What is BOTOX?
Minimizing the visible signs of aging on the upper face and forehead is quick and painless with BOTOX injectable treatments at Nirvana Med Spa. In some cases, younger patients may want BOTOX injections to prevent the development of facial wrinkles. Our team is happy to offer BOTOX injections to Little Rock, AR men and women.
This nonsurgical procedure helps patients attain the younger-looking results they desire. BOTOX is made from a clean strain of botulinum toxin (type A), which temporarily reduces muscle movement in the upper face. These wrinkles are known as "dynamic" because they are caused by repetitive facial expressions. Over time, dynamic wrinkles remain visible, even when the face is relaxed. BOTOX injectable treatments can significantly decrease the appearance of wrinkles by stopping muscle movements and giving the skin a chance to smooth itself naturally.
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BOTOX Ideal Candidates
BOTOX is ideal for patients who want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and moderate folds on their upper face without undergoing surgery. We can also use BOTOX as a preventive treatment. Even if you don't have signs of aging, keep in mind how often you make facial expressions. If you have obvious forehead wrinkles or noticeable furrows between the brows, BOTOX is an effective, noninvasive solution. It also works well for Crow's feet, which appear around the eyes. For patients with deeper lines, an injectable filler might work better. Also, if you are over the age of 50 with severe wrinkles, you may be a candidate for a facelift. This offers a more dramatic result, and it lasts longer.
Our Injection Technique
At Nirvana Med Spa, we complete BOTOX treatments as an outpatient procedure. If it is your first time visiting us for BOTOX, we can often perform the treatment on the same day as your consultation. During your treatment, we will ask you to make various facial expressions using the upper face, such as squinting or frowning. This will help us determine where to place the injections. BOTOX is most commonly administered between the brows, on the Crow's feet, and throughout the forehead.
Before your treatment, a member of our team will clean your skin and inject the BOTOX with a fine needle. To reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising near the treatment area, we use a cool compress right after the injections. You can ask for a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually is unnecessary. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes, and you may return to your normal activities.
What to Expect with BOTOX®
After the procedure, you can resume your regular schedule, although, you should refrain from strenuous activities for a day. Additionally, for at least one night, we will ask you to sleep with your head propped up and to avoid touching your face, which may accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The injection sites can appear bruised, red, or swollen, but these symptoms will subside after a few days. In many cases, it generally takes around one week before seeing the full results of BOTOX. The results usually last about 3 – 4 months. During your consultation and to help maintain your results, we will provide information about when to schedule follow-up appointments.
Just Express Yourself
With BOTOX injectable treatments, you can laugh, smile, frown, and make any expression you want without seeing lines. To smooth the lines on your face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our expert physicians at Nirvana Med Spa in Little Rock, AR. We can provide detailed information about this popular injectable.