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What You Need to Know About Botox Injections for Facial Wrinkles Smoothing

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What You Need to Know About Botox Injections for Facial Wrinkles Smoothing

Before and After Botox result on foreheadFacial wrinkles are one of the most apparent signs of aging that make men and women worry rush into clinics such as Fountain of You MD in the Hampton Roads area. In fact, you may suddenly start noticing wrinkles on your face even if you are still young—some people will start struggling with facial wrinkles even in their mid-twenties when aging would not typically be a concern. This is when the ‘Botox for Facial Wrinkles’ search term will eventually find its way into the top search engine results on your cell phone.

So let’s start by understanding the different types of wrinkles you may be presented with and how Botox can help you with these. You see, wrinkles are not born equal. Some are called dynamic wrinkles and appear due to normal muscle movement—typically, when you smile or laugh. Other wrinkles are known as static wrinkles, such as frown lines between the eyes, also known as ‘bunny lines’, horizontal forehead creases, and fine lines around the eyes, known as crow’s feet. These are a result of a natural loss of elasticity and collagen in your skin. Exposure to the sun or even certain habits, like smoking or not getting enough sleep, may also cause wrinkles. In a nutshell, these appear whenever your skin loses volume, which is a very common effect of aging.

Having said that, how can Botox injections for facial wrinkles help? 

Let’s first clarify that Botox is actually a brand name (just like Dysport), so the actual substance that is used for this treatment is a purified protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When small concentrations are injected into your skin, they prevent signals from the nerve cells from reaching the muscles, making wrinkles less visible—or not visible at all.

This is basically the science behind the way neurotoxins like Botox can help to minimize and smoothen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles of the face and neck. If administered by an experienced licensed professional with extreme precision on the spots where wrinkles are an issue, Botox injections will weaken and paralyze facial muscles, preventing the muscle movement that causes facial wrinkles. If properly administered, while Botox injections will produce that effect on treated muscles, they will still allow untreated muscles to function normally—in other words, your normal facial expressions will not be compromised.

Before and After Botox result on lipsThis makes it extremely important to highlight that your Botox treatment for facial wrinkles must be planned and executed by a licensed professional such as Fountain of You MD’s Medical Director Dr. Arbuckle or our nurse injector, Kirstie Robinson, RN. After all, only a highly experienced professional will know if you should use Botox against facial wrinkles—and help you with the actual precisely administered treatment. 

Botox injections are mostly painless, and this perfectly safe non-surgical procedure doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete. It won’t force you to change your day’s routine, and it typically carries no side effects or discomfort that you should worry about.

The other aspect that makes Botox injections for facial wrinkles so popular and widely recommended by clinics such as Fountain of You MD is that results from neurotoxin injections are usually noticeable within 3-10 days. They generally last about 3-4 months, offering an almost immediate and significantly lasting rejuvenating effect that can be repeated as required and recommended.

In addition to that, we also use Botox injections at our clinic in the Hampton Roads area to treat conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating under the arms, in the soles of the feet, and in the palms of the hands), relief from chronic headaches and migraines, muscle spasms of the neck and shoulder, overactive bladder, prostate issues, some bowel disorders, teeth grinding, TMJ and muscle stiffness, among other conditions.

Call now to schedule an appointment to get the rejuvenated facial appearance.

Botox is Not Scary!

As we get older, men and women alike are interested in keeping the skin smooth and more youthful-looking. You probably know of a friend or family member who receives Botox injections, for either cosmetic or medical reasons. Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the world for several good reasons!

What is Botox?
At our anti-aging clinic in Hampton Roads, we use Botox to soften fine lines and wrinkles of the face for men and women. It temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause wrinkles, helping you regain lost confidence. Botox injections can help you feel and look your best! If you’re looking for a smooth glowing complexion in Virginia Beach, Botox might be right for you!

It’s Safe!
Botox was the first neurotoxin approved by the FDA (way back in 2002) to help reduce facial wrinkles in adults. It has since been FDA approved for ten additional therapeutic indications, like overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, underarm sweating and chronic migraines. This medication has been life-changing for over 11 million consumers! Botox is heavily studied and is safe when performed by licensed, experienced medical professionals, like Dr. Jeff Arbuckle or Kirstie Robinson (Registered Nurse) here at Fountain of You MD in Virginia Beach.

No Anesthesia!
We get asked all the time if Botox is painful. And without hesitation, the answer is NO! Botox is administered in small amounts with very small needles. Our patients report only feeling a small pinch to the treatment areas.

No Downtime!
Botox is an easy, quick lunchtime procedure. You schedule an appointment, come in, meet our Board-Certified Medical Director, receive the Botox injections, then you’re off to enjoy the rest of your day!

Quick Results!
Botox begins to start working about 3-7 days after the initial injections. Once you see the full results, you will be so happy at how refreshed and vibrant your skin is!

The best part about Botox? Each treatment is customized and tailored to help treat the areas YOU want to improve! Botox allows you to focus on the areas that bother you and will not cause you to look frozen (unless that’s the look you’re going for).

If you’re ready to turn back the hands of time, it’s probably time for your Botox appointment! If you want to reduce the lines and wrinkles on your forehead, around the eyes, neck and lips, it’s time to schedule Botox! If you’re ready to look and feel your best, call Fountain of You MD now to schedule your Botox consultation with Dr. Arbuckle or Kirstie!”

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