Botox® injections are an easy way to eliminate wrinkles and keep skin taut. At Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic in Roseville and Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, Inell Rosario, MD, personalizes your Botox treatment plan and can give you the injections regularly for maintained results. To find out if you’re a good candidate for Botox injections, call Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic or book online today.
Botox is one of several name-brand neuromodulator injectables. There are a lot of uses for it in medicine, but by far, its most well-known use is its cosmetic application for fine lines on the face. It lasts for about four months at a time, but you can talk to Dr. Rosario at Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic about receiving injections repeatedly for ongoing smoothness.
Botox works well against wrinkles because of its main ingredient, a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin. When placed in certain muscles in minuscule doses, botulinum toxin stops the muscles from receiving the motor nerve impulses that cause them to contract. This, in turn, keeps the muscles relaxed and smooths the targeted fine lines.
During your consultation at Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic, Dr. Rosario asks you a series of medical questions and helps you define your treatment goals. Be sure to let her know if you’ve had Botox injections in the recent past.
As a cosmetic injectable, Botox can minimize some of the fine lines that show your age. Specifically, it treats a type of fine line called a dynamic wrinkle, which is named as such because of its association with your facial expressions and muscle movements. Some examples of dynamic wrinkles, which appear and get more prominent with time, are:
While you might worry that the injections will freeze your face and make you expressionless, which is a reasonable concern, this is not the case. Dr. Rosario makes sure the injections are carefully placed in only very specific muscles so you can keep using the others around them.
Dr. Rosario injects Botox in her comfortable office at Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic during a brief outpatient visit. The needle she uses is very thin, so you’ll feel little discomfort if any. She may also offer you some form of numbing agent beforehand, like ice or topical anesthesia.
The exact number of injections you need depends on the depth of the targeted wrinkles and how many of them you want to treat. You’ll start to notice a difference 1-3 days after your appointment, with the final effect settling in within two weeks.
To make sure you don’t spread the product into muscles where it doesn’t belong, you should avoid strenuous exercise and rubbing your face for about 24 hours following your Botox injections. You should also remain upright and refrain from lying down for a few hours after treatment. Besides these small aftercare considerations, you can go back to your usual activities right away.
Don’t let the fine lines on your face affect your self-image. Call Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic for an appointment or schedule online today.