As skin ages, it doesn’t bounce back like it used to, so dynamic wrinkles may form. Dynamic wrinkles result from repeated facial movements, such as yawning or laughing. If you want to fight the signs of aging, but without invasive treatments, Botox could be for you. Here are answers to common questions answered by Envee Aesthetic Skin Care.

What is Botox And What Does It Treat?

Approved by the FDA in 1989, Botox derives from a version of the substance botulinum, which is usually given by injections. The substance prevents the nerves from receiving signals from neurotransmitters, and it makes the muscles relax.

Botox treats frown lines and crow’s feet as well as certain medical conditions, such as excessive sweating, overactive bladder, neck spasms, and chronic migraines. Some clients could see results in one week after treatment, but it commonly takes two weeks to get full results.

Who Makes the Ideal Candidate?

Botox is not suited for everyone, so a doctor should evaluate you to ensure you are an ideal candidate. Though it isn’t surgery, Botox still requires clients to be in excellent health. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological condition, you may not qualify. Allergic reactions rarely occur, but you can order an allergy test to be sure.

Your skin should still be supple, but show light signs of dynamic wrinkles. Botox can not fix static wrinkles, which stay on the face permanently. While clients can be of any age, Botox best suits candidates between the ages of 18 and 65. This is because the neural junctions often become weaker in people over 65.

How Do You Prepare for Botox?

Patients may be asked to stop smoking or drinking alcohol for a week or ten days before the treatment because these can interfere with the skin’s healing process. Ensure your skin has no makeup or dirt before the appointment, and you stop taking aspirins, such as Ibuprofen, and certain supplements including liver oil, ginseng, and fish oil. Inform your doctor if you take blood thinners, muscle relaxers, or sleep aids.

What Is Recovery Like?

Botox doesn’t require surgery or hospitalization and you will require no downtime after injections. Clients could return to their normal routines and activities on the same day.

The only things you won’t be able to do is lie down for about four hours or take a steam bath for six hours. The provider restricts lying down because it may cause the substance to move to an untreated area. They may also recommend waiting 24 hours to exercise or do any strenuous activity.

Schedule a Consultation

Botox won’t make you look 20 again, but you will notice a rejuvenated, more youthful, and natural look after injections. Botox should also be done by professionals, such as our team at Envee Aesthetic Skin Care, for the best results. Schedule a consultation by calling our office or contacting us online.