The appearance of forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet can be disconcerting. It can make you look sad, grumpy, or older than you feel. Unique Clinical Aesthetics MedSpa offers highly-effective, FDA-approved cosmetic injectables, such as Botox in Crescent Springs, to suppress your unwanted dynamic wrinkles.
What is Botox?
Botox is the leading brand of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin protein used for numerous medical and cosmetic purposes. Botox is FDA-approved to correct moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles, such as forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet, in patients between 18 and 65 years of age. Injecting Botox into targeted regions relaxes your facial muscles and suppresses the unwanted expression lines.
- Forehead lines, produced by the overuse of frontalis muscles to raise your eyebrows
- Frown lines, the vertical lines between the eyebrows produced by the overuse of the procerus and corrugator muscles while frowning
- Crow’s feet, the fine lines around the eyes produced by the overuse of the orbicularis oculi muscles while smiling or squinting
- Chin dimples, also known as an orange peel chin, produced by the overuse of the mentalis muscle on the chin while pouting
- Other dynamic wrinkles on the face, such as the perioral lines around the lips and the bunny lines around the nose
How Does Botox Work?
Botox belongs to a category of cosmetic injectables known as neuromodulators. It’s made of the active ingredient botulinum toxin type A — this is a neurotoxin protein that blocks the transmission of signals to specific muscles. When injected into targeted facial regions, Botox can block communications between nerve endings and the overused facial muscles, thereby relaxing the muscles responsible for the unwanted dynamic wrinkles.
If you’re interested in getting Botox in Crescent Springs, come to Unique Clinical Aesthetics for a consultation.
What Causes Dynamic Wrinkles?
To understand how Botox works, you must first understand how and why dynamic wrinkles occur. Dynamic wrinkles, also known as expression lines, generally appear because of the overuse of certain facial muscles. You use a wide range of facial muscles to produce expressions, such as laughing, smiling, frowning, etc. These facial muscles are like all other muscles on the body — they become larger and more prominent with repeated usage.
When you’re young, dynamic wrinkles only appear while you’re communicating certain expressions. However, as you grow older, the wrinkles appear on your face and refuse to go away, even when you’re not expressing emotions. That’s because the underlying facial muscles are highly developed and contracted, leading to permanent facial creases, such as frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. Botox is a suitable treatment for such dynamic wrinkles.
The Botox Treatment Overview
Dr. Jarrell specializes in highly personalized treatments of Botox in Cincinnati. She will carefully examine your facial skin, discuss your goals, and review your medical history to create the ideal Botox treatment plan. After assessing your needs, she will clean the area to be treated. The appropriate Botox dose will then be injected into specific locations to relax the overworked facial muscles, thereby smoothing the associated dynamic wrinkles. The injections generally do not take more than 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
Benefits of Botox:
- Non-surgical treatment — no incisions or scars
- Minimal pain or discomfort during the treatment
- Smooths unwanted expression lines
- Results may be seen within 3 to 4 days
- Natural-looking results — no signs of cosmetic work
- Minimal downtime — resume daily activities immediately
Botox Recovery & Side Effects
Botox is an in-office and outpatient treatment with minimal to no downtime. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately, but you should avoid strenuous activities for 24 hours. The most common side effects are mild redness, swelling, tenderness, discomfort, and bruising around the treatment areas.
Botox Results: Onset & Longevity
The results of your Botox in Crescent Springs will gradually start appearing after 3 to 4 days, with continued improvements for up to 2 weeks. The results may last as long as 4 to 6 months, following which you’ll need maintenance treatments. Dr. Jarrell will create the ideal schedule to help you maintain youthful and wrinkle-free skin.
Talk to Dr. Jarrell Today!
Dr. Laura Jarrell is a board-certified physician with 15+ years of clinical experience with specialized training in the injection of neurotoxins, such as Botox. She carefully reviews your goals and medical history to select the ideal neuromodulators and dosage for you, ensuring optimal and natural results. Please contact her to discuss your Botox treatment options. Dr. Jarrell is located in Unite Studio in Crescent Springs, KY.