Botulinum toxin type A (BOTOX) injections are the most popular, minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure performed in the USA. In fact, 7,056,255 treatments were performed in 2016.
This treatment is sought for good reason. It can help prevent wrinkles from worsening and restore a more youthful appearance in a quick, in-office procedure, with no downtime.
At The Rose Clinic in Provo, our team of highly trained estheticians perform BOTOX injections for women and men to reduce the signs of aging and as an effective treatment for migraines.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX in Provo is a highly diluted form of botulinum toxin type A, a neuromuscular toxin. This injectable product has been proven safe, and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for smoothing frown lines, forehead creases, and crow’s feet. It is frequently used in conjunction with plastic surgery procedures to maximize results.
How Does BOTOX Work?
Scowl lines and crow’s feet – wrinkles in the areas of the forehead and the eyes – form because of muscle movement of facial expressions. BOTOX blocks signals from the nerve to the muscle, so the muscle can no longer contract. This treatment temporarily relaxes the muscles causing lines and wrinkles, resulting in smoother skin and a refreshed appearance. Results typically last for several months.
Our Utah BOTOX treatment takes only a few minutes, and no anesthesia is required. Our nurses' gentle technique are critical factors in minimizing discomfort and bruising with this procedure. They use tiny needles to perform BOTOX injections, and with any BOTOX treatment, the hand behind the needle is the most important issue. Targeting the right muscles, and careful use of the product will smooth your face, without giving you a frozen, unnatural look. When injected correctly, you can attain a chemical brow lift which opens the eyes and turns back the clock.
Injections are strategically placed for maximum benefit. The number of injections and quantity of BOTOX used will depend on the condition being addressed, the area being treated, and your treatment goals. It typically takes 3 to 7 days for the full cosmetic benefits of BOTOX injections to take effect, and lasts for 3 to 4 months.
There is no downtime after a BOTOX treatment. You can return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure, but intense exercise is not recommended the day of. It is recommended that you avoid rubbing or massaging the treated areas after the procedure, as this could cause the botulinum toxin to migrate to other areas.
Cosmetic Benefits of BOTOX
BOTOX injections provide quick and effective treatment for facial lines and wrinkles caused by environmental factors, stress, and aging. This treatment can be used to lift the brow and smooth frown lines on the forehead and creases between your brows that make you look older, tired, or even angry. BOTOX can help diminish the appearance of crow’s feet and wrinkles around the eyes to help create a more youthful, smoother, rejuvenated facial appearance.
Receiving BOTOX in Salt Lake City is known to be a very versatile cosmetic procedure, effective for treating more than lines in the forehead and around the eyes, with results that last for 3 to 4 months. It can also be used to:
- Treat bunny lines (tiny creases around the nose)
- Smooth lip lines
- Diminish neck bands
- Lift the corners of the mouth
- Correct a gummy smile (too much gum showing)
- Improve skin dimpling on the chin
Jaw contouring is a recently discovered cosmetic use for BOTOX. For patients who have overdeveloped masseter (jaw) muscles, BOTOX injections have been shown to reduce the size of the muscles, creating a more gently curved cheek and jaw and a more feminine, oval-shaped facial profile. Although there is no surgery and bone structure altered, reducing the thickness of the jaw muscles can noticeably refine the angle of the jaw.
BOTOX for Migraines
The Rose Clinic understands that frequent, severe migraines can interfere with productivity and relationships and severely impact every aspect of life. We offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments for this debilitating condition.
BOTOX injections have been proven to provide significant relief for many patients suffering from migraines. A series of injections can reduce the frequency, duration and intensity of migraines for several months – without the side effects of migraine medications. Salt Lake City BOTOX treatments for migraines are successful in 92% of cases.
There are five different trigger sites for migraines, most of which are around the head and the neck. When muscles surrounding these trigger sites contract and compress the nerves, it can cause an excruciating migraine headache to kick in. BOTOX injections can temporarily paralyze the muscles surrounding the trigger sites, preventing compression of the nerves.
BOTOX Treatment in Utah
BOTOX is a popular procedure with well-known cosmetic and medical benefits. It works quickly and effectively to improve the signs of aging, rejuvenate facial appearance, and relieve the debilitating symptoms of migraines and tension headaches.
Treatment with BOTOX is an art and science that should only be performed by a skilled professional. There are 43 muscles in the face. The ability to pinpoint the correct spots and a gentle technique are essential to optimizing treatment. If you are considering BOTOX treatments in Utah for cosmetic benefits or to relieve the crippling pain of migraines, you can have confidence in the technical skills, artistry, and dedication of our team. Contact us for arguably the best BOTOX Utah has to offer.Get in Touch
BOTOX: Questions and Answers
Considering BOTOX, but have some questions? Find out more about it by calling us with your individual questions and arranging a consultation.
How do I prepare for BOTOX injections?
Generally, no preparation is needed for BOTOX injections. You can help avoid excess bruising and swelling by stopping taking aspirin or other blood-thinning products, whether medication or a supplement, as well as ibuprofen products. A fast review of your medical history will reveal if you have any condition that would make the use of BOTOX less safe in your case.
Simply arrive in our office, and we take care of the rest. Your makeup will be removed, so bring some with you. Plan on changing your schedule so that you don’t plan an exercise routine or class the day of your BOTOX injections.
How long does the treatment take?
The actual injection procedure takes only minutes and can easily fit into even the busiest schedule. Some patients find the injections only slightly painful, like a slight pinch, while others choose to have a topical numbing cream applied prior to the injections, which will add a few minutes.
What is recovery like after BOTOX injections?
BOTOX injections don’t really involve a “recovery.” You are free to leave and continue your normal activities directly after the treatment. Any redness at the injection site can be covered with makeup. Your only restrictions are that you cannot exercise or perform vigorous physical activities or lie down for about four hours, so the product enters the muscle strands correctly.
Are there side effects with BOTOX?
BOTOX has been in use for many years and is safe for cosmetic use. While this is true, it is crucial that your injections are performed under the guidance of our board-certified plastic surgeon. Never take the risk of BOTOX injections at a “BOTOX party” or cut-rate medspa – counterfeit BOTOX has been discovered in the USA and can be dangerous. The usual side effects are minor redness and swelling, which typically disappear within hours. More serious side effects are extremely rare, but can include headache, dry eyes, excessive tear production, and some other issues.
Am I a good candidate for BOTOX?
If you are in good general health, but are tired of seeing frown lines, wrinkles, and lines, you are probably a candidate for BOTOX – one of the simplest, most effective, anti-aging treatments. If you have excessive skin sagging and loss of elasticity, you may require more than BOTOX to create the smoother, younger look you want, but for many of our patients, BOTOX has helped them stay looking younger for longer.
Will I look unnatural after BOTOX injections?
As with any facial enhancement, it is the hands behind the procedure that make all the difference. Correctly performed BOTOX injections look natural, not frozen. The frozen look is related to a treatment in which too much of the product is injected. If you have anymore questions, talk to us about some of the best injections of BOTOX Salt Lake City, Utah has to offer.
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