Are there lines on your face that you would rather not have? Chances are, you have heard about Botox, one of the most popular and effective treatments for aging. So, how does this treatment work and how often should you get it to maintain your results? At Perfect Skin Center in Scottsdale, AZ, we can tell you everything you need to know, from the way it works to the amazing benefits.
The Basics on Botox
Botox is one of the most effective cosmetic treatments ever developed for fine lines and wrinkles. It is a neuromodulator injectable that uses botulinum toxin to relax certain muscles and smooth out your skin. In other words, you get lines over time because when your muscles tense up, they cause your face to crease. This treatment stops the nerves that tell the muscles to contract from firing, which addresses the problem of lines right at their source.
How Frequently Should You Get This Treatment?
This is one of the first things people ask. The answer depends on each individual, but most people can maintain their smooth skin with just 2-4 sessions annually. Results are long-lasting, staying fresh for up to 3-6 months. When they start to fade, you can just give us a call and we will book you for another round of injections.
One of the best things about this treatment is that it works every time you have it done. Your follow-up sessions will yield results that are just as great as the ones you enjoyed the first time you tried it.
What Happens During Your Appointment?
When you come in for your injections, you can expect to be in and out within as little as half an hour. First, we will clean the area being treated. Next, we will give you a mild numbing agent to make sure you are completely comfortable. The actual injections typically take just 10 minutes.
Most people get 5 injections per session, but this amount is customizable according to your needs. Some people get fewer. Neuromodulators come in units, and the number of units used determines their intensity. We will assess your skin and give you the exact number you need to achieve best results. There is no downtime associated with this treatment, so once you are done, you are free to resume your normal activities.
What Makes This Treatment So Popular?
There are many reasons why millions of people have chosen this treatment over other options, or in combination with them. It is safe, easy, and effective. Here are the top benefits of improving your fine lines and wrinkles with this treatment:
It’s Extremely Versatile
Did you know that this treatment can be used to relieve excessive sweating, persistent headaches, and back spasms? As far as treating the signs of aging goes, it has many applications. You can use it to address:
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Brow Lines
- Other fine lines and wrinkles
It Will Really Improve Your Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Have you tried to treat the signs of aging yourself? Perhaps you have a whole cabinet full of pricey creams that just didn’t do what they said they would do. The truth is that this treatment beats most other solutions on the market. You will actually see the effect it has on your skin, and the results set in very quickly.
It’s Worth It
The cost of keeping a collection of creams that don’t work can be high, especially if you frequently find yourself trying new ones. This treatment will give you a real return on investment, because it actually does what it says it will do. After your treatment, you will see your lines fade away, leaving smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Plus, you can still use creams and serums, if you want to continue them.
Which leads us to our next benefit…
It Combines Well With Other Skincare Practices
There is no reason why you need to choose between this treatment and other parts of your skincare routine that you enjoy. It works in combination with the topical products you already use, and you can get it in addition to many of our other services. Just let us know which ones you are interested in, and when you are planning to get your injections.
When you get this treatment in addition to generally taking care of your skin, the results are stunning. Healthy skincare practices go a long way towards giving you skin that is smooth, radiant, and well-hydrated. We recommend always using sun protection, drinking plenty of water, using a good moisturizer, and coming in for injections as you need them.
It’s Safe and Painless
This treatment has enjoyed mainstream popularity for decades, and it remains one of the best way to smooth out your fine lines. Why do so many people trust it? Because it is safe and painless. You can look forward to improvements in your skin without any risks or discomfort.
The Appointment Is Quick
When you book your injections with us, we will have you out the door and back to your routine in about half an hour. Plus, not only do the appointments go fast, you won’t have to come in very often to maintain your results—just a few times per year. That means that the amount of time you will invest in your skin is very little, and well worth it.
How Old Do I Need to Be to Get This Treatment?
There is really no perfect age to start. Actually, determining when you want to get your first session is more about how you look and feel. Everyone’s skin ages differently. As soon as you begin to see fine lines that you want to treat, you can give us a call.
Will This Treatment Prevent Wrinkles?
It can! Fine lines deepen into wrinkles when the muscles that cause them to appear continue to contract over time. This treatment inhibits that process, helping you keep the smooth skin you love longer. For that reason, many people start getting injections in their 30s or even 20s.
Do I Need to Plan for Downtime?
Not at all. This treatment is so gentle and straightforward, you can go back to work or resume other activities right after you are done. Pretty much the only thing to check with us about is exercise. Most people wait 24 hours after their appointment before working out. This allows the product to set correctly in your face.
What Other Treatments Work Well With Botox?
If you are planning a multi-faceted approach to getting gorgeous skin, we recommend combining this treatment with dermal fillers. These other injectables are in a different class of treatments because they work by plumping your skin and delivering substances that your body uses to maintain its elasticity. Some of the most popular dermal fillers are Juvederm and Bellafill.
Will My Face Look Natural After This Treatment?
Yes. One of the reasons so many people get this option is because of the natural-looking results. The precision of our injections ensures that your face will not look frozen. Rather, you will have a full, dynamic range of expressions. In short, you will look like you, but with rejuvenated skin.
What Do I Need To Do Before My Appointment?
Prior to coming in, there are a few simple things that you can do to get ready. You should stop using blood thinners a few days in advance, and check with us about any other medications you take. We also recommend that you don’t smoke during this time.
After you schedule your session, you will receive a brief list of other instructions to follow. You can always let us know if you have any questions.
Call Us Up!
Would you like to know more about this treatment? We would love to sit down and get to know you and your skin! Our free consultation is a chance to ask all the questions you want and familiarize yourself with our services. You can schedule one today at 480-418-8277.
Fantastic Skin With Just a Few Sessions Each Year
So, how often should you get Botox to maintain the gorgeous skin you love? We recommend between 2-4 times per year, depending on your unique complexion. Chances are, you’ll love the results, and you will look forward to coming back. To get started on your treatment, contact us at Perfect Skin Center in Scottsdale, AZ today.