Scientists first used Botox to treat crossed eyes in 1970. By the late 1980s, the FDA had approved it for eye spasms. It took 20 more years before it was used to treat migraines, and another three before it became the gold standard for wrinkles. Today, Botox stands as the most effective tool in your beauty routine arsenal.
Our expert health care professionals at Laguna Beach Aesthetics specialize in reducing the appearance of age-related wrinkles with Botox. Dr. Adrienne O’Connell, DO talks through every detail of your aesthetic goals and helps you feel comfortable and confident during your Botox treatments.
Here’s what you need to know about Botox.
Botox is safe
Even though Botox is actually a toxin — botulinum toxin type A, to be exact — it’s perfectly safe. That’s because our team uses just a tiny amount and very fine needles to get the job done.
We target specific muscles just underneath your lines and wrinkles. This blocks the nerve signals to those muscles and relaxes them, so they can’t contract, which is what causes your skin to wrinkle and crease.
Most people feel no side effects whatsoever, and those who do report temporary conditions like redness, headache, and a little muscle weakness.
How to add Botox to your beauty routine
First, come in and talk with our team about what you want to accomplish with your beauty routine. We can help guide you toward the best choices for treatments. Botox is effective for several common complaints, including, but not limited to:
Angry 11s is the term we use for those vertical lines between your eyebrows just above your nose. We use Xeomin®, a highly purified form of the botulinum toxin, to smooth out those lines.
Moderate forehead lines
If you’re trying to get rid of forehead lines, we use Botox, Xeomin, and Jeuveau, which have advanced formulas that have proven effective for countless people and give natural-looking results.
Botox can reduce the look of crepey skin and fine wrinkles that come with age with just a session or two.
Why do people choose Botox?
Quite simply, Botox helps you reach your beauty goals. If you feel that the image in the mirror does not reflect how you feel inside, you aren’t alone. One study found that the majority of people who added Botox treatments to their beauty routine did so because they wanted to look more relaxed and less stressed.
Others reported wanting to appear less stern or angry, and others simply stated they wanted to look more attractive.
Whatever your reason, we — and Botox — can help you get the look you desire.
How long does Botox last?
In most cases, you can expect the effects of Botox to last about three to four months. When your muscles begin to return to their normal function, you may start to notice some minor lines and wrinkles showing up. That’s when you know it’s time to come back in for another treatment. Over time, your muscles will learn to stay more relaxed on their own, and you will notice fewer wrinkles.
If you’re seeing worry lines, crow’s feet, deep furrows, and wrinkles that you wish would go away, our Laguna Beach Aesthetics team can help. Give us a call to schedule a consult right away, and we can get started on adding Botox to your beauty routine.