Everything You Need to Know About Botox Treatments

Those annoying frown lines, crow’s feet and pencil lines around your lips aren’t going to get any better. Sadly, no one is immune to the signs of aging. Most of us seek ways to combat the signs that give away our age. However, it can be difficult to find truly effective products and treatments that actually work. One tried and true method that has been smoothing complexions for mature adults for decades is Botox. 

This “Neuromodulator” is an FDA-approved treatment that provides a temporary improvement from the appearance of wrinkles. A popular choice to fight frown lines and crow’s feet, you could benefit from the smoothing effect Botox offers. Here’s everything you need to know about this trusty, minimally invasive treatment available at Scottsdale medical spas.

What is Botox?

Botox offers a non-surgical cosmetic treatment in Scottsdale to temporarily reduce or even eliminate the appearance of wrinkles. It can take years off of your face, by greatly diminishing noticeable expression lines. 

The treatment is FDA-approved to address the following signs of aging: 

  • Lines between the eyes and crow’s feet
  • Forehead wrinkles and furrows
  • Wrinkles around the mouth and jawline
  • Neck bands

Botox is applied using injections containing botulinum toxin. The naturally purified protein is injected directly to facial muscles. This temporarily paralyzes muscle activity in the treated area while filling out lax skin. 

Treatments have also proven effective to treat excessive sweating, constant migraines, muscular disorders, muscle twitching, and potentially bladder or bowel issues.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox blocks chemical signals from your nerves that cause your facial muscles to contract. The injections temporarily relax the facial muscles which in turn smooths wrinkles and lines.

Although the name botulinum toxin might sound scary, it is safe for use. It will target muscles that are affecting your specific wrinkles without harming or altering your natural appearance. Your muscles still maintain proper function, so you will still be able to show facial expressions. 

The treatment is performed by a trained medical professional at a Scottsdale medical spa. Small needles inject the solution into targeted areas which disables the muscles from contracting.

What are the Expected Results After Botox Treatment?

Following the safe injectable treatments, you might experience a few temporary side effects including:

  • Pain
  • Swelling or bruising
  • Eye dryness
  • Excessive tearing
  • Headaches 
  • Flu-like symptoms

Your skin will become noticeably smoother within seven to 10 days following treatment. 

Common Botox Myths

If you have avoided Botox treatments because of rumors it is unsafe, here are some common myths debunked:

  • Botox injections cause frozen face: Although the treatment relaxes the muscles at the injection point, you will still maintain your expressions so you can smile, frown and appear surprised as usual.
  • Botox treatments are poison: Botox is FDA approved and has been used for more than 20 years. 
  • Wrinkles will get worse if I stop using Botox: Your wrinkles will simply slowly return to their original state prior to treatment if you discontinue injections. 

You can consult with a Scottsdale medical spa if you have further fears or concerns about Botox.

If you are considering Botox injections in the Scottsdale, Paradise, Phoenix, Tempe or Chandler areas of Arizona, schedule a complimentary consultation with our team and we will determine if it is right for your unique needs! Call 480 907-0935 today. 

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