Botox® Cosmetic revolutionized aesthetic medicine when it was introduced to the market for cosmetic use in 2002. For the first time, an injectable product could quickly and easily improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines in adults are commonly treated. Botox cosmetic leaves patients looking like their best, most natural selves.
Many factors contribute to facial lines, including the expressions you make every day. Repeated muscle contractions that fold and furrow the skin eventually leave their mark on your face. Botox® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface to reduce muscle contractions and the lines they cause.
Botox® Cosmetic is the first FDA-approved treatment for the temporary improvement of crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. Derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria, Botox® Cosmetic is a neurotoxin, also known as a neuromodulator. Botox® blocks the nerve impulses that cause the movement of specific facial muscles, resulting in a relaxed and refreshed facial appearance.
When it comes to the choice to get Botox, it’s about the severity of your facial lines, not your age. From genetics to the environment, many different elements influence how your skin changes. The best time to make an appointment to discuss Botox® is whenever your lines start to bother you. Treatments with Botox Cosmetic can also be preventative, starting before lines become ingrained in your skin can also be helpful.
Smiles and laughter are part of a full life. Frowns and grimaces can leave traces on the skin, in the form of expression lines. Botox® Cosmetic relaxes the nerve impulses that cause these undesirable facial movements, thereby preventing and smoothing creases around the eyes, between the brows, and across the forehead.
For some individuals Botox can also subtly raise the eyebrows or the corners of the mouth to create a more pleasant resting expression. Botox can treat an “orange peel” or “cobblestone” textured chin. If you experience neck wrinkles or “Tech neck” from excessive time on your iphone or zoom calls on your computer, Botox may be the right solution. Treatments to “smoker’s lines” around the mouth can also be smoothed with Botox. Conditions like excessive sweating improve greatly with Botox administered by your healthcare professional at The Med Spot.
Treatment with Botox requires very little downtime. You can resume your usual routine immediately afterward. Although it is recommended that you avoid intense exercise for 48 hours and do not massage the treatment area for 1 week. Most people notice the relaxation of facial expression begins in 7 to 10 days. The full effects of a single treatment with Botox appear in 14 days or 2 weeks. Repeat treatments are recommended to maintain and improve upon results.
Botox® Cosmetic has an established track record backed by 30 years of use and scientific studies and over 997 peer-reviewed journal articles.
The FDA has declared that Botox is “non-interchangeable,” meaning no other injectable can claim the same safety and efficacy. Furthermore, Botox uses a unique manufacturing process and measures its potency or strength in unique units that cannot be compared to other products. This means there will never be such a thing as generic Botox.
Botox® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment that delivers subtle, satisfying results when administered by a trained, licensed expert in cosmetic medicine and facial anatomy. Dr. Michelle Reyes and The Med Spot healthcare team have expertise in Botox and much more. Dr. Michelle Reyes has cultivated a loyal panel of patients at the Med Spot, her five-star medical practice. The Med Spot maintains a mission to help patients optimize health and beauty, alongside their age management and wellness goals.
Patients report that a Botox injection can feel like a pinch, but The Med Spot sees no reason patients should feel even that mild discomfort. With ice, numbing cream, and plenty of experience administering injectables, Dr. Reyes and her team can ensure you remain comfortable during treatment. You’ll see visible relaxation of facial movement and smoothing of lines in 7 to 10 days and full results in 14 days or 2 weeks.
Though not a permanent solution, Botox® Cosmetic does last up to 3 months. Frown lines will gradually return if you discontinue treatment, but results can be maintained with repeat treatment sessions.
The Med Spot team welcomes all individuals, anyone from Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, and the greater San Fernando Valley who wants to optimize natural beauty from the inside out. Dr. Michelle Reyes combines her extensive training and experience with cutting-edge technology and research to ensure every client enjoys the best possible results.
To learn more about what Botox® Cosmetic can do for you, contact The Med Spot to arrange for a personal one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes or a member of The Med Spot Team. Let our healthcare staff start you on a journey towards your best self.