Botox Salinas and Monterey, CA
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Botox in Salinas is a minimally invasive injectable treatment used to reduce the appearance of age lines and wrinkles in the face. This treatment option is renowned for providing great results in a short period of time.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin protein derived from a species of bacteria under careful clinical supervision. The protein is refined and used for many cosmetic purposes, including facial wrinkles caused due to aging.
The Cosmetic Uses of Botox
Botox can address the following issues:
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Frown lines between the brows
- Chin wrinkles
- Vertical lip lines
- Vertical neck bands
It also has several medical uses. This protein extract is used to treat the following medical conditions:
- Migraine headaches
- Muscular disorders
- Excessive perspiration (hyperhidrosis) in areas like the underarms
- Overactive muscle movements
How Does Botox Work?
Over time, the muscles of the face stiffen in contracted positions as a result of repeated movements and the aging process. This bunches up the overlying skin, forming superficial wrinkles.
Muscles contract because of nerve signals. Activation of nerves requires specific proteins. Botox splinters these proteins, which deters nerves from signaling within specific cells. As a result of this, nerve signals do not reach the muscles. They are able to relax back into their at-rest positions, resulting in the smoothing away of fine age lines in the skin.
Longevity of the Treatment
In a healthy adult, Botox treatment will prevent wrinkles and lines from reappearing for about three to four months. The muscle action will return as the effect of the protein wanes gently.
The muscle functions will gradually begin to make a comeback after two to three months. After this occurs, patients can return for follow-up treatment. With multiple treatments, the muscles will relax more easily, and new wrinkles will be less likely to form.
The Treatment Session
A Botox session is very quick, typically taking 20 minutes at most. The target areas will be marked, and then either local or topical anesthesia will be administered for numbing. Botox will then be carefully and precisely injected into the muscles.
After the Treatment
After a Botox treatment, there is no recovery period and no downtime needed. Patients can return to their normal schedule immediately. There may be minor temporary bruising and swelling, which is normal in such treatments. It is advised not to undertake any severe physical activities for the first week to let the protein remain contained in the treated area.
Partial improvements become visible on the third day. Striking differences become noticeable in the form of wrinkle-free skin and a more youthful appearance.
The Cost of Botox
Botox treatments vary in price according to the med spa each patient chooses. The cost of Botox also depends on the number of units needed to achieve the patient’s aesthetic goals.
Find Out More
The best way to learn more about Botox in Salinas is by contacting our office and setting up your informative consultation. Our skilled skincare experts will be available to answer your questions and get you started with the treatment process.