As women age, the skin loses elasticity and collagen, which helps it retain a youthful appearance. As one matures, they may find forehead lines, drooping eyelids, and frown lines unseemly. That is where BOTOX® cosmetic comes in.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
Botox is injected into the muscles of your face so they are no longer able to contract: repeated contraction of these muscles cause fine lines and, essentially, reflect your daily schedule. For example, those who smile a lot throughout the day may develop smile lines and those who squint can get crow’s feet. Most patients experience fewer wrinkles while enjoying normal facial expressions — your face won’t be frozen. The procedure can also treat neck pain, headaches, muscle spasms, overactive bladder, and excessive sweating. This procedure can do it all!
BOTOX® was recognized by the FDA in 1989, then approved for cosmetic use in 2002. It is currently administered in 98 countries with over 13 million vials sold.
The Basics Of BOTOX®
What Is Treatment Like With BOTOX®?
When getting facial Botox, the injection is made into a muscle to block nerve signals, causing the muscle to temporarily relax from causing fine lines and wrinkles. It is a perfectly safe procedure when done correctly and in the right setting. When searching for Botox injections, make sure you go to a licensed professional to guarantee your procedure is done right and safely.
What Facial Areas Can Be Treated With BOTOX®?
As we age, the face can become imprinted with dynamic lines and wrinkles. Botox medication targets facial aging in the following areas:
- Corner Droop: the slight drop or frown at the corner of the mouth
- Bunny Lines: lines at the bridge of the nose
- Platysmal Bands: two protruding muscle bands in the neck
- Mentalis Dysfunction: denting or dimples in the chin
- Gummy Smile: smiles with overexposed gums and teeth
- Pout Boost: subtly promotes more “pout” to thin lips
- Vertical Lip Lines: wrinkles above and below the lips
Botox significantly smooths and refines dynamic (expression) wrinkles created in the forehead from habitual expression or raising of the eyebrows. Precisely placed Botox injections at Dr. Beauty temporarily relaxes the underlying muscles in the forehead, effectively softening the skin’s surface to give you a more refreshed, rested, and youthful look. Injecting a recommended amount of Botox allows natural and expressive facial movement without the unpleasant aftereffects of forehead wrinkles.
Botox can help soften or completely eradicate frown lines (forehead furrows), creating a more rejuvenated and bright facial appearance. Frown lines occur in the forehead between the eyebrows, otherwise known as the “glabella.” Through repeated expression, loss of elastin, and aging, we create the up and down lines known as “11’s” and the horizontal lines known as “bunny lines” that appear when we are concentrating, frowning, or angry. These etched lines give the impression of being angry, deep in thought, or anxious even when we are not. Botox injections are both preventative and corrective. Having this procedure done when signs first show can help maintain better results in later years.
You deserve more smiles and fewer wrinkles. Crow’s feet are dynamic wrinkles that appear at the edges of the eyes due to facial muscle contraction or expression from smiling. Unlike other areas of the face, crow’s feet can appear at younger ages and look deeper or more pronounced due to the delicate skin elasticity near the eyes. Excess sun exposure or lack of oil can progress signs of aging and create deeper planed, more radiated crow’s feet. Dr. Beauty Botox injections are highly effective in smoothing away crow’s feet in this delicate area to regain a youthful appearance.
Under Eye Lines
Botox injections can help reduce under eye wrinkles and bagginess but is not always the most effective method to correct lines, bags, or circles under the eyes. Dr. Beauty will complete a comprehensive evaluation of your face and decide if you would benefit more from
Botox helps to remove marionette lines or “laugh lines,” the small lines that frame around the chin vertically and appear at the edges of the lips. These fine smile lines can transition into more dramatic nasolabial folds or jowl wrinkles as cheeks lose plumpness and elasticity through aging. Botox treatments at Dr. Beauty target muscles underneath the edges of the lips to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the lips, creating a focal point of a lineless smile and a more youthful face.
Before And After
Dr. Beauty has successfully completed thousands of CoolSculpting® procedures for our Southeast Michigan patients and uses the most elite CoolSculpting® technology alongside an artistic approach to create a more lean, sculpted physique. You will have the opportunity to explore photographs of our patients during a highly personalized consultation, so you have real examples of what to expect when Dr. Beauty performs your CoolSculpting® procedure.
How Much Does BOTOX® Cost In Michigan?
Dr. Beauty takes pride in transparent pricing and pioneers as one of the most trustworthy and reasonably priced places for Botox in Michigan. Dr. Beauty also serves a wide range of national and international patients, referred to us by previously satisfied Botox patients. The price for Botox in Michigan ranges from $9 to $12 Per Unit and fluctuates depending on the areas of concern you wish to target.
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BOTOX® Injection Process Explained
Botox injections can be booked the same day and are exclusively performed by one of our highly-trained injectors at Dr. Beauty in Southfield, Michigan. Injections take only minutes to administer, and there is little to no downtime for the procedure. After areas of concern have been identified, the Botox is meticulously injected into the underlying muscle layers to effectively block muscle contractions and smooth the skin above. Dr. Beauty utilizes a conservative approach to create a more natural-looking facial appearance and avoid the “frozen face” look.
How Long Does A BOTOX® Injection Session Take?
Botox injections are a minimally invasive and non-surgical procedure with little to no downtime. A Botox session typically takes around an hour to complete, depending on your areas of concern. Many patients can have the procedure done on their lunch break and return to work within the hour.
How Many BOTOX® Injection Sessions Will I Need?
The number of Botox sessions/injections depends on the gravity of your facial aging and the number of locations you wish to target through Botox. Unfortunately, the effects of Botox are not permanent and can last for about 3-6 months before requiring continued Botox treatment at Dr. Beauty. Botox injections are both preventative and corrective; having this anti-wrinkle procedure done when signs of aging begin to show can help maintain better results in later years. With each repeated injection, the effects of Botox may last longer.
What Should I Do In Preparation For My BOTOX® Injection Session?
It is best practice to have an in-depth consultation at Dr. Beauty before you commit to Botox. During your consultation Dr. Beauty will:
- Perform a thorough examination and target problem areas
- Ask what you want to achieve with Botox
- Find out if you have any conditions that prevent you from having Botox
- Advise you on how to cleanse your skin before Botox
- Ask you to stop taking certain supplements or medications
- Ask you to stop smoking well before your Botox
What Does A BOTOX® Injection Feel Like? Is It Painful?
Dr. Beauty uses either a topical anesthetic or numbing agent to make the procedure virtually painless and uses needles that are extremely small (like diabetic needles) to administer your Botox. Patients have likened the experience to a small pinch that vanishes almost instantaneously. Dr. Beauty’s trained medical professionals are skilled at administering Botox in a way that is hardly noticeable. The team places a large focus on creating a relaxing, luxurious, and safe setting to perform your Botox treatment, using the latest medicines and Botox materials available for enhanced results.
What Should I Expect After Each BOTOX® Injection?
Immediately after Botox, you may experience slight redness, and in some cases, little bumps from the injection that will subside within 20-30 minutes.
In the rare case that you may develop a headache, and it is advised to take an anti-inflammatory Tylenol. The first time Botox is injected, it takes time to act, so do not be worried if results are not seen immediately. Expect to see softened or more smooth skin within 72 hours and maximum effects of your Botox by day 7.
When Should I See Results?
Your results will depend on your treatment, however, most patients begin to see results within 2 days. In many cases, patients can see full results after two weeks. You may continue to see improvements up to a month after receiving Botox injections.
How Long Will It Last?
Most continue to enjoy the benefits of their Botox treatments three to four months after their procedure. However, it is important to keep in mind that the more you make muscle movements such as frowning, smiling, or similar actions, the less your Botox treatment will last.
Generally, patients who receive multiple procedures over time will enjoy cumulative, long-lasting results. One of our licensed staff members can guide you through a personalized treatment plan.
Know The Cost
Are you wondering how much this will cost? View our menu of services for more details on face, breast, body, and regenerative treatments. You can choose from one or a combination of two or more procedures to achieve your desired results.
Other Things To Consider Before Getting BOTOX®
Are There Any Risks Or Side Effects To Getting BOTOX® Injections?
Patients can experience minor pain or redness at the place where the Botox was injected, but most do not experience long-term side effects. Having your treatment done at a local med spa by an experienced and licensed professional will yield the optimal results.
Should I Really Get BOTOX®? Is It Right For Me?
Anyone can get Botox; however, those with nerve or muscle diseases, allergies to Botulinum Toxin or Human Albumin, are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, currently breastfeeding, or planning to breastfeed should avoid Botox.
If you see lines and wrinkles you don’t like in the mirror, why live with it? Take charge of your inner and outer beauty today by scheduling a free Botox consultation at Dr. Beauty!
Are There Any Other Alternatives To Achieve The Results I Am Looking For?
Every patient’s cosmetic concern is unique; there is not a one size fits all method when it comes to beautification. We offer a variety of non-surgical, surgical, and regenerative treatments for individuals who may be allergic to Botox or are seeking a natural or more extensive beautification technique to enhance their facial appearance. Dr. Beauty will complete a comprehensive evaluation of your face and decide if you would benefit more from facial fillers, facial laser resurfacing, PRP facial, lower eyelid surgery, or Botox. She will take adequate time to recommend a facial cosmetic procedure in an in-depth consultation.
Retain Your Youthful Beauty And Get BOTOX® At Dr. Beauty Today!
Dr. Beauty’s accredited Med Spa in Southfield Michigan guarantees the most beneficial and elite Botox treatment possible. Our goal is to make every patient feel special and comfortable in their own skin and enhance your youthful beauty by softening, reducing, and eliminating fine lines and wrinkles on the face.