A favorite of medspa patients the world over, BOTOX has become synonymous with smoother skin. This popular, effective product isn’t showing any signs of going away. Whether you’re a long-time fan or are trying it for the first time, the professionals at SkinSpirit are ready to show you the possibilities of BOTOX. With locations in Palo Alto, Los Gatos, and other Northern California cities, as well as 3 locations in metro Seattle, our experts are everywhere you are.
What Is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX is an injectable product that’s FDA approved to reduce the signs of certain lines and wrinkles on the face. Although it was approved for cosmetic use in 2002, the active ingredient in BOTOX has been trusted by the medical community for many years and in many different capacities. Outside of the aesthetic world, it’s used to treat conditions including migraine headaches, eyelid spasms, and the symptoms of an overactive bladder.
How It Works
The active ingredient in BOTOX is a purified protein that blocks nerve signals from the brain to affected muscles. This makes it especially effective on wrinkles that are caused by movement, such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and the vertical lines that form between your eyebrows.
Rather than physically adding volume to wrinkles the way injectable fillers do, BOTOX prevents you from making the expressions that cause these wrinkles in the first place. When injected by trained professionals such as the medical practitioners at SkinSpirit, BOTOX smooths your complexion without interfering with your ability to make facial expressions. BOTOX has been successfully used for years to treat some of the most common age-related concerns of women and men alike.
Your Experience & Anticipated Results
At SkinSpirit, our injectors are among the most experienced in the country. Your appointment is likely to be rather brief, and you can plan to return to your normal activities immediately afterward.
Your practitioner cleanses your skin and reviews your goals with you. He or she will ask you to make facial expressions to see precisely where your top concerns are located. Then, using a very fine needle, your practitioner makes a series of quick injections, which typically feel like a small pinch. You can anticipate being out of our clinic in about 30 minutes.
Afterward, you can get back to your day as soon as you’d like, although you may experience some minor injection site reactions such as bruising, bleeding, tenderness, or itching. These are all normal and don’t usually last more than a day or so. Keep in mind that it does take some time for your results to develop — typically about a week. Your results can last between 3 and 6 months, depending on your own unique physiology and where on your face you had injections.
When you’re ready to get started, we want to help. Reserve your visit at any of our 8 locations in Northern California and Washington, or call us at (855) 383-7546 to learn more.