After years of moving our faces to talk and emote, it’s perfectly normal for wrinkles to develop. But these deep lines and folds can leave us looking and feeling less like ourselves, which can be quite confronting. But with Botox, patients can enjoy smooth skin and minimize the appearance of wrinkles, enjoying natural-looking results that enhance their existing beauty. Offered at the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI, this treatment has been the most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic solution on the market for over 20 years.
How Many Units of Botox Do You Need To Treat Your Forehead?
The number of units needed to treat a specific area will vary depending on the individual, as well as the desired results. For instance, those who want a more subtle look may require fewer units than those looking for a more dramatic change. Additionally, the size and shape of the forehead area being treated can also affect the number of units required. In general, however, most people will need between 20-and 30 units to treat their forehead.
What Exactly Is Botox?
This is an injectable cosmetic solution that can temporarily reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, which are the wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements. It’s made of something called botulinum toxin, which when injected into facial muscles paralyzes them, keeping the skin on top smooth and uncreased. It is most commonly used to treat crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and brow furrows. During a consultation, patients have the opportunity to talk a staff member through their cosmetic concerns and ensure this treatment is a good fit.
Is Treatment Tailored to the Individual?
As mentioned above, how many units are used will depend on the individual and their needs. The same can be said for every element of the treatment: during your consultation, our staff will draw you up a treatment plan that outlines everything from the amount of injections needed to where they’ll be made. This attention to detail ensures your needs will be met and your cosmetic concerns will be addressed head-on. Patients love that this treatment is so tailored to the specific patient.
What Happens During Treatment?
During your appointment, a member of our staff all first apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area to ensure your comfort. A small amount of botulinum toxin will be injected into the target muscles, in keeping with your treatment plan. This will eventually cause the muscles to temporarily weaken or paralyze, though it will take up to ten days for the results to develop. Treatment generally takes no longer than half an hour, and then you will be free to leave and carry on with your day.
Is There a Recovery Period Needed After Treatment?
There is no specific recovery period after your injections. Most people can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment, simply being asked to avoid things that could aggravate the skin such as facial massages, high temperatures, and using potent retinoids for at least 24 hours. This will help to minimize the risk of complications and any bruising or swelling. But life will largely be able to continue as normal, with patients even able to drive themselves to and from treatment.
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 amount of Botox 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. You can ask a member of the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services team for some tips on how to maintain the best results.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Certain general characteristics may make someone a good candidate for this cosmetic treatment. For instance, individuals who have wrinkles or fine lines on their faces that they would like to get rid of may be good candidates. These lines should be caused by facial movements rather than sagging skin. It’s an excellent option for those who want to stay away from surgical solutions, whether that’s because they want to stay away from knives and anesthetic, or they just don’t have the time for a long recovery period.
Certain medical conditions and medications may render a patient ineligible for this kind of treatment, as the body may be incompatible with botulinum toxin. Additionally, things like pregnancy and breastfeeding will make you unsuitable for treatment. Or maybe your concerns will just be better addressed with an alternative solution. If this is the case, our team will be able to talk you through some of the fantastic alternatives offered here at the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services.
What Are Some Alternatives to This Treatment?
These are a type of cosmetic injectable that can be used to add volume and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. They are made from a variety of materials, including hyaluronic acid, collagen, and fat. They are injected into the skin to plump up areas that have lost volume due to aging or weight loss. They 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 that is used. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers tend to 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 is a popular cosmetic treatment that can help improve the appearance of dull and worn-out skin. The laser works by creating tiny wounds in the skin, which triggers the body’s natural healing process. This can help to improve the texture and tone of the skin, correcting things like broken capillaries, discoloration, scarring, and rosacea. It can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Overall, patients can leave with skin that looks more plump and youthful, but still completely natural-looking.
This 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 are then anchored in place with tiny barbs or cones. As the threads dissolve, they stimulate the production of collagen, which helps to further tighten the skin. There are several different types of this treatment available; the most common type is the PDO threadlift, which uses threads made of polydioxanone (PDO).
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 that is uniquely designed for the individual. This treatment is a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It has been used for many years and has been proven to be safe and effective.