What is BotoxⓇ?

BotoxⓇ is a neuromodulator injectable that is used to temporarily eliminate facial lines and wrinkles. Common treatment areas include lines across the forehead, lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet. Made up of Botulinum Toxin Type A, Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract and create wrinkles. By temporarily relaxing these muscles, wrinkles and lines are smoothed over. BotoxⓇ can also be used as a wrinkle prevention treatment to slow the aging process.

How is BotoxⓇ Treatment Done?

During treatment, one of our expert injectors will apply a topical anesthetic to help ensure treatment is as comfortable as possible. Then, a very thin needle will be used to inject BotoxⓇ into the treatment area(s). Treatment is quick, typically lasting 15-20 minutes to complete. The number of injections needed will depend on your unique facial features and the severity of your wrinkles.

Results

You may notice results from BotoxⓇ within a few days following treatment, though it can take up to a week to see full results. Patients may experience mild redness, bruising, and swelling in the treatment area(s), which should resolve rather quickly. There is no downtime associated with BotoxⓇ injections, so you can feel free to return to your everyday routine directly after treatment.  BotoxⓇ treatments start at just $11 per unit.

If you are interested in smoothing your lines and wrinkles with BotoxⓇ, contact Dominion Med Spa today at (804) 447-2303 to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients in the Richmond, Short Pump, Glen Allen, Fredericksburg, and Midlothian areas.

Can Botox lift eyebrows?

A Botox brow lift is not a technique for physically lifting the eyebrows, but a way to create the appearance of a more foxy eyebrow contour, with the inside parts of the brow injected with Botox to help the outer brow look more lifted.

What is Botox used for?

Botox is FDA approved for injection into the skin for treating moderate to severe wrinkles that form throughout the face when moving certain muscles. It is commonly used around the eyes and mouth and can also be used to correct excessive sweating and to correct smiles that are overly gummy.

Is Botox good for under eye wrinkles?

Botox may not be the best solution for wrinkling under the eyes, as these wrinkles can be due to volume loss rather than over-active muscles. Your doctor will be able to tell you whether Botox is right for your specific concerns during a consultation.

What do I need to know before getting botox?

The results of your Botox injections aren’t permanent, and will need to be re-done after three to four months. Botox is safe and results in minimal side effects, although the injection site may be sensitive or swollen for a few days following treatment.

What age should I start Botox?

There’s no wrong time to get your first Botox treatment, and some studies suggest that regular Botox treatments early in life can help delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles due to reduced muscle movement in key areas of the face.

How long does Botox last?

Most patients notice their Botox treatments wear off after about three or four months.

Is getting Botox painful?

No, Botox injections are done using very fine needles that do not result in much pain. For people concerned about the procedure, we can provide topical anesthetics and other preparation steps to help you feel comfortable and relaxed.

Does your face feel weird after Botox?

If a numbing agent is used to help relax your face during treatment, it will take several hours to wear off. Otherwise, your face may be a little sensitive and swollen for up to 24 hours.

At what age should you start getting Botox?

People as young as their late 20s and early 30s seek Botox treatment when they start to notice the first lines and wrinkles becoming etched into their skin, commonly around the eyes or forehead.

Can I wear makeup to my Botox appointment?

No, your face will be cleansed and the injection sites sterilized prior to Botox injections.