Most people living in Berkeley have heard of BOTOX® injections, but what do you really know about this popular anti-aging treatment? What is it made from? How does it work? Would I make a good candidate for treatment? These are some of the questions that you may have about this procedure before scheduling an appointment.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a purified protein serum that reduces the activity of certain facial muscles responsible for forming dynamic wrinkles. The injections can help to paralyze these muscles for several months to help you appear more youthful. Once reserved for only the rich and famous, BOTOX® treatment has become available to the general public in recent years. It has a proven track record of safety spanning decades.
How Does It Work?
BOTOX® injections serve as a sort of nerve block to prevent the transmission of muscle contraction messages from the brain to affected facial muscles. These are the types of muscles that form dynamic wrinkles like those found between the eyebrows and on the forehead.
How Long Do the Results Last?
If you are like most patients, you should begin seeing results in about four days after your injections, but it may take up to two weeks for full results to become evident. It is normal for results to last between three and six months. You may begin noticing the return of muscle movement at around three months after your treatment. It normally takes about six months for the complete return of facial muscle movement. This is when you may want to have additional injections to maintain your results.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for BOTOX® Injections?
Anyone in Berkeley looking to eliminate unwanted facial wrinkles and fine lines may be a good candidate for this treatment. It’s also important to harbor realistic expectations about BOTOX® in terms of what it can accomplish.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
If you feel that you are ready for a more youthful facial appearance by undergoing BOTOX® injections, please feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Nubo Spa. At our convenient location in Berkeley, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!