Spring isn’t just a great time for spring cleaning, it’s also a great time to refresh and revitalize your look! Especially after all that cleaning, you deserve to do something just for you. With that in mind, we are excited to be offering 10 free units of Botox® this month when you purchase 40 units or more! Botox is a tried-and-true solution for diminishing wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead, where we often spot the first signs of aging skin.
If you’re well aware of Botox but not so sure how it works and what treatment is like — you’re not alone! Botox has become such a common name in the anti-aging conversation, yet the details aren’t discussed quite as often. You have likely even seen it portrayed comically in movies and TV as something that completely freezes your facial muscles — a common myth!
Our expertly trained injectors at Chesapeake Vein Center and MedSpa are here to help you get ALL the details you need before scheduling your personal consultation with us.
Here’s what’s what when it comes to Botox:
Botox works by relaxing (not freezing) your facial muscles.
Botox injections are designed to reduce muscle activity in the areas that create wrinkles, revealing a smoother, younger-looking complexion. When administered by highly skilled professionals like the staff here in Chesapeake, Botox does not “freeze” your face! It is simply a quick, minimally invasive treatment for smoothing lines that develop over time from everyday facial expressions.
Treatments are well-tolerated and downtime is minimal, if any.
If you know that your pain tolerance generally isn’t that high and you’re concerned about Botox injections, the great news is that you don’t have to be! If needed, our staff will apply an anesthetic cream to the treatment areas before your injection to ensure your comfort throughout treatment. Most patients say they experience a slight pinching sensation.
Botox is a great treatment for anyone who can’t spare much post-treatment downtime. The only common side effects to expect after treatment are typically some mild redness, swelling or bruising, which is completely normal and should subside on its own. You can even help reduce swelling by lightly applying ice to your treatment areas for a few minutes at a time, as desired.
You can boost your results and reduce potential downtime with these pro tips:
– Avoid blood thinners (NSAIDs, alcohol, garlic, ginger, green tea, fish oil) for at least one week leading up to your treatment.
– Ice your treatment areas just before your appointment, to shrink the blood vessels and reduce the chances of bruising.
– Incorporate retinol (vitamin A) into your skincare routine to stimulate new collagen growth for enhanced rejuvenating benefits over the long-term.