If you have deep lines and wrinkles on your face from repetitive facial expressions, these lines can be effectively treated using Botox injections. Botox can target lines on the forehead, next to the eyes, and between the eyebrows and it can address certain medical conditions such as excessive sweating and TMJ pain.
At Re-Nu Aesthetics, we offer Botox treatments for patients who want to address their expression lines without more invasive treatments. Our wellness boutique offers services for every skin and body type and we customize each treatment to fit your unique goals. You can learn more about our services by scheduling a consultation.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a wrinkle treatment that has been around for many years. It can temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement. Botox is a neuromodulator that changes the way messages are sent to your body. When used as an anti-aging treatment, Botox interrupts signals that tell your muscles to move, temporarily relaxing the muscles. When the muscles relax, so do the folds and wrinkles that are caused by these muscle contractions.
How Can Botox Help You?
Treatment for Crow’s Feet
When used cosmetically, Botox is FDA-approved for three specific areas. The first is crow’s feet, which appear at the corners of your eyes when you smile. Some individuals have more prominent crow’s feet that they wish to address through Botox treatments. We can temporarily smooth away these lines allowing you a wrinkle-free smile.
Treatment for Forehead Lines
The second FDA-approved area is horizontal forehead lines. These form when you raise your eyebrows and can become deeper over the years. Botox injections given on the forehead can reduce the contraction of facial muscles, keeping the skin on the forehead smooth when you raise your eyebrows.
Treatment for Frown Lines
The third FDA-approved area is frown lines. Many of our patients come to us concerned about looking sad or angry all the time because of deep frown lines between their brows. Botox can reduce these lines, making your skin look younger and improving your appearance.
Treatment for TMJ
At our wellness boutique, we also use Botox treatments for patients who are experiencing TMJ pain. TMJ disorder is a pain in the temporomandibular joint that can be caused by muscle tension, injury, and more. By injecting Botox into the muscles of the jaw, we can help to relax the muscles and temporarily relieve the pain.
Treatment for Hyperhidrosis
Botox injections can also be used medically to treat patients with excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis. Individuals with this condition have sweat glands that are overactive and produce too much sweat. By injecting Botox, the medication can block chemicals that instruct your glands to sweat. This can temporarily reduce your symptoms of hyperhidrosis.
It Is Non-Invasive
Botox is sought after by many patients because it is a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t involve a lot of discomfort or pain. A slight pinch is to be expected with each injection, but discomfort is minimal and can be reduced with numbing cream or other techniques.
It Has No Downtime
You won’t have to plan time off of work for this treatment. In fact, you may be able to fit it into a lunch break or before you head into the office. There is no downtime with this treatment so you can go back to your normal schedule.
Fast and Long-Lasting Results
If you are wondering how long Botox takes to work and how long Botox lasts, the answer can be different for every person. Factors such as how much product was used, how frequently you receive Botox injections, and how fast your body metabolizes the injections can all impact these questions. However, in general, Botox offers fast and long-lasting results. The average length of botox results is 3-4 months. It can also take 5-7 days on average to see results and 30 days for full results to appear.
Frequently Asked Questions
This Is My First Appointment: What Are Botox Injections Like?
Whether you have had Botox injections before or not, if you are new to our practice we will always start with a consultation. This can help to set your mind at ease about any concerns you may have and familiarize yourself with our treatment process.
The injections are given with a needle that is smaller than those you may be used to at the doctor’s office. Before injecting the formula, we will examine your lines and have you make certain facial expressions. Then we will inject the Botox according to your preferences and the structure of your muscles.
Will My Face Look Frozen After Botox?
The amount of movement that you have in your face after Botox treatments are something we will discuss before injections. Some patients want a more frozen look to help provide the most wrinkle reduction possible. However, if you want a more natural look, this is something we can easily achieve by injecting less product. If you are nervous about looking frozen, we can go light for your first treatment and inject more later if needed.
How Often Can I Get Botox?
Botox injections can be given every 3 to 4 months. If you want to maintain a wrinkle-free face, you can schedule regular appointments.
Wrinkle Reduction Treatments in Los Angeles, CA
At Re-Nu Aesthetics, we can treat your crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, frown lines, TMJ, and hyperhidrosis with our Botox injections in Los Angeles, CA. Call us today at (323) 744-0404 to schedule your consultation or book an appointment online.