At Lively Wellness and Aesthetics in Odessa, TX, one of our most popular treatments is Botox: the most well-known and frequently used cosmetic injectable in the world. We can tell you all about this product and what it can do for you when we see you in your initial consultation. Until then, keep reading to learn more about how quickly you can expect results.
How Quickly Does Botox Start Working?
Botox, a type of neuromodulator, takes longer to show results compared to other dermal fillers. After your appointment, you may start to see an improvement in the treated area within the first 24-48 hours, but the best results can be seen after a week, and the final outcome after 30 days.
This is because the ingredients in this injectable need time to relax the muscles in the treatment area, and as they take effect, you will notice lines and wrinkles becoming softer, in some cases even disappearing. You will achieve a more youthful and well-rested appearance and will likely feel more confident in your overall look.
How Is This Treatment Different From Dermal Fillers?
Both dermal fillers and neuromodulators have the potential to enhance your appearance and reduce signs of aging, but they work in different ways. They can be used together to create a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Dermal fillers can provide instant results by adding volume to specific areas of your face, such as filling in hollows, lifting cheeks, augmenting lips, smoothing lines and folds, and defining features. Dermal fillers are usually used to treat the middle and lower part of the face and are effective in areas such as under the eyes, cheeks, and lips.
Instead of adding volume like dermal fillers, Botox uses the active ingredient Botulinum Toxin A to relax the muscles responsible for creating dynamic expressions such as laughing, frowning, smiling, squinting, and raising eyebrows.
As you age, your body produces fewer anti-aging proteins and substances, and as a result, your skin is less able to tolerate all the movement caused by expressions, leading to wrinkles and creases. Neurotoxins work by blocking the communication between the nerve signals and the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles.
Do the Results Look Unnatural?
One of the key advantages of this injectable treatment is that it can provide natural-looking results, especially when performed by skilled and experienced injectors like those at our clinic. It is vital that you choose an injector you trust when deciding to receive anti-aging injections. Your injector must have the training to use the product well, but he or she must also have the artistic skill to provide results that look natural.
The aim of this injectable is to provide subtle results, preserving your natural appearance while reducing wrinkles, smoothing facial lines, and restoring a youthful-looking appearance. Unskilled injectors may not be able to deliver these kinds of results consistently.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
You could make a case that this injectable treatment is the safest option available due to its extensive history of use. For over two decades, it has been used to reduce wrinkles and smooth lines worldwide. Among the various cosmetic injectables available today, this one has been the most thoroughly studied.
More research has been conducted on this injectable than any other, and it has been consistently proven to be an effective and safe choice for both men and women looking to reduce wrinkles and smooth lines on their faces. Additionally, this treatment is regularly administered safely for non-cosmetic purposes, such as to treat eyelid spasms, excessive sweating, and migraines.
Is This Treatment Just for Women?
Not at all! This injectable treatment for anti-aging is gaining popularity among men, who often refer to it as “Bro-tox,” when they are starting to notice signs of aging on their faces. Studies show that the majority of men who opt for injectables typically choose to treat crow’s feet at the corners of their eyes, followed by the forehead and frown lines.
If you are a man looking to enhance your appearance and reduce wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, or frown lines, our clinic can help. You can schedule a consultation with us to learn more about this treatment, have our experts create a personalized plan for you, and receive an injectable treatment that provides natural and subtle results.
Is There a Long Recovery Period After Treatment?
There’s no extensive downtime with treatment and no real “recovery” period at all. There are just a few aftercare instructions to follow. We’ll tell you more in person, but some instructions may include avoiding heat, refraining from touching the treatment area, and keeping your head elevated for the first four hours after the procedure. You should also avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, and blood-thinning medications for a few days.
Consider Botox for Yourself
If you’re interested in relaxing wrinkles and smoothing out your face to turn back the hands of time, this safe, popular, and well-tested treatment is a simple, fast way to get results. Contact us at Lively Wellness and Aesthetics in Odessa, TX today.