Is Botox Right for Me?

When it comes to fine lines and wrinkles, even the best creams and serums can only go so far. At Elite Medi Spa, we want to help you look and feel your best. One of the most popular cosmetic injectable treatments in our Bend office is botulinum toxin, more commonly known as Botox. With 4.5 million people getting this treatment annually, you may wonder, “Is Botox right for me?” Our team at Elite Medi Spa is here to help you find the answer. Let’s look at Botox, how it works, and if it could be right for you. 

How Does Botox Work?

Understanding the treatment is the first step to determining if Botox is right for you. When you smile or frown, the nerves in your face cause the muscles to react, eventually causing wrinkles and lines. Botox essentially stops that process by relaxing your muscles. 

When you choose this treatment, your Elite Medi Spa professional will inject Botox into the areas you want to address to approve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This FDA-approved treatment uses a thin needle and takes as little as 15 minutes with no downtime. 

Botox starts to work its magic in just a few days, with full results visible in two weeks. Your skin will be noticeably smoother with natural-looking results that leave you with smoother skin and a more youthful appearance!

What to Expect with Botox Treatment

Botox treatment with the team at Elite Medi Spa is pretty straightforward. You’ll start with a consultation in our Bend office. We’ll discuss your concerns and goals and create a treatment plan that meets your needs. You’ll get information on potential side effects and recovery time during this visit. 

When it’s time for treatment, you’ll relax in one of our comfortable chairs. We’ll ask you to make different facial expressions depending on the area we’re treating to help us inject Botox in the right place. 

You should keep your face upright for at least four hours after the injection and avoid exercising for 24 hours. You may notice bumps around the injection site for a half-hour or so after the injection, but they will subside independently. 

When Should I Use Botox?

Everyone’s skin is different, so there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to when you should start Botox injections. Our best advice is that when wrinkles start bothering you, Botox is an option.

Even if you take great care of your skin, no one is immune to the signs of aging, but that doesn’t mean you have to ignore them. You could be a great candidate for Botox if you:

  • Have frown lines between your brow
  • Have crow’s feet around your mouth
  • Have fine lines
  • Want smoother, rejuvenated skin

Preventative Botox

Botox isn’t just for treating wrinkles – it’s an excellent option for preventing them. The faint lines that appear when you smile or frown in your 20s will deepen with age. Eventually, these signs of aging will be visible when your face is at rest and can even get deep enough for your makeup to settle. 

Starting Botox injections when you first notice fine lines around your mouth, forehead, and eyes can be a great preventative measure that can help minimize these signs of aging and keep you feeling confident.

Botox Maintenance

Injectable treatments are great for preventing and treating wrinkles, but they aren’t a one-and-done option. You’ll need to schedule appointments every four months to maintain your rejuvenated appearance.

Here are some additional skincare tips to help maintain your results:

  • Always wear sunscreen
  • Avoid smoking and heavy drinking
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Minimize stress
  • Moisturize daily

Learn More About Botox with Elite Medi Spa

The best way to find out if Botox is a good fit for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our Elite Medi Spa professionals. Our team will help you find the perfect skincare solution to give you smoother, younger-looking skin. Contact our Bend office today to request an appointment.