Even if you don’t have any experience with Botox®, you’ve most likely heard of it or know someone who uses it. That’s because it’s one of the most popular aesthetic options picked by patients looking for quick and easy results. Still, there is a lot of misinformation about what Botox® is and what it treats, so here’s a guide to the basics of Botox®.
It stops wrinkle formation through neuromodulation
It might sound highly technical, but Botox® is a simple solution. It’s made from botulinum toxin type A, a substance that is effective at blocking your brain from sending signals (called neurotransmitters) to the muscles, causing movement. Over time, repeated movement can cause wrinkles and folds like frown lines or brow creases. Without the ability to move and create wrinkles, the face can appear smoother and less over-worked.
Botox® lasts for three to six months
Like most other injectables, Botox® gives temporary results. This can be beneficial to patients exploring their aesthetic goals before a surgical procedure like a facelift. There’s no long-term commitment to downtime or recovery, either, meaning you can get right back to your busy schedule. Dr. Hall can help you construct a treatment plan that you’re comfortable with and can get you your best results.
It has other medical uses
One lesser-known aspect of Botox® is that it has valuable uses outside of wrinkle treatment. It can also be used to treat chronic muscle spasms or certain types of migraines. Conditions caused by muscle tension can also be relieved. However, you should always receive Botox® from a trained and licensed aesthetician or board certified plastic surgeon.
You won’t feel stiff
It’s a common misconception that Botox® makes your face feel “frozen” or stiff. While this can occur with some complications, an expert administrator can ensure your treatment is accurate and mitigates any problems with movement. There are many muscles in the face and injecting into the correct one takes much training and expertise.
If you would like to learn more about Botox® treatments with Dr. Hall, contact our office to schedule a consultation and begin your cosmetic journey.