What is Botulinum toxin?
Botulinum toxin, more commonly called BOTOX®, has become an established brand known worldwide for a good reason: the product simply works.
When you concentrate, squint or frown, your facial muscles contract. After years of frequent muscle contractions combined with other environmental and lifestyle factors, wrinkles form and become permanent. Anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox® are made of a natural protein that relaxes (freezes) the muscles in the upper part of the face for several months.
At GRL MD Medspa in Franklin, KY, our aesthetic doctors specialize in anti-aging treatments such as Botulinum Toxin and hyaluronic acid, and you will be in capable hands to restore a more rested appearance.
No special preparation is required prior to a Botox injection, although taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs are not recommended on the days before the session in order to prevent bruising.
To achieve a relaxed, calm, and refreshed appearance, the doctor will administer micro injections in all affected areas. The injections are not very painful and do not require any anesthetic. For more sensitive patients, a numbing cream can be applied to improve the patient’s comfort.
After the injections, some redness and a few temporary bruises may appear in the treated areas. The session lasts approximately 15 minutes. After the session, you may return to your daily activities immediately.
For 2 hours after the injection, strenuous exercise and stretching should be avoided. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated areas for 24 hours following the Botulinum Toxin injection session. In fact, the product is injected directly into the muscles concerned and should not move elsewhere.
The results start to appear approximately 3 days after the injection session and settle about ten days later. At GRL MD, a check-up is scheduled two weeks after the injection to check the result obtained and ensure you are satisfied (checking that all is well and carrying out a touch-up, if necessary).
Botox injections rejuvenates the face by making it look relaxed, calmer and refreshed. It lasts between four and six months approximately, it is reversible and the duration of its effects considerably increase over the course of the sessions. One or two maintenance sessions a year are generally enough to maintain a good result.