COSMETIC BOTOX INJECTIONS
Wrinkle Reduction with Botox
How Can Injectables Give Me Younger-Looking Skin?
Injectables like those mentioned above are “neuromodulators” which temporarily reduce muscle movement by blocking the neurotransmitters that tell them to contract. Treatment will soften fine lines and wrinkles, tighten the skin and provide you with a natural looking, more youthful appearance.
Botulinum toxin type A, more commonly known as Botox, is not only the most-used neuromodulator
in the USA – it’s the most-used cosmetic treatment! With FDA approval for cosmetic use since 1989,
this treatment is incredibly popular thanks to its flexibility and longevity. It can be used to treat almost
any dynamic wrinkle on the face, and does so with incredible precision, leaving surrounding areas
completely unaffected, so your face will still move as normal. Gorgeous results last up to six months,
after which time treatment can be repeated.
Uniquely, Botox can be used to treat some medical concerns as well. If you are struggling with TMJ
(temporomandibular joint dysfunction) or hyperhidrosis (excess sweating), this treatment can offer
relief for several months at a time. It works in the same way as when used for cosmetic purposes,
blocking communication between nerves and muscles so that targeted areas can’t work in ways that
cause you discomfort, pain, or frustration.
This injectable also uses botulinum toxin type A, but a purer form. This reduces the risk of the body
having an allergic reaction to it, which makes it a slightly better option for those who are allergy-
prone or react sensitively to new products. Xeomin is particularly effective when used on minor to
moderate wrinkles like those around the eye area, between the brows and along the forehead.
This prescription injection is used on moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Patients love that the effects of Dysport become noticeable after just a few days, unlike other injectables that can take longer to develop.
Jeuveau, the “NewTox” also utilizes the muscle-relaxing capabilities of botulinum toxin, but boasts a
slightly different form called prabotulinumtoxinA, whereas other injectables commonly use
onabotulinumtoxinA. Jeuveau starts working faster and has been shown to last about 1 month longer
than other FDA approved neuromodulators.
What Should I Expect During Treatment?
The first step of this process will be an initial consultation. An expert member of the Trouvaille Med Spa team will assess your medical history and current condition to see if one of these treatments is right for you. They will also discuss your goals for treatment and the benefits of treatment. Once it is determined that you are a good candidate, we will work together to decide what is best for you.
The Day of Treatment
These treatments take place right here in our stunning Bourbonnais office. The area to be treated is cleansed with an antiseptic and we will apply ice or numbing cream if needed to ensure you experience minimal discomfort throughout the injections. A very fine needle is used to inject the solution into the targeted muscles. Treatment generally takes about 5-15 minutes, there is no downtime and minimal restrictions after treatment which will be discussed at your visit.
What Are “Dynamic Wrinkles”?
Dynamic wrinkles are the lines and wrinkles that occur when we move our facial muscles, such as when we frown or smile. Over time, as our skin ages and we have made those movements for years on end, these wrinkles can become permanent. There are a number of factors that contribute to how quickly dynamic wrinkles form, including sun damage, smoking, dehydration, and genetics. They are not wrinkles caused by sagging, loose skin such as jowls or hollow cheeks.
Who Is a Good Candidate for These Treatments?
Good candidates for neuromodulator injections are those who are looking for a safe and effective
way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet. They are also a good option
for those who do not want to undergo surgery or cannot tolerate the side effects of other anti-aging
treatments, such as laser resurfacing. We recommend these treatments for any gender, skin tone,
and age group (so long as you are over 18) because we know these types of cosmetic concerns may
Say Goodbye to Dynamic Wrinkles With the Product That Works for You
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau are all safe and effective treatments for wrinkles and choosing
which one will work best for you to depend on your skin type and lifestyle.