Fine lines are a feature that people often point out during a consultation for cosmetic treatments. At Alluring Image Medspa & Wellness in Delray Beach, Florida, esthetician Romy Mittler and her team treat fine lines like crow’s feet and frown lines with Botox® injections as a primary strategy. To learn more about how Botox® works against fine lines, call Alluring Image Medspa & Wellness or book an appointment online today.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a neurotoxin that relieves fine facial lines. The neurotoxin contains botulinum toxin, a substance that interferes with your nerves’ signals to your muscles. The result is that the affected muscles relax and can’t flex while the neurotoxin is active.
During a Botox® treatment at Alluring Image Medspa & Wellness, the team works with you to define your beauty goals and identify the fine lines you’d like to treat. Some wrinkles are better suited for treatment with dermal fillers, so the team might recommend getting them instead or at the same time as part of your treatment plan.
The team places your injections carefully, so they only affect the targeted muscles and none of the nearby tissues. That means you won’t look frozen, and you can still make your full range of facial expressions while the neurotoxin is active. The results last for an average of four months, and you can book another round of injections to keep enjoying the effect.
What can Botox® treat?
Botox® treats many different conditions throughout the body associated with out-of-control muscle movements. At Alluring Image Medspa & Wellness, the team specifically uses Botox® on your face for cosmetic purposes.
Repeated muscle movements over time contribute to many of the fine lines you see across your skin. The more you make those muscle movements, the deeper and more defined the lines get. Common facial lines that are treatable with Botox® include:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
If you have other facial lines, the team at Alluring Image Medspa & Wellness can tell you whether or not Botox® is the best option for their treatment.
Does Botox® cause side effects?
Most people tolerate Botox® injections well and experience few or no side effects. If you get side effects after your Botox® injections, they’re typically mild and might include:
- Soreness at the injection site
- Fluid buildup at the injection site
- Facial weakness
You’ll attend a follow-up appointment after your initial injection appointment so the team can make sure you’re happy with your results. Be sure to report any severe or long-lasting side effects before or during your follow-up.
Am I a candidate for Botox®?
Before you get Botox®, the team at Alluring Image Medspa & Wellness requests details about your medical history and the medications you take during a consultation. They might decide you’re a candidate to add Botox® injections to your treatment if:
- You’re generally healthy
- You’re not pregnant
- You’re 18 or older
- Your wrinkles and lines bother you
- You have a positive outlook and reasonable expectations
- The team also makes sure the features that concern you are treatable with Botox® before they deliver the treatment.
For more information about Botox®, call Alluring Image Medspa & Wellness for a consultation or book your visit online today.