For those looking to remove wrinkles and lines from the face in certain specific areas, one of the most popular and well-known treatments available is Botox Cosmetic. Helping temporarily relax facial muscles to diminish lines and wrinkles, Botox is used for this and several related needs, including reducing TMJ pain and assisting with migraine headaches.
At the offices of Steven Jepson MD, we’re proud to offer a wide variety of Botox injections for clients with a range of needs, as well as related dermal filler products like Juvederm and others. If this is your first time considering Botox or a related solution, there may be several important questions you should be asking our staff – or yourself – as you get started with this process. This two-part blog series will go over a number of these themes to help you properly prepare and ready yourself, and even to confirm that Botox is the ideal treatment for your needs.
What is Botox?
As we noted above, Botox is a solution that will temporarily relax the facial muscles. Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein that’s fully approved by the FDA for moderate to severe lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines, and can be purchased – along with valuable injection services – from approved providers like Genesis Lifestyle Medical.
The uses of Botox are potentially extensive. It may be used to lift or shape eyebrows, to lift the corners of the mouth, to limit wrinkles on or pout out the lips, or even to reduce skin bands on the neck. For those who suffer from TMJ or migraine headaches, Botox also may be used to treat these conditions.
What Results am I Expecting?
First and foremost, you should be asking both yourself and your medical spa about the results that are likely from Botox and what you’re expecting from the treatment. For those with issues like deep forehead creases, crow’s feet or 11s between the eyebrows, Botox is often ideal – its results coordinate directly with what those in this position.
For certain related needs, however, other products we offer might be more suitable. For instance, if you’re looking to increase cheekbone volume or lift the skin along your jawline, a dermal filler like Juvederm will usually be preferable to Botox. Asking this question of both yourself and our staff allows us to evaluate your needs and find the ideal product, whether it’s Botox or another.
Which Correction Level Do I Desire?
If you’ve confirmed that you are moving forward with Botox, the next important question to answer is what level of correction you desire. Most who receive Botox have no interest in the “frozen” look that’s often featured in popular media – but in modern times, a skilled practitioner of Botox will help you avoid those risks altogether. Still, though, there are varying correction levels that you may desire depending on your appearance, and this is an area you’ll go over in detail with staff before the procedure is done.
For more on the important questions to ask before getting Botox treatment, or to learn about any of our Botox, Juvederm, laser treatments or other medical spa services, speak to the staff at the offices of Steven Jepson MD today.