How Quickly Do You Get Results From Botox?
Botox is a wonderful solution for treating the signs of aging, like wrinkles and lines. It’s also excellent for improving frown lines, reducing a gummy smile, giving you fuller lips, reducing the appearance of jowls, and softening the chin. At Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetics in Fulton, MD, we offer this effective treatment to everyone in the Washington, DC area.
How Quickly Do You Get Results From Botox?
You can see the results from your Botox injections very quickly, in just a matter of days. Where other antiaging treatments may take weeks to fully mature, most people see amazing improvement after Botox just three or four days post-treatment. The full results are usually visible between one and two weeks after your treatment.
How Does It Work So Quickly?
This treatment works so quickly because it directly tackles the source of dynamic wrinkles. As a neuromodulator, Botox stops certain muscles in the face from continuing to make motions. As these muscles relax, your skin responds almost immediately. You’ll notice a smoother, softer expression very quickly.
Target Facial Muscles
If you have been depending on topical skin care products, they have likely been failing you more and more as time goes by. This treatment can do a lot more than superficial, surface treatments. It doesn’t need time for your skin cells to renew and regenerate. By targeting facial muscles, you get nearly instant results.
The reason it’s so important to target facial muscles is that every time we make any facial expression (and we are constantly expressing with our faces), the skin around the muscles moves and forms wrinkles. Since most of us tend to make the same expressions a lot over the course of a lifetime, these wrinkles tend to develop into permanent lines over time.
Because this injection does not involve incisions or other invasive procedures, you don’t have to worry about looking strange after your treatment. There are no permanent marks or scars, and with a skilled injector, you don’t have to worry about getting a “frozen” look. Our injectors will precisely target your treatment to relax the muscles that are causing your wrinkles while still leaving you with the ability to smile, laugh, and generally express yourself just as you did before.
When you come to see us for your initial consultation, we’ll talk about your goals, take a look at your skin, and give you a good idea of exactly what results you can expect and whether this treatment is the best one for your needs.
About the Treatment Process
Your first step is to meet us for a consultation. At that time, we will also find out about your medical history and answer any questions that you may have. We may also give you a list of instructions to follow before you come in for treatment. These are not extensive, and in general, so long as you are in good health, you can receive these injections.
What Happens During Treatment?
It’s a good idea to allow about an hour for each treatment session. Our first step will be to clean your skin to ensure that the process is completely safe and sterile. Then, we will put a topical numbing cream on your skin so you will feel no discomfort at all. We need to leave a little time for that cream to take effect, and then it often takes about 10 to 20 minutes to complete a series of injections.
Your series of injections will be based on your particular goals and facial structure. This is why it’s so important to have a skilled professional do your treatment. The injections need to be targeted precisely so that you have a perfectly natural look while still achieving the wrinkle-reducing goals you have.
When your treatment is over, we will give you some aftercare instructions to ensure you have the best possible results. You’re free to return to your regular activities immediately, and there is very little that you need to change about your regular schedule after treatment. Basically, you will want to avoid taking any anti-inflammatories, like ibuprofen, because they can stop the treatment from doing its job. You’ll also see the fastest results if you are able to relax and take it easy for the first few days after your treatment, but this is not an absolute requirement.
What Is the Right Age for Botox?
The majority of people who choose this treatment are over the age of 40, but often people wait a bit later than they need to to get this treatment. While Botox is a good way to treat existing wrinkles, what many people do not realize is that it can prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place. As early as your mid-20s, it can be very easy to see where wrinkles are going to form in your face as you age.
When you express yourself, you will often notice lines forming in certain places over and over again, though, in your 20s, those lines usually soften right out as soon as you change your expression. This treatment can stop those lines from becoming permanent. In your 30s and 40s, this treatment is highly effective at completely softening existing light lines and enhancing other treatments. But this treatment is also very effective into a person’s 50s and 60s, as well!
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Most people who are interested in this treatment are good candidates for it. When you come for a consultation, we will ensure you are a good candidate by discussing your medical history and any previous treatments you’ve had. If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, you will need to wait to have this treatment until you’re finished.
Get Treatment in Washington, DC
If you’re anxious to see results, Botox is a smart choice. Contact us today at Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetics in Fulton, MD to learn more.