With summer quickly approaching, you might be getting ready to show it all off at the beach. If you’re looking for an extra touch for your look this summer, Botox can be a great way to temporarily take a few years off your profile. You’ve probably heard lots of hype about this highly-popular injectable but might still have some questions. Here’s what you need to know about Botox treatments.
What is it?
There are a lot of misconceptions about what Botox is and what it can do. Many associate Botox with the face being “frozen” or stiff, but this rarely occurs when administered by an experienced and trained aesthetician. Botox uses botulinum toxin A to block the signals from the brain that cause muscles to move. This is called neuromodulation and can prevent movement that can cause wrinkles and folds over the course of a lifetime. It’s most commonly used for crow’s feet around the eyes and furrows in the forehead.
Who is a candidate?
The great news is that most people with lines and wrinkles in the upper face can benefit from Botox. There’s no age requirement for Botox— in fact, patients are choosing to pursue Botox and younger and younger ages because of its preventative nature when it comes to wrinkles. The best way to determine your Botox treatment plan is through a consultation with Dr. Baird. You should always receive Botox from reputable, cosmetic-focused practices to get your best results.
What happens during treatment?
Most patients can tolerate Botox injections, but everyone’s comfort threshold is different. We can provide a topical anesthetic if needed during the injections. Because there are many different muscles in the face, it’s very important that your aesthetician understand your treatment goals and have the proper experience. Depending on how many areas you choose to treat, your session may take around 15 minutes, so you can easily fit it into your busy schedule.
For more information on Botox or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Baird and his trained medical aestheticians, contact our office at (248) 476-4850.