BOTOX 101--Everything You Need to Know and More

Almost everyone wants to defy their age as they get older. Maybe you have begun to see those fine lines and wrinkles appear as you look in the mirror. When looking at photos of yourself on social media have you started to wonder "do I look that old?". It happens to everyone and thankfully it has never been easier than ever to restore that youthful glow without the need for surgery. BOTOX is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments administered every year to millions of patients. Both women and men have realized the power of BOTOX can diminish fine lines and wrinkles to eliminate those signs of getting older.

Body+Beauty Lab is one of the leading spas and medical treatment centers in the Philadelphia area. Located in Center City, it is highly regarded for its exceptional, luxurious spa atmosphere delivering the latest in cosmetic treatments for skin, face, and body. Body+Beauty Lab offers a range of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures like BOTOX as well as the latest in spa treatments performed by an extensive list of highly qualified physicians, plastic surgeons, nurses, and medical aestheticians. BOTOX is one of the most frequently requested treatments provided by Body+Beauty Lab to help women and men dramatically improve wrinkles and soften the overall appearance of the skin. Here is some helpful information on this preventative anti-aging treatment and what it can do for you.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX or botulinum toxin injections are primarily used to reduce the appearance of facial fine lines or wrinkles. The most popular use is to temporarily relax certain facial muscles in the upper part of the face to reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles. BOTOX is commonly used on the forehead, brow area, or around the eyes or "Crow's feet" area. BOTOX is a safe and effective way for patients in Philadelphia to reduce the signs of aging when injected in small doses every 3-4 months and performed by a qualified injector or medical professional. BOTOX can even be used for medical purposes to help with chronic migraines, overactive bladders, excessive sweating, and repetitive neck or eye spasms.

The wonder of BOTOX for each decade

Women and men in the Philadelphia area who are struggling with the natural signs of aging can benefit from regular BOTOX injections. BOTOX is a fit for patients across every age decade. Younger patients in their 20s are getting preventative BOTOX treatments to eliminate the formation of dynamic wrinkles. Patients in their 30's can consider BOTOX to maintain a youthful look and keep their skin looking vibrant. Men and women in their 40's and 50's, utilize BOTOX to restore or rejuvenate their skin and make wrinkles and fine lines less noticeable. BOTOX can significantly enhance a person's overall appearance and even help delay more invasive cosmetic procedures for years to come.

Injecting BOTOX the right way

To get the right results, it is important to choose the right professional to administer your BOTOX treatments. The experienced professionals at Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia are knowledgeable in facial anatomy and understand where to place each BOTOX injection to give patients the best results. A qualified injector will know the right dosage and the right area to place the injection. If an underqualified, inexperienced injector does your BOTOX injections, then the wrong amount or wrong muscle may be injected which can cause complications.

Make it a routine

BOTOX treatments should be administered regularly to maintain your youthful appearance, but should be done no more than every 12-13 weeks. Regular maintenance allows the muscles to remain relaxed or weakened, so your facial lines and wrinkles won't return in between treatments. If too much time lapses, facial muscles can go back to their original strength which can jeopardize the results of additional injections especially if more wrinkles are present. Setting up regular appointments at Body+Beauty Lab every 3-4 months allows enough time for the BOTOX treatments to wear off but not enough time in between so that muscles can respond properly.

What to avoid after BOTOX treatments

To optimize your BOTOX results, it is best to avoid certain factors. Wait to exercise at least 1-2 days so your BOTOX injection has time to "settle in". Exercising increases circulation which can lead to your BOTOX injection going into other areas of the face. The longer you wait to exercise after your injection, the more absorbed the BOTOX will be in the proper location. Another factor is to avoid the sun or make sure you wear sunscreen to maintain your BOTOX results. This will help keep your skin looking smooth and refreshed. Finally, avoid excessive facial movements. Be aware that excessive movements like squinting or raising your eyebrows can create more wrinkles. It’s recommended that you limit those expressions so your BOTOX results will last longer.

BOTOX is just one of the many injectable facial treatments offered by the trained and experienced medical professionals at Body+Beauty Lab. Patients in the Philadelphia area who are wanting an overall rejuvenated, age-defying appearance can even combine BOTOX with several other nonsurgical options. The addition of BOTOX to your cosmetic routine, along with help from the professionals at Body+Beauty Lab, can reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and fine lines, allowing you to reclaim that youthful glow and fight the signs of aging. If you are interested in BOTOX, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our medical professionals at Body+Beauty Lab today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.