After years of moving our faces to talk and emote, it’s perfectly normal for wrinkles to develop. These deep lines and folds, especially in the forehead, can leave us looking and feeling less like ourselves, which can be quite confronting.
The number of Botox units needed to treat the forehead or any other specific area will vary depending on the person and the desired results.
Those who want a more subtle look may require fewer units than those looking for a more dramatic change. The size and shape of the forehead area can also affect the number of units. In general, however, most people will need between 20 and 30 units to treat their forehead.
What Exactly Is Botox?
Botox is an injectable cosmetic solution that can temporarily reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles appearing from repetitive facial movements). Botulinum toxin is the main component of Botox, which results in facial muscle paralysis after injection, keeping the skin on top smooth and uncreased. The most common treatment areas for Botox are crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and brow furrows.
What Happens During The Injection of Botox Units?
Before the injections, you will receive a topical numbing cream on the treatment area to ensure your comfort. The specific Botox units amount will be injected into the target muscles, eventually causing the muscles to temporarily weaken or paralyze. It will take up to ten days for the results to develop. Treatment generally takes about half an hour, and you return to your day.
Is There a Recovery Period Needed After Treatment?
There is no specific recovery period after your Botox unit injections. Most people can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment. Be mindful to avoid things that could aggravate the skin and help to minimize the risk of complications and any bruising or swelling – such as facial massages, high temperatures, and using potent retinoids for at least 24 hours.
How Long Do the Results Last?
On average, the results of this treatment can last up to 4 months. However, this will vary from person to person and depends on several factors, such as the individual’s skin type, the Botox units amount injected, and their lifestyle. For instance, people who smoke or spend time in the sun may find that their Botox results don’t last as long as those who don’t.
We are happy to provide tips on maintaining the best results.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Botox?
Individuals with wrinkles or fine lines may be good candidates, namely, dynamic wrinkles. Botox is an excellent option for those looking for facial rejuvenation non-surgical options.
Certain medical conditions and medications may render a patient ineligible for this treatment, as the body may be incompatible with botulinum toxin. Additionally, pregnancy and breastfeeding will make you unsuitable for treatment. Or maybe an alternative solution or treatment will result in a better outcome for your concerns. Our team can provide some of the fantastic alternatives offered here at the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services.
What Are Some Alternatives to This Treatment?
This cosmetic injectable can add volume and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The components of dermal fillers may vary from hyaluronic acid to collagen and fat. They are injected into the skin to plump up areas that have lost volume due to aging or weight loss and can also be used to fill in wrinkles and fine lines. In addition, they’re commonly used to create fuller lips.
The results of this treatment are temporary, and the duration of the results depends on the type of filler. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can last six months to a year, while collagen-based fillers can last up to two years. Fat injections are the longest-lasting, with results that can last for several years. Dermal fillers are a popular option for those looking for a non-surgical way to achieve a youthful, more refreshed look.
Fractional C02 Laser Skin Resurfacing
This popular cosmetic treatment that can help improve the appearance of dull and worn-out skin. The laser creates tiny wounds in the skin, which triggers the body’s natural healing process, improving the texture and tone of the skin and correcting issues like broken capillaries, discoloration, scarring, and rosacea. It can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Overall, patients will experience natural-looking results, skin that looks more plump and youthful.
Thread lift is a minimally invasive treatment that lifts and tightens sagging skin on the face and neck.
Thin threads, made of absorbable material, are inserted under the skin and pulled to lift it. The threads anchor in place with tiny barbs or cones. As the threads dissolve, they stimulate the production of collagen, which helps tighten the skin. Several types of this treatment are available; the most common type is the PDO threadlift, which uses polydioxanone (PDO) threads.
A Minimally Invasive Solution Tailored to the Individual
Dr. Jessica West and her team at the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI, have refined their skills in administering Botox, affording clients natural-looking results, strong attention to detail, and an experience uniquely custom for the individual. This treatment is a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.