Despite stellar skin care routine and diligent sun protection, men and women can still get fine lines and wrinkles. This is often because the wrinkles form as a result of facial expressions rather than outside influences.
These imperfections are usually not enough to seek out surgical treatment but these people are still looking for a solution. Botox Cosmetic is the first FDA approved botulinum toxin to temporarily improve mild to severe frown lines and crow’s feet.
It is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world; 11 million procedures have been performed in 75 countries for aesthetic use. Quinn Medical Day Spa is pleased to offer our patients with this quick and effective way to treat these cosmetic concerns.
- 1 About Botox
- 2 The Science Behind Botox
- 3 What is Botox Used For?
- 4 Botox Vs. Dermal Fillers
- 5 Ideal Candidates
- 6 Consultation
- 7 The Treatment
- 8 Recovery
- 9 Results
- 10 Complementing Treatments
- 11 Cost
- 12 How Quinn Medical Day Spa Can Benefit You
Facial wrinkles commonly form when we make simple expressions, such as squinting or furrowing your eyebrows. When injected, Botox softens these wrinkles and fine lines by inhibiting the contractions of certain facial muscles. After the injections, wrinkles in the treatment area will diminish and the skin will appear smoother. Botox also helps to prevent further wrinkles and lines from developing.
Botox Cosmetic injections can improve the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, and smile lines. The treatment takes 15-20 minutes and requires no downtime. You can receive treatment during your lunch break or just before picking up the kids from school. And within a few short days, you can enjoy age-defying results. Botox is available at Quinn Medical Spa in Overland Park near Kansas City.
These cosmetic injections have helped hundreds of patients look and feel their best.
The Science Behind Botox
Botox is highly diluted botulinum toxin which, in small concentrations, has been found to be very effective at treating wrinkles and lines that arise on the face from muscle contractions. When injected, the diluted botulinum toxin prevents the nerve cells from releasing acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter used in the body, which enables the muscles to contract. In turn, this will essentially paralyze the muscles temporarily and hinder their ability to make certain facial expressions.
What is Botox Used For?
Botox Cosmetic can be used to treat cosmetic concerns and Botox can treat physical hindrances.
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines
- Forehead lines
- Peri-oral lines
- Excessive sweating
- Muscle spasms
Botox Vs. Dermal Fillers
There are often misconceptions when it comes to Botox and dermal fillers. These two products cannot be used interchangeably with one another so it is important to identify the particular concerns at hand to choose the best form of injectable in order to provide the desired results. Botox is used to treat wrinkles and fine lines that arise on the face because of muscle movement. These injections will reduce the appearance of the imperfections while also working to prevent further wrinkles and lines to arise. In comparison, dermal fillers treat deep facial creases and facial volume loss. These soft tissue fillers reduce wrinkles, indentations, hollowed appearance, and lines that have been caused by loss of volume as a result of the natural effects of aging. Although both injectables provide a more youthful appearance, they treat different concerns. Dermal fillers can also be used to simply enhance facial features, such as the lips.
During the consultation, your expert injector will evaluate your concerns and construct a treatment plan based on their needs. It is common for patients to receive dermal filler and Botox injections for a more comprehensive treatment.
Ideal candidates for Botox treatments are men and women who are looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on their face. Those considering this treatment should be healthy and have no skin conditions that can negatively affect the results or cause any complications. These people should also not be allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox.
Patients who have excessive skin laxity and deep set wrinkles may not be found candidates to receive Botox injections.
We ask that the patients receiving Botox injections have reasonable expectations, understanding that this treatment does not provide the same results as a surgical procedure. Those with the aforementioned concerns may require a more extensive procedure to provide ideal results, such as a facelift or neck lift.
Women who are pregnant or nursing should wait to receive Botox injections. However, at Quinn Medical Day Spa, we offer other skin rejuvenating treatments that can be used as a safe alternative. During the consultation, the expert injector can discuss these alternative treatments in greater detail.
During your one-on-one consultation with an injection specialist, they will ask you about your particular concerns and your desired aesthetic results. They will then briefly review your medical history to ensure that Botox injections will be a safe option for them. They will go over routine medications, allergies, and any underlying health conditions. Once this information has been gathered, the specialist will examine the face to identify whether Botox injections will be beneficial, and if so, where the best points of injections will be. If you are found to be a good candidate and time permits, the doctor can perform treatment on the same day to provide you with added convenience.
Botox treatments are very tolerable. Most patients report little to no discomfort felt during the injections. No anesthesia is required for the treatment but upon request, a local anesthetic can be applied to the skin to help reduce any potential discomfort.
Botox injections can be done in about ten to fifteen minutes, making it easy for patients to receive treatment in a timely manner and allowing them to return to their daily routines and busy schedules right away.
The area to be treated is first examined to determine the proper injection site(s). During this time, the patient will be asked to move certain facial muscles so that the doctor can properly identify the best sites for injection. Then, the injection specialist will administer tiny injections of Botox into the patient’s skin. Depending on the extent of treatment, multiple injections may be required. Just like that, the procedure is over and the patient is free to leave the office.
A huge benefit of Botox treatments is that there is no downtime; you can even return to work the same day if you wish. After receiving treatment, the injection sites will appear red and slightly swollen but this will subside rapidly. Also, patients may experience pinpoint bleeding after the injections. Results are visible within a few days and will become more visible with time. Placing an icepack or another form of cold compress can help reduce any potential bruising and swelling. For any further questions during this time, please contact our office. Our helpful and friendly staff are here to help!
The effects of Botox Cosmetic injections are noticeable but subtle. Though you will definitely notice an improvement in your appearance after treatment, Botox Cosmetic injections will not radically change the way your face looks, even when you’re surprised or frowning. The injections themselves last up to four months but the results can be long-term through recurrent treatment. Patients often receive Botox injections about every 3 months to maintain the skin’s current condition, keeping it looking smooth and youthful.
To receive a more comprehensive treatment, our patients often combine multiple non-surgical procedures. Depending on your concerns and the quality of your skin, the additional treatments will vary. The treatments that are most commonly paired with Botox Cosmetic injections are listed in detail below:
Dermal fillers such as Juvederm can be used with Botox to treat the various forms of wrinkles and lines on the face. Patients can add volume to various areas of the face and also help reduce wrinkles and creases. During the initial consultation, the injection specialist can determine the best areas to use dermal fillers and where Botox injections will be the most beneficial.
Botox and dermal fillers do not provide permanent results; however, the results can be long-lasting through treatment maintenance. Dermal fillers, on average, can last 9-12 months before needing further injections, whereas Botox injections should be performed about every 3 months.
ThermiSmooth can be used with Botox treatments to maintain healthy, youthful looking skin. Botox injections target the muscles whose contractions cause the development of wrinkles over time. ThermiSmooth uses gentle heat therapy to promote natural collagen production which will tighten the facial skin and further reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Botox can be used to maintain these results through repeated treatment.
The cost of Botox treatment is highly individual. The price will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of treatment needed and if any additional procedures are performed in conjunction with the injections. To obtain a quote for your Botox treatment, contact our office and schedule a consultation. After the consultation and evaluation, we can provide a personalized quote based on your exact aesthetic concerns.