Aging and its effects on the skin and body are natural parts of life that are impossible to avoid. However, if you want to fight back against the passage of time on your skin and reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, then Botox could be an excellent treatment option. We are excited to offer Botox here at Spa Black in San Antonio for all our patients looking to regain the skin of their younger years.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a renowned anti-aging botulinum toxin formula that is FDA-approved to safely and effectively promote youthful skin. Distinguished from dermal fillers that simply plump the skin, Botox is an advanced solution produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria which researchers found can minimize muscular activity.
Despite deriving from bacteria, being referred to as a “toxin”, and its ability to reduce muscle contractions, Botox is among the most popular cosmetic treatments across the globe, helping millions of people achieve their aesthetic goals of regaining youthful skin.
The Botox experience involves injecting microscopic quantities of botulinum toxin into the face to minimize facial muscle activity, reducing the appearance of pesky fine lines and wrinkles. Relaxing the targeted facial muscles helps to make your complexion more youthful. People often choose to have Botox before a significant event such as a wedding, holiday, or photoshoot.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is a protein which prevents the signals from nerve cells reaching the muscles. For nerve cells to active muscle fibers, a chemical messenger called acetylcholine has to travel the gap between the nerve and muscle cell. Usually, this process occurs with no issue whatsoever. However, botulinum toxic prevents the transmission of acetylcholine, stopping it from binding to sites on muscle cells. When this happens, the impulses to make it contract never arrive, thus paralyzing the muscles.
Reducing muscle contractions might sound extreme, but when performed carefully by our specialists here at Spa Black, it can have a profound effect on your complexion. Botox treatments do not reduce muscle activity in the face entirely. Instead, they slow the rate at which nerve signals reach them, helping to reduce the extent of contractions, softening the appearance of lines, creases, and wrinkles.
You can discuss any aspect of Botox therapy with us, including booking a consultation. Call us today at one of our locations in San Antonio for more information.
What Are The Benefits Of Botox?
Here are some distinguishing benefits of the world-renowned Botox Cosmetic treatment.
Reduce The Appearance Of Dynamic Wrinkles
“Dynamic wrinkles” are the wrinkles that appear when you move the muscles in your face – for example, when you smile or frown. Botox carefully reduces the muscles involved in facial expressions, preventing the excessive contractions which can cause the appearance of etched-in lines.
There’s a reason Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world: it’s much more affordable than more invasive, surgical options.
Botox Cosmetic works by injecting tiny quantities of the botulinum toxin-based formula under the skin to relax muscles. There’s no need to employ any harsh invasive measures such as making incisions, which could increase your recovery time.
See Results Fast
The Botox formula gets to work once it’s injected, allowing you to see the benefits of youthful skin within a few days following your treatment. Ultimately, results may vary.
Little To No Downtime
One factor of surgical interventions is that you may be required to set predetermined periods of downtime where you can’t engage in your daily activities or return to work. One of the greatest advantages about Botox is that there’s little to no downtime. After treatment, you’ll want to avoid extended periods out in the sun as well as lying down for several hours, and massaging or cleansing the area for a couple of days.
What To Expect During Botox Treatment
The first step in your Botox treatment is a consultation with one of our specialists. During the meeting, your specialist will talk to you about whether you are a candidate for this treatment. As well, they will examine your skin and discuss the injection site and what you can expect from the treatment process. You’ll also have an opportunity to discuss the likely results of the treatment.
During treatment, you’ll receive a series of injections into target sites around the brow and eyes. The injections are swift and generally pain-free. Most appointments take between 15-20 minutes to complete with minimal discomfort.
More than 7 million injection procedures were carried out in the US in 2016, with the average treatment age coming down. No longer is Botox something exclusively for those over the age of 40: it’s an exciting experience that people in their 20s and 30s are now opting for as well.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Botox?
Lots of people stand to benefit substantially from Botox treatment. The following types of people are the best candidates for the procedure.
Healthy Adults (Both Men And Women)
Both men and women in good health can benefit from Botox Cosmetic. Many patients have found that Botox has helped them not only regain youthful skin but a greater sense of self-confidence.
Patients With Regular Thickness Facial Skin
If you have regular thickness facial skin or thin skin, then you may benefit from Botox, as well. More delicate skin is more prone to wrinkling and unwrinkling once Botox takes effect.
Patients Who Are Not Diagnosed With Skin Disorders
Skin disorders, such as rosacea, eczema, and acne around the planned injection sites could cause secondary complications. Botox, therefore, is best for people who do not have severe and pre-existing skin conditions. If you do have a skin condition, then it’s wise to treat that first.
What Results Can You Expect From Botox?
After Botox, you can expect a dramatically reduced appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox, however, is only a temporary anti-aging solution, so you’ll need to have a new round of treatment after five to six months.
Are you interested in refreshing your aesthetic with Botox? If so, then get in touch with us today at Spa Black in San Antonio to talk about whether you may be a potential candidate. We look forward to hearing from you!