BOTOX Cosmetic is the most popular anti-aging treatment in the world, and one of our top services at SkinSpirit Los Gatos. If you are interested in a quick, effective, nonsurgical treatment for smoother skin, our professionals are ready to show you the possibilities of Botox treatment.
BOTOX is an FDA approved injectable wrinkle relaxer used to safely smooth lines and wrinkles on the face. The active ingredient is a purified protein that blocks nerve signals from the brain to affected muscles. When injected into the facial muscles, the treatment can temporarily improve the look of crow’s feet and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
How It Works
Botox has been successfully used for years to treat some of the most common age-related concerns of both men and women in the Los Gatos, CA area. Instead of physically adding volume to wrinkles the way injectable fillers do, this treatment works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes the wrinkles in the first place.
When injected by the trained professionals at our Los Gatos clinic, Botox reduces the activity of these muscles to soften and fade wrinkles without interfering with your ability to make facial expressions. In addition to cosmetic use, it is also used to treat conditions such as excessive perspiration, migraine headaches, and eyelid spasms.
The SkinSpirit Experience
The practitioners at our Los Gatos clinic are among the most experienced in the country. You can expect your appointment to last approximately thirty minutes and you should be able to return to your normal activities immediately afterward.
Your practitioner will start by cleansing your skin and reviewing your goals with you. He or she will ask you to make facial expressions to see precisely where your concerns are located. Your practitioner will then make a series of BOTOX injections using a very fine needle, which typically feel like a small pinch.
After your appointment, you may experience some minor injection site reactions such as tenderness, bruising, itching, or bleeding. These are all normal and should not last more than a day or so. Results are not immediate and it typically takes about a week for your complexion to look smoother. Treatments can last between three and six months, depending on your own unique physiology and the location of your injections.
“I LOVE SkinSpirit! I had been having wonderful experiences with Botox from Katherine for about a year when she moved to Seattle. I was definitely due and so I decided to schedule an appt with Sherri. I was a little nervous because I loved Katherine so much, but Sherri is wonderful! I have never been nothing but thrilled with my results from SkinSpirit!”