Thinking about BOTOX®, but a little skeptic? We get it. That’s why the skin experts at Skin NV will help clear up any misconceptions and give you the real scoop on what you can expect from BOTOX® Dysport or Xeomin!
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic (a.k.a. Botulinum Toxin Type A) is one of the most popular and widely used anti-aging procedures in use today. It is a protein complex that interferes with muscle contraction and temporarily blocks nerve stimulation of muscles where it is injected, so that muscle contraction is weakened or inhibited. Originally, BOTOX® was used to treat spasms of the muscles that move the eye and uncontrollable blinking. That is until 2002 when it was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. Since then, BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used to temporarily smooth out, firm up, and restore the youthful tone of skin.
How does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® targets one of the underlying causes of wrinkles – the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling, and raising the eyebrows over the years. Your skin expert at Skin NV injects these muscles with BOTOX® to temporarily reduce muscle activity. It goes to work right away, and you will likely immediately notice a visible smoothing of moderate to severe lines at the target points.
What areas can be treated with BOTOX®?
At Skin NV in South Tampa, we safely and effectively treat the frown lines in the forehead area, crow’s feet, neck wrinkling, and glabellar lines (lines between the eyebrows) with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
What can I expect during my treatment?
BOTOX® treatment only takes about ten minutes with minimal down time and does not require anesthesia. Your Skin NV specialist will identify areas that are most in need of improvement and will place a small BOTOX® injection in that area. It is not typically painful, but some patients report that the injection feels like a pinch. At Skin NV, we use ice to numb the treatment area, and upon request, can instead apply a topical numbing cream prior to administering your treatment.
How long does BOTOX® last?
BOTOX® treatment is temporary and usually lasts three to six months. However, with repeated injection, the effect may last up to five or six months. Please note that while some wrinkles and creases may completely disappear (temporarily), it is important to understand that some may only improve but not completely disappear.
Will my face look overdone or unnatural?
BOTOX® is well-known as a technique-sensitive treatment, one that delivers subtle results if you are treated by a licensed and trained professional just as you would at Skin NV. We actually have 3 national trainers who train Doctors all over the country on how to properly do Botox at Skin NV.
You will look like yourself – only with fewer lines and wrinkles (hallelujah!).
Hopefully this information helped ease your mind about BOTOX® Cosmetic! If you are ready to join the millions of men and women who make BOTOX® part of their anti-aging treatments, please give us a call at (813) 839-4141 to schedule a free consultation with one of our skin specialists at Skin NV in South Tampa.