lines, “11’s”
- Nose, “Bunny Lines”
- Eyebrow Lift
- DAO’s, Lifts Corners of Lips
- Increases Upper/Lower Lip
- Gummy Smile
- Smoker’s Lines
- Jawline Slimming
- Chin Dimpling
- Platysmal Bands, Vertical Bands on the Neck
Unlike other injectable treatments offered by Aire MedSpa, BOTOX® also offers significant therapeutic benefits to patients, including:
- Teeth Clenching, Grinding, and TMJ
- Migraine and headache relief
- Underarm sweating, Hyperhidrosis
How Does BOTOX® Work?
When injected, botulinum toxin – more commonly known as BOTOX® – blocks the nerve signals that control muscle contraction. The result is that the muscles relax, reducing the appearance of unwanted wrinkles. The effects of a BOTOX® injection last between 3–4 months, after which time the muscles begin to contract, and the wrinkles will return.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
BOTOX® is injected directly into the targeted facial muscles. The injections only take a few minutes. While other treatments offer immediate satisfaction, BOTOX® injections allow muscles to relax within the first week, resulting in fewer lines and wrinkles as relaxation takes place. Many clients enjoy the results of a BOTOX® treatment for up to 4 months. After you are treated it is recommended that you do not exercise for 24 hours and not lay down or massage the areas that were treated for 4 hours. You may resume to normal activity the next day.
Call Aire MedSpa today to set up a consultation with one of our master injectors.