No one likes aging, but you don’t even have to think about aging anymore thanks to cosmetic injectables. There is a solution, and at Angel Plan in Red Oak, TX, we have it. We are proud to offer Botox, the most trusted cosmetic injectable on the beauty market that can deliver anti-aging results in just one treatment. You’ll get smooth, wrinkle-free skin that lasts for months on end and will give you that extra boost of confidence that you need.
What Is Botox Used For?
Botox has become an extremely versatile treatment. It has both cosmetic and medical uses, but it is better known for its ability to smooth wrinkles and, in doing so, improve your appearance by restoring youth. It will give you smooth skin by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles, but it will also help resolve some medical symptoms associated with certain conditions.
This cosmetic injectable has become the go-to in the beauty industry. Men and women from all walks of life continually turn to this anti-aging medicine to maintain a perfect, wrinkle-free complexion. Patients continue to turn to Botox because it is a safe way to address the signs of aging, and it delivers long-lasting results.
Years spent squinting from the sun, frowning, and general life expressions begin to take a toll on your skin as you age, specifically in the very narrow region between your eyebrows. As a result, frown lines start to form. For some people, these lines are light, yet for others, a mix of aging and genetics don’t do them any favors, and they’re left with deep creases that make them look older and angrier than they are and somewhat intimidating to strangers.
Injections in this area can relax the muscles around the eyebrows that create the frown expression. Within a couple of weeks of your initial treatment, you’ll notice a positive change in the appearance of your frown lines. Based on the severity of these lines before you begin treatment, you may experience complete smoothing in the area.
The forehead takes up a large percentage of the area of your face, and when you develop lines and wrinkles in this area, to say they are noticeable would be an understatement. Injections in this area can help create the smoothest facial canvas possible.
Patients notice a remarkable difference in their appearance once they treat their forehead lines with this cosmetic injectable. It creates the most noticeable change and will make you look more rested and youthful.
You never see crow’s feet coming until it’s too late. One day you look in the mirror or see a picture of yourself smiling, and suddenly there they are: these tiny lines that make you look and feel, well, old.
Thankfully, there is a solution, and you don’t have to slather eye cream around your eyes several times a day, hoping that something will help improve these lines. Injections in the muscles around the eyes will relax the area, smooth these wrinkles, and help you look and feel younger.
Botox also has some medical usages. It has been growing in popularity in the medical world for its ability to effectively address the negative symptoms associated with certain medical conditions. It can relieve pain by relaxing muscles and even treat an embarrassing condition that causes excessive sweating.
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating. This sweat can come from the hands, feet, or underarms, or even all three locations. Hyperhidrosis can cause those who experience it to feel self-conscious, embarrassed, and unconfident for most of the day. For those who experience this condition, deodorant just isn’t enough.
That’s where Botox injections come in and provide the necessary relief that, if you experience this condition, you may not have thought possible. Injections in the muscles and around the area that contribute to the activation of the sweat glands will significantly reduce the total amount of sweating that you experience daily.
TMJ pain affects many different people for different reasons. If you experience chronic TMJ pain, this injectable can help relieve that pain so that you can enjoy life without constantly trying to deal with the effects of TMJ pain.
Millions of Americans struggle with chronic pain due to migraines. Some people take medication after medication to still deal with the chronic, life-altering pain that chronic migraines can bring. Sometimes, the answer isn’t in another pain reliever, but it’s in this cosmetic injectable that can help relax those muscles that can get tense and contribute to migraine pain.
Those who seek out this treatment to address migraine pain experience far fewer migraines each month. If you’re ready to try something different for your migraine pain, this may be the solution you never knew you needed.
Other Medical Conditions
This cosmetic injectable can also treat other medical conditions, including crossed eyes or what is more commonly known as lazy eye. It can relax the muscles that cause dysfunctional eye movement and help your eyes look normal to improve confidence. It can also help resolve overactive bladder, symptoms of depression, neck spasms, and muscle stiffness in children and adults, among other conditions.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin that contains highly purified proteins. When used for cosmetic purposes, it is injected into muscles that create dynamic expressions like laughing, frowning, eyebrow-raising, squinting, and smiling. These dynamic wrinkles form when the skin loses elasticity with the aging process and cannot bounce back, so to speak. Expressions repeat throughout each day, but your skin continues to age, and wrinkles form.
How Exactly Does It Work?
This injectable steps in and targets the root cause of dynamic wrinkles by blocking the communication between the muscles and the nerve signals so that the muscles temporarily stop contracting. Once the muscles stop contracting, the skin smoothes, and wrinkles fade because the skin is no longer being forced into repetitive movements all day.
How Long Does It Take to Work?
Once you receive your initial injection, you will notice an improvement in the appearance of your wrinkles within 48 hours. Your results will continue to improve as the ingredients settle into your muscles and perform their relaxing work. By two weeks post-treatment, you’ll notice a drastic difference in how you look. Some patients take before and after pictures so that they can see just how much of a difference an injection can make.
How Long Do Results Last?
This injectable delivers long-lasting results. Most patients experience smooth, wrinkle-free skin for anywhere from three to six months total. The total length of time that results last completely depends on your body. Everyone’s body metabolizes the injectable’s ingredients at a different rate. On average, results last four months, but some people are fast metabolizers and only experience results for three months.
Others are slow metabolizers, and their results last longer, up to six months. Once you receive your initial injection, you will get a better idea of what kind of metabolizer you are to plan accordingly.
Can I Make My Results Last Longer?
You can’t change the way your body metabolizes the ingredients in the injectable, but you can help promote long-lasting results with some simple life hacks. Extreme exercise causes your body to metabolize the ingredients faster, so changing your workout routine can help your results last longer.
Also, different studies have found a positive correlation between long-lasting results and zinc supplements. Taking a zinc supplement each day can help promote long-lasting results. Another way to improve your results is to take care of your skin. When you wear sunscreen daily, regardless of the forecast, you will protect your skin from sun damage, which in the end always leads to wrinkles.
How Often Will I Need Injections?
Once you reach the end of those three to four months post-injection, you will begin to regain muscle movement in your treatment areas. Your wrinkles and lines may slowly start to reappear. As soon as this happens, you can maintain your wrinkle-free skin by scheduling a follow-up treatment at our office. Patients love this injectable so much because they only need a few treatments each year to maintain perfect, smooth skin.
What Happens During a Typical Treatment Session?
Before you undergo treatment, you will need to schedule an injection consultation with one of our expert injectors. During this consultation, we will learn more about your aesthetic goals, discuss your concerns, and give you the space to answer any questions you may have about this treatment and how it works. We will review your health history and make sure that you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients in this injectable.
Once we confirm that Botox is a good fit for your body and your aesthetic needs, we will schedule your appointment. When you arrive for your treatment, we will clean your skin and then administer the injections in the sites prediscussed during your consultation. This appointment will be quick; injections only take 10 to 20 minutes to perform, at most. For that reason, you can schedule your appointments during your lunch break if you need to.
What Do Injections Feel Like?
Cosmetic injectable needles aren’t like your standard needles. They are fitted with very thin needles to make the injection process extremely comfortable. We can also apply a topical numbing cream to your treatment areas before beginning the treatment to ensure that you don’t feel a thing.
Will I Look Natural?
You can rest assured that when you choose us for your injections, you will be in the hands of skilled injectors who use a light touch to administer injections in such a way that you look completely natural, just like an improved version of yourself. Most patients describe their post-treatment appearance as well-rested. This treatment can take years off your face yet maintain your appearance without making you look like plastic or like a different person.
Am I a Candidate?
If wrinkles have begun to define your appearance and you want a long-lasting solution to effectively erase those wrinkles and smooth your skin, you most likely will qualify as an ideal candidate for this cosmetic injectable. Some individuals won’t qualify for treatment, including pregnant and nursing women, individuals who have had a negative reaction to a neurotoxin in the past, and those allergic to the ingredients.
Smooth Skin Is Just an Appointment Away
If you have wrinkles, you’ve lived with wrinkles for a day too long. We can help you achieve the most beautiful, smooth complexion with just one short treatment. Contact us today at Angel Plan in Red Oak, TX, to schedule your initial consultation to confirm that you are a candidate for Botox and receive your treatment plan so that you can reach all of your aesthetic goals.