I came in for a consult with Julie about possible Botox. I really wasn’t thrilled with the idea. I thought it would be painful or that my face would look plastic afterwards. Julie pointed out a couple of areas where I could use help. It didn’t hurt at all and I am amazed at how it did not make me look plastic. I feel amazing and would definitely recommend this to anyone.
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BOTOX: The Secret to Youthful Look
Botox Cosmetic: Treatment of Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Julie Acarregui, Medical Director at Botox, is highly honored and well-known for her expertise and skills in cosmetic injections with the use of Botox Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers. A national trainer, Julie is involved in teaching Botox injection techniques to various physicians, doctors and nurses from different places of the country. She is proud of being able to give her clients an effective, natural, lasting appearance. People travel from around the globe to take advantage of her excellence.
The senior nurse injector, Heather Davidson, also possesses specialized training and extensive experience in the usage of Botox Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers. She imparts beautiful, subtle results to her clients using her expertise in the field.
Botox is today the no. 1 product for cosmetic treatment in the United States. The reason for its popularity is the fact that it works really well and that it works for almost everyone. Moreover, Botox is absolutely safe and effective without any down time and it works to reduce both wrinkles and fine lines. In addition to this main purpose, it can serve additional applications like adding arch to eyebrows, giving corners of mouth lift and easing lines around the mouth. Botox is being used safely for more than 25 years. It also proves beneficial in treatment of medical conditions like TMJ, cervical dystonia and other types of neuromuscular disorders.
Common areas of application for BOTOX:
Botox is mainly used in areas like:
- Worry Lines (on forehead)
- Frown Lines (between eyebrows)
- Smile Lines
- Crow's Feet
- Lower Face
- Sagging Eyebrow
BOTOX Cosmetic is essentially a therapeutic muscle-relaxation agent which works by targeting those muscles causing wrinkles. It inhibits the secretion of the neurotransmitter called Acetylcholine necessary for muscle contraction. With the relaxation of muscle, the skin and its persistent lines developing over time get smoothened out.
BOTOX Cosmetic treatment is very simple and takes about 15-20 minutes only. Botox helps the muscles causing lines stay relaxed for about three to six months. One can see visible results within 10 days after the treatment.
Botox injections are known to be one of the most popular cosmetic enhancements in use today for treating anti-aging effects, frown lines, wrinkles, crow's feet and other age-related changes in face and skin.
With growing age, one's skin starts losing its elasticity because of collagen loss and decreased vascularization of body tissues. When some muscles become highly dominant and the skin cannot provide elasticity in response to the muscle contractions, wrinkles occur. In addition to this, natural wrinkles and creases are formed as muscles start becoming constrictive. It is possible to lessen or eliminate dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the muscle that fights against either a constrictive elasticity of skin or an inferior muscle. This is the reason why some patients form wrinkles at particular times when compared to others.
Muscles of the face being relatively small, it becomes essential to introduce any medicine through injection for achieving the exact placement and its effect. Introducing the medication into the proper muscle group forming the wrinkles, it becomes possible to obtain various aesthetic enhancements in addition to the rhytids elimination. Treatment for wrinkles of forehead, frown lines, crow's feet as well as eyebrow shaping is carried out easily. Other injections for dimpled chin, gummy lines, vertical lip lines, sad smile and bunny lines can also be performed successfully with Botox.
BOTOX is an absolutely safe medication with a history of usage going back to long years. With Botox, you can see amazing rejuvenating effects as well as visible reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Be happy with a younger version of yourself!
Based on your body metabolism and regularity of treatments you receive, this effect can last for three months or more. Our specialized treatments are formed to be painless and consider care against any bruising to give a natural look.
Commonly Asked Questions and Answers About BOTOX
How does BOTOX Cosmetic work?
Whenever we smile, frown, laugh or make any facial expressions, the muscles under the skin contract and this movement of muscles, over a long time, causes the skin to be drawn together with reduced elasticity. This results into wrinkles and frown lines. Botox cosmetic, when injected into your muscles, blocks the nerve impulses activating the muscles so that the skin above it appears relaxed.
Essentially, there are two kinds of wrinkles namely static and dynamic. The first type, static wrinkles are those present regardless of the muscle movements. These wrinkles are not necessarily improved with Botox injections. Whereas, dynamic wrinkles are those appearing with muscle movement and proven to improve well with muscle relaxation. These wrinkles are known to actually disappear with few repeated treatments. These dynamic wrinkles, specifically in the upper face portion respond very well to Botox. This is why it is possible to shape and raise eyebrows with Botox injections. This process of eyebrow enhancement is called Chemical Brow Lift. It is the treatment that gives such pretty look seen in a number of movie stars and professional models.
Botox injections work after they are absorbed deep into the muscle and are known to work wonders around the forehead and eyes. However, it is possible to use Botox on the lower facial part to reduce the visible appearance of neck bands, dimpled chins, bulging jaw, fine lines around lips and drooping noses.
What can one expect from BOTOX?
Botox treatments are fairly speedy and painless and require no anesthesia for most patients. The whole process takes around 15-20 minutes without any recovery time. One can resume normal daily activities soon after the injection procedure and there are no serious side effects known. Though results vary from person to person, most people can see improvement in three to five days of the treatment. Its effect lasts for up to six months. Regular repeated treatments can deliver long lasting effects.
We consider certain things unique to ourselves to achieve the best results from Botox with a comfortable experience:
1. We employ a smaller size of needle for injections as compared to those used by others. This special tiny needle costs much more than the regular one but benefit in many ways including lessened discomfort and reduced bruising.
2. We use the most possible concentrated Botox to reduce the size of the injections to the maximum. This works to reduce bruising, swelling and increase comfort level in patients.
3. The injections are always performed by one of our skilled specialist, either Julie Acarregui or Heather Davidson.
4. We maintain a precise record of the exact quantity and accurate location of each Botox injection. If you like the results, we can follow it. And if you find any problem, we can alter the amount and position of the injection to deliver better results in follow up treatments.
5. We train you on what things to do and what not after the injection so as to achieve the optimum results. This can include pointers about lotions, sun exposures and other procedures you are looking forward to in the future.
In general, we do all that we can do to ensure that you get satisfactory results with your Botox and enjoy the experience of Botox injections with us!
BOTOX is essentially a prescription medicine used to inject into the muscles to reduce the wrinkles and frown lines to improve the look of your face. If you are ready to enhance your appearance and health with Botox treatment, you can consider scheduling a consultation visit with us to understand the Botox treatment and its benefits.
Where is BOTOX Cosmetic used?
BOTOX Cosmetic is primarily used to address lines in the facial skin called 'dynamic wrinkles'. These include visible wrinkles while laughing, smiling and raising eyebrows as well as crow's feet around eyes. The lines are usually not noticeable when the face is relaxed. BOTOX Cosmetic can also be used to treat vertical bands in the neck area.
Am I ready for the treatment?
Candidates for the Botox treatment can range from ages 25 to 70 as people over the age of 70 form static wrinkles that do not disappear with relaxation of muscle. For targeting these static wrinkles, other procedures are employed. Every candidate is unique and private one-to-one consultations are suggested to determine the most effective plans for treatment.
How is the BOTOX Cosmetic employed?
A pre-determined quantity of BOTOX Cosmetic is injected into the target area using a fine needle. The amount of drug entering the skin is really small and so there is little discomfort associated with the injection. No anesthesia is required and one can proceed with his daily activities right after the procedure is completed.
Is the injection painful?
There is no pain associated with the BOTOX injection. The needle being very small and fine avoids any discomfort in the patient. There is a minimal pinching sensation that lasts for a short time and one can resume his normal activities immediately after the injection without expecting any aftereffects.
When can I see visible results and how long they last?
Patients undergoing the BOTOX Cosmetic treatment will normally see complete effects in three to eight days after the injection. Results usually last for about three to six months and long lasting effects can be achieved with regular repeated treatments.
What happens when the treatment starts wearing off?
Anytime after three months to six months, the effects of BOTOX Cosmetic starts wearing off and you can notice wrinkles appearing again, though not so visible and deep as before the treatment. It is generally essential to get three to four treatments for sustaining a youthful and smooth skin. Regular repeat treatments facilitate young-looking skin with minimal efforts in the future.
Is there any downtime associated?
No. Right after the treatment, patients can usually resume their normal activities and job. However, it is recommended to avoid any heavy lifting, exercise and massaging in the treated area for a day.
What is the cost of BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is available in units and the number of units necessary for treating specific area varies from others. And hence, the cost also varies for each person.
How do I get started?
Schedule your appointment with us for BOTOX Cosmetic treatment.