Fine lines and wrinkles can keep you from looking and feeling your best, especially if you feel like they make you look tired or older than you are. When it comes to treating the visible signs of aging, BOTOX® is one of the most popular cosmetic treatment options available. It works by temporarily relaxing the targeted muscles, which diminishes existing wrinkles and lessens their formation over time.
BOTOX® is a form of Botulinum toxin therapy, which is completely harmless when administered by an experienced provider. This treatment improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause them. BOTOX® is approved for patients who are 18 years and older. If you have deep wrinkles on your forehead formed by your eyebrows, BOTOX® can minimize them, leaving you with a more refreshed, relaxed appearance. Though the forehead is one of the most popular areas for BOTOX®, it can be used for fine lines around the eyes and across the face.
The effects associated with this treatment are expected to last about 3-12 months, depending on the treatment area and how much BOTOX® is administered.
The biggest and most important difference is in the formulations. The Dysport® formulation is more diluted and spreads quickly compared to BOTOX®, making it ideal for larger surfaces like the forehead. BOTOX®, by contrast, is much more potent. This makes it the treatment of choice for smaller treatment areas, such as crow’s feet. It’s also slower than Dysport®, which sets up faster.
Wrinkles and fine lines are formed by repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows. BOTOX® works by blocking communication signals between the nerves and the muscles, which cause them to contract and retract. When they relax, the overall amount of wrinkles is reduced and improved in appearance. Contact our SKIN FIVE specialists today to schedule an appointment and start looking and feeling your best.
BOTOX® is most frequently performed as a non-surgical procedure, but has other medical applications as well, including symptom relief for migraine headaches, TMJ, and excessive sweating in the underarms and palms of hands for hyperhidrosis, and more. While BOTOX® can be used almost anywhere on the face, there are areas that respond better to treatment than others. These areas include:
– Corners of the mouth
– Frown lines (between eyebrows)
– Forehead lines
– Top of the nose (bunny lines)
– Eyebrows/hooded eyes
– Wrinkles around the eyes
– Under the eyes
– Corners of the mouth
– Smokers lines
– Gummy smile
– Lip borders (lip pop)
– Droopy nose
– Corners of the mouth (frown smile)
– Chin (cobblestone chin)
– Jawline and neck
– Jaw angle / Masseter muscle (slimming of the face)
Your trained and experienced SKIN FIVE specialists are here to provide the best rejuvenating treatments, designed to match your aesthetic goals and lifestyle. Call us today to schedule a consultation of your own.
While BOTOX® is most noted for its ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as one of the most common facial rejuvenation procedures, it has many medical applications. These results are typically long-lasting but patients should expect to return to their SKIN FIVE provider for touch-ups.
Other applications of BOTOX® include:
– Smoothing crow’s feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, lip lines, and bunny lines
– Diminishing neck bands
– Improving the appearance of skin dimpling of the chin
– Reducing wrinkles on the face
– Lift the corners of the mouth
– Soften a square jawline
– Correct a gummy smile
– Treating hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Best of all, there’s virtually no downtime associated! Treatment times range from 15-30 minutes. After your appointment, you can return to your daily routine right away.
Patients can conveniently schedule their treatment session into their lunch break, as BOTOX® typically takes less than 20 minutes to perform. This makes it a great “lunchtime procedure!” Depending on your concerns and desired outcome, a series of injections will be placed in the appropriate areas. Patients should not expect wrinkles to completely disappear. Instead, they will relax which decreases their appearance. Deeper lines will become less visible while finer lines may be completely unnoticeable. Results can sometimes be immediate, but most can be seen in 10-14 days. To maintain the smoothing and decreased visibility of lines, patients should expect to repeat the treatment every 3-6 months.
Your SKIN FIVE specialist will discuss your concerns and desired results with you during your session. You can even resume normal activities immediately after your procedure!
Your BOTOX® treatment session can last approximately 15 minutes depending on the areas treated. Can be combined with other face services.
Our SKIN FIVE providers can inject BOTOX® around the eye area, between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and on the neck.
Our patients report noticeable results in the treated area approximately 24-72 hours with full results showing at 14 days, depending on prescription injection.
At SKIN FIVE, we provide best in class treatment rooms equipped with complimentary wi-fi so you can plug into your favorite playlist or continue your Netflix binge. You choose.
Patients are encouraged to wear something comfortable. We will provide robes or disposable clothing if requested. On any special oral or topical medications? Just let us know when you schedule your appointment and we will let you know how to prep.
Anyone who wants their skin to look their best, whether as a prejuvenation or rejuvenation treatment. This is our top requested face service to smooth lines and relax wrinkles. Before any treatment, our SKIN FIVE providers perform a face assessment to learn about your concerns and design a treatment plan to deliver results.
SKIN FIVE offers a unique discount program called HIGH FIVE membership. Members receive a 15% discount on all packages and products, as well as select services, while their membership is active.
Most of our patients report that this treatment does not hurt. At first, some patients feel uncomfortable with the prick of the needle and some might feel some soreness in treated areas. Concerned with any issues? Just ask us.
“Lineless treatments are our injectable services and I love performing them because of the dramatic improvement they offer right away. The ability to ease, fill and erase lines has literally changed the face of growing older. This means that paired with other rejuvenation technologies, anyone can have a natural-looking line-free face for the rest of their life.”
SKIN FIVE Founder