Generally, the stereotype that botox will result in a complete loss of facial movement or an unnatural ‘plastic’ appearance is somewhat of a misconception. However, the skill of your aesthetician plays a substantial role in how your final results will look and how natural your face will look after treatment.
It is entirely possible to achieve a completely natural and subtle result from Botox and maintain facial movement if desired. Achieving natural-looking results while still ensuring that the treatment is effective for reducing wrinkles requires a skilled and experienced aesthetician. As Northern Colorado’s leading med spa, the aestheticians at Xanadu are highly qualified and trained professionals with the skill to achieve the natural botox results you want.
The thought of cosmetic injectables and botox can be daunting, and the stereotypes are often worrying for those considering the treatment. At Xanadu Med Spa, we are here to put your mind at ease that botox results can be natural, subtle, and effective.
We offer a complimentary initial consultation for anyone who would like to understand the type of results they can expect to achieve from Botox with us. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to answer any questions or concerns you have about Botox or any other procedure we offer at Xanadu.
Contact us today by calling 970-591-7919 to book your free consultation and find out if Botox is right for you.
How Does Botox Work?
A Botox treatment injects the active ingredient, botulinum toxin, into the facial muscles to reduce the repetitive muscle movements and facial expressions that lead to lines and wrinkles. These injectable wrinkle relaxers are highly effective at reducing the development or worsening of dynamic lines, such as forehead lines, frown lines, and laughter lines.
Many patients undergo preventative botox before some wrinkles appear. This is an effective method of preventing the initial development before wrinkles begin, as opposed to reducing the severity once they appear. If wrinkles are already present, the muscle-relaxing effects of Botox can prevent these wrinkles from worsening and becoming deeper and more prevalent over time.
Where Can You Use Botox Treatments?
Historically, many people have believed that the only way to significantly alter their facial anatomy or fight the signs of aging was through invasive surgical procedures. However, Botox is an entirely safe, FDA-approved, and versatile treatment that delivers impressive cosmetic results without surgery. This treatment allows patients to address several different facial insecurities, such as asymmetry, lip size, and wrinkles.
Botox also has several medical and non-cosmetic applications offered by healthcare professionals. These include the treatment of excessive sweating, muscle tension, headaches, and jaw pain. Xanadu Med Spa uses Botox for cosmetic purposes and treatments. If you are considering Botox for a medical application, seek advice from a qualified doctor.
Usually, the most popular use of Botox injections is to reduce facial wrinkles. Specifically, areas such as forehead wrinkles, brow lines, and crow’s feet respond well to botox treatment and can show a substantial reduction in the development or worsening of wrinkles in that area.
One of the lesser-known by highly effective uses of Botox is to treat asymmetrical facial features. Often minor or soft-tissue-related asymmetry can be addressed with botox injections. For example, this can be used to even out one eyebrow that is higher than the other and even restore muscle function or manage muscle tension to address facial or mouth drooping.
Botox can also be used to improve the size and appearance of your lips. In this procedure, often known as a ‘lip flip’, an aesthetician will inject botox along the upper lip line and in the corners of your mouth. This relaxes the muscles around the upper lip and causes your lip to ‘flip’ upwards and appear bigger than before the treatment. This treatment generally delivers more natural results than dermal lip filler and makes lips appear fuller and poutier. The Botox lip augmentation can be particularly effective for combatting the appearance of age-related lip-thinning.
Results Of Botox Injections
Unlike some other cosmetic injectables, the full extent of the effects of Botox is not visible immediately after your treatment. Botox needs time to work on blocking the brain signals and relaxing your muscles before the full impact is seen.
Typically, patients tend to see signs of their results of botox around 3 to 4 days after their treatment, but the full extent of their results may not show entirely until 14 days after the procedure. This delay is because the treatment must reach the deeper cellular levels of the target muscle to block the signals to the nerve.
The muscle-relaxing effects of Botox can begin to wear off around four months after your initial treatment. It is recommended that patients have botox top-up injections approximately every 4 months, but this will vary between individuals and should be based upon the advice of a professional.
Duration Of Your Results
The exact amount of time your results from Botox will last varies between individuals. Factors such as sun exposure, exercise, and your body’s natural metabolic rate can all impact how long the Botox will last. In general, patients begin to see the return of pre-treatment levels of movement in the treatment area after around 4 to 6 months.
Risks Of Botox
Typically, patients may experience some redness or minor swelling around the injection site after a botox treatment. Some patients also report minor bruising, a headache, pain at the injection site, and muscle stiffness.
More severe risks and side effects of Botox are rare but can occur. These can include infection at the site of injection, an allergic reaction, and blurred vision. Generally, these side effects are rare or occur as a result of an unlicensed or poorly trained botox practitioner.
Too much Botox can cause the muscles to lose strength and result in droopiness or an uneven appearance, particularly in the eyelids and corners of the mouth. The risks of serious side effects and results you are not happy with can be significantly reduced by only being treated by an experienced and knowledgeable professional.
Will My Face Look Natural After Botox?
It is entirely possible for your face to look natural after you have had Botox injections. In fact, many men and women achieve such subtle results that it is impossible to tell that they have had a cosmetic procedure. Instead, their skin just appears naturally wrinkle-free.
Botox must be performed properly and administered with your desired outcome in mind to ensure you achieve the results you want. To achieve a natural appearance after botox, your practitioner may administer fewer injections to achieve a subtle youthful appearance than those who require more instantly impactful results.
Will Botox Get Rid Of Deep Wrinkles?
In general, botox is unlikely to have a significant effect on static lines and deep lines that have already developed. Although the treatment may offer some smoothing effect, the main purpose of Botox is to relax the muscles that cause dynamic lines, not to fill in deep lines.
At Xanadu Med Spa, we offer a comprehensive range of other state-of-the-art, non-invasive treatments that are effective for treating the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. These treatments, such as dermal filler and non-surgical facelifts, can be combined with Botox injections in an overarching treatment plan to help you achieve the most effective and long-term anti-aging results.
How Can I Get The Best Results From Botox?
There are several steps that patients can take to ensure they achieve the results they expect from their botox treatment, including carefully selecting your botox professional and avoiding blood thinning medication.
Similarly, avoiding the use of harsh exfoliants on your face can also improve your results, as abrasive facial products can stop Botox from working effectively. You can also ice the area after treatment, keep hydrated, and manage stress to improve your results.
Choose The Right Aesthetician
The skill and experience of your practitioner will make a significant difference to the quality of your final results and decrease your chances of side effects and complications. The reputation of a med spa or clinic, alongside professional accreditations and training, will give you an indication of the quality of your aesthetician.
Exercise can increase the blood flow to the treatment area and increase the chances of bruising. To improve your Botox results and reduce the risk of bruising, you should avoid exercise for 24 hours after the procedure. Immediate exercise can also cause the Botox to move away from the treatment area faster than normal and inhibit absorption. After the 24-hour period, you are free to exercise as before.
Limit UV And Sun Exposure
Sun exposure can negatively impact Botox results. In the immediate aftermath of your treatment, stay out of direct sunlight for four hours and avoid extreme sunlight for two days to decrease the risk of bruising. Similarly, sun exposure before your treatment can decrease your body’s absorption rate of Botox, reduce the effectiveness of the treatment and impact your final results.
Regular maintenance treatments can ensure you keep up the optimal results from your Botox. However, treatments should not be too regular as your muscles can train themselves to contract less, which can cause a lack of strength and droopy muscles. An experienced professional will closely monitor your muscles in the treatment area and develop a tailored treatment plan that is specific to your muscles and how they respond to treatment.
What To Look For In Your Botox Professional
Botox is a prescription-only medical treatment. As such, it is essential that your aesthetician is fully licensed and trained to administer botox injections. Particularly if you are looking to achieve natural-looking results and avoid too much muscle paralysis, you need a knowledgeable, experienced injector to achieve your desired results.
A practitioner with genuine care and dedication to achieving the personalized results that you want is essential to ensure you are happy with your outcome. Similarly, attention to detail and passion for their craft is vital. With a keen eye for detail, your aesthetician can ensure that your treatment includes the tiny variations specific to your face and goals and that it is carefully administered for the best results.
Your chosen med spa or clinic should also offer a consultation before your procedure to ensure your practitioner fully understands your goals, skin type, and any conditions you may have. Excellent client testimonials and reviews are also a great way to evaluate the skill and credibility of your chosen professional.
Xanadu Med Spa: Fully-Licensed Botox Aestheticians
Although Botox injections are FDA approved and deemed safe for the treatment of wrinkles and facial asymmetry, complications are more likely if this treatment is administered without appropriate training.
The team of aestheticians at Xanadu Med Spa are highly trained professionals who have been using Botox to help the men and women of Northern Colorado achieve their skin goals for many years. Our practitioners are highly qualified and have undergone extensive training programs to be able to offer you top-quality treatments.
Our friendly and knowledgeable team is regularly praised for putting our patients and ease, developing bespoke treatment plans to carefully achieve our client’s goals, and delivering impressive results. We know how important the results are to our patients, and we pride ourselves on taking an individualized approach to every treatment we do to leave our clients with the exact results they want.
The Xanadu Med Spa team is fully qualified and licensed to administer botox, dermal fillers, and the vast range of other med spa procedures we offer. All treatments at Xanadu are administered under the supervision of our medical director, Dr Eric Olsen, M.D. You can rest assured that you are in safe, skilled hands and that your result will reflect our high level of expertise.
Xanadu Med Spa Can Help You Achieve The Results You Want
Botox cosmetic injectables are a highly effective way to fight visible signs of the aging process and boost self-confidence without the need for plastic surgery. Everyone’s goals for Botox and the final look they want to achieve are different. As such, it is important that you are treated by an aesthetician that understands your goals and has the skill to execute them to the top standard.
Our team knows that many of our clients want natural-looking results from their treatment, and we understand the importance of tailoring every treatment to suit our client’s aspirations. Xanadu’s aestheticians take great pride in delivering results that match our patients’ goals and deliver youthful skin, improved wrinkles, and increased confidence.
At Xanadu Med Spa, we offer a complimentary consultation to anyone considering botox injections to discuss how the treatment could work for them. During your consultation, you can seek advice from a fully-qualified Botox professional about what can be achieved for you with Botox and the type of results you can expect. Your Xanadu practitioner will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that will deliver the results you are aiming for.
Do not be put off by thinking that you can’t achieve the look you want with Botox. A natural appearance and rejuvenated, smooth, and younger-looking skin are all possible with botox injections at Xanadu Med Spa.
Contact our team today to book your initial consultation by calling us at 970-591-7919.