Botox has been a household name within aesthetic medicine for decades. With a few strategic injections, you can temporarily reverse the signs of aging and suppress the unwanted facial wrinkles, making your skin look smooth and youthful. MAEVA Aesthetics is led by highly-skilled medical providers who use cutting-edge techniques and highly calibrated doses of Botox to soften your facial wrinkles and make you look younger. Our personalized approach to Botox guarantees natural-looking results without obvious signs of cosmetic work.
What is Botox?
Botox is a cosmetic injection made of the active ingredient botulinum toxin type a. When injected into targeted areas on the face, Botox temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles responsible for the formation of your dynamic wrinkles. With a few strategic injections, we can effectively reverse the signs of aging on your face, making your skin look smoother, softer, and more youthful. The results of Botox appear within a few days and last for 3 to 4 months, following which you need maintenance treatments.
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Perioral lines around the lips
- Dimples or creases on the chin
- Other dynamic wrinkles on the face
How Does Botox Work?
To understand how Botox works, you must understand the difference between static and dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles are the wrinkles that stay on your face at all times. Dynamic wrinkles appear on your face when you produce certain facial expressions, such as frowning, laughing, or smiling. The more you activate the dynamic wrinkles, the stronger the underlying muscles become. Over time, the frown lines, laughter lines, and crow’s feet become permanently etched on your face.
Botox belongs to a category of cosmetic injections known as neuromodulators, i.e., cosmetic injections with the active ingredient botulinum toxin type a. Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin protein that temporarily blocks communications between nerve endings and targeted muscles in the body. When injected into targeted facial muscles, Botox can prevent the nerve endings from communicating with the facial muscles responsible for your expression lines. Over time, the muscles relax, and the associated wrinkles soften, making your skin look smooth and youthful. Please contact MAEVA Aesthetics for the Botox.
Benefits of Botox:
- Minimally invasive treatment — no incisions or scars
- Comfortable and painless treatment
- Addresses the root cause of facial wrinkles
- Prevents new dynamic wrinkles from appearing
- Concludes within 15 to 30 minutes
- No harsh side effects or complications
- No post-treatment downtime
Medical Uses of Botox
Botox was used as a medical treatment long before it became a popular wrinkle relaxer. Botox is a neuromodulator with the ability to temporarily block communications between nerve endings and targeted muscle groups. This property can be used to treat numerous conditions, such as hyperhidrosis(excessive sweating), excessive muscle spasms, chronic migraines, cervical dystonia (neck spasms), overactive bladder, or strabismus (lazy eye).
Your Personalized Botox Injections
MAEVA Aesthetics provides highly personalized Botox injections after a thorough consultation. During your consultation, the cosmetic provider will carefully examine your facial skin, examine your wrinkles, discuss your goals, and curate a personalized treatment plan. They will mark the ideal treatment sites on your face and select the appropriate dose to ensure natural results.
During Botox treatment, the cosmetic provider will cleanse your facial skin and apply a numbing gel. The appropriate units of Botox are carefully injected into the targeted areas on your facial skin using extremely thin needles. You might feel a pinch, but there’s no pain or discomfort. Your Botox will conclude within 30 minutes, following which you can return home.
Side Effects of Botox
Botox is a perfectly safe treatment without harsh side effects or complications. Most patients experience mild redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising around the treatment area. But you can resume swelling with ice packs. The side effects should dissipate within a few days.
Recovery After Botox
Botox doesn’t involve any downtime. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately after the treatment. However, you may have some activity restrictions for a day. You should avoid strenuous workouts, saunas, hot showers, and facial massages for a day or two.
The Results of Botox
Botox will make your skin look smoother and more youthful after a few days, with continued improvements for 2 weeks. The wrinkles will start fading after a few days, but it takes 2 weeks for the results to be finalized. The final results last for 3 to 4 months.
Schedule an Appointment
MAEVA Aesthetics is a luxurious medical spa specializing in personalized anti-aging treatments that reveal your youthful self. Our cosmetic providers understand that everyone’s facial anatomies and goals are unique, so they personalize all treatment plans to address your specific needs. Our considered approach to Botox ensures safe, consistent, and natural-looking results that betray no signs of cosmetic manipulation. Please schedule an appointment to explore your treatment options for the botox .