If you’re interested in receiving a cosmetic Botox procedure, you’re in the right place! At Vibrant Rejuvenation, we offer Botox to help our clients both reduce and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in their skin.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a type of cosmetic injectable treatment that contains a substance called a neurotoxin. These injectables have been approved by the FDA, and they have both cosmetic and medical uses.
What Are Neurotoxin Injections?
Neurotoxin injections reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by overactive muscles.
There are almost 20 craniofacial muscles responsible for facial expressions. The expressions you make every time you laugh or cry — or anything in between — are possible because of the movement of the muscles in your face.
Neurotoxins block nerve receptors in the muscles, which curbs muscle movement and slows down or stops the formation of lines and wrinkles.
How Do Neurotoxins Reduce Wrinkles?
As your skin goes through the natural aging process, it loses its elasticity and ability to bounce back.
Without this natural elasticity, the movement of your skin when you make facial expressions starts to leave behind wrinkles.
Since neurotoxins block the nerve receptors to your facial muscles, they decrease the amount your muscles are able to move, therefore reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Neurotoxin injections like Botox promote smoother, younger-looking skin while maintaining the natural appearance of your expressions.
Where You Can Have Botox Applied
The three main areas we recommend for Botox injections are forehead lines, crow’s feet, and vertical lines between the eyebrows.
Forehead lines are the horizontal lines across your forehead that form during expressions like raising your eyebrows.
Crow’s feet are the fine lines at the corners of your eyes that form when you smile or laugh.
Vertical lines between your eyebrows are called frown lines or number 11 lines. They form when you furrow your brow.
Benefits of Botox
Botox has a variety of benefits for clients looking for an effective anti-aging treatment.
Enhance Your Looks
Botox enhances your natural looks without significantly changing your appearance.
Frown lines can make you appear angry or annoyed, even when you feel relaxed. Botox can smooth out these lines and make you appear to be more approachable.
Minimally Invasive and Non-Surgical
Another of the benefits of Botox is that it is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure. We use delicate microneedles for injections to make the treatment as comfortable as possible for our clients.
Additionally, Botox treatment is quite fast. It usually only takes a few minutes to perform the injections, allowing us to get our clients in and out quickly and efficiently.
Our clients usually start to see results within a few days of their initial injections. With Botox, you get quick initial results while enjoying further improvement over the course of several weeks.
The more Botox interacts with your muscles, the more noticeable your results will be. It will take about two weeks before you see the optimal results.
Results that Last
In addition to the results being quick, they are also long-lasting!
The more you get in the habit of not using the treated craniofacial muscles, the more you lessen the lines they mark in your skin.
Botox allows us to provide customized treatments for our clients. Your Botox treatment starts with a consultation in which we determine your treatment goals and desired aesthetic results.
For example, you may want to reduce the appearance of your frown lines while preserving your crow’s feet. This is absolutely possible!
Botox vs. Dermal Fillers
A cosmetic Botox procedure is different from getting dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are another type of cosmetic injectable that add volume under the skin to plump up the treated areas. Fillers can also help contour your face.
We often use Botox and dermal fillers in tandem to deliver optimal results to our clients.
For example, we will use Botox to smooth out frown lines and forehead lines while injecting dermal filler into the lips and cheeks to address deeper lines.
Both treatments have the end goal of smoothing skin and giving you a more youthful appearance, but they achieve this goal in different ways. With Botox, the goal is achieved by paralyzing wrinkle-causing muscles. With dermal filler injectables, the goal is achieved by injecting a volumizing compound under the skin.
Botox treats dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by your dynamic facial expressions. In contrast, dermal fillers treat age-associated wrinkles caused by the loss of volume in your skin and the inevitable pull of gravity as you grow older.
How Botox Can Prevent Wrinkles
If you are a younger client, you can use Botox preventatively to help reduce the likelihood that wrinkles will settle into your skin.
When you’re young, your skin has more elasticity, so wrinkles do not form permanently. This elasticity decreases year after year, and it is accelerated by certain types of environmental exposure, like sun damage.
If you get Botox before wrinkles start to form, you can keep your skin looking smoother for many years.
Getting Start with a Cosmetic Botox Procedure
When you start Botox treatment, the process is quick, comfortable, and doesn’t disrupt your routine.
We often see clients who pop in for quick treatment on their lunch breaks. Since Botox is non-surgical, there’s no downtime — which allows you to stay on track with your regular routine.
To learn more about Botox injections and to get started with treatment, contact us at Vibrant Rejuvenation in Long Island, NY, today for a consultation.