If you smile or raise your eyebrows and notice crinkles around your eyes or mouth, your facial muscles just beneath are contracting. Although these contractions allow your face to move, they also make your fine lines and wrinkles more apparent. As time goes on, these wrinkles may increase in number or become deeper. There are many treatments available, including BOTOX® Cosmetic.
When you get BOTOX® injected into the targeted areas on your face that are visibly wrinkled, it prevents the muscles and nerves from sending signals back and forth. As a result, your fine lines start to appear more relaxed and smooth. This is why BOTOX® is one of the most highly requested treatments for the visible signs of aging, including the frown lines in between the eyes, forehead creases, and crow’s feet.
How Often Should You Get BOTOX® Treatments?
Although BOTOX® can affect how nerves communicate, the results are temporary. However, with regular treatment, it’s likely you’ll notice your wrinkles and fine lines will be less pronounced over time. One aspect that influences your results is how much BOTOX® is used during your treatment. If your treatment provider starts your treatment with a smaller amount rather than a larger amount, the results would likely wear off more quickly. Your treatment will be tailored to your overall cosmetic goals.
If BOTOX® is determined to be right for you, ongoing maintenance in target areas about every 3-4 months may be suggested. Depending on when your wrinkles and fine lines return, this may be adjusted to optimize your results.
Maintaining the Results
BOTOX® keeps the muscles in your face temporarily disabled, and with enough time your muscles may begin to get accustomed to this position. For this reason, it’s recommended to follow a scheduled injection routine. With regular treatment, wrinkles and fine lines can be effectively managed for several years.
Although many people would probably like to get BOTOX® more often, waiting period of 3-4 months between treatments is recommended to maintain both your appearance and health. Receiving BOTOX® too often can produce an excess amount throughout your body. For example, people who use BOTOX® too frequently may have a face that appears immobile or frozen, which often looks unnatural and fake. At its worst, too much BOTOX® may cause botulism, a disorder that causes a state of paralysis. Administered by medical professionals, such our extensively trained team, BOTOX® is safe for long-term, cosmetic purposes.
When used correctly, BOTOX® is a very effective and safe technique to diminish fine lines and wrinkles in the face. However, it is not for everyone. Those who have chronic allergies or certain skin conditions may not be approved for treatment. While there are no major side effects associated with BOTOX®, minor bruising and swelling is common for a few days after treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation
SeaMist MedSpa in South Kingstown is the top provider of BOTOX® Cosmetic in the state of Rhode Island. Our medical staff will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. You can feel confident that you are in safe hands, and we provide only natural looking results. Contact SeaMist MedSpa today to schedule your consultation.