So, you’re thinking about trying Botox and wondering what benefits it will have for your appearance, both right away and in the long run. How does it work and how long does it last? How often can you get this treatment? At Old Town Med Spa in Chicago, IL, we have the answers you need!
How Often Can You Get Botox?
This is one of the most common questions we get about this treatment. We find that our clients are so impressed with their results that they want to maintain them all the time. The good news is that Botox is one of the safest cosmetic treatments available, and you can top off your injections every 3-4 months. That said, many people find that their results last even longer, meaning that they don’t have to come in as frequently.
How Long Do the Results Last?
It varies from person to person. You can count on your results lasting at least 3 months. For some people, they last as long as 6! This means that it is safe to renew your injections as soon as you start to see the effects recede.
Are Subsequent Sets of Injections as Effective as the First?
Yes! You can expect the same level of effectiveness every time you book an appointment for these injectables. Imagine…smoother skin and a dramatic improvement in your fine lines every time. In short, that means great results on repeat!
It’s Not Magic…It’s Botox
Millions of people all over the world have tried this treatment and loved the results. In fact, it is now the number one cosmetic treatment in the United States, with over 4 million injections done every year. That’s because people love the results. It is one of the best ways to treat lines and wrinkles that the world has ever known.
What You Can Expect
When you try this treatment, you will see noticeable changes in the texture of your skin. It will become smoother, less tired-looking, and more youthful. Additionally, sun damage and the results of other environmental factors are no match for these injections! It is a sure bet for tackling those unwanted lines and wrinkles right at their source.
What It Treats
As far as injectables go, Botox is one of the most versatile options. That is because it has proven itself on the market for a long time, and has received FDA approval to treat certain kinds of wrinkles that are off-limits for other treatments. You are probably a great candidate for this treatment if you would like to reduce the appearance of any of these kinds of lines:
- Crows feet
- Frown lines
- Brow lines
Those are just some of the most popular uses. It can also be used to treat other facial lines and for other conditions like sweating and migraines. If you are wondering whether this treatment is a good choice for your concerns, reach out to us and we can have a one-on-one conversation!
How It Works
The results of this treatment might seem magical, especially if you have already tried a lot of over-the-counter creams that don’t appear to work at all. But in reality, Botox works via an advanced understanding of facial anatomy and the aging process. Here’s how…
Identifying the Cause of Wrinkles
Pretty much since the beginning of time, people have wanted to do something about the fine lines and wrinkles that inevitably appear as part of the aging process. Today, we finally understand enough about why we age to take control of the situation. What it comes down to are muscle contractions that crease our skin gradually over time. So, if everyone makes facial expressions, why do older people have more wrinkles?
The answer is that our skin produces several anti-aging substances that decrease over time. Some of the most important are collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. This terrific trio helps the skin stay moisturized, retain its shape, and stay smooth. When they start to decrease in our bodies, fine lines start to appear in places where our skin folds to accommodate movements. When not treated, those lines become wrinkles.
What would happen if you could keep certain muscles relaxed so that the lines did not form? This treatment does exactly that! The injections deliver a naturally-occurring substance called botulinum toxin which keeps the wrinkle-prone areas of your face from creating dynamic lines. Those are the lines that you only see when you make a certain expression. This both inhibits new wrinkles and allows the lines you already have to smooth out.
Best of all, botulinum toxin is extremely safe and the occurrence of side effects is negligible. After a few months, it simply works its way out of your system. And, as discussed earlier, you can renew your injections to keep up your results as soon as that happens.
What is the experience of trying this treatment actually like? Most people find it very convenient and easy. Approximately 30 minutes is all the time you need to spend in our med spa. The injections take between 10 and 15 minutes from start to finish. Afterward, you can jump right back into your routine with no downtime.
It almost sounds like magic. It almost sounds too good to be true. But it’s not. With this treatment, you have a ton of benefits without negative effects. Here are some of the advantages this treatment has:
Nothing speaks like results! After getting these injections, you will see a real, noticeable difference in the way you look. The fine lines that have been bothering you will be much less noticeable and your skin will look years younger.
Say No to Down Time
This treatment is so fast and convenient, it doesn’t even require any down time. We recommend that you not exercise intensely for about a day after your injections, but that is really the only modification you need to make to your schedule.
While some ways to fight off wrinkles are quick, temporary fixes, these injections provide results that will last between 3 and 6 months! Makeup washes off, and the results of some skin treatments fade rapidly, but this treatment gives you control of your appearance over the long haul. Considering the fact that you can renew your injections as soon as your skin starts to go back to the way it was before, these injections are truly a lasting solution to the problem of unwanted lines.
The Fact That It Works for Almost Everyone
Are you wondering whether or not you are a good candidate for this treatment? The answer is probably yes. It works on all skin types, and it will improve your fine lines and wrinkles whether they came from sun damage, harsh makeup, or just genetics. For every person, the underlying cause of wrinkles is muscle contractions, and that is exactly what this treatment targets.
Do you have questions about when you should start? What age is most common? We can tell you that we have patients from all walks of life. Fine lines and wrinkles start to appear in our late 20s or early 30s. Whenever you start to see them is a great time to get started on your injections. That said, it is never too late to start!
Book a Consultation With Us!
We have tons more information on this treatment that we would love to share with you! Plus, we would love to meet you in person and do a complimentary evaluation of your skin! If you are curious to learn more about how this treatment can benefit you, don’t hesitate to reach out.
Call us at Old Town Med Spa in Chicago, IL by dialing one of our three locations. You can reach the Old Town location at (312) 313-0330. The number for Lincoln Park is (312) 836-4224. You can reach Bucktown at (312) 416-6172. We look forward to hearing from you!
Draw the Line at Unwanted Lines
We hope we have helped you learn a little more about Botox. The incredible popularity of this treatment means that many people have heard about it before they come in to our med spa. We can confirm that it really is one of the most effective, least invasive ways to make a big impact on your fine lines and wrinkles. Contact Old Town Med Spa in Chicago, IL, and we will tell you even more!