Why Do People Get BOTOX® Treatment?
More people than ever are using BOTOX, and the many reasons why they choose BOTOX may surprise you. Perhaps you have been considering BOTOX yourself and have questions about how you may benefit from this particular injectable. At La Touche Élite Aesthetics in Myrtle Beach, SC, we have the answers. Keep reading for more information on reasons to consider BOTOX, as explained by board-certified registered nurse anesthetist and aesthetic expert Jeanine Christian-La Touche.
What does BOTOX do?
Perhaps the most well-known application for BOTOX is in the cosmetic beauty space. For countless men and women, BOTOX injections offer the opportunity to smooth out unwanted lines and wrinkles on the face. More specifically, BOTOX can be used to minimize the appearance of dynamic (expressive) lines and wrinkles, such as:
- Forehead lines
- Brow lines
- Glabellar lines
- 11 lines
- Crow’s feet
- Smile/frown lines
Additionally, BOTOX offers some functional and medical benefits as well, having long been used to treat the following symptoms and conditions:
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating)
- Chronic migraines
- Bladder spasms/overactive bladder
At La Touche Élite Aesthetics, we are focused on helping patients address their cosmetic concerns and feel more confident than ever with a complete range of aesthetic treatments and procedures, including BOTOX facial injections.
What to expect during BOTOX injections
If you do decide to take the plunge for yourself and address the signs of facial aging with BOTOX, we can help. To prepare for your appointment, it is helpful to know what to expect during and after the procedure. BOTOX injections can be administered within a matter of minutes and do not require a topical anesthetic or any downtime, making BOTOX one of the most convenient aesthetic treatments performed today. Once the skin has been thoroughly cleansed, Dr. Christian-La Touche will ask you to smile, frown, and make several other facial expressions in order to identify the target treatment areas. These will be marked, and you will relax your facial muscles. A small syringe is used to inject BOTOX into the marked areas.
Following treatment, you’ll be able to resume your normal daily activities. Vigorous exercise should be avoided for 24 hours, and you’ll be instructed to sleep on your back for 1 – 2 nights. You should also refrain from rubbing or touching your face, as these behaviors can cause the BOTOX to spread to unwanted areas and compromise your aesthetic outcome.
How long does BOTOX last in the face?
BOTOX injections work by binding with neural receptors to temporarily paralyze the affected muscle. This results in forced muscle relaxation and allows the skin to also relax, giving patients a much smoother and more youthful new look. This process takes about one week. Once the effects of BOTOX become apparent, patients can expect their results to last for about 3 – 4 months before repeat injections will be needed. In order to maintain a consistent look, many men and women schedule routine BOTOX appointments at three-month intervals before their lines and wrinkles begin to reappear.
Thinking about getting BOTOX in Myrtle Beach, SC? What’s stopping you?
With the convenience of treatment, no downtime, long-lasting results, and the opportunity to look years younger in just a few days, there are few reasons not to consider BOTOX injections. If you’re ready to regain a fresher and more youthful look, call La Touche Élite Aesthetics to schedule your consultation for BOTOX injections in Myrtle Beach, SC with board-certified provider Jeanine Christian-La Touche today.