Eliminate Facial Aging with BOTOX®
BOTOX® is as famous as many of the celebrities who line up for quarterly treatments with this cosmetic injectable. Why? It effectively turns back the clock on facial aging, eliminating fine lines such as crow’s feet without the need for surgery. Dr. Lily Love of Sterling Aesthetics utilizes her extensive knowledge in facial anatomy to correctly, and effectively, deliver BOTOX® to Sterling Aesthetics clients in Santa Fe.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is derived from the botulinum toxin, which, when injected into a muscle in very small amounts, is able to paralyze muscle activity for a certain period of time. Creases and wrinkles are caused by repeated muscle contractions when we perform an action such as smiling. The botulinum toxin works by blocking the muscular nerve signals so the muscle doesn’t contract, lessening the appearance of the corresponding wrinkles. BOTOX® is very effective in treating facial wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead furrows, and skin bands that sometimes form on the neck.
Am I a good candidate for BOTOX®?
Most people ages 25 to 65 are good candidates for BOTOX® injections. BOTOX® isn’t as effective in people over age 65 because as the skin sags and loses its elasticity, wrinkles and creases can become static regardless of the underlying muscle activity. To know more about your eligibility for the procedure, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Love beforehand.
What can I expect during my BOTOX® session?
BOTOX® injections will be administered through a very fine needle directly into specific facial muscles. For this reason, it is critical for your injector to have extensive knowledge of facial muscle structure and anatomy. By targeting the specific muscles causing the wrinkles, Dr. Love’s BOTOX® treatments don’t affect your facial expressions, as can happen when BOTOX® is delivered by inexperienced injectors. Anesthesia is not necessary and a BOTOX® session only lasts around 15 minutes in our Santa Fe office.
What can I expect after the BOTOX® procedure?
It is important to avoid massaging the treated areas for the first six hours after treatment, as the BOTOX® can migrate to other unwanted areas of the face. You will notice the full effects of your treatment eight days following your appointment; the smooth, wrinkle-free effects will last for three months. To maintain results into the future, Dr. Love recommends follow-up treatments.
Interested in utilizing the facial fillers Juvederm and Voluma, and muscle relaxer BOTOX, to Rebuild what your face has lost to age and the sun? Click here to learn more about Dr. Love’s facial Rebuild program. To read more about injectable fillers and the other services we offer, visit Sterling Aesthetic’s blog!