Botox is a popular cosmetic procedure that is being offered by most cosmetic and dermatology clinics to help people get rid of their facial wrinkles. Although Botox is a well-known treatment for several cosmetic purposes, it is not only limited to getting rid of wrinkles and enhancing facial features. It can be used to treat several other conditions as well.
What are the uses of Botox?
- Get rid of facial wrinkles by injecting Botox into the skin around the eyes, forehead, and cheeks.
- Treating chronic headaches by injecting Botox into the forehead and neck.
- Reducing excessive sweating by injecting Botox in the armpits.
- Treating excessive under-arm sweating.
- Injecting Botox into the scalp to treat hair loss and restore hair growth.
- Botox can be used to treat excessive sweating on the palms, making it easier for people to shake hands with others.
- Botox can be injected into the scalp to treat hair loss and restore hair growth.
- Treating spasmodic dysphonia (coughing during speech) by injecting Botox into the vocal cords.
- Treating chronic neck pain and cramps by injecting Botox into the neck and back muscles.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox, or botulinum toxin type A, is a safe and effective treatment that works by temporarily paralyzing or weakening the muscles in the face. When the muscles in our face are relaxed, you will find it easier to make different facial expressions. The muscles that cause frown lines, crow's feet, forehead lines, etc., will be temporarily weakened after receiving Botox injections, allowing you to make facial expressions without any effort.
What Are Some of the Benefits of Botox?
Botox can instantly help you look younger by reducing aging signs like wrinkles, crow's feet, forehead lines, etc. By injecting Botox into your facial muscles, we can make it easier for you to smile and express yourself at ease. Botox injections can make your skin look smoother by temporarily relaxing your facial muscles and plumping up your skin's appearance.
How Is Botox Injected?
If you choose to get botulinum toxin injections for wrinkle reduction or treating other conditions, it will be administered into your skin either with a needle or with a jet of fluid (for larger areas). The needle injects a small amount of botulinum toxin directly into your wrinkle-prone areas like the forehead, crow's feet area around the eyes and the mouth.
The needle will inject an average of 20-25 units per session depending on the severity of wrinkles on your face. If you have delicate skin or you have had allergic reactions in the past, then we will use less amount of botulinum toxin in each injection site before injecting it into your skin. We will also use smaller needles so as not to hurt you while administering botulinum toxin injections.
After injecting it into your skin, it will start working within 2-3 days after which you may start feeling that your skin has become loose and relaxed even if your expression remains unchanged. You may also experience some itching on injected areas immediately after getting botulinum toxin injections but this would subside within 2-3 weeks after which you will feel relaxed and tension-free throughout the day.
You may receive several sessions of botulinum toxin injections during different visits if required but this would depend entirely on how many sessions you need for optimum results.
Dermal fillers are injectable gels that can be used to add volume to areas of the face and fill fine lines and wrinkles. One very common type of dermal filler is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA naturally occurs in the body and attracts water. So, when a dermal filler like HA is injected, it “plumps” the skin, filling lines and wrinkles.
How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers are a popular treatment option for replacing lost volume, smoothing away wrinkles, and creating a more defined jawline. Composed of a substance called hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers are injected into the skin to plump up the area.
Applications of dermal fillers
- Add shape and volume to the lips
- Fades away laugh lines
- Sculpts the jaw and chin
- Treats acne scarring
- Clear necklines
- Add volume to the hollowness underneath the eyes
- Rejuvenate aging hands
- Tighten up the ear lobes
- Improves the contour of the face
- Diminishes dark circles
- Adds volume to the cheeks
- Reduces the appearance of jowls and sagging skin
When should dermal fillers be used?
Dermal fillers are a great option for those who want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The effects of eating, drinking, and smoking, as well as gravity, all contribute to the formation of wrinkles. Dermal fillers can be used to fill creases and lines, as well as plump up cheeks that have lost volume over time. They can also treat vertical lip lines, also known as smoker’s lines.
Botox in Frankfort, KY
Signature Smiles is located in Louisville, KY, and Frankfort, KY. Call us at (502) 326-1800 or (502) 226-1900 and schedule an appointment to learn more about our dental services.