Have wrinkles and lines got you feeling self-conscious and less familiar with the person looking back at you in the mirror? Do you want to find a way to stop the clock on aging skin, or maybe even find a way to prevent wrinkles from developing in the future? Then you may be interested in Botox. This incredible, simple injectable smooths out the skin and affords patients a more youthful complexion in mere minutes, and we’re thrilled to offer it at Impressions Skin Solutions here in Hendersonville, TN.
How Often Can You Get Botox Treatments?
One of the reasons this treatment is so popular is that it only takes one session to see stunning results, and when those results start to fade, you can simply come back in for another session! This is usually every four to six months, so two or three times a year. We’ll always give you a specific time frame based on you as an individual. Sessions are so quick and simple that they can slot into even the busiest schedules, taking less time than a haircut or manicure.
What Is Botox?
This groundbreaking, FDA-approved treatment has become the most frequented cosmetic solution on the market since it was released in 1985. It’s a series of injections made to muscles under the skin’s surface that stops these muscles from moving, which stops the skin on top of them creasing. The result is soft, smooth skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated without looking “worked on”; it only enhances the patient’s natural beauty. This makes it one of the most effective ways to combat dynamic wrinkles available.
What Are “Dynamic Wrinkles”?
Dynamic wrinkles are the wrinkles and lines caused by repeated facial movements. Over time, moving your face the same way again and again – such as laughing, smiling, frowning – will lead to creases in the skin that become permanently visible. Notable dynamic wrinkles include smile lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. You can often tell if a wrinkle is dynamic by seeing if it becomes more pronounced when you emote. For example, horizontal forehead lines usually become more obvious when you raise your eyebrows.
To combat dynamic wrinkles, many people try to limit how much they move their faces so they don’t make them any more severe. But it can be exhausting and anxiety-inducing to spend all your time worrying about how you’re moving your face. Who wants to waste time worrying about how often they’re frowning or squinting? And no one should be stressed about how much they’re smiling! This treatment eliminates wrinkles without patients having to change their behavior, allowing them to live in the moment and move their faces however they like.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment utilizes an ingredient called Botulinum toxin, which is a neuromodulator. This means it’s a treatment that targets the nerves under the skin rather than the skin itself. Product is injected into the areas of concern via a very fine needle, and when it reaches the nerves, the Botulinum toxin is released. It gets to work blocking communication between the nerves and the muscles that surround them. Now, when the nerves tell the muscles to contract, the muscles won’t receive these signals.
With the muscles unable to move, the skin on top of them stays smooth and uncreased, no matter how much you emote. Dynamic wrinkles are greatly diminished, creating a more youthful, soft appearance. Because the treatment is highly targeted, surrounding areas won’t be affected. So if you’re worried that your entire face will look “frozen”, never fear! This treatment yields very subtle but effective results, so if you don’t want anyone to know you underwent treatment, they won’t be able to tell.
What Is the Treatment Process Like?
The first step of this process is to come in for a chat with a member of our expert team. This is the time when we make sure this treatment is the best option for you based on factors like your lifestyle, physical health, and cosmetic goals. We’ll go through your medical history and any medications you might be on as well. If everything looks good, we’ll draw up a treatment plan for you that’s tailored to you and based on your specific concerns.
On the Day
The treatment is performed right here in our beautiful Hendersonville office. We ask that clients come in with a clean face, free of any makeup and even sunscreen, so there’s no risk of any foreign substances touching the needle. We may give your face a cleanse and then apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your maximum comfort throughout the session. We’ll then make the injections to the target areas, following along carefully with the treatment plan.
The exact length of your session will depend on how many areas you’re looking to treat and the severity of your lines and wrinkles, which will impact how much product we use. Amazingly, most appointments take fewer than fifteen minutes! During this time, many patients report they can’t even feel the injections since the needle is so fine. Once we’re all finished, you’ll be immediately free to leave and carry on with your day. Because we don’t use any kind of anesthetic during treatment, you can even drive yourself to and from the appointment.
Is There a Long Recovery Period?
Patients love that there’s no downtime associated with this treatment. You can head straight back to work or errand-running after we’re done! We may recommend you avoid a few specific activities to help your skin heal quickly and minimize the risk of any bruising or swelling. This includes exposure to high temperatures, rigorous exercise, or using retinoids. But these lifestyle adjustments will be minor and only required for a few days following your treatment, then you can carry on as normal.
When Will I See Results?
Many of our patients spot a reduction in wrinkles in as little as seventy-two hours, but the full effects are still to come. The product will gradually relax the muscles and stop their communication with the nerves, so optimal results generally come into effect after about two weeks. This means supple, younger-looking skin that helps patients look refreshed and feel more themselves. As mentioned above, these stunning results generally last for between four and six months.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Here at Impressions Skin Solutions, we strongly believe there’s no one “perfect candidate” for this treatment. Dynamic wrinkles can affect anyone, regardless of age, skin tone, or gender. So, as long as they’re over 18, we welcome anyone who’s noticing pronounced wrinkles and lines to come in for a consultation. Because this treatment stops the skin creasing, it works to prevent lines and wrinkles from forming, so younger candidates may be interested in using it as a safeguard against future wrinkles.
Some medical conditions and medications may make you ineligible for treatment, as will pregnancy and breastfeeding. If we determine that you’re not a suitable candidate for this treatment, we’ll be happy to recommend some alternatives that we think will be more fitting for your goals and lifestyle. We may discover your wrinkles aren’t dynamic, but are caused by aging skin. Or perhaps you’ll opt for a different treatment.
One of the reasons we develop wrinkles is because of a loss of volume in the skin. This happens naturally as we age, but can be sped up by things like weight gain, alcohol and tobacco, and genetics. If your wrinkles are the result of a loss of volume, then Botox won’t be particularly effective in treating them. Instead, we may suggest dermal fillers. These injections go straight to the skin and work to replenish volume, lifting the skin and filling out lines and hollow areas.
If you want to avoid needles entirely, you may be interested in laser treatments like Enlighten PICO Genesis™ or Laser Genesis™. These skin rejuvenation treatments use micro-pulses of laser energy on the skin’s surface to stimulate the production of collagen, an important protein that keeps volume and suppleness in the skin. They can be used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, but also treat acne scarring, redness and rosacea, and sun damage.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you’re ready to feel more yourself in your skin and combat dynamic wrinkles, you might be interested in Botox. This incredible treatment is simple, quick, immediately effective, and offers natural-looking results that utilize the existing beauty of your face. Our team can’t wait to help you feel more gorgeous, so call us now at Impressions Skin Solutions here in Hendersonville, TN.