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The Injectable that Needs No Introduction

You’ve heard the buzz about botox—with upwards of 5 million injections performed every year, botox is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments out there. This minimally invasive aesthetic procedure helps you maintain a fresh, youthful glow by reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and so much more.

At Functional Wellness & Aesthetics, Rick Meyers, FNP-BC knows the art of applying botox injections in just the right place to ensure natural-looking, long-lasting results. In less time than a lunch break, you can begin your journey to rejuvenated skin in our boutique medspa environment.

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How Botox Works

Botox is a cosmetic treatment that interrupts the nerve signals that tell the facial muscles responsible for fine lines and wrinkles to contract. When we apply botox to those muscles, they relax, leading to a smoother appearance. Botox starts working immediately after injection, and has a build-up effect. Over the course of multiple applications, the facial muscles start to relax consistently, resulting in a more youthful look year-round.

Benefits of Botox

There’s a reason botox treatments are the most commonly used facial aesthetic product —this naturally-derived injectable is proven effective at preventing and softening wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, blemishes, muscle spasms, and more. 

At Functional Wellness & Aesthetics, we can use botox to reduce or eliminate:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Wrinkles between the eyebrows, or “frown lines”
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Bunny lines on the nose
  • Marionette lines on the lips and cheeks
  • “Cobblestone” skin on the chin
  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Am I a Candidate for Botox?

The good news is that almost anyone is a good candidate for botox injections. Women and men alike can benefit from the powerful anti-aging properties of this popular aesthetic treatment. If you’re interested in taking years off your appearance, are in overall good health, and have realistic goals for your botox results, then you’re a candidate.

If you’re new to our medspa, we would love to provide you with a free consultation to review your medical history, goals and desires, and whether botox is the perfect solution for you. Our provider will craft a personalized plan to help you achieve an outer appearance to match your inner beauty.

Botox FAQs

The benefits of botox generally last for 3–6 months, with most patients seeing the best results after the second and third injections. Botox works best over several appointments, creating a build-up effect that trains facial muscles to relax on their own over time. With multiple treatments, you set yourself up for even longer-lasting results.

Despite the intimidating sound of the active ingredient in botox—botulinum toxin—it is generally harmless and safe for cosmetic use when applied by a professional hand. When used in the most effective doses and placements, botox not only relaxes the facial muscles, but may also promote the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that encourage tight, firm, and supple skin. At Functional Wellness & Aesthetics, Rick Meyers, FNP-BC is highly trained to provide the best possible botox treatment, and is here to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Most patients describe the sensation of receiving botox as a slight pinch, much the same as any other routine injection. Beyond this minimal discomfort, botox appointments are designed to be relaxing and quick, performed in a smaller timespan than your lunch break. If pain is a concern, talk to our expert team about how we can make you more comfortable.

Botox treatment might cause mild redness and moderate swelling or bruising around the injection site. It will go away on its own.

It usually takes between 3 and 5 days for effects to see results on the treated area, although the full impact may take up to a week.

The Botox Treatment Process

Injections of Botulinum Toxin, also called Botox, temporarily smooth facial wrinkles so that you appear younger. Botox injections are neurotoxins that work by weakening specific muscles, so they have less effect on creating wrinkles.

Botox Cosmetic results will change and vary from patient to patient, but it usually lasts for 3 to 6 months. It is likely that if you stop getting injections, your wrinkles will slowly return to their appearance before treatment. 

Botox injection for facial wrinkles requires several injections, usually around the face – between the eyebrows, on the outside edges of the eyes, and around the crow’s feet. Our Specialists will analyze your skin and the dosage used will depend on your age, severity of wrinkles, medical conditions, and the reason for the injection, such as facial lines or excessive sweating.

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Start Your Journey Today

It’s true–you can get the results you want without extensive cosmetic surgery from plastic surgeons! 

With years of experience, our Functional Wellness & Aesthetics team can help you find the right treatment that improves skin without invasive treatment or surgical procedures. We’re proud of how aesthetic medicine paired with our non-invasive cosmetic procedures can help you achieve confidence.

If you’re interested in gaining confidence and meeting your skincare goals, schedule a free consultation today.

If you’re interested in gaining confidence and meeting your skincare goals, schedule a free consultation today.

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