As part of Mia Aesthetics’ new MedSpa treatment menu, Botox is now being offered for patients looking to reduce wrinkles and slow down the aging process. Botox is a brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It works by partially limiting the movements of specific facial muscles to ease the appearance of facial wrinkles. The effects last for three to four months or as long as six to seven months, depending on how the body absorbs the injections.
Botox involves a series of simple injections performed quickly. The process is so fast that many patients opt to receive treatments during their lunch hour. Most patients describe the discomfort of the procedure akin to a pinch for each injection. For patients nervous about the potential discomfort, a topical anesthesia can numb the area beforehand. Once the patient is ready, the doctor will use a fine needle to administer units of the chosen product to the areas the patient would like to see smoothed out. Patients can resume their day shortly after the treatment, and results become apparent within three to seven days after the injection process.
One of the perks of Botox is no downtime whatsoever – patients can resume normal activities right away. Mild side effects like pain, redness, swelling, headache and fatigue may occur, but should subside quickly. More serious side effects are possible but very rare and will be discussed prior to the procedure. Sometimes a doctor will recommend avoiding intensive exercise, extreme heat or bending over at the waist for four hours after treatment as an additional precaution.
What Areas Can Botox Be Injected?
Botox can be injected into various areas of the face to target specific muscles that are causing wrinkles to form. Below is a list of the most popular Botox injection sites:
Botox can be used on and around the lips to create a more youthful look. When injected in the lip area, Botox can minimize creases in both the upper and lower lip, and elevate the corners of your mouth if they are beginning to droop or turn downwards. For patients looking to enhance the size of their upper lip, Botox can also be used to perform a procedure called a “lip flip.” A few quick injections can help the upper lip relax and roll slightly upward, which allows more of the upper lip to be visible.
Botox brow lift
As we age, our eyebrows are one of the first areas that are affected by loss of collagen and firmness in our skin. A Botox brow lift can raise droopy eyebrows to their former place, giving the whole upper half of the face a more awake look. By strategically placing injections into muscles above your eye area, Botox can even give your eyes more open look.
The forehead is likely the most common Botox injection site. Just a few small injection in this area can erase the common forehead crease that forms when we overdue surprised or worried expressions over time.
As mentioned, Botox is extremely effective at ridding people of wrinkles and slowing down the overall aging process by teaching muscles to relax. Men can benefit just as much as women from this treatment. Botox is a wonderful way for men to revitalize their look because it is quick, simple, and can be as subtle or dramatic as desired. If certain men feel embarrassed about wanting to seek out cosmetic work, Botox is a great way to discreetly achieve the look they desire and feel more confident about themselves.
Nowadays, Botox can be purchased at a fairly reasonable price due to its wide availability. However, it is very important that you choose a reputable provider who is very experienced in the treatment you would like done. This way, you can guarantee the best results and your overall safety.