Botox®, a cosmetic injectable, can temporarily take away some of the most prominent wrinkles on your face such as crow’s feet or frown lines. In Downey and San Gabriel, California, David Gutkin, MD, and the team at Younger World Med Spa perform Botox injections using their in-depth knowledge of the anatomy of the face. Secure your appointment by calling Younger World Med Spa or booking an appointment online today.
Botox is a cosmetic injectable medicine that uses a neuromodulator to minimize fine facial lines. The neuromodulator, called botulinum toxin, works by temporarily paralyzing targeted muscles, which are largely responsible for the appearance of fine lines and creases on the face.
When the muscles in your face relax, the targeted wrinkles become less noticeable. The team at Younger World Med Spa is careful to inject the medication only in very specific areas so you still retain enough facial mobility to make expressions.
The results of Botox are not permanent, but you can get injections regularly at Younger World Med Spa if you want to enjoy the results continuously. Each round of Botox provides results for roughly four to six months.
Botox is used in both cosmetic and medical settings. Its most well-known use is its cosmetic ability to minimize dynamic wrinkles and fine lines, which appear where your skin creases when you make facial expressions.
Some examples of wrinkles you can treat with Botox are:
Not everyone develops all facial wrinkles — you might just have one or two that you want to target. You can discuss your goals with the team ahead of your treatment with a consultation.
Botox comes in a powder form which the team at Younger World Med Spa dilutes in saline before your treatment starts.
The team can reduce discomfort either with ice or some form of topical anesthesia right before injecting you with the product. However, numbing is not always necessary because the needles for the injections are very fine and cause minimal discomfort.
Botox treatments don’t require any recovery time but you might have some slight soreness or swelling near the injection sites. You should try not to rub or massage the areas to make sure you’re not diluting the effects of the treatment or spreading the product, but you can take over-the-counter pain relievers to manage any tenderness.
If you’re interested in learning more about how Botox treats fine lines, call Younger World Med Spa or book an appointment online today.