Youthful, glowing skin is a desirable trait to many, and with good reason. It’s the first thing people may see, and at St. George Med Spa, you can always count on us to help you achieve a youthful, healthy-looking appearance. Because of its effectiveness, Botox is the gold standard in injectable aesthetics. With Botox, you can preserve your youth by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles as well as treat migraines, block overproducing sweat glands, and so much more. Botox has grown beyond a single use and at St. George Med Spa, we are ready to help people of all ages to understand the benefits of Botox. Schedule your consultation today to learn more!
Botox has become a household name as it is popularly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles as well as treating migraines, reduce sweat production, age prevention, lip flips, and more! By temporarily blocking the body’s signals to the nerves of your facial muscles, Botox relaxes the muscle preventing you from doing the thing that creates the wrinkles the first place giveing you a smoother, look. Botox is a chemical prescription that is derived from Botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein that is produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria and related species. Though there are eight types of Botulinum toxin, only Type ‘A’ and type ‘B’ are used commercially in research, medicine, and cosmetics.
The commercial form of Botulinum toxin is marketed as Botox. Cosmetic use of Botulinum toxin type A has become prevalent and recognized for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles. These injections temporarily paralyze muscle activity by releasing neurotransmitters from the nerve into the muscle. Botox injections are a safe procedure when performed by trained professionals. So even if it may be a surprise to find that Botox is derived from a toxin, rest assured our highly skilled staff are experts in performing the procedure. Botox is one of our top services at St. George Med Spa, so feel free to contact us with any questions you may as we’d be happy to answer them.
Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of aging skin, but they can be prevented and reduced. You may still be young but everyone's skin ages due to the natural breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. While you can not avoid wrinkles and fine lines with Botox, we can help prevent, reduce and soften their influence. The Botox treatment is quick and easy, only taking minutes to perform, and it’s possible to see results in as little as a week — full results at 2 weeks. So you’ll be able to enjoy the wonderful effects of Botox in no time.
If you have never had a Botox treatment you may be asking yourself is Botox right for you? Most guests are a great candidate but our licensed medical professionals will be happy to make sure to provide you with all the information you need to determine whether you are eligible for this treatment. If you identify with any of the following you are a suitable candidate:
There are several other restrictions that our aesthetics professionals will discuss with you. You will also be asked about your present medical condition, history, family medical history, medications taken regularly, and so on. All this information helps us determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for Botox.
The aesthetic professionals at St. George Med Spa are well-experienced in this field having over 45 years of experience and offer a safe and relaxing setting to ensure you’re well taken care of. It’s essential that a Botox injection is administered precisely to avoid any possible side effects. Our providers will guide you through the whole procedure before administering the injection, so you’ll know exactly what to expect. Our aesthetic professionals will discuss with you how to best prepare beforehand. You will be advised against the use of blood thinners several days before the procedure to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding. Before the treatment begins, you will also be informed of how much Botox you are getting and in which areas it will be applied. During the procedure, our aesthetic professional will carefully identify the areas on your face to be treated. A skin is cleaned and sterilized before your injection. A tiny microneedle is used to inject the Botox directly into your facial muscle. Since the needle used is very small, the pain is usually minimal. Ice and pressure can be applied to avoid any swelling in the area.
You may start to resume your daily activities immediately after the procedure. However, you will want to avoid strenuous activities and laying down after your injections. You will be given personalized aftercare instructions to avoid any unintended damage or side effects on the skin. Although the side effects of Botox are minimal It may cause a headache which resolves within a day or two. Some patients experience bruising, minor swelling, redness, and numbness caused by improper post-treatment care. We'll make sure you leave knowing exactly what to do to avoid this. A very small percentage of patients experience drooping eyelids which resolve in two to three weeks. These side effects are very common and do not cause any serious damage and do not happen often. We also will ask you not to rub the area as the Botox settles and your body goes through the healing process. You will also be asked not to lie down for four hours following the procedure and not to exercise for the first 24 hours.
The effect of Botox changes from one person to another. Some obtain longer-lasting results while others may see the result diminish sooner than expected. There are many factors that can affect Botox injections and it is essential to follow a Medical Grade skin care routine and a nourishing diet for overall better health and glowing skin to get the most out of your treatment. Botox is not a permanent treatment and it usually lasts around three to four months. Your wrinkles and fine lines will gradually return if treatment is discontinued. For continuous results, you must schedule treatments at regular intervals.
Several factors can determine how long Botox will last and how many units you may need such as
While these factors may either shorten or lengthen the period of your results, you are always welcome back if you ever feel the need for a touch-up. Schedule an appointment today to learn how you can benefit from some of the most effective Botox St. George offers.
Botox is among the most popular ways to address dynamic fine lines and wrinkles. At St. George Med Spa our handpicked and highly skilled providers can help give you the look you’re after in a relaxed and luxurious setting located in the heart of Utah. Our St. George Botox treatments are safe and effective. CALL: (435) 414-0722 to schedule your Botox consultation now.
It's common for people to assume the older you are, the more units you need. But it's more about how strong the muscles in your face are, what your lifestyle is like, and what results you're wanting. The amount of units varies greatly.
FDA approved Botox for medical and commercial use in 1989. It was first approved to treat various muscle spasms and diseases caused by overactive muscles. Medically, it is also used to treat problems such as excessive sweating, repetitive neck spasms, lazy eyes, overactive bladders, and also helps prevent chronic migraines in some people. Botox is also used to treat lower limb spasticity in pediatric patients and infantile esotropia. Botox for cosmetic use was approved by the FDA in 2002. After a clinical trial, Dr. Richard Clark, a plastic surgeon from Sacramento, California, documented the cosmetic effect of Botulinum-A on wrinkles. A Canadian couple, dermatologist Alastair Carruthers and ophthalmologist Jean Carruthers, were first to publish a study on Botulinum-A. They observed that patients who received injections around the eyes and upper face enjoyed diminished frown lines and diminished lines between the eyebrows. Columbia University observed similar results.
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It’s never too early to preserve and maintain your youth. There’s no reason to feel any discomfort or anxiety about your wrinkles and appearance when the solution is a few minutes away. Visit a med spa St. George clients rave about. Talk to our cosmetic providers and get started on your journey towards a more authentic and vibrant self today. Please schedule a consultation with our providers to discuss your cosmetic concerns and goals today.