If you have been searching for an effective remedy to diminish facial lines, such as crow’s feet, then look no further.
Signature Med Spa by Su Sachar MD is led by Dr. Su Sachar and serves patients in the South Bay, Torrance, CA. The team at Signature Med Spa offers Botox to patients who want to reverse the signs of aging every day.
Botox is an FDA-approved, injectable agent used in the treatment of moderately to severe facial lines such as forehead lines, eyebrow wrinkles and crow’s feet, or laugh lines, formed around the eyes. A Botox treatment is available for both men and women between the ages of 18 to 65. Botox works by relaxing the underlying facial muscle, thus temporarily diminishing the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Botox is not recommended for individuals with a history of Botulinum toxin sensitivity, or allergy, such as Myobloc or Xeomin, those who have a milk allergy or individuals over the age of 65. It is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breast feeding to receive treatment.
Botox treats several areas in the face. It is commonly used in the frown wrinkles that develop between the brows. This is most often seen in people who have spent too much time in the sun and in people who overuse the muscle by frowning frequently. These vertical lines grow worse as a person ages. Forehead wrinkles are also treated with Botox. These horizontal wrinkles come up when a person raises their forehead, and they tend to worsen with age as well. Crow’s feet is another popular area for Botox treatment. These lines appear in the outer corners of the eyes. They are most obvious when smiling. Crow’s feet are often worse in people who have excessive sun exposure, but they also worsen as a person grows older. People who have an overly gummy smile can correct the problem with Botox. The doctor can place injections in the appropriate muscles to keep the lip slightly lower, thus concealing the excess gums. Botox is also FDA approved for use in the control of excessive armpit sweating.
Botox treatment is fast and easy, taking just 5 to 10 minutes. It typically involves a series of injections using a very fine needle. The needle is so fine that most people don’t experience pain with Botox injections.
During the procedure, you will be asked to contract your facial muscles in order to define the targeted areas of concern. Each spot will then be marked, and the injections will be made. No anesthesia is required as the procedure is quick and pain-free. There is no downtime required after the procedure, allowing patients to continue their daily activities immediately after. Results may be visible within a few days up to a week after treatment, however the presence of wrinkles will continue to improve for up to a month.
It is recommended for patients to avoid alcohol use at least a week before the procedure as this could worsen the side effects. Patients should also refrain from taking Aspirin or any anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising.
Once injected, Botox will take effect over a period of 5 to 14 days. Once the Botox has has taken full effect the patient can have additional Botox injections if needed to get the effect they want.
This can vary according to the patient. The average duration is 3 to 4 months. When patients have repeat treatments, the duration of the Botox can be lengthened. Some people are able to have just a single maintenance treatment once a year.
At Signature Med Spa, our patients have enjoyed the many benefits of Botox including:
Botox is considered a safe procedure; however, temporary common side effects may occur post-treatment including:
Common side effects usually resolve naturally within a week of the procedure. It is recommended for patients to avoid rubbing the injection area for approximately 12 hours post-treatment. In rare cases, patients may develop a headache, although it should alleviate within 24-48 hours after treatment. Some patients may also exhibit a dropping eyelid, although this too is rare and improves within three weeks.
If you would like a non-surgical, non-invasive option to help alleviate facial fine lines and wrinkles, then Book your consultation or stop by Signature Med Spa in Torrance, CA today, and ask about our Botox treatment! Our team is passionate and excited to give you the results of a healthy, youthful glow today!