Everyone wants younger-looking skin, and there are plenty of anti-aging beauty treatments out there that promise a youthful appearance. With all the distractions, it can be hard to find a treatment that’s truly effective and works for you. At The Glam Room, we understand the challenge of skincare and anti-aging treatments, and our expert estheticians and medspa professionals are dedicated to helping you look and feel young. Today, we’ll highlight one popular treatment that’s had amazing results – BOTOX® – and explain how it can work for you.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a proprietary formula of a compound called onobotulinumtoxinA that affects nerve signals. It’s the only formula of its kind to be FDA-approved to reduce certain lines and wrinkles.
How does BOTOX® work?
The first step in understanding how BOTOX® works is understanding the different ways that skin can end up with visible lines and wrinkles. The first way is an issue with the skin itself, from either skin damage or aging, that causes the skin’s natural rejuvenation processes to slow down. This leaves gaps in collagen proteins and skin cell renewal that result in sagging skin, uneven skin tone, and lines and wrinkles.
The second way skin can get wrinkles is from the underlying muscle tissue. Skin is held tight against the tissues and muscles below it, and this can affect the way the surface looks. In the face, there are 42 muscles that control movement. Some muscles are used more frequently than others, such as when we frown or smile, and over time, constant use of these muscles can affect the appearance of skin. The most common effects of long-term facial muscle use are wrinkles and lines in the forehead, near the eyes (“crow’s feet”), and near the mouth (frown lines).
BOTOX® treats the second cause of wrinkles and lines. It works by blocking signals the brain sends to muscles in the treated area so that they no longer move the same way. The result is that the skin above these muscles appears smoother after your BOTOX treatment for a smoother, younger-looking appearance.
How long do BOTOX® treatments last?
The effects of BOTOX® treatments are temporary, so follow-up treatments are needed to keep up the same effect. Everyone is different, so BOTOX® will last longer in some people, while others need more frequent follow-up appointments. Generally, most people see the effects of BOTOX® last three to four months.
Who can get BOTOX® treatments?
It’s important to know that BOTOX® is the right treatment for you before receiving treatment. At The Glam Room, our expert medspa professionals assess each person’s individual needs before prescribing BOTOX® treatments. For example, if the cause of your lines and wrinkles are purely a skin issue, we’ll recommend different antiaging skincare treatments to help. However, BOTOX® treatments are safe and very effective for those who experience muscle-related lines and wrinkles, and the treatments are suitable for both men and women. For women, be sure to tell your medspa professional if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What’s a BOTOX® treatment like?
Your BOTOX® treatments will be quick and effective. After an initial consultation to ensure that BOTOX® is right for you, your injection treatments only take a few minutes. Most people are not bothered by the injections, but if you’re especially sensitive to injections, talk to your Glam Room medspa professional about pain prevention options. After your treatments, you can go on with your day without any downtime. You’ll see the results of your treatments in about one to two days.
If you’d like younger-looking skin, experience the difference between BOTOX® and other anti-aging treatments and products at The Glam Room. Make an appointment today and our expert medspa specialists will assess your anti-aging needs and help you decide whether BOTOX® is right for you. Find us at 308 Delaware Street in Kansas City or call 816-605-1949 to schedule your appointment, or you can schedule your appointment using our exclusive The Glam Room mobile app. It’s available for a free download on iTunes and Google Play. And if you’re due for a professional facial, be sure to hurry in for our March 2021 special: get a free dermaplaning service with your HydraFacial treatment – a value of $88!