As maturing skin loses its elasticity, lines can become deeper and more permanent. If your wrinkles are bothering you, Botox is a treatment that can address them and make your face look younger and more refreshed.
At Aspire Aesthetics in Hendersonville, TN, we offer industry-leading treatments that can help treat cosmetic concerns and make the skin healthy and beautiful. Whether you want Botox treatments or you are looking for other solutions for specific aesthetic concerns, you can schedule a consultation with us.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a neuromodulator that is used to treat expression lines and wrinkles on the face. These lines are any areas that have become creased as a result of muscle movement. The active ingredient in Botox, botulinum toxin type A, is a purified protein taken from a bacterium. When injected into a certain area, it attaches itself to the nerve endings, preventing them from releasing the messages needed to tell the muscles to contract.
As a result, the muscles that are located in the treatment area can relax. This allows the skin in these areas to remain smooth and unwrinkled. Botox can be injected in modest amounts to allow for some motion in targeted areas, or it can be used more liberally for more dramatic smoothing depending on your aesthetic preferences.
How Can Botox Benefit You?
Relax Forehead Lines
Botox can be used in the forehead to smooth away horizontal forehead lines. These lines appear when you raise your eyebrows. By injecting Botox at several different points along the forehead, your muscles can relax and the skin on your forehead can become flat and smooth.
Smooth Away Frown Lines
The vertical lines in between your eyebrows, sometimes called frown lines, glabellar lines, or 11s can become deeper and more permanent as you age. This area is one of the areas that are FDA-approved to treat with Botox. During Botox treatments, injections are placed on the inside corners of the brows and between the brows to prevent muscle movement and reduce the appearance of frown lines.
Reduce Crow’s Feet
When you smile a natural smile, it can cause the corners of your eyes to crinkle into a web of lines known as crow’s feet. As they grow deeper, they can make you appear older. By treating the corners of your eyes with Botox we can minimize your crow’s feet and make your appearance more youthful.
Botox is not just a cosmetic treatment. Its properties as a neuromodulator also make it effective for treating certain medical concerns. One of the conditions that can be treated with Botox is hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. When injected into the target area, Botox can block chemicals that are needed to tell sweat glands to sweat. For some people, this can be an effective way to reduce excessive sweating.
Treat TMJ Disorder
Just as Botox can prevent muscle contraction in facial muscles, it can also help to relax muscles that have become chronically tight. For patients who are suffering from TMJ disorder, Botox can help to temporarily relieve tension and pain in the jaw muscles.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox can last for 3-4 months when injected by a professional injector. The duration of your treatment results may depend on how fast your body metabolizes the formulation and how much was injected.
If you want to continue enjoying the results of your Botox treatments, you can schedule regular Botox injection appointments. Some people schedule 3 or more sessions each year to maintain their results.
How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
It will take up to a week for your first results to take effect. However, your full results typically take longer, especially after the first injection. Look for your results to peak at around 30 days after your injections.
What Is the Treatment Process for Botox?
Before your first Botox injections, you will need a consultation. It is important to discuss your Botox treatments with your doctor to decide if they are right for you. We will ask you about your concerns and talk to you about whether Botox or another treatment will most effectively address them.
During your treatment, we will mark points on your skin that are lined or wrinkled as a result of muscle movement. The specific location of injections and the number of units used will be determined by your facial anatomy, how deep your wrinkles are, and how much movement you want to retain after treatments. You might feel a little pinch as the needle enters your skin, but this sensation is tolerable for most people without anesthesia. You can talk to us about using topical numbing cream.
After your Botox injections, be gentle with your skin. Stay away from prolonged sun exposure, don’t rub the injection sites, and use non-irritating products until your injection sites heal completely. Follow all of the other instructions that your doctor gives you after your treatment is done so that you can enjoy the best results from your Botox injections.
Wrinkle Treatments in Hendersonville, TN
If you have wrinkles that are caused by movement on your face, we may be able to treat them with our Botox injections in Hendersonville, TN. We also offer Botox services for TMJ pain, excessive sweating, and more. At Aspire Aesthetics, we offer customizable services that always prioritize safety and effectiveness. Fill out an online form to get more information about our Botox treatments or call us today at (615) 265-8006 to set up a consultation.