With more than seven million injections performed in 2017, Botox® is by far the most popular minimally invasive aesthetic procedure on the market. Genesis Medical in Tustin, California, offers Botox injections for anti-aging effects, improved facial symmetry, and more. If you’d like to learn more about how Botox can enhance your appearance and make you look younger, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Botox is an injection that is used to reduce wrinkles and lines by relaxing the overworked muscles that create them. The product has other medical benefits but is most popularly used for aesthetic purposes.
The active ingredient in Botox is a botulinum toxin that is found in nature. The toxin temporarily weakens your muscles, but this is no reason to avoid the procedure: When administered by a trained professional, Botox injections come with few risks and many patients agree that the benefits outweigh the costs.
Like Botox, Xeomin and Dysport are also injectable prescription neuromodulators, which relax the target muscles and smoothes the skin over them to reduce lines or wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin injections:
Botulinum toxins have many uses in aesthetic medicine including but not limited to:
After a Botox injection, you might notice a few side effects. Common side effects of Botox injections include:
These side effects are normal and should go away shortly after your procedure.
Most healthy patients are candidates for Botox. During an initial consultation, your provider at Genesis Medical evaluates you to make sure that Botox is your best option. Generally, you need to be in good health in order to qualify, and your goals with the injections need to be realistic and feasible.
Botox might not be your best option if you have a skin infection in the area where you need the injection, if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a nervous system disorder.
If you’re interested in treatment with Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport, the anti-aging procedure that’s all the rage, call or schedule a consultation online at Genesis Medical today.