What Is Botox and How Does it Work?


As you age, wrinkles can start to be more prevalent in areas such as your forehead, the corners of your eyes, and around your mouth. Because wrinkles are a normal part of aging, they can appear despite a good skincare routine. Botox treatments are a way to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 


If you are interested in having a more youthful appearance, you can consider our Botox treatments in Houston, TX. At BeYOUtiful Anti Aging Studio, our Botox treatments can target a wide variety of areas on your face to smooth wrinkles and help you achieve the look that you want. 


What Are Neuromodulators? 


The active ingredient in Botox, Botulinum toxin A, is something called a neuromodulator. Neuromodulators block nerve signals to the targeted muscles. Because the muscles in your face are responsible for the motions that cause wrinkles, temporarily blocking these signals can keep your skin smooth even when you smile, frown, or make other facial expressions. These effects are temporary and the ability to use these muscles fully is restored within 3-4 months. 


What Are the Uses of Botox Injections? 


Reducing Frown Lines


Frown lines are the wrinkles that appear between your eyebrows. Having deep lines in this area can sometimes make you appear sad or worried even when you aren’t. A botox treatment can help smooth these lines. 


Minimizing Crow’s Feet


Our Botox injections can help to reduce the appearance of the lines that appear at the corner of your eyes, also known as crow’s feet. The injections are given in the orbicularis oculi muscles near the eyes. Once these muscles are relaxed, it can have a smoothing effect on your crow’s feet. 


Reducing Forehead Wrinkles


Botox is FDA approved for use on the forehead. Dynamic wrinkles in this area are often the first to appear and can be deep even at an earlier age. 


Shaping or Lifting Eyebrows


Botox can be used to lift and shape the eyebrows. It works by smoothing the areas around the brows, lifting them, and minimizing sagging brows. At our studio, we offer brow shaping services to give you a more lifted look. 


Preventing Wrinkles


Botox can also be used to help prevent creases from forming in your skin. When the movement of the muscles is reduced, the skin can stay smoother for longer. Younger women can use this method to prevent frown lines or forehead lines. 


What Are the Benefits of Botox for Treating Wrinkles?


Fast Procedure With No Downtime


Botox is a minimally invasive, no-downtime procedure. Depending on how many areas you have us treat, you may be in our office longer. But most sessions take no longer than 30 minutes. There is no downtime with Botox procedures. While some redness may be present near the injection sites, most people are able to return to work or other activities without any problems. 


Results Can Last a Long Time


If you are looking for an option that will last a long time without being permanent, Botox may be a good choice. Its effects last for 3 or 4 months. Most people who want to continue Botox treatments only have to come in around three times every year to maintain the effects that they want. 


Subtle and Natural Results


The results of Botox are very subtle and natural looking. This treatment does not drastically change the look of your face, it only helps it to look smoother and more youthful. A Botox treatment will not add volume to your skin, it simply minimizes motion in key muscles around the face.


What to Expect From Your Botox Appointment 


A consultation with us is often the most important part of the process. Our Master Injection Artist, Kay McCunis, will help you understand the structure of your muscles and talk about how Botox treatments may be able to help with any areas that you are not happy with. This is your time to ask questions and develop healthy expectations about the results of your treatment. This is also our time to get a comprehensive picture of your medical history and make sure you are a good candidate for the treatment. 


You can choose to schedule your injections for the same day as your consultation or have two separate appointments. When your appointment time arrives, we will start by cleansing your face and making marks to ensure precision. We will then begin injecting Botox into these areas. We use very fine needles that cause minimal discomfort, but make sure to communicate any discomfort with us during your Botox injections. 


You will not be able to see the effects right away. You may start to notice a difference after a few days, but peak effects are often seen at the two-week mark. After your appointment, we will remind you to refrain from touching, rubbing, or itching your injection sites to give your face time to heal from the treatment. You may want to avoid applying makeup for at least 4 hours. 


What Side Effects Can You Expect? 


Botox is a well-established treatment and serious side effects are rare when done by an experienced injector. The most common side effects are soreness, redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. Rare side effects can include a drooping eyelid or mouth, dry eyes, or muscle weakness. 


Botox Treatments in Houston, TX


If you are interested in smoothing out lines in your forehead, eyes, or glabella, and you want more information about our Botox treatments at BeYOUtiful Anti Aging Studio, contact us today. We offer services in Houston, TX and we look forward to your call!