BOTOX

Introduction

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At Tranquil Waters Med Spa you should talk to our Licensed, trained, healthcare professional where they will have a detailed discussion with you and will talk through every concern you have, until you feel comfortable.

Our Medical Doctor, who is experienced in facial anatomy can determine the right options for you. For example, the most widely used procedure for moderate to severe frown lines is neurotoxin injections, a class of prescription medication that has been shown to be effective in many studies. Finally, ask for an FDA-approved product such as BOTOX.


FAQ

What is BOTOX ?

Botox (clostridium botulinum) is a prescription medication made by Allergan which is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults

How does BOTOX work?

When you squint or frown, the muscles between your eyebrows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause permanent frown lines.

Botox acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, BOTOX can temporarily reduce the lines between your eyebrows.

How do I know if BOTOX is right for me?

If you are an adult with moderate to severe glabellar lines, this treatment of injections may be right for you. Talk to our Doctor to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment.

Do not take BOTOX if you are allergic to botulinum toxic or any other ingredients in BOTOX. You should also not take BOTOX if you have an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxic product or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.

What should I tell My Doctor before treatment?

Before receiving treatment with BOTOX, you should tell your Doctor about all the medical conditions, including whether you have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves, have allergies to any botulinum toxin product or have experienced any side effect from any other botulinum toxin in the past.

In addition, tell your Doctor about your medical history and all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

Especially tell your Doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months or in the past. Be sure your Doctor knows exactly which product(s) you received and when you received them.

How Is a Botox Procedure Performed?

Getting Botox takes only a few minutes and no anesthesia is required. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. It generally takes seven to ten days to take full effect and it is best to avoid alcohol at least one week prior to treatment. Aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications should be stopped two weeks before treatment as well in order to reduce bruising.

How Long Does a Botox Injection Last?

The effects from Botox will last three to four months, sometimes more, sometimes less – each person is different. Also, depending on the time frame of retreating a specific area, results can vary as well as the number of units needed to obtain results. For first time clients, it is always best to schedule a 10 day follow up appointment to discuss any concerns or the addition of a few additional units until your “formula” is perfected. Everybody is unique.

As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and will need to be re-treated. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with repeat treatments because the muscles are being trained to relax. Training the muscles is important so it is always best to receive Botox on a regular schedule before all of the effects of the previous Botox treatment wears off. Deep resting creases in the skin can only be softened and not total eliminated, this is why proper maintenance is crucial.

What Are the Side Effects of Botox?

Temporary bruising is the most common side effect of Botox. There is also a risk of headaches but this as well is transient in nature, usually resolving within 2-3 days. A small percentage of patients may develop eyelid drooping or a dropping of the brow which are both temporary and usually resolve within weeks. To lessen any risks, an upright position should be maintained for 4 hours following the treatments and you should refrain from exercise until the following day as well as avoid any irritating products applied directly to the injection sites.

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