When your skin begins to wrinkle, sag, and make you look older than you feel, consider skin rejuvenation at Dr. K’s Med Spa in Largo, Florida. At this state-of-the-art medical spa serving the Tampa Bay area, the team of expert aestheticians offers noninvasive BotoxⓇ injections to diminish wrinkles and fine lines. Call the spa or use online booking to schedule a consultation today.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is one of the most popular skin care treatments in the world. With no downtime and minimal risks, Botox erases wrinkles, crow’s-feet, fine lines, and creases for up to six months.
Originating from the botulinum toxin bacteria, Botox is an FDA-approved medical filler that consistently produces excellent results. Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that make your face contract, causing the muscles to relax.
What skin conditions does Botox treat?
Botox successfully eliminates wrinkles that form as a result of repetitive facial movements, such as:
- Smile lines
- Forehead lines
- Nasal bridge wrinkles
- Lip lines
Botox injections smooth your skin without leaving scars.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
Botox is used extensively because it’s safe and effective for most men and women. However, if any of the following situations apply to you, it’s best to choose a skin rejuvenation therapy other than Botox:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Weak facial muscles
- Drooping eyelids
Your personal aesthetician at Dr. K’s Med Spa talks to you during your consultation about whether Botox is right for you.
Does Botox hurt?
Botox uses ultra-thin needles, so you may feel a pinch, sting, or mild discomfort. The sensation is very brief and well tolerated by most men and women. In fact, the injections cause such little pain that you won’t need any anesthesia.
There’s no downtime, so you can return to your regular activities immediately afterward. Some patients report minor issues after the treatment like a headache, tenderness, or redness at the injection site. These symptoms are all temporary and resolve on their own within a few hours.
How long do my results from Botox last?
Botox is neither immediate nor permanent. After your first treatment, it takes about a week to see your fine lines and wrinkles minimizing. Over time, your skin continues to smooth out.
Each person’s skin is different, so results vary. In general, you’ll see positive effects on your skin for between four to six months. You can return to Dr. K’s Med Spa to safely repeat Botox injections every four months to keep your wrinkles from returning.