Botox: What Is It?

Woman seen from shoulders up with eyes closed as she gets Botox injection in forehead


Botox® Cosmetic is the #1 selling treatment of its kind and for very good reasons. The quick 10-minute treatment is the first and only treatment approved by the FDA to temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults. You’ll notice results within 24 to 48 hours and it delivers predictable, subtle results so you still look like you – only better.  In addition to its popular cosmetic use, Botox can also be used for medical purposes, such as treatment for migraines or for the reduction of neck spasms. Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments offered at Youthful Reflections.

What Kind of Results Can You Expect

Every time you smile, cry or raise your eyebrows, your facial muscles contract. These contractions are automatic and natural. Unfortunately, they result in more visible wrinkles. As time passes, you will notice that you have more prominent fine lines and wrinkles all over your face, including your under-eye area.

Botox® Cosmetic contains certain substances that are effective in blocking the nerves responsible for these facial muscle contractions. After your treatment, you will almost immediately see a huge difference. It is no wonder that almost 4.6 million people opted for this non-surgical procedure back in 2016 according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

And now more and more people are choosing Botox, especially with many celebrities openly admitting they’ve received the treatment. At Youthful Reflections, clients typically ask for the treatment to target their crow’s feet and frown lines. Many of them notice the results within 2 to 4 days depending on the severity of their wrinkles.

How Long Will the Results Last?

Just like any cosmetic procedure, results and effects will vary from person to person, but in general, most of our patients report that their results lasted for three to four months, with some still seeing the effects for up to six months. The efficacy will depend on many factors, including:

• The location of the injection

• The amount of highly purified Botulinum toxin protein used

• The age of the patient

• Depth of the wrinkles

• The current state of the skin, especially its elasticity

For instance, if your crow’s feet are more pronounced, the effects may wear off quicker than someone who has fewer lines. 

How Often Can You Receive a Botox Treatment?

According to the National Institutes of Health, using the treatment regularly may positively impact the longevity of the results. Therefore, if you repeatedly receive the treatment, you may notice that the effects last longer each time.  This is good news for those who plan to use the treatment for refining their appearance because they will need fewer injections over time but will still notice the same effect.

How Can You Get Botox?

Before receiving Botox from a specialist like Dr. Boggess, you should first set aside some time to discuss your expectations and desired results. A consultation will help determine the correct frequency and interval of the treatments. At Youthful Reflections, your requirements and requests are both considered. Our experts will also ensure that the procedure will only be delivered according to what is best for you. This way, you will never worry about the safety of the treatment.

It’s important to keep in mind that you should wait at least three months before you receive another injection. The spacing is necessary so that you do not develop a resistance to the Botox compound. You may want to wait longer if you receive the injections regularly. Most clients get another injection after four to six months.

How Can You Get the Most from Your Botox Results? 

Botox treatments last anywhere from three to four months but, you can lengthen the effect if you take proper care of your skin. These additional steps will also help to prevent wrinkles from coming back or getting deeper. Having healthy skin will aid in maintaining the results of the treatment. A few things you can do that will help you take care of your skin include:

• Wear sunscreen: Never go out in the sun without wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30. Apply the product every day all over your face and body. The sun is not only damaging to the skin but can speed up the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

• Wear proper outside gear: Make sure that you wear sunglasses and a hat whenever you are outside as well. As much as possible, limit sun exposure to prevent the formation of new wrinkles on your face.

• Avoid smoking: If you are looking for a reason to stop smoking, here it is. Smoking increases fine lines and wrinkles, which quickly make your skin lose its elasticity. As a result, you look older than your actual age.

Eat Healthy/Drink Lots of Water: Drinking enough water and eating a healthy diet can help improve the appearance of your skin. 

If you’re interested in receiving Botox injections to minimize your fine lines and wrinkles, contact Youthful Reflections today to schedule your consultation!

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