It is likely that you have thought about if and when you should have certain cosmetic treatments performed if you want to look and feel your best as you get older. You know that there is going to come a point when over-the-counter treatments that you perform at home are just no longer going to cut it. This is because there are no over-the-counter treatments that can go deeper than the first few layers of the skin. Unfortunately, the aging process is affecting a lot of what is going on even deeper. One of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed today is BOTOX® injections, and for good reason. Here are some of the things that you should know about these injections before you decide you want them performed here in our Cleveland office.
It is interesting that this treatment has become so popular that the name of the product is now used as a catchall term to cure all of the signs of the aging process. Any time that a person looks in the mirror and notices a change that has taken place or something about their appearance that they do not like, it is common for them to think that BOTOX® will fix it.
Just like many other treatments in both the medical and cosmetic world, this treatment is performed in order to fix a specific problem. It is not going to help individuals who have lost facial volume and are dealing with static wrinkles and hollow areas because of it. It is designed to help people who are dealing with dynamic wrinkles.
Dynamic wrinkles are also referred to as expression lines. They are the result of a person making countless different facial expressions throughout their lifetime. Just think about how your face moves every time you frown, smile, grimace, or look surprised. Your facial muscles contract, which causes your skin to crease in certain areas. Just think about the look that you make when you are wondering or curious about something. It may be that your eyebrows go up or squeeze inward, which causes lines to form in between your eyebrows and on your forehead. Because you have made these expressions thousands of times throughout your life, permanent creases might have even formed. These are the type of wrinkles that BOTOX® injections are able to treat.
Helpful Things to Know About the Treatment
The first thing that you likely want to know is the kind of results that you should expect. You are going to feel dissatisfied with your treatment if you walk into our Cleveland office with severe dynamic wrinkles and expect to leave looking like you are 18 years old. It is better to think of this treatment as a way to refresh your appearance as opposed to completely change it. If you are interested in preventing dynamic wrinkles or you only have light dynamic wrinkles, it is likely that the wrinkles will be completely erased with this treatment. If you have moderate dynamic wrinkles, they will likely soften. Severe dynamic wrinkles may improve, but it is not likely that they will completely disappear.
The reason why you should not expect this treatment to make dynamic wrinkles completely disappear if they are moderate to severe is because you are also likely dealing with loose skin and less facial volume that is the result of the aging process. The creases may be too severe to completely remove. Our goal is to give you a realistic idea of the type of results that you can get with these injections. We can help you with this by showing you before and after photographs of some of the clients who we have personally worked with. These photos will help you to determine if the treatment is right for you.
Others may notice that you have done something to improve your appearance. However, it is not likely that the results are going to be obvious, like they would with a facelift. Instead of people telling you that you look 10 years younger, it is more likely that your friends, family members, and colleagues are going to ask you if you have started to live a healthier lifestyle or if you are sleeping better. You are likely to receive nice comments from others that have to do with looking happier and better-rested.
Most people in Cleveland appreciate the fact that this treatment is subtle. It is especially appealing to those who are interested in trying it for the first time. They do not necessarily want to answer a bunch of questions from colleagues or friends about having a cosmetic treatment performed. It is also appealing to men who may want to improve their appearance but are not interested in doing something so dramatic that others will be able to tell they had a cosmetic treatment performed.
There is a direct link between the way a person looks on the outside and the way they feel on the inside. Many choose to use these injections in order to build or maintain their self-confidence. When they look in the mirror and see an individual who looks energetic and happy, it makes them feel energetic and happy. It has been just the right treatment for those who do not feel like who they are on the inside is well-reflected through their outer appearance. If you feel youthful and lighthearted, you should look like it. These injections can help you to do this.
When your self-confidence is boosted and you feel great inside and out, this is going to offer positive benefits in many different ways. You may see new opportunities that open up because you no longer have low self-esteem. You may feel confident enough to ask for that raise, start your own business, or ask your crush out on a date. The sky is really the limit when it comes to the things you can accomplish when you feel great about yourself.
You are not going to walk out of our office and immediately have a more youthful-looking face. It takes days for you to start seeing results from the treatment.
The results that you will get from this treatment are not permanent. As soon as the treatment has taken full effect, you can expect it to last for multiple months. When you start to notice the product wear off, you will have a decision to make. You can decide to have BOTOX® injections again in order to maintain a refreshed and youthful appearance. Or you don’t need to schedule a follow-up appointment. It’s entirely up to you! However, we are pretty sure that you will love the results so much that you will make it a part of your cosmetic routine.
Determining if BOTOX® is Right for You
Most of our clients want to know how safe any product is before they try it. We feel confident recommending this treatment to our clients because of its incredible safety record. It has been performed millions of times around the world. It is a safe treatment when it is performed by experienced professionals like the ones at Light Touch Aesthetic Center in Cleveland.
Some feel worried that they will not be able to make normal facial expressions after the treatment is performed. This is not something that you need to worry about. Our professional injectors have received training in order to inject just the right amount of the product in just the right muscles in order to address the dynamic wrinkles that are making you look older than you are. Our goal is to provide you with results that look natural.
Allergan is behind this injectable product. It makes many of our clients feel comfortable using it for the first time when they know about other products that the company has produced. Take your time to do research not only about the product you are interested in but also about the company behind it.
The FDA has reviewed this product and has given approval for it to be used by individuals who are between the ages of 18 and 65 when used for addressing dynamic wrinkles. In addition to being used for cosmetic reasons, this product is also used in a variety of medical treatments. In fact, this product has been used for more than 20 different purposes in order to help individuals who are dealing with both cosmetic and medical issues.
There are some people who this product is not right for. When women are pregnant or nursing, they will not qualify. However, many women have found that after these stages have passed, having these injections done is the perfect way to refresh their appearance and boost their self-confidence.
If an individual is dealing with some type of infection or other issue with their skin in the area where the product will be injected, the issue needs to be addressed before the BOTOX® treatment. You are warmly invited to visit our clinic in order to have any skin issues assessed with the goal of getting rid of your dynamic wrinkles in the future.
Since the product affects both the muscular and nervous systems, individuals who have serious health problems that affect these systems usually do not qualify for the treatment. This does not mean that we do not have other options to help you address the signs of the aging process. We have gentle treatment available that can be used to help address fine lines and wrinkles.
You may be wondering if this treatment can be combined with others in order to address multiple signs of the aging process. In most cases, the answer is yes! For example, you may have heard of what is referred to as a liquid facelift. This treatment involves softening or erasing dynamic wrinkles with our injections. Additionally, dermal fillers are used in order to replace lost facial volume and fill in static lines and wrinkles. Depending on the products that are used, individuals can expect the results to last anywhere from months to a year. This is a great option for individuals who are concerned about the way the aging process is affecting their appearance but are not necessarily ready for an invasive facelift.
It is also possible to schedule other treatments that are designed to improve the condition of the skin as well as have these injections given. Most people love the fact that they can have these injections given and then get right back to normal life.
If you are interested in getting more details about BOTOX®, you are warmly invited to book an appointment at Light Touch Aesthetic Center in Cleveland. During a consultation, we would be more than happy to tell you everything you need to know about this popular treatment. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and get started!