A mainstay treatment for wrinkles and fine lines, Botox is the country’s most popular cosmetic treatment. It’s an easy, non-invasive way to rejuvenate the face and help you look as young as you feel. The injection process is quick and comfortable, and the results can last up to three months.
The neuromodulators in Botox (botulinum toxin) work by blocking the nerve signals that cause certain muscles to contract and form unsightly wrinkles. This allows the skin to relax, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin. Botox is a highly safe and effective anti-aging treatment that has been approved for medical use by the FDA since 1989.
This medicine Wilmington Botox was originally developed to treat a condition called blepharospasm, a spasm of the eyelid muscle. It was discovered that the medication not only helped with the spasm, but also reduced the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the treated area. The procedure is painless and non-invasive, requiring only a tiny needle to inject the medicine.
Despite being a medically proven, safe and effective anti-aging product, Botox is still a little intimidating to some patients. Many people have concerns about safety and side effects. While the Clostridium botulinum bacteria that produce the toxins used in Botox are quite common, they only produce these toxins under very special conditions that seldom occur in nature. They are produced on purpose in laboratories and are injected under very low doses for therapeutic purposes.
Although it can be tempting to overuse fillers and Botox, they must be injected correctly to be effective. It’s important to find a skilled physician to perform the injections. Aleta Sloan PA-C, known as “The Laser Queen” in Wilmington, is a master at injections and has the skills necessary to get you the best results.
During your consultation, she will take into consideration factors like how you smile, how you move your facial muscles and the overall texture of your skin. These details will help her determine the appropriate amount of Botox to use. She also takes into account your goals and concerns to ensure you are happy with the result.
After a thorough consultation, she will inject the targeted areas of your face with precision. You may experience some bruising or swelling after the treatment, but these will fade within a few hours. It’s also important to avoid lying down or putting pressure on the injected areas for about four hours afterward, as this can cause the medicine to migrate and affect other muscles. She will provide you with after-care instructions to help maximize your results. Botox can be used in conjunction with other treatments, such as laser resurfacing and facial fillers, to create the perfect results for your unique needs. We are also proud to offer Ultherapy, which uses radiofrequency technology to tighten the skin for a more youthful appearance. Contact us today to book your appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals!