Botox injections Questions and Answers
If you are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help your skin look more youthful and smoother in the process, then Botox Cosmetic Injections could be the right treatment for you! Visit Metabolic Medical today for more information. Call us or schedule an appointment online! We have 5 convenient locations to serve you in Mount Pleasant SC, West Ashley SC, Murrells Inlet SC, Columbia SC, and Bluffton SC.
There are a wide variety of cosmetic injectables on the market to choose from, you might be wondering which product is best for me and what I am trying to achieve? Metabolic Medical offers Botox Injections to our patients in Mount Pleasant, SC and Columbia, SC. Our cosmetic injectables offered at Metabolic Medical are done by our experienced and professionally trained staff to help ensure the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles are reduced and to provide smoother and younger looking skin.
What is Botox?
Botox is considered a drug which has been used for many years to help treat the aging signs of wrinkles and facial creases. Botox is a well-known brand name of a toxin made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are other brands which are similar to Botox such as Dysport and Xeomin, however Botox is the term you most often hear over any other due to it being the first injectable botulinum toxin.
Botox is one of the worst kept secrets of celebrities, as so many use this injectable product to help continuously treat their fine lines and wrinkles.
What is Botox and how long does it last?
Botox cosmetic injections were created to primarily help reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Botox cosmetic injections use a chemical called onabotulinumtoxinA which helps to temporarily prevent muscles from moving.
Some of the most common reasons patients get Botox is to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the face. Botox can help to relax the muscles and offers a softer and smoother appearance of your skin.
Botox injections can take effect almost immediately and will last upwards of 3 to 6 months. As muscle actions begin to slowly return, the lines and wrinkles will again start to appear, much often less severe with time than the first injection, because the muscles are shrinking.
You should be getting maintenance injections to keep your desired results every 3-6 months. Talk to your provider about maintenance injections before you leave your appointment.
What is Botox used for?
Many of the common uses of the brand name Botox is for doctors to use it to help reduce the appearance of face wrinkles for their patients. Botox when injected blocks the signals of the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle cannot contract, which makes the wrinkles relax and soften.
Botox is most often used on the forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes) as well as frown lines in patients. Botox however will not help with wrinkles that have been caused by severe sun damage.
Botox only takes a few minutes to complete (usually 10 minutes). Your provider will use a numbing agent to help comfort and relax you. Once the areas of your face are numb, our provider will use a small needle to inject the Botox into specific muscles in your face. You may feel a slight pinch from the needle when injecting, or minor discomfort.
Generally, it can take anywhere from 7 to 14 days for the effect of Botox to come to its full form. Avoid touching or rubbing the area of the injection sites for up to 24 hours minimum so you do not spread the Botox that was injected to another area.
What are the benefits of Botox?
Botox injections are noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. It also offers a number of physical and psychological benefits to women and men of all ages. If you’re seeking to improve your appearance and have your skin look younger without surgery, Botox injections is the way to go, as Botox is a non-invasive cosmetic injectable that will solve a number of health challenges that come along with aging.
If you are interested in Botox Injections, contact one of our two medical spa locations in Columbia or Mount Pleasant, SC. Book an appointment with one of our experienced and qualified injectionists at Metabolic Medical. We Serve Patients from Mount Pleasant SC, West Ashley SC, Murrells Inlet SC, Columbia SC, Bluffton SC, Sullivans Island SC, Isle of Palms SC, Daniel Island SC, Charleston SC, James Island SC, North Charleston SC, Pawleys Island SC, Myrtle Beach SC, Hilton Head SC, and Hardeeville SC.