Botox Injection Questions and Answers
Are you looking for ways to reverse the aging process? If so, Botox is one of the most common solutions for aging skin. Talk to our team of medical professionals at Sunset Hills Family Practice in Henderson, NV today about Botox. Call us now for more information or schedule your appointment online.
What areas of the face are best suited for Botox?
Botox is good for any area of your face that is affected by wrinkles or fine lines as the result of changes to our skin due to aging. Botox can also be used on other areas of your body to treat other ailments not related to aging such as migraines. On the face, Botox is used on several areas where wrinkles and fine lines appear over time due to the muscles of the face contracting repeatedly for actions such as frowning, smiling and laughing. These repeated actions cause the skin to crinkle, which over time creates horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows and on the top of the nose, fine lines around the outer corners of the eyes and around the lips, and wrinkles on the chin. Botox works by relaxing the nerve endings, which prevents the muscles from being able to contract and crease the skin.
How long does Botox typically last?
Botox treatment longevity will vary by each individual patient depending how their body responds to the treatment and based on how advanced the aging of the skin is. It will also depend on how many Botox treatments the patient has had and how regularly they are getting treatments done. With regular, repeated treatments, patients have found that they can extend the length of time between treatments a little longer. Botox typically lasts for three to four months, with treatments being able to last up to six months or longer in some patients. The length of time Botox treatments last for is also dependent on the area and problem being treated. The doctor or medical professional performing your Botox injections can help you understand how long you can expect your treatment to last and how often you will need to have follow up treatments done.
Where can I find a qualified injection specialist?
It is important to find a certified and qualified medical professional to perform your Botox injection treatment. While Botox injections might seem straightforward enough, they do need to be precisely injected in order for them to work properly and avoid negative side effects. Botox treatments must be used under the care and supervision of a doctor as it can be dangerous if incorrectly done. Your primary care doctor may be able to refer you to a doctor trained and certified in Botox injections, preferably experienced with your condition and needs. You can ask around to friends and family for their recommendations and then check the qualifications of the doctors they recommend. You can also check the internet for doctors in your area and do your research through their websites to find out their qualifications.
How does botox work?
Botox relaxes the muscles of the face by blocking chemical signals that cause the muscles to contract. This is only a temporary treatment, so it will need to be repeated on a regular basis, with treatment lasting three to six months. Botox can be used on several different areas of the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines caused by repeated facial muscle contractions. Relaxing the facial muscles has the potential to make the face appear immobile due to the muscles not contracting, so it is recommended to limit the areas of the face that receive Botox treatments. If too many areas of the face are treated at the same time it can appear frozen. We serve patients from Henderson NV, Midway NV, Gibson Springs NV, Paradise Hills NV, and Winchester NV.