When Will My BOTOX® Begin to Settle?
As we grow older, no one can escape the signs of facial aging. Regardless of how well you take care of your skin and avoid the sun, everyone eventually deals with their skin changing. However, nowadays, you can slow down the process with the power of BOTOX and dermal fillers. BOTOX is an effective anti-aging tool utilized by countless men and women to attain smoother, younger-looking skin. When you visit Sereno Santé in San Jose, CA, board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Maia Chakerian will assess and create a treatment plan based on your needs. Read on to learn more from our team and when you can expect to see fantastic results. To request a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Chakerian, contact our office today.
What does BOTOX do, and how does it work?
BOTOX is a safe and effective cosmetic injectable that softens and reduces those pesky signs of facial aging. A "wrinkle relaxer" or neurotoxin derived from Botulinum Toxin Type A provides a rejuvenating experience without surgery. It is commonly used in the top quadrant on the face for areas, such as the brow, or around the eyes, or forehead, to temporarily relax facial muscles that create static wrinkles or lines when expressing ourselves. However, BOTOX can be used in other specific areas, such as around the nose, upper lip, chin, and jawline area. Once these targeted muscles relax, San Jose, CA patients are left with smoother, more youthful-looking skin. So, are BOTOX results instant?
How long does it take to see BOTOX results?
BOTOX treatments can significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, or creases. It is a muscle-relaxer that temporarily restricts the movement of certain muscles to make forehead or brow lines, Crow's feet around the eyes, or creases around the mouth area less noticeable. However, BOTOX results are day by day, as it takes a few days to settle into place. Some patients may see the impact of their treatment as early as 3 – 4 days, but most people begin to see results in about 10 – 14 days. BOTOX results will generally last about 3 – 4 months but will vary based on the treated area and frequency of injections.
Does BOTOX work?
One of the main reasons BOTOX is so popular is because it works. Repetitive facial movements cause dynamic fine lines and wrinkles. The result is those visible signs of aging skin don't go away even when our face is at rest. BOTOX is a minimally invasive temporary treatment for this issue as we get older. However, more younger adults in their 20s or 30s are utilizing BOTOX as a preventive measure to reduce the formation of future wrinkles, and it remains an extremely popular choice for women, and even men, in their 40s or 50s to smooth out wrinkles or creases to look younger.
Are you ready to take the next step?
By reducing or softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with aesthetic injectables, like BOTOX, you can look and feel years younger. If you are thinking about trying dermal fillers or BOTOX, we invite you to set up a consultation at Sereno Santé in San Jose, CA. Board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Maia Chakerian will customize a treatment plan that fits your needs and target the right areas to achieve your cosmetic goals. At Sereno Santé, we proudly offer an array of aesthetic treatments and can help you feel and look refreshed and rejuvenated. Contact our private cosmetic practice today.