Have you started to notice your frown lines, smile lines, or forehead wrinkles getting deeper? Just like paper can get creased when folded, your skin can develop creases after years of smiling and frowning. One treatment that you have access to as our patient is Botox injections. At Revive Wellness Group, we are committed to your health and wellness, both inside and out. Sometimes you need a little help to feel great in your skin, and Botox treatments can do just that.
What Is Botox and How Does It Work?
Botox Perrysburg, OH is one of the most widely used and trusted botulinum toxin neuromodulators on the market today. It is a drug that can be injected intramuscularly to block certain signals from the nerves to the muscles. This can cause targeted muscles to relax, preventing muscular contraction in the specific areas that we discuss during your consultation.
When neuromodulators are injected into your facial muscles, we can keep the muscles from folding your skin and causing wrinkles. Only tiny selected areas are affected, allowing for natural motion everywhere else. The result is beautiful, smooth skin even when you smile, frown or raise your eyebrows.
Areas Commonly Treated by Botox
Botox Cosmetic is FDA-approved for use in the following three areas:
Many people with expressive features can develop horizontal lines on their forehead even at an earlier age. Factors such as sun exposure or genetics can deepen these lines. Botox can be injected in multiple locations across the forehead to help relax these muscles. You will still be able to raise your eyebrows, but your skin will no longer fold.
Smile lines or crow’s feet are common dynamic wrinkles that can be treated with Botox. When we inject Botox Cosmetic at the corners of your eyes to help reduce your crow’s feet, we will focus on a gentle approach that still allows for a natural lift when you smile without the deep lines.
When frown lines (also known as glabellar lines or 11’s) begin to deepen and become more permanent between your eyebrows, it can cause your disposition to look angry or sad even when your face is at rest. We can help smooth these lines with injections just above and between your eyebrows.
Other Uses for Botox
Off-label use of Botox injections is common and can help with other concerns such as TMJD and migraines. It is always important to have a consultation with your doctor to find out if these uses for Botox are right for you.
What to Expect From Botox Treatments
Preparation for Perrysburg Botox treatments is simple. You will want to use gentle products on your skin before the treatment and avoid any medications that may cause bruising. We will go over specific medications at your consultation, but they can include certain pain medications and blood thinners. Your consultation is also our opportunity to find out as much as possible about your health and family history and your expectations for the treatment.
Before your injections, we will cleanse your face of any makeup, dirt, or oil. Then we will map out the points that we plan to inject. The number of units per injection site that you receive will be dependent on the treatment area. Injections will feel like a pinch and you may experience a mild burning sensation. While very well tolerated by most people, you can ask for topical numbing cream before your treatment to ease discomfort.
When all of your injections are complete, you will be free to go back to your day. Make sure to avoid rubbing the area or touching the injection sites, and avoid excessive heat and vigorous exercise for a few days. We will go over any other after-care instructions at your consultation and after your treatment.
How Long Will Your Botox Last?
The length of treatment results will vary for everyone depending on how fast your body metabolizes it. You can expect to need to make several appointments per year. Most people schedule 3 or 4 sessions each year to help maintain the effects.
Are You a Candidate for Botox?
Botox is a good option for anyone concerned about wrinkles on their forehead, around their eyes, or between their eyebrows. It isn’t just a treatment for people over 40 since younger individuals can often be predisposed to wrinkles. It can be recommended for individuals who have had a loss of collagen, sun damage, or environmental damage that has caused dynamic wrinkles.
Botox may not be right for some individuals including those who are pregnant and nursing, those in poor health, or those who don’t have the right expectations about the treatment. If you aren’t sure if you are a good candidate, a consultation with us in our office will help to determine if this or other cosmetic treatments are right for you.
Come Get Botox Services in Perrysburg, OH
At Revive Wellness Group, it is important to us that, regardless of which treatments we recommend, you will still feel like you when the treatment is complete. All of our patients are unique and beautiful and we want to help accentuate all of your best features without making you look like a different person. Our approach to Botox will help soften your lines and make you feel more confident while helping you to retain all of your natural expressions. When you call us for services, you’ll still be you, just with fewer lines. To schedule a consultation with us at our location in Perrysburg, OH, you can call or book an appointment online.