Botox is one of the most effective minimally-invasive treatments against fine lines, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and the unwanted ‘11’ lines in between one’s eyebrows as well as excessive sweating, migraines, and teeth grinding.
At Urban MedSpa Charlotte, we have been safely injecting Botox for over 8 years and have thousands of happy clients that have reaped the anti-aging benefits that Botox offers.
Botox has become popular among younger people to prevent the early signs of wrinkles and aging before they become prominent and too difficult to treat. Although Botox is approved for patients 18 years and older, experts agree that patients should not use Botox for preventative aging until their mid to late 20s and early 30s. Using it any earlier will be unnecessary.
If you’re unsure if you’re the right candidate for Botox, we suggest booking a consult with one of our expert injectors at Urban Medspa Charlotte. In today’s blog, we are going to cover the main things you need to know about preventative botox and if it is right for you!
So how does Botox work, exactly?
Botox comes from a neurotoxin called Clostridium botulinum,which derives from bacteria naturally found in soil, lakes, and forests. It is extremely toxic if you are exposed to too much of it, therefore it’s important to always seek this treatment from a trained professional.
So, how does it turn from nature’s bacteria to your anti-aging best friend? The powder is mixed with a saline solution, and through a trained professional, it is injected into certain areas of concern to weaken the muscles. By reducing muscle movement, botox prevents the formation, or at least delays the formation of wrinkles.
Preventative Botox 101
Botox doesn’t last forever, and the duration depends on the area of injection as well as your lifestyle habits. The good thing with consistent preventative Botox treatments is that the older you get, the less Botox you’ll need as the muscles will be trained not to move.
But a word of caution: it’s important not to go overboard, as too much Botox can make you look older and can cause atrophy of your muscles, and if you’re unaware of what this looks like, a simple Google search of celebrities overusing Botox might be a helpful visual of the downsides of this.
What to Do on The Day of Injection and Cost?
Botox is convenient; it requires little downtime and is more affordable than other injectables like fillers. When it comes to getting injected, you want to avoid using any foods or medications that can thin your blood leading up to your appointment to prevent bruising. After your treatment, you want to avoid the gym, alcohol, and rubbing or lying on your face.
At Urban Medspa Charlotte, we offer Botox and filler specials monthly–please ask our front desk staff or your injector to learn more about our monthly deals. At Urban Medspa Charlotte, we treat all skin types safely and have been doing so for over 8 years! We are a national leader in darker skin tones and offer the best prices in Charlotte. If you’re ready to start botox please contact us today, we offer consultations to ensure all of our services are right for your unique needs!