BOTOX® injections have been one of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the market for many years. You have likely seen the benefits that others have been able to enjoy because of these injections. Perhaps you are thinking about having the treatment performed in order to enjoy a more youthful appearance. However, you may have some questions and wonder where the best place is to have the treatment done in Naples, FL.
We are excited to tell you about how this treatment works and to answer all your questions. We are proud of the work we do and the way that we are able to help our clients boost their self-confidence and improve their appearance with the treatments we offer. We will answer some basic questions about this treatment so that you are able to determine if it is right for you. After you learn more, you are invited to schedule a consultation here in our office. You will be able to work with medical professionals who have received extensive training in injecting this product and performing other cosmetic and medical treatments.
How Does the Treatment Work?
While this treatment is extremely popular, not everyone has an accurate idea of what the treatment actually does. You may have heard people say that injections of this product can be used to cure almost every type of issue that you may experience because of the aging process. While it doesn’t fix all of the signs of aging, it does an extremely effective job at eliminating or fading dynamic wrinkles.
Dynamic wrinkles are the only thing that BOTOX® injections will treat when the product is used for cosmetic purposes. It will not treat static wrinkles, it will not plump thin lips, and it will not add more volume to hollow areas in the face, like the cheeks or temples. It is not a skin tightening or exfoliation treatment.
You may be wondering what the difference is between dynamic wrinkles and static wrinkles. As the name implies, dynamic wrinkles are the result of making facial expressions. They come because of motion. Whenever you frown or smile, your facial muscles contract, which causes the skin to fold. When you are young and your skin is at its most healthy state, it can respond just fine to all of these muscle contractions and bounce back to looking smooth and soft when you are no longer making facial expressions. As the years pass and your skin changes, it does not bounce back as easily. Lines from facial expressions actually become etched into the skin.
Static wrinkles are also formed in response to the aging process. Because of the way that your skin changes as you get older, it loses volume. Since there is not as much fat and other beneficial substances under the skin, the facial skin starts to have a deflated look. Static wrinkles are on your face at all times. Dynamic wrinkles can become static wrinkles over time.
You may have seen skincare products that promise to eliminate facial wrinkles. These are usually topical products that contain vitamins and nutrients that the skin needs in order to stay youthful and healthy. While it is definitely beneficial to use some of these products, it is good to be aware of the fact that none of them can really solve the issues that are going on under the skin. None of the products that are sold over-the-counter can actually relax facial muscle contractions. However, BOTOX® can. This is why it is so popular. It actually goes all the way to the root of the problem and stops it in its tracks.
You may be wondering how static wrinkles can be addressed. They are actually quite easy to fix as well. This is another situation where over-the-counter products are not going to be able to change what is going on under the skin. However, using dermal fillers is a great way to actually address the volume loss that has taken place. Dermal fillers are gently injected under the skin in order to replace lost volume. Some even encourage the growth of collagen and other beneficial substances or help the skin to hold onto moisture.
If you are dealing with both dynamic and static wrinkles, you may be wondering if you can use these two treatments together. The answer is yes. In fact, using these two treatments together is a popular way to get some of the benefits that would come from a facelift but without the surgery. A facelift provides permanent results. Using these two treatments together will provide results that last anywhere from four months to a year, depending on a variety of factors like your metabolism and the exact product that is used. When you visit our Naples, FL office, we would be happy to discuss how you can address a variety of the signs of aging, including static and dynamic wrinkles. We have access to a variety of minimally invasive or non-invasive treatments that can meet your specific needs.
How the Treatment is Performed
Some people have the idea that having BOTOX® injections is a big and complicated affair. They may think that they need to do a lot of preparation, have to spend a lot of time in our office, and then take time off from work afterward to recover. Nothing could be farther than the truth. You are likely going to be surprised that you need to put almost no effort into enjoying a much more youthful appearance with these injections.
The first step is the initial consultation. While this product has proven to be extremely safe, for not only cosmetic but medical purposes, we still need to meet with you to make sure you qualify. Be prepared to answer questions about your health and about any medications that you take. You want to arrive to our office a bit early. This will allow you to fill out all the necessary forms as well as meet our staff members. We want you to feel comfortable when you visit us, and arriving early can help you to avoid the anxiety that is often felt when you are rushed.
Many of our clients are able to have their treatment performed after the initial consultation. During the consultation, you will also want to have all of your questions answered. Do not be afraid to ask about the training that we have received, clients who we have helped to improve their appearance, and other things about the work that we do. We want you to feel confident in our work and the products that we offer. You should have absolutely no doubt that these injections are right for you before agreeing to have the treatment performed.
If you wish to move forward with the treatment session, the doctor is going to closely examine your facial muscles with the goal of determining exactly where the product will be injected and how much of the product should be injected. Ice or an anesthetic cream may be used in order to numb the area. You should not worry about feeling uncomfortable or not tolerating the treatment well. It is just like having any other injection with an extremely thin needle.
After the injections have been given, you can leave our office and return to normal activities. You do not need to go home and recover. The only things that we usually ask our clients to avoid are excessive exposure to the sun and rubbing the area where the product was injected. You want to make sure that you do not touch the area excessively in order to avoid spreading the product to other areas that you do not want affected by it.
The fact that there is no recovery is something else that many people appreciate about using this product. Many decide to have the treatment performed during a break from work. Since the treatment session is so short and no recovery is necessary, you can schedule an appointment during your lunch hour and then get back to work as if nothing happened.
Something else that many appreciate about the treatment is that the results are subtle. You are not going to see your dynamic wrinkles completely disappear after the injection session. You will likely start to see a change in your muscles two or three days after the injections are given. The full results of the treatment are usually seen five or six days later. Many who are looking for a discreet way to have a more youthful appearance appreciate this. If you have the treatment performed on a Thursday, when you return to work on Monday, it is just going to appear as if you had a restful weekend. People will notice a change in your appearance, but they will not be able to tell that you had a cosmetic treatment performed. Most people are likely going to tell you that you look a lot happier or better rested.
The reason why you are going to look happier after these injections is because of the way dynamic wrinkles make you look grumpy and unapproachable. If you picture someone who has deep dynamic wrinkles in their forehead or between their eyebrows, you likely feel a bit intimidated by them. You may feel uncomfortable approaching them. You may wonder why they are so grumpy and angry all of the time. As soon as the forehead muscles are relaxed, those deep wrinkles in the forehead and between the eyebrows are relaxed as well. This leads to a happier appearance.
You are going to be able to enjoy a more youthful appearance thanks to these injections for about three months. This is something that will depend on your metabolism, how often you have the injections given, and other factors. After meeting with our doctor, you will have a better idea of how long you can expect the treatment to work for you. At the time that you start to notice your dynamic wrinkles returning, you can schedule a follow-up visit here in our office. Many of our clients schedule two or three treatment sessions each year in order to maintain a youthful look.
Is BOTOX® Right for You?
There are some basic guidelines that we follow when determining who is a good candidate for this treatment. First, the FDA has set an age limit for individuals who want to use this product in order to treat dynamic wrinkles. You must be at least 18 years old. While individuals who are this age qualify for treatment, they usually do not need it. It is common for individuals in their early 30s to use this product to prevent dynamic wrinkles. It is common for individuals in their late 30s and early 40s to use this product to soften dynamic wrinkles that already exist. You must be under 65 years old to qualify for treatment.
Women who are nursing or pregnant do not qualify to use this treatment at this time. Other things that would disqualify a person from being a good candidate for BOTOX® include having serious health issues that affect the muscular or nervous systems, an infection in the area where the injections will be given, or a lot of facial scarring.
Get in Touch with Us for More Information
Men and women have experienced a huge boost in self-confidence thanks to this product. When you look good on the outside, it causes you to feel good on the inside. That boost has helped many to take on new challenges in life with renewed enthusiasm. If you are ready to improve the way you look and feel with BOTOX®, please feel free to make an appointment with Orchidia Medical Group. At our convenient location in Naples, FL, we have been able to help many individuals to address dynamic wrinkles with BOTOX®. We have a variety of other treatments that can help individuals who are dealing with hyperpigmentation, static wrinkles, acne, and a wide variety of other issues that mar the appearance. We are excited to help you fight the aging process and look your best. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!