What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® is the brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. BOTOX® has been used for years to treat wrinkles and facial creases, and other forms of botulinum have been used to cure twitching muscles in the face and even to cure body odor.

Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is most commonly used to address forehead lines, crow’s feet, lip lines, and even frown lines. Why choose BOTOX®? It’s a non-surgical solution to many of your most troubling beauty concerns, and it can do a lot to help you achieve a younger, smoother appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic can:

  • Erase crow’s feet and fine lines
  • Lift the brow and smooths forehead wrinkles
  • Contour the jaw
  • Alleviate eye muscle disorders

BOTOX® has many uses for beauty and beyond. If you are curious to find out more about this treatment, contact Velvet Med Spa today to speak to one of our spa professionals!

How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?

When BOTOX® is injected into a muscle, it blocks the signals from the nerves in that specific spot. This prevents the injected muscle from contracting, and as a result, causes wrinkles in the face or other area to soften and relax.

The Procedure

If you decide to get BOTOX® Cosmetic, you should expect the treatment to take no more than a few minutes. You will be completely awake during the process, as the BOTOX® is injected into specific muscles with a very fine needle. Some patients have described the feeling as a very small prick, similar to that of a splinter or a slight pinch. Once the BOTOX® has been injected, you should expect the full effect to appear within three to seven days.

How to Prepare for BOTOX® Cosmetic

We recommend against drinking alcohol or taking aspirin or any other anti-inflammatory medication for at least two weeks before treatment in order to reduce any bruising that may occur post-treatment. Check out our blog to learn more about how to prepare for a BOTOX® injection.

What to Expect

You can start to see results of your BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure within 24 to 48 hours. Remember, this treatment is meant to be subtle, so you’ll still look like you, only with fewer lines and wrinkles! Your aesthetician will give you specific aftercare instructions to help you achieve the best possible results, and you can find more advice on our blog. The results of BOTOX® Cosmetic are not permanent, so if you love what you see after your treatment, don’t forget to call Velvet Med Spa to schedule your next appointment!