Because of reduced collagen production and other natural processes in mature skin, wrinkles will be a normal part of your aging experience. However, some wrinkles can be effectively treated to reduce their appearance. Botox injections are a common treatment for wrinkles that have been caused by repetitive expressions and facial movements.
At Vibrant Rejuvenation, we offer Botox injections both as a corrective and a preventative cosmetic treatment. We can reduce signs of wrinkles on your face and treat areas where it is likely you will continue to develop deeper wrinkles. If you are concerned about dynamic wrinkles on your face, we may suggest Botox treatments to keep your skin smooth.
What Is Botox?
Botox is an injectable anti-aging medication that is used to reduce movement in the muscles that cause deep lines and wrinkles to form on the skin. This type of injection is called a neuromodulator because it affects the way that messages are sent between your nerves and your muscles.
The active ingredient in Botox, botulinum toxin type A, blocks the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that tells the muscle to move. This causes particular muscles in the treatment area to relax, which prevents wrinkles from forming. Botox is a temporary treatment, and you will eventually regain full muscle movement if the area is not treated again.
How Can Botox Benefit You?
Improved Forehead Lines
One of the key areas that can be treated with Botox is the forehead lines. These deep horizontal lines can form when you raise your eyebrows or contract the muscles in your forehead. During treatment, we will mark the points on your forehead where muscle movement is creating lines. Then, we will inject a small amount of Botox into each point to relax the muscles.
Improved Crow’s Feet
Deep crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes can cause some people to look older than they are. By injecting Botox next to the eyes, the skin in this area can stay smooth even when you smile a natural smile.
Improved Frown Lines
Frown lines, also known as glabellar lines, are the vertical lines that form between the eyebrows when you frown, squint, or concentrate. They can sometimes contribute to an aged or angry-looking appearance. When Botox is injected into the muscles between the eyebrows, nerve signals are blocked and the frown lines are prevented from forming.
Botox can be used preventatively before deep lines and wrinkles have even begun to form in these areas. By having you make certain facial expressions and by observing the way your muscles and skin move during these expressions, we can predict where deep lines are likely to form and inject Botox to keep the skin smooth. Preventative Botox can be one of the most effective ways to keep your skin looking youthful.
Botox Before and After
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox can last between three and four months depending on several different factors. Treatment results may last longer or less time depending on how much was injected, how much movement you typically have in the treatment area, and your body’s metabolism. Active individuals who are highly expressive and have a higher metabolism may experience shorter results. However, everyone is different, and Botox can be injected again after several months to retain results.
How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
Botox can take up to one week to begin working. In the first month after treatment, these results typically increase and then peak at around 30 days. This can vary from person to person depending on where the Botox was injected and how frequently you receive Botox injections.
What Are Botox Injections Like?
Botox is injected with a small needle that only causes a small pinch on injection. We can help you prepare for your Botox treatment by applying a topical numbing cream. This can decrease discomfort during injections.
The Botox will be injected into the muscles at several different points depending on what areas you are having treated. After treatments, you’ll be instructed to avoid rubbing or itching the injection sites to help protect your skin from irritation and to keep the medication in its intended location.
Botox is a no-downtime treatment, so you will not need to rearrange your schedule. We may advise you to avoid any strenuous exercise or extended sun exposure and to stay away from alcohol and certain medications. However, you can still go to work, play with the kids, go on a walk, or clean the house.
Will Your Results Look Natural?
Botox is a customizable treatment that can be used both to significantly decrease movement in the treatment areas or to achieve more subtle results. The key to getting the results that you want is to be transparent and communicative with us about what you are looking for from your Botox treatment.
At our practice, we can achieve very natural-looking results by injecting smaller amounts. We can also build onto our treatments, starting with less Botox and adding more if you want a more dramatic change. As experienced injectors, we can make you still look like yourself with all of your natural expressions but with fewer lines and wrinkles.
Botox Injections in Commack, NY
Botox has been the gold standard for neuromodulator wrinkle treatments for many years. As a treatment with a long track record and satisfactory results for many patients, we are happy to be able to provide this service at Vibrant Rejuvenation in Commack, NY. You can call us today at (631) 528-2939 to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online.