Botox

Wrinkles can make you look tired, worn down or even angry. Their appearance can be diminished using cosmetics, but the wrinkles themselves will continue to develop. These skin creases happen to us all and are the result of regular facial expressions and muscle movement. Though there are preventative measures for wrinkles, they are bound to happen at one time or another.

A Botox procedure may be a good choice if you are plagued by wrinkles and find yourself constantly wondering what can be done about them. Botox is a brand of protein-based chemical fluid that is injected into a client’s facial muscles in order to smooth current wrinkles and prevent further ones from forming. This fluid limits the contraction and movement of facial muscles in actions such as laughing, frowning and squinting, which is what causes wrinkles.

 

Botox starts working immediately and takes full effect after about a month. Depending on which part of the face is a “problem area,” Botox needs to be re-injected every three to six months.

Is Botox right for you?

If wrinkles are a huge concern and you have tried all the standard methods (moisturizers, serums, etc.), then Botox could be the next step to consider.

Other than a good skin care routine, wrinkles are not something we can get rid of or “exercise away.” In fact, it is facial muscle movement that causes wrinkles to begin with! But if wrinkles are a source of unease, Botox may be the answer.

Where to begin

A Botox injection is usually performed by a licensed aesthetician.

Once you find an aesthetician you are comfortable with, Botox will likely be on the menu of services they offer. Most aestheticians provide a no-cost consultation for new clients. This will allow you to voice your questions or concerns and make an informed decision about whether Botox may be right for you.

Here are a few things to remember to mention or ask during your consultation:

  • If you have a pre-existing skin condition
  • If you have any allergies
  • If you have a fear of needles
  • The cost (many aestheticians offer a new-client discount for your first appointment)
  • How long each injection will last (this will vary based on what part(s) of the face you focus on)


Also, ask to see reviews, testimonials and before/after pictures of their previous work. It may be helpful to bring a before/after picture of someone who had the same area done; look for something subtle, not overdone and stiff.

 

The Botox Procedure

A Botox injection usually takes about 15 minutes, depending on how many units (injection) the client is receiving.

A superfine needle is used to inject the Botox into the face. Botox is usually considered to be a small level of pain, like getting a flu shot. No anesthesia is needed to get an injection, it is entirely an outpatient procedure.

Clients usually pay directly after a Botox treatment. The cost varies based on how many units/injections of Botox you are receiving and your aesthetician’s specific menu pricing. In general, Botox costs $10-$20 per unit, and each session will use 20-65 units per treatment, putting the average cost per session at approximately $600. Keep in mind that this is for one session, and Botox takes two to four sessions per year if you want to maintain a wrinkle-free look. That is a median cost of $1,800 per year.

A good way to decide if Botox is cost effective for you is to estimate how much you are already spending on skincare. If you use expensive skincare products, especially moisturizer, you may already be budgeting $900-$1,300 per year on your skincare routine.

The results to expect

The effects of Botox can be seen in as little as two days after the initial injection. The full effect takes approximately two weeks. The difference is noticeable: Wrinkles in the injection area are smooth. There will also be some limited movement in the face muscles since that is where Botox is targeted. The effect tends to last three to six months, but be sure to ask your aesthetician how long you can expect the results to stay.

If it is your first time getting Botox, you may want to take a picture of the injection area two days after your appointment and again two weeks later, so you can document the difference. A certified Botox specialist should make the treatment area look natural and not stiff. Wrinkle-free skin can help you look and feel your best without having to pack on makeup.

This boost in confidence and self-image makes a positive impact on clients who choose Botox.

Recovery and aftercare

Side effects of Botox are minor and usually allergy related. There is little to no recovery time since it is an outpatient procedure. You can get your Botox injection and leave directly after your appointment, carrying on as normal. Keep an eye on the injection site; if you have a serious skin reaction, be sure to consult your doctor or aesthetician.

Even with a Botox treatment, it is important to keep up a good at-home skincare routine to put your best self forward. Avoid over-exposure to the sun and follow directions from your specialist. Botox is designed to be non-disruptive to a person’s normal routine and should not require much aftercare.

 

Consider Botox Treatments Today

It is always important to make an informed decision before having any procedure. Speak with an aesthetician or specialist if you are interested in receiving Botox treatments. If you know someone or have a friend who has done Botox, ask them how they felt about the results to help decide if it is right for you.

Botox provides an answer to the previously unsolvable problem of wrinkles. If wrinkles are getting in the way of you being happy with your appearance, Botox can help restore your confidence by getting rid of wrinkles.

At Mirror Mirror Med Spa , we can help you get rid of wrinkles with Botox. Visit us at our Tucson office today.

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