Both men and women love Botox® because it softens or even erases lines, wrinkles and furrows that are signs of aging. It does this while being minimally-invasive, safe, and affordable. A typical Botox® session lasts about a half an hour, and the client can go home soon after. Indeed, some people have been known to get a Botox treatment on their lunch hour.
Botox treatment was first used medicinally and still is. Then, researchers noticed that when it was tested on rhesus monkeys the lines in their faces smoothed out. Cosmetic Botox treatment arrived when they found out that when the muscle beneath a wrinkle was relaxed, the wrinkle softened. Botox® isn’t a filler, it doesn’t plump your cheeks or your lips. It can be combined with certain dermal fillers for enhanced results.
Botox® was approved for crow’s feet and glabellar lines by the FDA, but it is used on more types of lines and wrinkles than these. It is used to treat wrinkles at the edges of the mouth and lines in the nose. Results can last up to a few months before you will need to come in for touch-up treatments. If you decide to stop receiving Botox®, your face will gradually revert back to the way it was before you started receiving injections.
Another good thing about Botox® is that the client can return for touch-ups when the Botox® starts to wear off. Another reason people love Botox® is that if the treated wrinkle returns, it is never as deep as it was before the Botox treatment.
During a Botox® session, our provider injects the purified protein solution into the target areas. The client simply reclines in a chair in our office. After the treatment, the client rests a few minutes then is free to leave the office. They should avoid any strenuous activity for a day or so and try and stay out of the sun while they heal. If they must go out, they need to wear a strong sunscreen. A little bruising and swelling are to be expected after Botox® treatments, but these can be eased by an ice pack at home.
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If you have lines and wrinkles that are making you look older than you would like, we offer Botox treatment at VIDA Aesthetic Medicine in Salem, OR. Our educated staff would love to speak with you about this treatment option. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!