A study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ranks Botox injections as the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment in 2020 with more than 4.4 million treatments. By 2022 the number had risen to over 7.4 million persons. This increase in Botox demand is not surprising since Botox treatment is a scientific breakthrough when it comes to the fight against the signs of aging.
If you’re searching for an effective non-surgical way to refresh your facial appearance in Woodland Hills, CA, then Botox may be an excellent option for you. Just contact Raw Beauty, in Woodland Hills, CA and you are on your way to that youthful look you’ve been yearning for!
What is Botox?
BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxin A) is a neurotoxin that can be used for a variety of cosmetic and medical purposes. A neurotoxin is a chemical substance capable of impacting the nervous system. In the skin care context, injecting neurotoxins (also called neuromodulators) like Botox can alter how certain nerves function and hence stop the muscle movement that causes facial lines and wrinkles.
The US Food and Drug Administration FDA) approved the use of Botox and other neuromodulators such as Dysport (abobotulinumtoxin A) and Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin A) for cosmetic treatment in 2002.
Raw Beauty Aesthetic in Woodland Hills, CA, has developed advanced procedures to effectively reduce muscle movement according to the client’s preference. For instance, a client who wishes for a light dose will experience a reduction in facial lines and wrinkles though full muscle movement and control will remain. This contrasts with a stronger dose which is capable of completely freezing the muscle in addition to facial lines and wrinkles reduction.
How Does Botox Work?
Muscle contraction is facilitated through the release of a chemical messenger or neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction – where nerve endings and muscle cells connect. The acetylcholine then attaches to muscle cell receptors to bring about the contraction of the cells.
The job of a Botox injection is to block the release of acetylcholine and therefore prevent the contraction of muscle cells. Ensuring that acetylcholine does not trigger unwanted muscle contraction allows the muscle to rest and hence smoothen out facial lines and wrinkles.
What are the Medical Uses of Botox?
As noted in the definition, Botox is not only used for cosmetics but can also be used to treat medical conditions. However, the majority of these medical treatments are targeted at neuromuscular conditions. Like in cosmetics, medical use of Botox in the US also requires FDA approval. Botox Treatments approved by the FDA include treatments for:
- upper limb spasticity, in persons above 2 years of age
- Strabismus or crossed eyes, anyone above 12
- hyperhidrosis (severe underarm sweating)
- prevention of migraine headaches in individuals who suffer the condition for at least 4 hours for up to 15 days a month or more
- minimizing the symptoms of an overactive bladder caused by a neurological condition if anticholinergic medications are not effective
- blepharospasm or eyelid spasms caused by dystonia
- cervical dystonia – a neurological movement disorder that affects the head and induces contractions and pain in the neck and shoulders
How Beneficial is Botox Treatment?
For more than two decades, Botox has consistently ranked as the most popular neurotoxin approved by the FDA. Botox is safe to use, temporary in nature, and controllable. Not only can it treat facial lines and wrinkles but can also prevent the emergence of new occurrences of these conditions.
Our professionally-trained injectors will adjust the depth, dosage, and injection technique during your Botox treatment to ensure that the outcome meets your specific needs. After a typical Botox therapy, your skin will heal, and have a better texture and look in addition to coming back to its natural soft glow.
Botox is also efficacious in the treatment of acne and for getting rid of oily skin. If you have advanced in age, this commonly used neurotoxin will enable you to bring your skin back to its former youthfulness and natural health.
Our expert medical care providers are well trained to administer advanced Botox injections that can help remedy ailments such as chronic headaches, shoulder tension, sweating in the under-arms, and even sweaty palms.
How Long Does it Take to See Results?
The effects of a Botox injection start immediately after being injected. However, it can take at least 10 days for a decrease in muscle movement to be observed and up to 2 weeks for the wrinkles and facial lines to be effectively treated.
How Long Do the Results Typically Last?
Duration often depends on a number of variables such as the individual’s metabolism, the quantity of Botox that was injected, and muscle activity in the area of the body receiving treatment. But, a typical Botox treatment should last between 10– 14 weeks.
To ensure optimal facial line and wrinkle reduction, be sure to schedule your next Botox treatment appointment after 3 months, just before the efficacy of the previously administered Botox injection begins to wear out. As soon as you fully understand how your body metabolizes Botox, you can schedule your appointments in 4 or 5-month intervals, depending on your needs.
Do not use alcoholic beverages, fish oil, non-prescription blood thinners such as Aspirin for pain, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 24 hours before your appointment. Using them thins the blood, and heightens the likelihood of bruising.
Pregnant and breastfeeding patients should not be injected with Botox. It is your responsibility to ask us to reschedule your appointment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Areas You can Typically Inject Botox
- Glabellar Lines
- Frown (or angry) lines
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines
- Brow lift
- Gummy smile
- Mentalis dysfunction
- Platysma bands
Your Next Botox Treatment Should be at Raw Beauty, Woodland Hills, CA
Have you decided to schedule your upcoming Botox treatment in Woodland Hills, CA? Then Raw Beauty Medical Spa should be your destination. Our expert injectors have accumulated several years of Botox treatment experience to ease all your concerns as well as create a customized treatment plan suitable for you! That is not all. At Raw Beauty, you’ll enjoy absolutely free consultations so no need to worry about losing money should you choose to postpone treatment to a future date.
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