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Botulinum toxins: Before and After

botox before and after

Botulinum toxins: Before and After

Botox remains the number one non-surgical cosmetic treatment option for wrinkles, frown lines, crow feet and a wide array of other beauty purposes. With more than 6 million treatments administered annually, Botox in New York is quite popular and on the rise, however, it is not uncommon to find many patients work in to our professional Botox in NYC spa and query what they are supposed to look and feel like after the procedure. Today, we take a look at the most common features that Botox is used to treat and what you can expect with Botox after your procedure.


1. Lines and Wrinkles

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, wrinkles remain the number one cosmetic complaint of most patients. Fine lines and wrinkles in the face are the common reasons that patients seek out Botox and these treatments often target areas in the foreheads or between the eye brows.

Fine lines and wrinkles may be caused by aging, stress and repeated contractions of the facial muscles and tend to sink in as such movements become a frequent occurrence.

If you have fine lines that have developed from frowning, smiling or wrinkles that have developed for one reason or another, the Botox treatment to be administered will work to impact a safe paralysis to the underlying muscles and stop them from contracting, reducing the development of visible skin wrinkles.


2. Crow’s feet

If you have wrinkles around the eyes, commonly referred to as Crow’s feet, Botox can effectively rid your face of the condition. Crow’s feet are the dynamic lines that will appear at the side of your eyes resulting from the squinting, frowning or smiling. This is due to the aging of the skin and the loss of elasticity of the collagen and elastin proteins, resulting in the formation of the wrinkles.
An administration of Botox can help you to reduce the wrinkles around the eyes for up to 12 weeks before another treatment is required.

3. Non-surgical means of Jaw reduction

If you have a rounded or square jawline, Botox is one of the few non-surgical ways that both men and women can employ to make their face a little more V-shaped as they’d like. To this effect, the Botox injections are skilfully injected into the area to sport a slimmer look in a procedure dubbed the “Botox masseter reduction” or “Botox square jaw reduction”. The procedure will enhance the masseter muscles at the jaw line and give the desired shape albeit temporarily.


4. Drooping eyebrows

Drooping eyebrows, commonly referred to as Brow ptosis is a condition where a patient experiences a drooping brow that commonly gives a facial expression of an unhappy and tired face even when the patient feels otherwise. While there could be nutritional and biological factors that contribute to the symptoms of the droop, the administration of Botox will aid in the relaxation of the brow muscles, keeping them aloft and firm. The results aftermath? A face that can properly convey expressions without always looking fatigued, asleep or sad.


5. Excessive sweating

According to the National Library of Medicine, a patient experiences hyperhidrosis if that patients sweats excessively and unpredictably. When you experience hyperhidrosis, you may even swear when at rest, un-engaged in any physical activity and even under cool temperatures. Fortunately, Botox can also work in this regard. The before and after condition is here is that on administration of Botox, the nerve impulse that is sent by the brain to the sweat-producing muscle is blocked.

The treatment is particularly helpful for those who experience some form of localized sweating around the feet, armpits or hands. After the procedure, you can be rest assured that you will not be sweating so much, restoring your confidence and homeostatic balance.


6. Visible neck bands

Even away from the face, a lot of patients can be concerned about the appearance of their neck. As we age, it is not unusual for some sagging and wrinkling to occur on the neck area. The treatment option here uses a combination of Kybella, Thermage and Botox to reduce the fat under the neck area, perform a non-invasive tightening of the skin in the face and treatment of the vertical lines that appear as well as the neck bands and cords respectively.


7. Side effects

Botox treatment has a laudable 90%+ success rate and is generally considered as safe for use. However, as is the case with most cosmetic treatments, a little of bit of side effects may be experience which may vary from person to person. This variation may be due to stress levels, skin sensitivity, the nature of treatment and how professional the administered treatment was. The procedure typically takes 2-4 days to kick in while optimal changes may be noticed after 7-10 days. Some minor side effects that may be experienced include:

  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Pain

8. Psychological image and self esteem

Perhaps the most unquantifiable benefit of the Botox cosmetic procedure is the psychological lift that most patients experience after completing their treatment. It is not uncommon to see patients come into the spa because they don’t like the way they look or because of some issue that is giving them low self-esteem.

The aftermaths of a professional Botox treatment often leave patients honestly satisfied with themselves, they boast of a renewed confidence, they feel and look more beautiful and sport a positive outlook on life.


Other pointers

You will love it

Rest assured, when you take a professional Botox treatment, you are certain to enjoy and love the changes and differences you’ve always wanted.

It takes 3-5 days to appear and 3-5 months to wear off

While you will know something has hit you, it may take anywhere between 3 to 5 days before you begin to see the effects of Botox, 7-10 days for it to be obvious and 3-5 months to wear off.

Your friends will totally see it but your boyfriend probably won’t notice

We’re almost certain that your boyfriend loves you either way. When your friends will definitely be astounded by the changes and know the obvious differences, don’t be surprised if your boyfriend doesn’t immediately notice that one or two fine lines have disappeared.

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