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About Botox

Botox is a household name in anti-aging medicine. It’s a cosmetic injectable that temporarily relaxes the facial muscles responsible for your dynamic wrinkles, such as the forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. When injected into targeted facial muscles, we can soften unwanted facial wrinkles, making you look younger. Our injectors deliver highly calibrated units of Botox to ensure soft, naturalized results — no overcorrection or frozen expressions.

Botox Treats:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Bunny lines around the nose bridge
  • Nasolabial folds around the nose
  • Marionette lines around the mouth
  • Perioral lines around the lips
  • Chin dimples and creases
  • Neck banding and creases

Advantages of Botox

  • Non-surgical treatment for unwanted wrinkles
  • Feels like a gentle pinprick
  • Minimal side effects, such as redness and bruising
  • Softens unwanted facial wrinkles
  • Prevents new wrinkles from appearing
  • Backed by decades of clinical evidence
  • Natural results — no frozen expressions
  • Concludes within 15 to 30 minutes
  • No downtime or recovery period

How Does Botox Work?

To understand how Botox works, you must understand how dynamic wrinkles are formed. Dynamic wrinkles appear because of the overuse of facial muscles to convey emotions, such as laughing and frowning. When you contract your facial muscles to laugh or frown, you develop wrinkles on your skin. Over time, the underlying facial muscles grow, making the wrinkles stay on your face even at rest, as opposed to only appearing while conveying emotions.

Botox belongs to a category of cosmetic injections known as neuromodulators. All neuromodulators are made of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin protein that blocks communications between nerve endings and targeted muscles. As such, Botox works by disrupting the flow of signals from nerve endings to the facial muscles responsible for the appearance of unwanted facial wrinkles. Once the targeted facial muscles are relaxed, the associated wrinkles look softer, making you look more youthful.

Candidates for Botox:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are physically and mentally healthy
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Don’t have active skin infections or open wounds
  • Don’t have medical contraindications for Botox
  • Want to soften the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on the face
  • Want to prevent new wrinkles from appearing

The Botox Process

Botox is performed as a simple, in-office treatment. Our brilliant injector will examine your facial skin, discuss your goals, analyze your skin type, and curate the ideal treatment plan. Instead of providing the same volume of Botox for everyone, we individualize the dose and units according to your goals. After selecting the appropriate units for you, the medical provider will mark the targeted treatment areas on your face.

The medical provider will cleanse your facial skin. Even though anesthesia isn’t necessary, we may offer a numbing gel to ensure optimal comfort. The medical provider will carefully inject the Botox units into the targeted treatment areas using ultrafine needles. You might feel a little pinch, but most patients say there’s no discomfort or pain. The number of injections depends on your unique goals, and most treatments conclude within 15 minutes.

Side Effects & Downtime

Botox involves minimal post-treatment side effects. You may experience mild redness, swelling, itching, irritation, and bruising in the treatment areas. Please avoid smoking and direct sunlight for a few days to minimize swelling and bruising. You can also use ice packs to reduce swelling. However, there’s no downtime — you can resume your daily activities and work immediately after treatment. Please follow our medical provider’s aftercare guidelines for optimal results.

Results: Onset & Longevity

Most patients start seeing the initial results of Botox after 3 to 4 days, with continued improvements for up to 2 weeks. If you don’t see the desired results within a few days, please wait for 2 weeks. The final results will last for 3 to 4 months, following which your wrinkles will gradually reappear, indicating it’s time for another treatment. Most patients opt for 3 to 4 Botox sessions per year to maintain smooth skin all year long.

Why Choose Evolve MD?

Evolve MD Modern Med Spa is the premier boutique med spa specializing in non-surgical anti-aging treatments in Port Orange. We believe your aesthetic appearance can define how you feel on the inside. If you look youthful and vibrant, you feel revitalized. Our medical providers use cutting-edge techniques and aesthetic solutions to help you recover and maintain eternally youthful looks without leaving a trace of cosmetic manipulation. Please schedule an appointment for more information.

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