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If you’re thinking of getting cosmetic Botox injections to reduce the signs of aging, it’s only natural that you’d want to know exactly what Botox is, and how it works.

What is Botox?

Botox is derived from the botulinum toxin bacteria. And although it is technically a toxin, that is exactly what makes it work. When used in small doses, it can be used to treat health problems and improve the signs of aging.

When injected into the facial skin, it can either reduce wrinkles and fine lines or, in many instances, eliminate them completely. When performed by an experienced ProHealth Solutions professional, Botox is completely safe, and can also be incredibly effective.

These are just a few of the aesthetic issues Botox can treat.

  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Lip lines
  • Forehead creases
  • And others problem wrinkle areas

Botox is also used to treat many different health conditions, including severe underarm sweating, cervical dystonia, uncontrollable blinking, chronic migraine, overactive bladder, and TMJ.

Botox is Injected for Wrinkle Reduction and Smoothing

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The most common reason patients turn to Botox injections is to soften or eliminate facial lines. The result is a refreshed, youthful look. Botox can eliminate those troublesome wrinkles between your eyes, as well as those that may have developed around your eyes as well.

When an injection is applied, Botox blocks the nerve signals to that specific muscle. If the muscle can’t receive a signal, then it can’t contract. Wrinkles either disappear completely or are significantly reduced as a result. Quite simply, the skin stops being folded, allowing it to rejuvenate and restore smooth skin.

Most patients who receive a Botox injection report very little discomfort. They may feel a slight pinch, but that’s all.

After you receive your injection, you could start seeing a noticeable reduction in wrinkles in as little as 24-48 hours. Full results usually appear within 30 days and can last for as long as four months.

It’s important to note that Botox injections aren’t permanent. If you don’t continue treatment, then the wrinkles will eventually return as the muscles are able to move again and recreate the wrinkles

Who is Eligible for Botox Injections?

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Over time, facial movements such as squinting, smiling, and frowning can result in wrinkles. Even chewing your food can cause lines to form on your face. Wrinkles can make you look older than you are, and can even make it seem like you’re in a bad mood when you’re actually happy. Botox injections are one of the safest and fastest methods of removing them.

There’s isn’t a strict rule about who should get Botox. But generally, you should wait until you are in your mid-20s or older, otherwise, it’s probably not necessary.

If you purse your lips, furrow your brow, or have unwanted wrinkles, you can use Botox to get rid of the wrinkles and then to help keep them away. Preventative Botox will keep the muscles weak which means you will need less Botox over time. Your Botox treatments will also start to last longer and require fewer treatments.

It’s also important to know that Botox doesn’t work for all wrinkles. If your wrinkles aren’t caused by muscle movements (like wrinkles caused by sun damage or smoking), Botox can’t help you. That’s why you need to do your part to prevent these types of wrinkles by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

A medical professional can help you decide if Botox is right for you.

What to Expect During Your Botox Consultation

Here’s what you can expect when you schedule an appointment with ProHealth Solutions for Botox or Dysport:

  • First, we’ll perform an assessment of your facial lines, and let you know whether or not we feel injections will be effective.
  • Next, we’ll get an idea of your expectations, and show you before and after pictures to show you what results may be possible.
  • Finally, we’ll ask you about any kinds of skin allergies you may have, and then assess areas such as skin laxity, and any weaknesses in your forehead muscles that might be present. We’ll also check to see if there are any signs of infection in the areas to be treated. All of this information will help us confirm that you’re a good candidate for Botox.

Botox is convenient and affordable. Your appointment will last between 15 and 20 minutes and you will be on your way with no downtime.

Are There Side Effects of Getting Botox?

There are patients who experience minor side effects after a Botox injection. Potential side effects can sometimes include the following:

  • Dry eyes
  • Mild pain near the site of the injection
  • Swelling near the injection site
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Bruising
  • In some rare instances, headaches that typically disappear within 24-48 hours

If you’ve had a previous Botox injection, please make sure to tell your doctor before receiving a new one.

Also, make sure your doctor knows if you’re taking any sort of medication to treat an allergy or a sleeping issue, or if you take muscle relaxants. You may need to stop taking blood thinners for a few days before the injection to reduce the chances of bleeding or severe bruising.

Once you receive your injection, you need to keep from rubbing the area, and you should not lie down for a few hours so the ingredients can spread out.

In order to maintain your results, you will need to schedule a Botox injection appointment about every 4 months.

Contact ProHealth Solutions to Learn More

At ProHealth Solutions, we offer a wide range of aesthetic procedures in a comfortable, welcoming environment. We are committed to improving the lives of our patients with safe, proven solutions. Whether you have wrinkles, sagging skin, or you’re not happy with your appearance for some other reason, we’ll do everything we can to help.

Most importantly, we truly care about our patients and want them to be completely satisfied with the results of our work. We will listen carefully to your concerns and your expectations, and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to learn more about ProHealth Solutions, or you would like to schedule a consultation for Botox injections, please call us at 727-873-6536.

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