Just over six million people receive BOTOX® injections every single year in order to smooth and contour their skin. BOTOX® remains one of the most popular non-surgical options for treating fine lines and wrinkles, but many patients still do not understand exactly how these injections work and what they can expect after their appointment. If you have recently looked in the mirror only to notice lines and wrinkles, then you might be a candidate for BOTOX® at SeaMist MedSpa in South Kingstown, RI.
Am I a Candidate for BOTOX®?
No matter how well a patient protects his or her skin, as they grow older, practically everyone is going to develop wrinkles. Certain areas of the body can be tightened and toned with a clean diet and exercise. Yet fine lines around one’s forehead and eyes can take place due to genetics, sun damage, gravity, and even toxins in the air. BOTOX® is an excellent option for almost anyone that would like to soften their wrinkles by as much as 60 percent.
Preparing for BOTOX®
BOTOX® injections can be carried out in as little as ten minutes, but patients will first need to schedule an appointment with one of our team members at SeaMist MedSpa to see if this treatment is right for them. During the initial consultation, our treatment provider will speak with the patient to get an idea about his or her medical history. We will also discuss what they would like to achieve with BOTOX® injections. The patient will then be able to set their appointment for the injections or have them carried out the very same day. On the day of treatment, painkillers should be avoided and makeup will have to be removed.
What to Expect
BOTOX® is an outpatient treatment that does not require general anesthesia. While most patients need no painkillers, some do opt for topical anesthetics that will numb the area of the injections. Unlike some other cosmetic treatments that take place on the wrinkles themselves, BOTOX® is injected directly into the muscle. These injections are actually made up of a medical-grade toxin that relaxes the muscles and allows the skin to shift back to its natural position.
The results from BOTOX® will vary between every patient, but this treatment has an incredibly high rate of success with most patients noticing a clear difference within the first few days. Depending on your genetics, the results of BOTOX® will last for five months or longer. Immediately following the treatment, some patients will notice redness or swelling around the injection site. This is normal, and those side effects will fade.
If you are interested in experiencing the age-defying effects of BOTOX®, SeaMist MedSpa can help. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that is right for you. Contact SeaMist MedSpa today to schedule your consultation.