It’s normal to see signs of aging in your appearance as you get older. But normal doesn’t always mean welcome. At Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL, our Botox injections can help you get back the youthful appearance that you’ve been missing.
Does Botox Work Immediately?
If you’re not happy with the way aging has changed some aspects of your appearance, know that there is a solution. Botox is a highly-effective injectable that can help you get back to your younger appearance quickly.
It only takes two to four days after you get your injections to see the results of your treatment. After around ten to fourteen days, you’ll see the full effects of your injections.
What Is Botox?
This is an injectable cosmetic treatment that’s applied to the desired areas of your face using a fine and precise needle. Its main ingredient is called botulinum toxin type A. When it’s injected into your skin, the product acts as a neuromodulator.
This treatment is approved by the FDA and safe for almost everyone. Along with cosmetic purposes, it can also be used to treat and manage certain medical conditions.
Why Is My Skin Changing?
The older you get, the more you are going to see a noticeable change in the look and texture of your skin. When you’re young, your skin contains high levels of chemicals like collagen and elastin. These are proteins that help your skin stay elastic and flexible. But as you get older, your skin produces less of these chemicals.
This means that your skin is no longer able to smooth out effectively when the muscles underneath are relaxed. A combination of repeated facial movements along with the effects of gravity will cause wrinkles and sagging to appear on your skin.
How Does Botulinum Toxin Type A Work?
Many people see the word “toxin” and immediately feel anxious about getting this treatment injected into their skin. But rest assured that this injectable is carefully formulated to be safe. It works by blocking the neurotransmitters or the signals that your brain sends to your muscles from reaching your muscles.
With these signals unable to reach your muscles and tell them to contract or tense, the muscles under your skin will stay relaxed and this will prevent lines and creases from appearing on your face.
What Can It Treat?
Your eyebrows are one of the most mobile parts of your face, so you tend to see wrinkling fairly quickly in the area. One of the places where you may have noticed wrinkling is on your forehead. When you lift your brows, this causes horizontal lines to appear. The more you do this and the older you get, the more these lines will become permanent.
If you’d like to reduce the appearance of these lines to avoid looking perpetually surprised, this injectable is a great option. It will relax the muscles, leaving your forehead looking smooth and free of signs of aging.
Another place around your eyebrows where you’re likely to see wrinkling is the space right in between your brows. The parallel lines that appear between your eyebrows are called glabellar lines or frown lines, as they appear when you furrow your brow.
If these lines have become a permanent fixture on your face, this can make you look constantly confused, angry, or upset. This injectable will keep the muscles under your skin relaxed so you can maintain a happier appearance.
The skin around your eyes is much more delicate than the skin on the other parts of your face. That’s why it tends to be one of the first places where you’ll see wrinkling and other signs of aging. The lines that extend from the outer corners of your eyes are called crow’s feet.
These lines can dramatically age your appearance. When you get injections of this treatment, it will help keep the muscles around your eyes from contracting which will reduce the appearance of your crow’s feet.
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. If you sweat more than is normal, this can be extremely frustrating and embarrassing. You may avoid activities that you love, or you may not feel like you can wear your favorite clothes.
You can get injections of this treatment in your armpit area to help keep the muscles there relaxed. This should prevent you from sweating excessively, allowing you to get back to the things you love with more confidence.
Anyone who’s ever struggled with migraines knows how debilitating they can be. A migraine is more than just a little headache. They can cause extreme sensitivity to light and sound and other side effects like nausea.
In most cases, there is no cure for chronic migraines. But you can better manage your migraines when you get Botox injections. Enjoy a pain-free life again when you get this treatment.
You can use this treatment to manage a variety of eye problems. This includes things like lazy eyes caused by the muscles around your eyes being uneven. When you relax them with this treatment, it will help to align your eyes properly.
You can also get this treatment if you struggle with issues like uncontrollable blinking or chronic spasming of the eyelids.
Worrying about leaks or needing to use the washroom frequently isn’t fun. If you have an overactive bladder, the FDA has approved this treatment to deal with overactive bladders that are caused by neurological conditions.
If you have tried anticholinergic medications and they have not improved your condition, then you may want to speak to your doctor about getting this injectable to help manage your symptoms.
This is a condition that causes the muscles in your neck to contract involuntarily. It can be uncomfortable and, in many cases, painful. There is, unfortunately, no cure.
But you can get this treatment injected to force the muscles in your neck to relax and manage your symptoms.
Upper Limb Spasticity
If you experience spasticity in your upper limbs, this injectable can help the muscles stay relaxed and prevent them from contracting involuntarily. This treatment is approved for those over the age of 2 for this particular medical concern.
All About Treatment
How Do I Prepare?
Before you can get your injections, you’ll need to prepare your skin in the days leading up to your appointment. If you come to our clinic, we will provide you with full instructions on how you should be getting ready for your injections. There are just a few basic things to keep in mind.
You’ll need to avoid some substances that could thin your blood and cause bruising around where you get the injections. This includes alcohol and tobacco. You should also refrain from taking over-the-counter medications like aspirin as well as certain supplements like St. John’s wort or fish oil.
What Is Treatment Like?
When you come to our clinic, we’ll make sure your treatment is as safe and comfortable as it can be. We’ll start by cleaning the areas where you’re going to get the injections. Once the skin is clean, we can apply a topical numbing cream.
When we apply the product, we’ll inject small amounts of it at a time in strategic locations on your face. This ensures that your results as accurate and it helps us stay precise. Treatment is painless, and you should only feel a slight pinch as the needle is applied. The entire treatment process can take as little as 15 minutes.
This treatment is non-invasive which is beneficial for a few reasons. It means that you can leave our clinic as soon as it’s done. You can get back to your regular life as long as you remember a few basic things.
Avoid performing any strenuous physical activity or doing anything that could cause excessive sweating. You should also stay out of direct sunlight for the next few days since your skin is going to be more sensitive and prone to burning. You can expect your results to last for 3 to 4 months.
Get In Touch with Us
If Botox sounds like the perfect solution to your cosmetic concerns, we’re ready to help. You can trust that you’re getting safe and effective treatment when you visit our team. Give us a call today to book your appointment at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL.