Botox is one of the most performed anti-aging treatments today. This quick, relatively painless procedure can smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, turning back your appearance by years. If you are just starting to consider the addition of Botox injections to your beauty program, there are a few basic facts about this treatment that you need to know.
WRINKLES TREATED BY BOTOX
Botox is an effective wrinkle reducer for certain types of wrinkles, but not for others. The formulation primarily works on “dynamic” facial lines, which are the wrinkles that form when certain facial expressions are made. Dynamic wrinkles include the following:
- Horizontal creases extending across the forehead
- Vertical lines that form between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet – fine lines that develop in the outer corners of the eyes
Dr. Mashhadian is also skilled in treating other types of aging symptoms using Botox injections, including:
- Horizontal bands around the neck
- Fine vertical lines appearing above the upper lip
- Crease that forms under the nose
- Chin wrinkles that produce an orange peel look
For wrinkles that do not respond well to Botox treatments, Dr. Mashhadian also offers dermal filler injections that smooth away creases around the nose and mouth. N
NUMBER OF BOTOX TREATMENTS NEEDED
Patients often wonder how many Botox treatments they might need to get desired results, particularly since other types of anti-aging procedures like laser rejuvenation and IPL phototherapy often require multiple treatment sessions to achieve full results. The good news with Botox is that a single treatment session will yield the full results you are looking for in most cases.
This means that just a few minutes of time at Rodeo Surgical Art will produce results you can flaunt for several months. Results will become apparent shortly after your treatment and will continue to improve in the days following the procedure.
It should be noted that the results of Botox, while produced quickly, are only temporary in nature. If you want to maintain your positive results, you will need to schedule Botox treatments every 3-4 months. Some patients do find that the more treatments they undergo, the longer they can go between treatments without sacrificing their younger look.
IS BOTOX RIGHT FOR YOU?
Botox injections are performed by Dr. Mashhadian and typically take less than 15 minutes to complete. Most patients are able to return to their daily routine as soon as the procedure is over. There may be some slight swelling or bruising at the injection sites, but these side effects normally subside within a matter of hours. Pain after Botox injections is minimal and few patients need any type of pain medication after treatment.
Botox is an excellent anti-aging option for patients that desire to turn back the clock but are not quite ready for plastic surgery. Some patients begin Botox treatments as early as their 30s, which can also postpone the need for surgical procedures until much later. Botox is quick, relatively easy and produces dramatic results for patients with early to moderate signs of aging.