Frown lines and crow’s feet gradually develop over the years, until one morning you look in the mirror and suddenly notice the deep wrinkles. Botox® is approved to treat these wrinkles that are caused by muscles. Dr. Jane Kardashian at Rejuvenique Medical Spa had extensive experience using Botox to diminish wrinkles while maintaining your natural expression. Contact her office in Fresno, California, for a complimentary consultation, or use the online scheduling feature to book an appointment for Botox treatment.
Botox consists of botulinum toxin that’s FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles. When a small amount of Botox is injected into a muscle, it temporarily blocks nerve signals, which makes the muscle relax.
Botox treats specific types of wrinkles called dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles develop over the years in spots where certain muscles repeatedly contract. Since they’re caused by muscles, dynamic wrinkles can be treated with a Botox injection.
As the muscle relaxes and stops contracting, its associated wrinkles disappear or become significantly diminished. By comparison, wrinkles caused by sun damage and age-related changes like loss of collagen won’t respond to Botox. They need other treatments such as dermal fillers.
Botox is used to treat these wrinkles:
Dr. Kardashian explains the procedure before it begins, so you’ll know what to expect throughout the process. A precise amount of Botox is injected into the targeted muscles using a very thin needle.
When an experienced physician like Dr. Kardashian injects Botox, she targets small areas of specific muscles. As a result, wrinkles become diminished while you retain natural facial expression.
Botox treatment usually takes less than 15 minutes, but the length of time depends on the area being treated and the number of injections you need. The injection site may be slightly red when the session is over, but you can apply makeup and get back to your normal routine without needing downtime to recover. Dr. Kardashian may recommend that you avoid physical activity for a few hours.
It takes a short time for Botox to take full effect, so you’ll see results in three to seven days. Results last four to six months for most people. While Botox gradually wears off and you’ll begin to see wrinkles again, you can get another treatment to maintain the effect. The results often last longer when you get additional Botox treatments.
If you have any questions about the Botox procedure or whether you’re a good candidate for Botox injections, contact Rejuvenique Medical Spa and schedule a complimentary consultation.