Frequently Asked Questions about Botox

Thanks to BOTOX®, active people in their late 30s, 40s or beyond can easily fight wrinkles and any other signs of aging without undergoing surgery. This revolutionary non-surgical treatment is one of the most popular alternatives for cosmetic surgery because it gives impressive results. At Spa Black, we take pride in offering one-of-a-kind BOTOX® treatment procedure at our med spa in San Antonio.
What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a cosmetic injectable medicine that helps soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or prevent future wrinkles from forming. BOTOX® is a purified protein solution that helps block any signals between your muscles and nerves, thereby allowing them to relax. Along with Xeomin® and Dysport®, BOTOX® helps to relax facial muscles and other parts of the body.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
This treatment prevents a neuron known as presynaptic from releasing, acetylcholine, a messenger molecule that causes contraction of muscles of the face; which results in fine lines and wrinkles. Through the reduction of acetylcholine in a given area, your face muscles relax thus minimize the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles.
What Kind of Results Should I Expect?
Most patients experience results within a few days after treatment. However, some patients take up to three months to see the full effects of the BOTOX® injection. The good news is that you can repeat the medical injection as long as you aren’t experiencing any problems with the injection and you’re responding positively to the previous injection.
Different patients have different lengths of time between their injections. As such, you’ll really help the doctor determine your best dose and interval by keeping track of your symptoms and improvements.
What Is the Recovery Time?
BOTOX® has little to no recovery time. Immediately after treatment, you can resume your normal daily activities. However, you are advised to stay away from the sun and avoid pushing the treated spot for a few hours.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The best time to start BOTOX® treatment at our spa in San Antonio varies from one patient to another. Research has shown that timely and early use of this treatment can help prevent wrinkles and fine line pretty easily. Some patients begin their treatment as early as when they are in their 20s. Nonetheless, most of our patients prefer starting treatment in their 30s and beyond. This is because most wrinkles and laugh lines, crow’s feet, & other fines lines start to crop at this age.
The experts at Spa Black in San Antonio are always ready to help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!