Botox at Orchid Spa and Wellness
The treatment may be most effective on wrinkles that haven’t deepened.* These are known as dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles may appear while your face is moving.. For example, when you frown. Cosmetically, lack of muscle movement can prevent the formation of wrinkles.*
Men could need about twice as much Botox as women to achieve the same results.* This is because the muscles in men’s faces can be larger than those in women’s faces.
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What is Botox?
The product is comprised of a neurotoxin. This is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is also called botulinum toxin. Its uses are both medicinal and cosmetic. Medically, it can treat certain muscular conditions. Also, it may treat excessive sweating and migraines. Cosmetically, it can remove wrinkles. It can temporarily paralyze underlying muscles.* In addition, it has been used for over 20 years on thousands of patients.
Botulinum toxin is sold commercially under four names. These are:
- Botox, Vistabel, Botox cosmetic (OnabotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)
- Dysport (AbobotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)
- Bocouture, Xeomin (IncobotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)
- Myobloc (RimabotulinumtoxinB or botulinum toxin type B).
What does it treat?
Over time, repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting may form crows feet and frown lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that can address these issues.*It is injected into facial or neck muscles. The treatment may temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines.* In addition, it can improve the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows.*
The treatment can yield real and noticeable results.* The treatment could also be used to eliminate excess sweating.* In addition, it could mitigate uncontrolled blinking and muscle spasms.* Further, it may help treat migraine headaches.* The product is officially approved by the FDA for these medical treatments.
What can I expect?
Botox is injected with a very small needle. The needle is similar to those used in acupuncture. Thus, it usually causes very little pain upon injection. Occasionally, patients might notice a mild stinging sensation.*
The risk of bruising at the site of the needle injection can be increased if you’re taking aspirin or ibuprofen. These medications may thin the blood.* Also, they may increase bleeding.* This could cause bruising.* Skip these medications for two weeks in prior to your treatment. Also. let your injector know about any supplements you’re taking before treatment. Some supplements may also thin blood, even if they are “natural.”* Examples could include fish oil pills, gingko biloba, and vitamin E. * Avoid these supplements for two weeks before your treatment.
The injections are placed directly into the areas where results are desired. The wrinkle treatment specialists at Orchid Spa and Wellness use a fine needle to inject the appropriate amount of Botox. This amount varies depending on each patient’s specific needs.* Our injector’s goal is to produce natural looking results with the injections. We try to relax your muscles just enough to reduce wrinkles.* We make every effort to avoid compromising your normal facial expressions.* A Botox wrinkle treatment can be generally pain free.* Some patients may experience a slight tingling sensation or soreness in the injected area.*
Great, Good, or Bad
With this procedure, there is great, good, and just plain bad.
Great Botox can customize to your individual face. Several factors are taken into account. These include your most used facial muscles and your facial muscle balance. Everyone has asymmetries. Other factors include your job, your social life, and your desired look. For example, your preference may be to look more natural or “high glam”. Botox requires steady hands. Additional requirements include possessing the eye of an artist. It is also necessary to possess the passion to achieve perfect results. Great Botox injectors are hard to find.
Good Botox means having the standard four or five injections into your frown lines and going on your way. It can work perfectly well. However, there is not much customization. If you have only have a few frown lines, good Botox can work just fine for you.
Bad Botox is far too common. You have seen it on television. The results can be a completely unnatural frozen look. Worse, there are cases where the person can look like they have suffered a stroke. One side of their face is completely different from the other side. The point is, the treatment is not a “one size fits all” procedure. Further, in the hands of a great injector, it can create a marvelously natural look. This can make you look more refreshed and relaxed. The ultimate goal of the treatment is to try and remove wrinkles.* Not to eliminate movement!
Can you become Botox resistant?
Simply put, Botox resistance can be extremely rare.* If you had botulinum poisoning as a child, your body could have antibodies to it.* This may make you resistant. Cosmetic applications use only very tiny amounts. Medical treatments use much higher doses. Resistance usually occurs only rarely.* This happens in doses that are a hundred times larger than those used for cosmetic purposes. Incorrect placement of injections can raise suspicions of resistance.* Also, over diluting is possible.
After the procedure
After the injections, you will lay upright or semi-upright on the exam table. This is to ensure that you feel good after the procedure. Following that, you should avoid lying down. Also, avoid strenuous activity. This can reduce the increased risk of bruising.* It may be necessary to have two or three sessions of Botox treatment for deeper wrinkles for more optimal results.(