Botox® Procedure Details
What Is Botox®?
But what is Botox® and what is Botox® used for exactly? Onabotulinum toxin A, or Botox®, is an FDA-approved injection used to block signals from the nerves to the muscles that are responsible for facial movement. This serves to stop the muscle from contracting, causing it to relax. With the muscles relaxed, existing wrinkles are smoothed out, giving your face a fresher, more youthful appearance. Botox® can also prevent further fine lines and wrinkles from forming. Botox® is ideal to use for fine lines and sensitive areas that require subtle, not stiff, smoothing.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved injection used to treat moderate to severe fine lines on the face. Metropolitan Skin Clinic uses the best-researched Botox injection available, supplied by Allergan Aesthetics, the most reliable manufacturer and marketer of injectables.
Why use Botox®?
Botox® is an effective and increasingly popular way to eliminate wrinkles caused by aging and prevent more from forming. Botox® is not only used for cosmetic purposes; many medical professionals are now safely using Botox® to treat a number of issues including the painful symptoms of TMJ and the embarrassing hassle of overly sweaty underarms.
What Does Botox® Treat?
Frown Lines (11 Lines)
We can use Botox® to smooth the lines that form between your eyes, otherwise known as 11 lines.
Injectable Botox® smooths out the wrinkles at the corners of your eyes that are most noticeable when smiling or squinting.
Gummy Smile (Lip Flip)
We can inject Botox® to flip up the upper lip to make the lip appear fuller and show less of the gums when smiling.
An injection of Botox® into the forehead can improve the appearance of horizontal forehead lines.
We can use Botox® to relax the muscles in your jaw (masseter) to relieve symptoms of TMJ and lessen the pain caused by jaw tension and clenching.
Botox® treatment can be used to reduce excessive sweating in the armpits, an embarrassing condition known as hyperhidrosis.
We can also inject Botox® into the nose to eliminate a downturned nose tip.
If your smile turns down at the corners, this treatment can help you turn the frown upside down!
How many treatments will I need?
Usually the frequency of visit is 3-4 times/year.
After injection, you should begin to see a difference within a couple of days. However, don’t expect to see the full results at that time, it can take up to 2 weeks for it to fully kick in. Make sure to wait to get any touch-up treatments.
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Meet our expert Botox® injectors
Botox injections shouldn’t be administered by just anyone. It’s very important that you find a trustworthy team to administer your injections or you run the risk of misplaced or overdone Botox injections that will take a few months to wear off. Rest assured that at the Metropolitan Skin Clinic, all of our injectors are incredibly experienced and qualified in this area. No matter who you see during your appointment, the results will be tailored to address your specific concerns and artfully executed. As a result, you’ll feel more confident in your own skin! Get to know our team of injectors below.
Co-owner and Clinic Coordinator, Suzanne St. James is a licensed Certified Instructor in Cosmetology, Skin Care analysis, and application. Known and respected in the industry, Suzanne is certified in cosmetic Injections, Botox, Dermal Fillers, and Laser Technology. She helped develop our medical-grade skincare line that bears her name; St. James.
Ashley is an Advanced Practice Esthetician, Laser Technician, and Botox Injector. Ashley will listen to your concerns and recommend what she believes are the best products and approaches to maintain your freshest appearance and maintain that glow!