If you’ve felt less self-confident after noticing more fine lines and facial wrinkles appearing as you age, Dr. Patricia Guevara-Channell can help. De La Vie Med Spa in Rancho Cucamonga, California, offers Botox™ facial injections to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles so you can look and feel your best as you age. Book online or call today to schedule a Botox consultation at De La Vie Med Spa.
Botox is a type of injectable therapy created from a strain of botulinum toxin derived from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Botox is most commonly used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, but can also be used to treat medical conditions like muscle spasms.
The experienced team at De La Vie Med Spa uses Botox to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and creases for patients who desire more youthful, smoother skin. Botox injections can be repeated with limited side effects, and have been safely used by doctors for years.
As you age, repeated muscle contractions in the face, like frowning and smiling, can lead to increased wrinkles. The botulinum toxin in Botox works to stop nerve impulses from traveling to the facial muscles under the skin, limiting their movement.
When injected with a fine needle, Botox temporarily paralyzes the affected muscles, softening the appearance of wrinkles and creases on the skin’s surface. Botox is most effective for treating dynamic wrinkles like frown lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, lip lines, and forehead lines.
Botox typically does not reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by sun damage. Dr. Guevara-Channell will help you determine whether Botox is the right treatment for your needs.
The Botox injections themselves should only take around 10 minutes to complete, and no anesthesia is required. You’ll be able to resume your normal activity right away following the procedure.
While you should expect to see initial results start to appear after about 24 hours, the full results will take effect between three to seven days following the procedure.
As time goes on, muscle movement will gradually return to the face. Most patients report Botox results lasting around four months before needing to receive more injections. Over time, however, Botox trains the muscles to relax, and wrinkles should appear less severe with further treatment.
If you’re interested in learning more about Botox injections, book online now at De La Vie Med Spa or call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patricia Guevara-Channell in Rancho Cucamonga, California.