Are you looking for a solution for those fine lines and wrinkles? You’ve probably heard of Botox®. This injectable is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments for a reason–it offers great results in a simple and easy treatment with no downtime. But where can it be used?
How Does Botox® Work?
Botox® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It’s made of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that blocks signals between muscles and nerves. By temporarily paralyzing muscles and stopping repetitive movements, Botox® can smooth out dynamic wrinkles. This can also help prevent wrinkles from forming.
Where Can Botox® Be Used?
Botox® is a versatile treatment option for signs of aging. Since Botox® works by relaxing the facial muscles, it is most effective on dynamic wrinkles that are caused by the repetitive muscle movements to smile or frown. It is most commonly used to treat frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.
However, Botox® can be beneficial for other areas of the face too. Botox® may help improve bunny lines, neck bands and smoker’s lines. Wherever your area of concern is, your RenewMD provider will assess your skin and goals to determine the best treatment option. In addition to Botox®, we also offer other anti-aging injectable treatments like Juvederm®.
What is a Botox® Treatment Like?
One of the many benefits of Botox® that make it so popular is its convenience. The procedure typically only takes a few minutes and doesn’t require any downtime. Your RenewMD injection specialist will make small injections in your treatment area.
You’ll be able to return to most your regular activities right after treatment. Avoid hot tubs, saunas, and exercise for 24 hours post procedure. Some patients may experience very mild bruising at the injection site.
Botox begins to settle within a few days with full results in only two weeks as you see reduced lines and wrinkles, giving you a smoother, younger appearance. Botox® lasts approximately three to four months. If you want to maintain your results, you can have Botox® injections every few months to keep your face youthful and fresh.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?
Almost any adult looking for a convenient anti-aging treatment is a candidate for Botox®. Older patients can use it to reduce dynamic wrinkles, and younger patients in their 20s or 30s can use it as a preventative measure to stop wrinkles from forming. We may not recommend Botox® if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a skin infection or have a neuromuscular disease.
Take the Next Step
If you’d like to learn more about Botox®, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with Renew MD in Reno, Nevada. Call us at (775) 852-4500 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!