Botox FAQ; Torrance & Palos Verdes Locals
Wrinkles and fine lines are a concern of many people in Los Angeles just like any other place where people have high standards.
Most people wonder “How can I get rid of my fine lines and wrinkles?” There are many over-the-counter products that emphasize the ability to decrease wrinkles, but how effective are they? Botox is a proven treatment method that yields amazing results! Before discussing Botox, we will discuss how to prevent further wrinkles.
You can reduce your chances of developing wrinkles with a few easy steps. First, it is super important to protect yourself from the sun. Use an oil-free sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Second, avoid smoking cigarettes. Smoking cigarettes has been linked to aging skin. Third, eat a diet rich in superfoods, which may help prevent wrinkles. Some examples of superfoods include artichokes, chia seeds, avocadoes, cinnamon, ginger, egg whites, miso, oatmeal, sardines, salmon, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and walnuts.
There are a variety of products and facial creams on the market that claim to reduce wrinkles on your forehead lines, as well as prescription medications and muscle relaxants as a remedy for frow lines crow feet. Some individuals have found a cream made with the egg membrane to be effective in reducing the depth of wrinkles and increasing collagen production in the skin, causing the skin to be smoother. It’s important to discuss the use of these products with a board-certified doctor. Dr. Matt Tahsini recommends discussing this during your free skin consultation.
While some of these interventions may decrease the development of future wrinkles, they won’t completely remove wrinkles. If you’re a South Bay local looking for a more drastic wrinkle-reduction strategy, then Botox at Skin Works Medical Spa may be the answer!
Botox is an FDA approved minimally-invasive product used to treat wrinkles and lines around the eyes, forehead, and in between the eyebrows. Individuals may receive Botox as a remedy for overactive bladder, and over sweating, or for cosmetic purposes to treat frown lines crow (frown lines crow feet), to shape up lips, or other cosmetic treatments. It has been used since the 1980s as an easy, quick rejuvenation treatment. It should only be administered by a licensed health care professional.
Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are all similar neuromodulators that relax the facial muscle and all have been used and tested in clinical trials and proved not to have any life-threatening side effects.
Botox is made by Allergan, Xeomin by Merz, and Dysport by Galderma. Botox has been used successfully for over 30 years. Highly skilled medical professionals use artful precision to inject Botox safely into the muscle. This will help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by modulating and softening the action of the muscle. Botox is usually used to treat lines and wrinkles; however, it can be used for many other things including making the jawline look thinner, decreasing teeth grinding, treating excessive sweating in the underarms or hands, and tightening loose skin in the neck. Most areas of the face, including the area near the eyes, eyebrows, and forehead, are more commonly treated.
How long does it take and how long does it last?
Botox treatments typically take 15 to 30 minutes and will typically last 3-4 months. Results are typically seen within 7-10 days of treatment; however, results can be seen as soon as 3-4 days after treatment in some cases. Most individuals need treatments every 3 to 4 months in order to maintain results.
What to expect on your injection day?
Upon your first treatment, a highly skilled medical professional will use a conservative approach and start with the recommended dosage based on the treatment area in order to ensure that you get the most natural-looking results possible. If further correction is desired, then a follow-up appointment can be scheduled two weeks after the initial treatment. Avoid massages, facials, drinking alcohol, or exercising the same day of your treatment.
Does it hurt?
You may feel a slight pin prink and a little bit of pressure at the injection sites. Some individuals may feel slight discomfort upon injection; however, others may not feel anything. Once the treatment takes effect, you will notice a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Do I need follow-ups?
Follow-up care is not typically needed with Botox injections. Side effects may include bruising at the injection site. Headache and drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow occur in less than 3% of cases. At Skin Works Medical Spa, we recommend getting your treatment at least 2 weeks before a special event in order to allow results to develop and for any bruising at the treatment site to heal. You can travel immediately after your treatment!
Who should not use it?
Botox should not be used on individuals with an infection at the treatment site or known hypersensitivity to botulinum toxin or any components in Botox. If the treatment site is inflamed or if the muscles at the site are suffering from weakness or atrophy, then it may be contraindicated. At Skin Works Medical Spa, a highly skilled medical professional will assess the area prior to treatment.
Is Botox my best option?
There are a variety of reasons why a board-certified doctor, like Dr. Matt Tahsini, would recommend Botox for decreasing the presence of fine lines and wrinkles; however, if Botox is not right for you, Skin Works Medical Spa offers a variety of other Anti-Aging treatment options that can reduce the presence of fine lines and wrinkles, ranging from facials to laser treatments. Schedule your free skin consultation today in order to see what options will be best for you!